You’ve Got Male

You’ve Got Male

Because I’m nothing if not fair, balanced, and inclusive, I recognized my duty immediately when I read “The 19 hottest female-founded startups of 2015”. So, without further ado, here are your 10 hottest male-founded startups of 2015: The Beer Sling....
Is Charlie Brown Creative?

Is Charlie Brown Creative?

I couldn’t help thinking about Charles M. Schultz’s most popular character (with the possible exception of Snoopy) when I read “The Dark Side of Creativity”. The article would have us believe creative people are negative, moody, depressive,...
Authenticity is the New Integrity

Authenticity is the New Integrity

If you read this article from Fast Company — “What Does Authenticity Really Mean?”  — you’ll get a smorgasbord of options: According to one person cited in the article, “If you want to be a leader, you have to be yourself—skillfully.” So,...
Get Your DUCKs in a Row

Get Your DUCKs in a Row

I’m noticing what seems to be a proliferation of a phenomenon called use cases. These seem to constitute vignettes or scenarios in which sellers of products or services illustrate various applications of said products or services — having already elucidated the...
You’re Not Writing For Yourself

You’re Not Writing For Yourself

There’s an old expression in the graphic arts that says this: If you’re not creating an effective presentation of a message, it’s not design. It’s art. So it is with content: If you’re not creating an effectively persuasive message for an...
To Each Generation Its Own

To Each Generation Its Own

irony (noun): incongruity between what is expected to be and what actually is, or a situation or result showing such incongruity When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I...