Oh No! I can’t do that, I’m scared – Facing fear and surviving

Have you denied yourself opportunities due to fear? Have you felt like the world will surely end if you have to do that one thing you’re afraid of?  We all have.  Fear is part of the human condition - is part of stress, its part of survival, its part of protection and its part of …

Lessons learned from Martin Luther King Jr.

Do you take  our National Holidays for granted?  Do you actually stop to reflect on their meaning?  For the first time in a long time I am taking the time to reflect on the meaning of today.  Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the United States most revered and special citizens.  I will not …

Broken Social Game Scene: Why Gifting is Broken

loadingloading: This Broken Social Game Scene series tries to look at why most current social games break usual social norms and suggests a few things we can do to fix it! In the previous post, I talked about the distinction between Social Network games and ‘social’ games — the former being a game that is …

How to keep it REAL! (in a virtual world)

Have you ever thought about owning your online avatar?  How many gorgeous pieces of digital doohickeys would you love to actually own?  For some of you I bet the answer is I want them all!  People are spending more and more time in virtual spaces and building up an unbelievable amount of digital stuff.  Stuff …

Revolutionary Internet – How 404 will become a slogan

Malcolm Gladwell famously wrote that the revolution will not be tweeted in response to the belief that the Green Movement in Iran did not overthrow the theocratic goverment of Iran.  He is partially right.  Most of the tweets were from non-Iranians supporting the folks on the ground.  However he missed an important piece.  The internet …

Someone already did the work – Why you should look to the past for inspiration.

Ever have that eureka moment when you are certain that you just come up with that next great idea?  How about after having that idea you do some research and find some one has already done it?  You aren’t alone.  It happens all the time, every day and always.  In fact its the one of …