Blog Archives June 2013
June 30, 2013 8:19 PM

Peeking Into The Future Of Retail

Episode #364 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. He has been called "one of the world's foremost retail industry futurists" (put that in your pipe and... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 29, 2013 8:16 PM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #158

Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? My friends: Alistair Croll (BitCurrent, Year One Labs, GigaOM, Human 2.0, Solve For Interesting, the author of Complete... Read more

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June 28, 2013 9:13 PM

The Opportunity Of A Lifetime From Ev Williams

Do you know where Clarks, Nebraska is? It's a village in Merrick County, Nebraska. In the 2010 census, the population was 369. That's where Ev Williams is from. Actually, that's not true. He didn't really live in the village. He... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 27, 2013 8:56 AM

The Depressing State Of Social Media Marketing

How do you think brands are doing when it comes to social media marketing? My friend, Chris Brogan (co-author with Julien Smith of Trust Agents and The Impact Equation), laments the state of social media marketing in one of his... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 25, 201311:36 AM

Don't #Unplug From Technology

Don't blame technology for our unhealthy relationship with it. Grazing the magazine newsstand on my flight to NYC last week, I was thrilled to see that the latest edition of Fast Company was on sale. I was even more excited... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 24, 201310:00 PM

Do You Want To Be Employable In The Next 5 Years?

The world has changed. When I first met with my publisher (Business Plus - Grand Central Publishing) to talk about what would become my second business book, CTRL ALT Delete (out now!), my editor asked me who the target market... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 24, 201312:28 PM

Free Summer School For Marketers

Spoiler alert: I dropped out of university. It's true. I entered university with the best of intentions. At the same time, I was already publishing a couple of music magazines that were becoming successful. As I ventured down the road... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 23, 201312:52 PM

Does Being Nice Pay Off For Businesses Today?

Episode #363 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. A natural born storyteller. That is one of the best ways to describe PR celebrity, Peter Shankman. He... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 22, 2013 1:20 PM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #157

Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? My friends: Alistair Croll (BitCurrent, Year One Labs, GigaOM, Human 2.0, Solve For Interesting, the author of Complete... Read more

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June 22, 2013 7:00 AM

How Does Influence Work?

How much control do you really think that you have over your decisions? In fact, it's actually pretty scary once you start listening to Adam Alter. Alter is an assistant professor of marketing and psychology at NYU's Stern School of... Read more

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June 21, 2013 8:42 PM

Short(er) Form Video

It's happening. Years ago, Loic Le Meur had a startup called Seesmic that looks very different from the Seesmic that it eventually became. Originally Seesmic was the Twitter for video. Shoot a quick, little video, and follow those you're interested... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 19, 201310:23 PM

The World Of Change(d)

The world is changing. The world has changed. Trolling through the news on Business Insider, I stumbled upon their chart of the day titled, Time Spent Watching Video On Mobile Devices Has Doubled In The Last Year. That some exponential... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 18, 2013 9:59 PM

The One Key To Successful Content

What do you think makes someone's content relevant? Last night in New York City, the kind people at Google hosted a book launch for CTRL ALT Delete. Instead of making it the standard fare, I opted to invite Seth Godin... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 16, 2013 7:51 AM

Does Retail Understand The Untethered Consumer?

Episode #362 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. While many companies were still lamenting a basic website back in the nineties, Gary Schwartz was already imagining... Read more

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June 15, 2013 3:14 PM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #156

Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? My friends: Alistair Croll (BitCurrent, Year One Labs, GigaOM, Human 2.0, Solve For Interesting, the author of Complete... Read more

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June 15, 2013 8:45 AM

Spend 20 Minutes With A Genius

You're going to read, look at, listen to and watch a lot of content over the weekend. Most of it is going to suck. It's going to be boring. It's going to kill time rather than inspire you to find... Read more

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June 14, 2013 8:34 PM

Summer Reading 2013

There have been a slew of new business books that have come on to the market lately. Summer should be here... some time soon, right? If you're looking for something to read, here are some new releases that will grab... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 14, 201311:12 AM

The New Convergence

This is not about media convergence. It's about something bigger. Things change. Things change so fast that sometimes, it's hard to see it. We tend to think about our businesses and our lives in terms of keeping up with change.... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 13, 2013 9:47 AM

The New Face Of Content Marketing

How much content is too much content when it comes to a brand? It's a slippery slope for most brands when it comes to their engines of content creation. We live in a day and age when the term, "content... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 11, 2013 2:35 PM

The Pageview Industrial Complex

Eyeballs still matter. Ultimately, advertising has two objectives: Create awareness that something exists. Sell something. Do pageviews still matter? Whenever you pull up a piece of content, you are creating a pageview. The frustration that certain marketers have with pageviews... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 9, 201312:41 PM

The Truth About Social Media And Selling Stuff

Episode #361 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Brands are pushing hard on social media. All too often, they will complain that social media doesn't work... Read more

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June 8, 201310:13 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #155

Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? My friends: Alistair Croll (BitCurrent, Year One Labs, GigaOM, Human 2.0, Solve For Interesting, the author of Complete... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 7, 2013 8:44 PM

Reboot Life

What are you going to do with your life? Can anyone remember where that line is from? The year was 1985. The band was Twisted Sister. The song was 'I Wanna Rock.' For your reference... Do you wanna rock? My... Read more

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June 6, 2013 7:55 PM

Want To Join Seth Godin And Me For A CTRL ALT Delete Book Launch At Google In NYC?

It's actually a private book launch party for CTRL ALT Delete. On June 17th, 2013, Google in New York City will be hosting the official book launch for my second business book, CTRL ALT Delete. This is a very private... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 6, 201312:53 PM

The End Of Work-Life Balance

We have a problem when it comes to work-life balance. There is no such thing. This past month, I attended a conference in New York City called, Mirren New Business. It's about as niche of a conference as they come.... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 5, 2013 1:04 PM

Good Life Project

Where does Jonathan Fields come from? I am fascinated by people who are great at having conversations. I have a deep admiration for people like Charlie Rose and Howard Stern (say what you will about both of them). In the... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 3, 2013 1:53 PM

The Inferior Brand

Not everyone works for Apple. Not everyone has a brand like Google. In fact, the vast majority of us probably don't work for the superstar brand in our industry. Sure, there are challenger brands, startups and more that have the... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 1, 201310:41 PM

How To Support A Community

Episode #360 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Nilofer Merchant is probably one of the the more fascinating people you can connect with online (and in... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 1, 2013 3:30 PM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #154

Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? My friends: Alistair Croll (BitCurrent, Year One Labs, GigaOM, Human 2.0, Solve For Interesting, the author of Complete... Read more

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