Two weeks ago, a seismic shift in the law of the land rocked the U.S. One thing that keeps coming up in the news is how quickly the marriage equality issue was settled. Talk shows often claim that this shift started in the early 2000s, and now, “a mere 15 years later”, it had gathered
I’ve just finished a 12-day road trip to Toronto, London, New York, and Seattle. On the first day, my luggage got lost. I talked with half a dozen people at the airline. As we walked through various logical scenarios (at least to me) of how they might get my bag back to me, all of
Here’s something you may not know about Hollywood and television. Hit TV series – like Game of Thrones, Blacklist, Scandal, and Modern Family – have multiple directors and writers. For example, Game of Thrones has had 18 directors and seven writers over the course of five seasons. Blacklist dwarfs that with 19 directors and 24 writers over just two seasons. That’s almost a new
One of the things that intrigues me most about golf is that the entire goal of the game is to play the least amount of it. The winner of the game is the one who swung the club the fewest times. It’s a beautiful aspect of the game – one that we can learn a
Sometimes a story needs help finding its time. The legendary show Star Trek debuted in 1966. (That’s the year I was born. Coincidence? I think not – but that’s a different story.) Now, not a lot of people know that in its first run, which lasted until 1969, the ratings for Star Trek were horrible.
Two things happened this week that got me thinking about experiences and technology. The first is that I’m coming off an amazing week-long experience of a Caribbean vacation (see above photo for my view as I write this). The second is that – adjacent to the temp Word file that is this post – the
The rare times that my wife and I “fight,” it’s usually because someone said something “in a tone.” She reminded me of this earlier last week as I explained why I was rewinding a news report I saw on the television. It turns out Delta Airlines found itself on the wrong end of the tone question.
So, two weeks ago The Daily Show aired its last episode after 16 years. As I watched the finale, it struck me just how innovative the show was for its time – a show that lampooned not only politics but also the people covering politics. Then, just this last weekend, as I listened to the
Do you have a content strategy – or a collateral strategy? This is a question I find myself asking more and more. Think about why we call brochures, sell sheets, leaflets, bill stuffers, websites, emails, and other materials we create to support sales “marketing collateral.” When you look at the dictionary meaning of the word
History, it’s said, is written by the conquerors. Brand stories, you might say, are written by the acquisitors. Imagine a world in which media and content brands acquired other media and content brands. Imagine, for example, Star Wars acquiring Star Trek. (Shudder.) We might be treated to this: “May the force live long and prosper in you.” Or imagine