Please, No More Online-Dating Ads In Social Networks!

Remember those explicit ads for the True online dating service? As a self-identified male in my young thirties, they used to follow me around constantly inside of MySpace. Below is one such example.

(an advertisement served to me in MySpace in 2006)

I’m not sure what’s happened to True, but now its category sibling Singlesnet.com is coming after me inside Facebook!… Read the rest

Why Passion Matters: #1 In The Series

I recently wrote that:

I’m more convinced everyday that passion is the ultimate competitive advantage in business.

Competency is expected. Only flawless execution is tolerable.

But when you enable passion, you drive focus, cultivate mastery, leverage spontaneity, foster creativity, build intuition and live toward mission.

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My New Car Shopping Experience

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Laura, Julian and I just bought a Subaru Forester, and I analyzed our shopping experience for my latest MediaPost column (pasted below).

A number of guys out there have emailed me privately, accusing me of buying a “chick car.” I’ll underscore here: Our new Forester comes with good gas mileage, ample room for a mid-size car, excellent handling in the snow and rain, high crash-safety ratings, a reputation for reliability, a huge sunroof, an ipod hookup, a trunk liner you can hose down and easy handling for my wife.… Read the rest

Passion Is The Ultimate Competitive Advantage

I’m more convinced everyday that passion is the ultimate competitive advantage in business.

Competency is expected. Only flawless execution is tolerable.

But when you enable passion, you drive focus, cultivate mastery, leverage spontaneity, foster creativity, build intuition and live toward mission.… Read the rest