Advertising and marketing: Here to stay or things of the past? Both AND neither…

  Next month I’m speaking at this Meetup event titled “The way we think about technology and experience design”. To preview some of the ideas I’ll be exploring, here’s a few thoughts about the role confirmation bias (a.k.a “myside bias”) plays in our workplace decision making. Is it time to rethink our basic assumptions about the necessity of advertising and …

Is childhood play just one big copyright breach? Creation, cognition and your brain.

It should be simple to understand. If you want to do anything with a character from a comic book (like write your own story, make a tee shirt, produce artwork etc.) you have to get a license and respect copyright. If you can’t get a license, don’t breach copyright. But it’s not that simple is it? Why? Because the journey …

eBook publishing diary – Part #4: The “self-publishing half-life work cycle” and 10 practical tips for social media marketing

Okay. So you’ve published. What now? Sit back and wait for the monies to start rolling in? No. Now the work you have to do changes, which is really the toughest part to get used to with self-publishing. The writing process takes you into a consistent, focused routine. This is the longest period in the self-pub cycle. Then you change …

eBook publishing diary – Part #3: KDP vs. Smashwords vs. Scribd or “You can’t handle the truth!”.

  So you think you’re ready to publish?  Do you think Tom Cruise was ready for Jack Nicholson when he flew out to Guantanamo Bay to be subjected to homophobic abuse by an angry old man over breakfast?  The answer to both questions is, of course, “No”.  I wasn’t ready for publishing.  I was prepared, yes, but did I know …