Mitch Joel & Seth Godin, “CTRL ALT DELETE” | Talks At Google

When you set out to learn something new, how to do you do it? And when I say ‘something,’ I mean something BIG. Something that will change your life. Like the work you choose to pursue…

If school isn’t an option, who will you learn from?

I chose to pursue marketing at the end of 2008. Mitch Joel and Seth Godin are responsible for the majority of how I think about business and marketing. Between Mitch’s podcast and both of their blogs and books, they’ve been virtual-mentors for me. Thanks guys! Thanks for discussing the why instead of the what.

Google hosted them this past summer to discuss Mitch’s new book, “CTRL ALT DELETE.” These two together are always a treat! And there’s always lots to learn.

When you’re done here, see their latest ideas:

Mitch Joel

Seth Godin

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These photos can’t just live on my computer anymore

Never mind a portfolio. Too formal.

Here are my photography experiments from the past few years. More going up by the day!

Go here –>

PS: Computer users – The scroll bar on the photo page is stubborn. If it gives you trouble, page down with the space bar then it’s fine. UX FAIL. Gotta fix that ASAP, ideas anyone?

Chicago Ideas Week 2013 Approaching

The yellow balloons are out! That means Chicago Ideas Week is quickly approaching.

If you’re not familiar with this rad week, here’s a

A brief introduction

What is Chicago Ideas Week?

Chicago Ideas Week is a premier annual gathering of global thought leaders created to provoke new ideas and inspire actionable results. Our goal is to stimulate new initiatives and ventures, create new connections and collaborations, and establish a community of people who have the desire to achieve great things.

How are we different?

Many ideas-based events across the globe are exclusive, invitation-only and costs thousands of dollars to attend. CIW events are just $15 per event, helping our community put their ideas into action.”


One thing that makes CIW great, is what differentiates them: Accessibility.

In fact, even if you can’t make the annual event, you can connect with the CIW community through  Continue reading…

Mild Goosechase: Chicago Recycling Pt. 1

Did you know that there’s a social good search engine. WHAT?!

I can’t believe I haven’t come across that before. *Each search performed earns a bit of money for a cause of your choice.

My choice, huh? The waste dilemma in America is quite concerning to me. A variety of causes showed up after searching for “recycling,” including the Chicago Recycling Coalition. I have no ties to any of the organizations…but I live in Chicago so I made my preliminary decision.

I did a search for Chicago Recycling Coalition for due diligence. And the mild goosechase was on!


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Chicago Content Strategists Meetup - Exploring Branded content

Chicago Content Strategists: Exploring Branded Content

I got in the game a bit late but I’m there now and I gotta say, Chicago Content Strategists MeetUp is a lot of fun. Tonight was my second time out and there’s more to come. Thanks VSA for hosting! We’re heading over to Leo Burnett for the next one and from the description, it sounds awesome! The official description should appear on the group site in the coming weeks. Continue reading…

Social Media Week Chicago

Finally. A Reason To Come To Social Media Week Chicago

It’s almost that time of the year again. Social Media Week Chicago is coming up at the end of the month. I’m a bit more excited this year than last. I was invited to be part of a panel! I’ll be sharing the stage with Liz Strauss, Tim Toomey, Jaime Black and Katy Lynch.

The topic is Social Media: You’re Doing it Wrong!!! Continue reading…

Social Innovation 3.0 and How to Take Action

We knew we needed new ideas to solve social problems so we started testing some.

I’ve been thinking about this for a while. There are so many good ideas out there, some of which are active but often in small communities or on a limited scale.

Why haven’t these innovative concepts taken hold in society? How can they be instituted? Continue reading…