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Business Cards Are Dead, Right?

Posted on Sep 2, 2011

If you were on your way to a business meeting or conference 10 years ago what would you take with you? It was common to print out some information such as a meeting agenda, directions or miscellaneous notes. You’d probably grab a notepad and a pen. And, last but not least, you’d put a handful of business cards in your pocket. I doubt you grab the same things now. There aren’t as many notepads floating around anymore. The majority of people I associate with in the business world have gone completely digital. Notes are taken on a laptop, tablet or even the occasional phone note app...

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Domo Launch Party, Josh James, Benchmark and Mr. Roboto

Posted on Jul 14, 2011

Domo Launch Party, Josh James, Benchmark and Mr. Roboto

A few weeks ago I noticed billboards (sorry…no pics) starting to pop up all over Utah County. They were all Carolina Blue and pointed to JoshJames.com/NewGig, which as of now redirects to Domo.com. Domo is Josh James’ new company. Some responses to my Tweet and later conversations reminded me of the fact that Josh is being sued by Adobe. At that point I put the idea of “lightening striking twice” (reference to one of the new billboards) out of my head. Omniture was obviously a huge success, but could this guy really create another ground breaking company in the...

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TedX Salt Lake City

Posted on May 20, 2011

May 20, 2011 Amy Lukas, co-founder and managing partner of Infinite Scale Design Group, a graphic design studio that integrates brand strategy into environment and event design. Beau Seil, managing partner of Unitus Impact, an investment firm that provides capital to improve the lives of working poor in Asia and Africa. Chris Johnson, director of the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute at the University of Utah. Jason Fairbourne, founder and president of Fairbourne Consulting, a firm that consults corporations on growing their businesses in emerging and developing markets. Jeff...

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The Storm Lurking Around Social Media

Posted on Nov 24, 2010

The date was November 23rd, 2010. It started out just like any other day. Little did I know that the day would end up altering my view of social media forever. Ok, that was slightly dramatic. I’ve always known that social media could and has been used for eee-v-i-l (think Mike Myers) or as a platform for blowing things out of proportion from time to time, but I had never seen the rumor mill spin so quickly as on this day. It started for me when my wife warned me that a storm was coming. I live in Utah, a state known for, or at least claimed by license plates, as “The Greatest...

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Google Wave + WordPress Plugin Test

Posted on Nov 3, 2009

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Links Popping Up in Google Suggest

Posted on May 28, 2009

Ok, so I’m an awful blogger. I’m making myself write a post no matter how uninteresting it is just to get myself kick started. < - great example of how not to keep your readers interested in reading on. I'm a big fan of the suggestions that pop up in most search engines when you start typing. It's a great feature that should have been implemented a few years ago. Surprisingly, Google was especially slow to adopt search suggestions, but as usual they did it a little better (by including an estimated search count, etc). Sadly, rumor has it that search count won't be published...

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