Why Milliennials Won’t Get A Cold War...

Jan 18, 2012 by

Recently over a long holiday weekend, I had the opportunity to see Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy the movie, an adaptation of the now famous John Le Carré (nom de plume of David John Moore Cornwell) novel – part of a series that focuses on character George Smiley. Gary Oldham is in an Oscar-worthy role as George Smiley and is the number 2 in command to Control, played brilliantly by John Hurt.  While I strongly recommend this very character-driven movie, I realize that it is not for everyone. Especially if you are into blow-em-up Hollywood blockbusters – this one is meant for those bookish types who prefer politics and intrigue to titillation and special effects. That said, my friend Michael Fuller, an old-school chap from London, escorted me. He chortled that I was a mere babe...

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The Anti-Techie

Oct 19, 2011 by

For my first post, I’m delving into one of my favorite topics, technology.  I’ve been involved with high-tech really since college. I am dating myself when I say that because when I worked on computers in college, I had to go to the computer center and my research was printed on these ridiculous computer cards that I had to carry with me. Ugh. Yuck. Definitely not sexy. The past few weeks I have felt like I have been kicked in the gut as my business compass, Steve Jobs, died. 56, man. What’s really eery is that my dad died when he was 56. So, I really feel for his son, Reed, who is 20, the same age I was when my dad died. Well, I digress. Honestly, I don’t think he has been well...

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The Pied Piper Syndrome in Social Media...

Jul 27, 2011 by

Social media experts proclaim something or someone is brilliant or amazing (Cue in Bruno Mars!) and we all chime in to agree enthusiastically.  God forbid you do not agree with the social media gurus.  Spell dead career.  Or, worse, vicious attacks from their acolytes for daring to disagree with the founding fathers and mothers of social media.  Have you ever tried to disagree with their articles?  You have?  In that case, I certainly hope you’re in the witness protection program. Like any other marketing professional – OF COURSE, I read them.  Most of the time, I nod my head in agreement.  But there are just times that I cannot agree with what is being posted.  Those rare moments when I wonder if they wrote their posts while under the influence of too many glazed...

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