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Marketing David Lynch Style

Let’s face it, David Lynch is cool. He was when Twin Peaks took off about 27 years ago, and he still is. Why this realization? I’m in marketing and something as long-awaited as the return of Twin Peaks needed the right approach. And,…
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Dinner in the Dark

Recently, I took advantage of a neat opportunity to experience a different kind of restaurant. This restaurant was Dark Table – located in Vancouver, BC. The unique experience that Dark Table offers is that of enjoying a meal without all 5…
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Are you encouraging future employees to lie?

Interviewers make the task of asking questions into an art. Like cracking open a pomegranate, there are correct ways and incorrect ways at getting to the juicy facts. Even so, interviewers are only as good as the questions they have drafted…

Could VR be what 3D TV had hoped to be?

The consumer audio-visual technology sector is a competitive place. It seems that new products are consistently rolled out before their predecessors have reached the homes of most consumers. While high definition flat screen TVs are the…
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Fidget Media

I removed the Netflix app after I caught my 6 yr old watching Family Guy. It was replaced with YouTube Kids. And I was excited about it. Lots of educational content. Animals, food, space, culture. All good things. But then I would be asked for…
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Why Starbucks could be the coolest non-profit ever. How about it, Howard?

I love Starbucks. Can’t think of a better way to start the day, and it’s often the fuel for creative ideas, or a burst of extra brain power. Great company. They do a lot of good work with social causes, and have shown a commitment to…
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You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

How do you know what your customer wants if you don’t take the time to ask them? And I don’t mean a generic online survey that is sent out after each purchase or experience. I am talking about a legitimate program that you use day in and…
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The End of Tech Utopianism?

The fetishization of technology—the assumption that any technological advent is cause for both celebration, and musings on the utopia it will doubtless usher in—often amazes me. We’re grabbing fitness trackers with the zeal of desperate…
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Product Design as Art

I love beautiful product design and I don’t think that I am alone in that. There is something about melding a unique form with great function that can speak to us and elevate objects to the realm of art. Materials, in addition to form, play…
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VR Is Here to Stay

It’s time for our annual report on VR progress.  It was a hot subject of speculation a few years ago before the massive push began in earnest.  We first blogged about it in 2015 and the big question was: will this be yet another failed…