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Truth, Alternative Facts, 1984, Liars, and Leadership

My unplanned thoughts after hearing about this news story: Alternative Facts: Trump Adviser Conway Stirs Mockery, Concern (click for humorous memes). “He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.” ― George Orwell, 1984 A short story: Liar to Reporter: These are alternative facts. You mean lies? Yes, lies. I’ll … Continue Reading

Living and Leading in the Perpetual Discomfort Zone…

I love this quote from Francisco D’Souza, CEO of Cognizant Technology Solutions: In business, the comfort zone has never been a good place to be. Companies that get too comfortable risk becoming irrelevant, obsolete—and extinct. This is particularly true in today’s business world where the forces of globalization; new social, mobile, analytical and cloud technologies; and fast-changing … Continue Reading

Happy Fourth of July From Seattle!

On July 4, 1976, I win the Bicentennial watermelon eating contest in Park Ridge, IL but I receive zero media exposure. This blog post (and the tweet I sent yesterday) rectifies that wrong. Have a great Fourth and be safe. The LexBlog HQ is closed for some R&R and a “serious” celebration today. Here’s our red, white and … Continue Reading

Bloggers: Internet Trolls Are Broken People — Ignore Them…

Do you willingly feed trolls who are trying to obscure their identities? I’m not talking about the cave-dwelling, ugly beings depicted in folklore as either giants or dwarfs. Those trolls aren’t yet online. I want you to focus on the more insidious demons known as the “Internet trolls” (aka troll-holes as in a-holes). Troll-holes are … Continue Reading

Are You Making #Social Networking Part of Your Livelihood?

The first time Merriam-Webster editors could find social networking being used was over fifteen (15) years ago. Today, social networking is so commonplace that the phrase has gained entry into the Merriam-Webster 2014 collegiate dictionary. Congratulations, social networking! I’m not sure why this took so long. In the words of Merriam-Webster’s Editor-at-Large Peter Sokolowski: So many of these new … Continue Reading

Seahawks Dominate “Bucking” Broncos (The Oatmeal)

  Click on the image above to “follow” The Oatmeal My other Seattle Seahawks posts: Coaching “Excellence” Without Being an A-hole… Viggo is the Seahawks Bronco-busting Carpathian Inman’s Cartoon Prophecy: Seahawks Super Bowl Bound! Overcoming Hearing Loss — Seahawks Derrick Coleman Scores “Touchdown” in Duracell Commercial The Seattle Seahawks — Super Bowl 48 Champs! My Memento…… Continue Reading

The Seattle Seahawks — Super Bowl 48 Champs! A Memento…

  How could I not buy  The Seattle Times paper today?My other Seattle Seahawks posts: Coaching “Excellence” Without Being an A-hole… Viggo is the Seahawks Bronco-busting Carpathian Inman’s Cartoon Prophecy: Seahawks Super Bowl Bound! Overcoming Hearing Loss — Seahawks Derrick Coleman Scores “Touchdown” in Duracell Commercial Seahawks Dominate “Bucking” Bronco (The Oatmeal)… Continue Reading

Viggo is the Seahawks Bronco-busting Carpathian

This isn’t a harmless puppy lying next to the 12th Man sign. This may look like a Seattle Seahawks 12th Dog but that’s a dangerous assumption. Brace yourself for the mystical underworld. This is Viggo — aka The Carpathian — and he is literally out-of-this-world. Consider: Carpathians have the ability to shapeshift into various animals. They most often use the forms of … Continue Reading

Take the Nearest Exit off the “Technology Loop”

I love turning off my phone. I forget my computer on purpose. I like social online but I love “social” offline. I cherish losing myself in “flow.” Compare that to: “Chitter-chatter, chitter-chatter. Do, do, do. It’s so exhausting.” It’s really easy to follow every train of thought and every email that comes along and get lost in … Continue Reading

Print-Version of Encyclopedia Makes Comeback

This 1-minute video might be about the: Importance of having business insight, Havoc wreaked by poor communication, or; Problems with focusing on the wrong metrics. Frankly, I don’t care what Adobe’s video is about.  I’m sharing this video because it’s funny. Enjoy: The lesson? When your content or marketing (E.g. via blog, tweet, video, Linkedin … Continue Reading

Try Absorbing an Internet Minute. I dare you…

Here is a 60-word post about what happens on the Internet in 60-seconds. Start swallowing: 100 new LinkedIn accounts 320+ new Twitter accounts 1,300 new mobile users 100,000 new tweets 1.3 million YouTube views 2+ million Google searches 20 million photo views Don’t forget the 204 million emails sent that I won’t read. See Infographic: … Continue Reading

Take a Dog’s Lead and Take a Pause

As I was putting the final touches on that last blog post, I noticed my dog leaning against my backpack penetrating me with this dreamy look.  That “look” that says, “I’m exactly where I want to be — right here with you.” Kiai (key-eye) walks, smells and marks with me to work almost everyday.  That roundtrip … Continue Reading
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