Blog Archives December 2013
December 31, 201311:46 PM

My 3 Words For 2014

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2014. What's your plan? I was never a fan of goal-setting... and even less of a fan of New Year's Resolutions. For a long while, I was working within a framework called The Goal Cultivator... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 30, 201311:28 PM

Finding Your Creative Confidence

I used to play the bass. Not the fish. The musical instrument. The electric bass, to be exact. It wasn't just a hobby, either. I took it quite seriously. When I was much younger (around 14 years of age), I... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 29, 2013 7:42 AM

When Customers Attack

Episode #390 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. I have been friends (and following) Paul Gillin for years. Back when I was giving some of the... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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December 28, 2013 9:39 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #184

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

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December 27, 2013 9:12 PM

Choosing A Different Kind Of Life

What do you think people like Seth Godin, Tim Ferriss or Tom Peters do each and every day? Do they go to work like you and I do? Do they have an office? A formal schedule? It's something that fascinates... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 26, 201311:35 AM

Get Yourself In Fighting (Mental) Shape For 2014

It's the day after Christmas. Some are taking it easy. Others are sorting through their holiday gifts and deciding what to keep, return or exchange. Others are getting pumped up for Boxing Day sales. I'm one of those nerds that... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 25, 2013 1:02 PM

Why We Fail At The Things We Want To Accomplish (And What To Do About That)

I caught myself giggling in the car yesterday morning. I was on my way to work and listening to Howard Stern on satellite radio (it's one of my daily rituals). Stern was doing a "Best Of 2013" that featured some... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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December 24, 201311:58 PM

Thinking Of You

It's getting late. Most of you are settling in to the holidays. Family and friends. I'm doing the same. Because regardless of religion, race, gender, sexual orientation or what have you, we're all human and 'tis the season. But, before... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 23, 201311:32 PM

My Love Affair With Pocket

Where do you save and read your online content? You would think that with all of this technology and content that we're constantly creating, publishing and reading, that it would be a whole lot simpler to save, share and consume... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 22, 2013 1:57 PM

Epic Content Marketing

Episode #389 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. It there is one new service marketers felt that they had to wrap their heads around in 2013,... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 21, 201312:33 PM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #183

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


December 20, 2013 5:48 PM

Digital Wallets, BitCoin, Virtual Currency And The Future Of Your Money

Still confused about BitCoin and virtual currency? BitCoin is complex and difficult for most people to understand. As if understanding how currency works isn't confusing enough, digital currency is causing many people (banks, government, journalists and more) to pay attention.... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 19, 201311:00 PM

This Blog Is Dead

Let's admit it. Blogging (as we knew it) is dead. Is your blood boiling? Are you priming your fingers to lambast this thought in the comment section of this post? Go back in time. Not even all that ago and... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 18, 201310:33 PM

The Best Gift That You Can Give Yourself

We are quickly entering into the holiday season. That's a lie. We're already deep into it. The parking lots at the local shopping mall are unbearable. The streets are filled with people trying to get everything in order before we... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 17, 2013 9:37 PM

What Does Facebook Do Next?

I had an interesting conversation the other week with a senior marketing professional of a major corporation that represents many brands. They had asked me what I thought the percentage was of posts that get through to the News Feed... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 16, 201311:04 PM

Get Me Something Viral (Like WestJet)

Every morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio broadcasting out of Montreal (home base). It's not a long segment - about 5 to 10 minutes every week - about everything that is happening... Read more

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December 15, 201311:29 AM

Should Brands Have Zero Paid Media As A New Marketing Model?

Episode #388 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. This is also episode #27.20 of Across The Sound. Joseph Jaffe is widely regarded as one of the... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 14, 2013 8:37 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #182

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


December 13, 2013 7:03 PM

You Don't Know Jack (Dorsey). But You Should...

There are very few people that are truly prodigies and innovators. Writer's toss those words around as a way to substantiate and impress readers with a subject matter. It's par for the course, but more often than not they are... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 12, 201310:49 PM

Holiday Cheer! Win 3 New Business Books In A Snap (Including The Latest From Gary Vaynerchuk)!

Want to win 3 free business books? In celebration of Gary Vaynerchuk's latest business book, Jab Jab Jab Right Hook, I've decided to give away five gift packs that include: Jab Jab Jab Right Hook - how to tell your... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 11, 201311:00 PM

What To Get The Person Who Has Everything (Without Breaking The Bank)

Do you know who has been naughty and who has been nice? 'Tis the season to fight for a parking space at your local mall to dealing with unruly people as they battle the aisles to find the perfect gift... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 10, 201311:51 PM

The Porous Web

Are we close to the end of owned media? When we think of a solid marketing mix (from a promotional perspective), there is no doubt that brands need to now find balance in a world where paid media (buying ads)... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 9, 2013 3:50 PM

What To Make Of BitCoin

Every morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio broadcasting out of Montreal (home base). It's not a long segment - about 5 to 10 minutes every week - about everything that is happening... Read more

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December 8, 201312:56 PM

Right Hooks And Better Marketing With Gary Vaynerchuk

Episode #387 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Gary Vaynerchuk is a marketing juggernaut. In everything that he does, he is driven. He calls this drive... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 7, 201310:42 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #181

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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December 6, 2013 9:49 PM

Unlocking Creative Confidence

How much creativity are you bringing to your work? For as long as I have been fascinated with business books and other types of long-form non fiction content, I have been fascinated by content on creativity. What is that secret... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 4, 201311:36 PM

Fame Is Exhausting, So Don't Seek It Out

Don't all famous people look exhausted? Of course that's probably just a simple man's interpretation and can be easily psycho-analyzed to death. Still, I have been thinking a lot about fame lately. What does it mean? Why do we seek... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 3, 201310:54 PM

How To Run The Best Day Possible

How much of your business day is spent focused on the things that really matter? Almost a decade ago, I came across the thinking of Dan Sullivan (also known as The Strategic Coach). Those who know the infamous Strategic Coach... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 2, 201310:22 PM

Cyber Monday, Black Friday, Drone Delivery And A Great Vision Statement

Every morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio broadcasting out of Montreal (home base). It's not a long segment - about 5 to 10 minutes every week - about everything that is happening... Read more

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December 1, 201312:07 PM

The Art Of Writing Well With Roy Peter Clark

Episode #386 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Every so often, I get the chance to dive deep into a topic that is of huge (and... Read more

By Mitch Joel