Blog Archives May 2016
May 30, 2016 8:14 AM

The Paradox Of Screentime

Every Monday 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... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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May 29, 2016 7:15 AM

Innovation Culture With Michael Schrage - This Week's Six Pixels Podcast

Episode #516 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. When it comes to innovation, one of the most provocative voices in the field is Michael Schrage. It may... Read more

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May 28, 2016 6:08 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #310

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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May 27, 201611:26 PM

We, The Misfits (And The Beauty Within)

You could hear a pin drop. It doesn't happen as often as one might think anymore. I have had the pleasure of attending (in person) the annual TED conference for close to ten years. What you see online - the... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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May 23, 2016 7:04 AM

Better Ways To Get Inspired

Need some inspiration? Try this... Read old copies of MAD Magazine (from the late seventies and eighties, preferably). Watch a documentary about something you know nothing about (try Helvetica or Art & Copy). Go for a long walk without music (if... Read more

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May 22, 2016 6:31 AM

Great Curation On Farnam Street

Episode #515 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. This is where I typically wax poetic about this week's guest. This time, I think Farnam Street's chief, curator... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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May 21, 2016 6:08 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #309

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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May 20, 201611:34 PM

Your Creative Moment Of Zen

I want my MTV. Yes, I am from that generation. A time when moving images were put to the hottest music, and every musician and band was forced to create a video representation of their audio landscape. Most bands, labels... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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May 19, 201611:43 PM

Facebook Made The Right Move. Regardless Of What Marketers Think.

Brands will have to leave Facebook.  This was the general sentiment not all that long ago. For the longest time, Facebook was encouraging brands to build Pages, chase likes and engage with consumers on their platform. Brands could not resist,... Read more

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May 18, 2016 7:11 AM

Our Narrowing World View Is Not Facebook's Fault

Don't blame Facebook for the type of content that we see. There was a lot of conversation this week about what Facebook does (and does not do) to control the content that we see. Facebook was accused of suppressing conservative... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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May 16, 2016 8:26 AM

We're Watching Too Much Netflix, People!

Every Monday 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... Read more

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May 15, 2016 6:40 AM

The Power Of Small Data

Episode #514 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. He's got a big brain, and he's always thinking about marketing, advertising and brands. You can hear the excitement... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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May 14, 2016 6:46 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #308

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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May 13, 201611:18 PM

Disruption Of Disrupted

Opinions are not facts. Perspectives are not reality (they're personal). I read Dan Lyons book, Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble, and really loved it. It's a real page-turner. It was well-written. It was funny. It was fast-paced. It shed... Read more

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May 12, 201611:43 PM

A More Elegant Question About Publishing And Money

How are publishers going to make money? That is the question that everyone in the media wants an answer to. This is the million dollar question? Scratch that, this is the multi-billion dollar question. It's not just traditional media outlets... Read more

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May 11, 201611:23 PM

Pure Mastery. Pure Creativity.

This man is a legend.  You may not know him by name. You have heard hundreds of songs that he has played on. Over a year ago, I decided to start a new podcast (it's called, Groove - The No... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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May 10, 201611:55 PM

Life Lessons From a Rock Star... And Finding Your Magic.

I could hardly believe my eyes. "What? What? What?" This was my reaction as I came across the video below on my YouTube feed. In one corner of my life, I am obsessed with the work, thinking and writing of... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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May 8, 2016 6:45 AM

Ethics In Newsjacking

Episode #513 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Social media is becoming very complicated. From Prince's death to global news moments, brands are being pushed to be... Read more

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May 7, 2016 6:05 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #307

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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May 6, 2016 8:25 PM

Intelligence? Talent? What Do You Need To Really Make It?

I don't take bullying lightly. I was bullied in school. I'm sure many of us were. It sucks. Still, there's this famous comedic bit by Chris Rock where he says that we need bullies. If it weren't for bullies we... Read more

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May 5, 201611:01 PM

Quitting The Internet

"I quit the Internet." That's what the world heard. This week, the hilarious Louis C.K. was on Conan O'Brien's show tonight and he expressed (in his comedic way), why he walked away from the Internet to be a better parent.... Read more

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May 3, 2016 7:35 AM

Social Media. You're Doing It Wrong.

It's getting harder and harder to do social media right these days. There is a collective frustration with brands and organizations playing in the social media space. On one hand, we want brands and organizations to listen to consumers. To... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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May 2, 2016 8:35 AM

Is The Financial Industry Pointing Us To The Future Of Technology?

Every Monday 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... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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May 1, 2016 6:58 AM

Understanding The Blockchain With Alex and Don Tapscott

Episode #512 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. The technology behind Bitcoin is something called Blockchain. Many think of it as a complex new way that technology... Read more

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