Baseball Season Preview – the only teams that matter in New York

There are really only a couple of teams that matter in New York, the Yankees, the Mets, the Red Sox and whoever happens to be the Mets rival. The Yankees: Key additions: Rafael Soriano Key loses: Andy Pettitte. The Yankees essentially remain in-tact from last season and that’s a good thing.  The Yanks still sport …

“Democracy is not a spectator sport” and neither is work.

I read this quote on twitter and love it.  It is succinct, to the point and a call to action.  All the posting, voting or blogging in the world amounts to a hill of beans until you are physically out there on the street.  The arab world is showing that today and the revolutions of …

Truth Bank – the bank we can all feel good putting our money in.

Inspired by Umair Haque and a retweet of a comment I made, I would like to introduce Truth Bank. Truth Bank was thought right around the beginning of the 2008 bank meltdown as a conversation I had with my hedge fund managing in-law. He asked for a cool business idea and I said  "truthy bank, …

Ed Koch: Why He Matters and Why He is Having Bridge Named After Him

I’m a 36 year old New Yorker and the first politician I remember was Ed Koch.  Koch was the impish bald guy with the thick New York accent who was everywhere.  For those not from New York you may not remember him. He was a three term mayor of New York City from 1978 - …

Social Commerce @ SXSW – What Ogilvy Learned [infographics]

So the annual pilgrimage of all things and people of a digital persuasion to SXSW (South by Southwest Interactive) is over, but the event lives on in some lovely creative stimulus in the form pictorial social commerce insights, captured by event scribes Oglivy, and produced by the wondrous insight visualizers ImageThink. Click for high resolution …