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Facebook’s Ambitious Vision for Virtual Reality

Facebook wants to make the world better with virtual reality. At last year’s Facebook F8 event, Mark Zuckerberg articulated a simple vision for making virtual reality mainstream: social VR, or connecting people in the virtual world. But now Facebook has … Continue reading

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Roger Waters Leads a Musical Resistance

When was the last time that popular music made you think? I mean really made you think about the state of the world and your place in it? The leaders you’ve elected? The choices you’ve made down to the products … Continue reading

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Virtual Reality’s Image Problem

Virtual reality has a major image problem. I see it whenever I read an article about someone’s grandparents experiencing virtual reality for the first time, accompanied by a photo like this: Which inevitably makes me think of this: Or when … Continue reading

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Slain in the Spirit of Father John Misty

Author screenshot of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. I don’t go to church as often as I used to, but I always attend Father John Misty’s services when he is in town. For a Father John Misty concert is a … Continue reading

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Apple Extends Its Reach into Healthcare

Apple continues to shape the future of healthcare. At its September 12 special event, Apple CEO Tim Cook and COO Jeff Williams announced something less sexy than the $1,000 iPhone X but no less important: new health and fitness features … Continue reading

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Laugh When You Fall

Photo credit: Wayne Hile One recent Sunday afternoon, the unthinkable happened: I stumbled and fell onstage in front of a large audience. I felt humiliated. Embarrassed. Foolish. But I recovered by owning my mistake with a laugh instead of pretending … Continue reading

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Why Amazon Bought Whole Foods: To Beat Walmart

Why did Amazon buy Whole Foods? To beat Walmart in the war for the on-demand grocery shopper. As announced June 16, Amazon and Whole Foods have agreed that Amazon will acquire Whole Foods Market for $42 per share in an all-cash … Continue reading

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Is HomePod Apple’s Death Star in the Music Streaming Wars?

Apple’s newly announced HomePod smart speaker is more than Apple’s answer to Amazon Echo and Google Home in the battle for your home – it’s quite possibly Apple’s major advantage in the music streaming wars. In unveiling the HomePod June 5 … Continue reading

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Where Is Your Creative Hustle?

When an idea comes to you in the middle of the night, do you act on it, or do you yawn, roll over, and return to the arms of Morpheus, even though the original spark of inspiration may dissolve into … Continue reading

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How Well Do You Manage Your Brand’s Moving Parts?

Consumers often associate a brand with its sensory elements – what we can see and touch. The sensory aspects create emotional connections that form the building blocks of a brand. But a successful brand requires many moving parts to operate … Continue reading

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