When Nostalgia Works

I like futuristic transformations, disruption, and innovation like technological advancements and new artistic movements that challenge how things used to be done in pursuit of a better way. That is why I was taken aback when I saw Burger…

Strong Coffee, Even Stronger Transparency

Think back to an experiment-like advertisement you’ve seen where strangers are asked to try a certain product compared to another. Just like a Pepsi commercial where customers are disgusted with the taste of Coca Cola, then absolutely enlightened…

Why an Apple Watch Was My Fave Gift This Year

For me, Christmas has always been the season for giving… and I actually cannot recall many gifts I’ve ever received beyond my first bike and the Aveda Rosemary Mint products I received from my mother-in-law every year! So this year,…

Maybe The Human-Like Robots Aren’t So Bad?

I remain fascinated by those Boston Dynamics robots. I can’t get enough of them. They had already cornered the market on creeping us out with their robots’ shenanigans via the dog-like creation they call “Spot.” https://youtu.be/wXxrmussq4E Now,…
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Lessons Learned

While we all look forward to 2020 being in our rearview mirror, it really never will be.  And it shouldn’t.  We need to take the lessons from it.  Don’t forget to continue staying connected with people. Continue trying to learn that…
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My Guilty Pleasure in 2020

During 2020 I developed a guilty pleasure which is that I have been watching—and loving—cringeworthy reality TV shows streaming on Netflix, Hulu, and TLC. It all started with an age-old relationship challenge whereby my girlfriend…
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Nerding Out in the Milky Way

The European Space Agency (ESA) launched the Gaia space observatory in 2013. Its mission is to “chart a three-dimensional map of our Galaxy, the Milky Way, in the process revealing the composition, formation and evolution of the Galaxy.”…
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Seeking Inspiration as the Year Draws to a Close

As we come to the end of a tough year, and collectively look forward to better times in 2021, I thought I’d share an enlightening book, for you to add to your gift list this Holiday season. It’s just $12.95, and in my humble opinion…
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COVID-19 and the Music Industry

With more people homebound, the demand for new music is significant. The good news is that many artists are releasing new albums, singles and music videos as we continue dealing with COVID-19. November is shaping up to be a great month…
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The Amazement Continues

As the number of unicorn companies continues to expand, I wonder what the next Uber or Snowflake might be.  Something that is already here, we just don’t quite get the impact it will have a decade later. To that end, I share some…