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8 Bullet Thursday

What I am reading: Interesting look at airBnB’s impact on New York City. A recent report by David Wachsmuth, a professor of Urban Planning at McGill University, zeroes in on New York City in an effort to answer the question of exactly what home sharing is doing to the city’s home market. Read now. Instagram […]

8 Bullet Thursday

Photo from Mike Baird What I’m reading: WeWork is acquiring Conductor. Little depressing: No signs of newborn North Atlantic Whales this season. “We’re looking at the very real possibility of extinction.“ Talent isn’t everything. “The results are something of an eye-opener. Their simulations accurately reproduce the wealth distribution in the real world. But the wealthiest […]

8 Bullet Thursdays (Possibly Saturdays) – My new commitment to writing

Over the last couple of years I’ve really struggled to keep up with writing regularly. I’ve used reminders, attempts at guilting myself, every writing exercise you could think of…. productivity hacks…. you name it…. I could list a whole host of excuses, but I’m not an excuses type of guy… end of day: life’s complicated. […]

My 2 cents on Google’s “Mobilegeddon”

Google, the preeminent leader in search, launched an algorithm yesterday that favors sites that are “mobile-friendly.” What does that mean? It means that people who use Google to search on their smartphone will see different results at the top of the rankings based on a website having mobile-friendly pages – makes sense…. If you are […]

Trends to Watch in 2015

Mobile Wallets Go Mainstream It will finally become possible to step out of the house with nothing but your smartphone this year. Whether it’s payments, loyalty cards, reward programs or ID’s, in 2015 you’ll see more people whip out their smartphones vs. digging through wallets and purses. With iPhone activations at record levels: and Apple […]

Pleasently Shocked by “Present Shock”

“Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now” is a new book from Douglas Rushkoff that introduces the phenomenon of “presentism”, or as the title describes – “present shock” (since many of us are finding it hard to adapt to the “new normal”.) The title of the book is a play off of Alvin Toffler’s 1970 book, […]

He’s keeping and bearing his arms – “It’s a matter of interpretation.”

The recent massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary must serve as a turning point in this countries relationship with guns. It’s time for stricter gun control. The NRA has systematically fought for the WRONG interpretation of the 2nd Amendment in the interest of the Gun Manufacturing Industry, not the people, not the state, not its members: […]