Category Archives: Entertainment

Fake It Until You Make It

Photo Credit: Brian Schultz How would you like to have a job that requires you to be always on? Where the cameras are always rolling, and someone is always watching you? Where you smile and laugh no matter what kind … Continue reading

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Why Mr. Spock Endures

How does a fictional character eclipse his real-life creator and become embedded in the fabric of popular culture? I have been pondering the question while watching the widespread outpouring of grief and nostalgia in the wake of the death of … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan Doesn’t Need Your Stinkin’ Badges

Bob Dylan has always defied expectations. He famously went electric when folk was acoustic and released the austere John Wesley Harding when electric psychedelia was in vogue (among many other career twists). With the release of his 36th album, Shadows … Continue reading

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Hey, Beyoncé: Let’s Call a Fraud a Fraud

Photo source: Wikipedia. This file was derived from: I Am… Tour 11.jpg Beyoncé has been busted again. Nineteen months after being criticized for lip-syncing during the presidential inauguration, she was caught lip-syncing at a recent concert in Paris (and doing so badly). … Continue reading

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How Acting in a Renaissance Faire Has Made Me a Better Executive

Photo credit: Steven Bourelle This summer, I have been living two lives. During the week, I am CEO of David J. Deal Consulting, helping companies build their brands with content marketing. But during the weekends, I transform myself into Nicolas … Continue reading

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How Old-Time Radio Flourishes in the Digital Era

Photo Credit: Amanda Kulczewski If you had visited Chicago’s Public House Theater on a recent June evening, you would have witnessed a most curious sight: a dozen actors and actresses adorned in 1940s-era suits, hats, and dresses gathered around microphones and … Continue reading

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Don’t Take No for an Answer: Career Advice from Norman Reedus of “The Walking Dead”

If you want to get the job you really want, you can’t take no for an answer. Just ask Norman Reedus, who plays the popular character of Daryl Dixon in the AMC hit television series, The Walking Dead. As Reedus … Continue reading

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Introducing “20/20,” a Film Shot with Google Glass by Clark Kokich

Clark Kokich has built a career helping brands master digital technology. So it’s only fitting that Kokich, the chief strategy officer at Marchex, former Razorfish CEO, and author of Do or Die, has created 20/20, the world’s first narrative live-action … Continue reading

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Ellen DeGeneres, the Oscars, and the Era of the Visual Storyteller

The defining moment of the 2014 Academy Awards happened in the audience and on Twitter. While the Oscars ceremony lumbered along with the usual moments of awkward onstage patter and stars showcasing their plastic surgery, Ellen DeGeneres snapped the selfie … Continue reading

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Bruno Mars Brings His Own Brand of Cool to the Super Bowl

Is there anything that Bruno Mars cannot do? During a spirited Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show, the Grammy-award winning pop star sang, danced, did the splits, played the drums, and for 12 minutes made us forget we were watching an … Continue reading

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