Month: January 2011

Book Review: A Whole New Mind

I recently finished reading A Whole New Mind : Why Right Brainers Will Rule The Future by Daniel Pink.  I found this book to be one of those books that really makes a lot of common sense, a little like a Malcolm Gladwell book.  The narrative is both compelling and…

Sauerkraut Sunday: Hofbrauhaus Redux Edition

I know that I have, once before, used a picture of a meal at Hofbrauhaus on the Southside to open up a Sauerkraut Sunday, but this is a NEW TYPE OF KRAUT.  When I was there last Friday one of my friends was served, “Red Apple Kraut”.  Now I didn’t…

Saturday Musings: Evaluating Your Purpose

Not everyone has a purpose, an overarching goal of their lives, this post is for those who do. If I’ve learned one thing over the last few years that if you don’t define your purpose and review it regularly it has a tendency to change in ways you didn’t intend…

Guest Post: Your Online Identity Part 3 – What Works Today?

I often say that one of my blog post is based on a conversation “with a friend”.  When I do that, as often as not that friend is Bojan Soldan.  I have had the pleasure of working with Bojan on several projects and can think of no one’s opinion who…

Free Social Media is More Important Than a Free Press

This morning when I did my daily read through the world of startups, social media, news, etc… something struck me.  It’s rare that the worlds of international politics and social media overlap, but today is one of those times.  In Egypt the government has used tear gas and fire hoses…

Guest Post: Your Online Identity – Part 2 – Social Constructs

I often say that one of my blog post is based on a conversation “with a friend”.  When I do that, as often as not that friend is Bojan Soldan.  I have had the pleasure of working with Bojan on several projects and can think of no one’s opinion who…

The PG Continues to Impress Me

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is a newspaper and newspapers in their current form aren’t going to last too much longer.  Even the New York Times now has more Twitter followers then subscribers.  That means that if you love the Post-Gazette like I do, you should be encouraged not enraged by their…

Unifying the Social Graphs

The people I want to follow on Etsy are not the same people I want to follow on Twitter. The people I want to follow on Svpply are not my Facebook friends. I don’t want to share my Foursquare checkins with everyone on Twitter and Facebook. Fred Wilson wrote a…

Guest Post: Your Online Identity Part 1

I often say that one of my blog post is based on a conversation “with a friend”.  When I do that, as often as not that friend is Bojan Soldan.  I have had the pleasure of working with Bojan on several projects and can think of no one’s opinion who…

Sauerkraut Sunday: The Strip District Meats Edition

Want to know where you can buy some sauerkraut down on the strip?  I noticed this over at Strip District Meats.   If it’s as good as their fillets, I recommend it. On to the real purpose of Sauerkraut Sundays… As I go through the week, I use Twitter to send out…