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Apr 08

Leaving the room to present @vistage in Philadelphia…#herewego (at Hyatt at The Bellevue)

Leaving the room to present @vistage in Philadelphia…#herewego (at Hyatt at The Bellevue)

Apr 07

Enjoying the architecture at XIX in Philadelphia @hyattbellvue   (at XIX (NINETEEN))

Enjoying the architecture at XIX in Philadelphia @hyattbellvue (at XIX (NINETEEN))

Apr 06

A 1995 Wired interview with Steve Jobs is just as relevant now as it was then

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In 1995 Gary Wolf interviewed Steve Jobs for Wired Magazine. While the entire interview is incredible and still relevant today, its his view on technology and its impact on society that both fascinates and resonates…

Wolf: How will the Web impact our society?

Jobs: We live in an information economy, but I don’t believe we live in an information society. People are thinking less than they used to. It’s primarily because of television. People are reading less and they’re certainly thinking less. So, I don’t see most people using the Web to get more information. We’re already in information overload. No matter how much information the Web can dish out, most people get far more information than they can assimilate anyway.

The problem is television?

When you’re young, you look at television and think, There’s a conspiracy. The networks have conspired to dumb us down. But when you get a little older, you realize that’s not true. The networks are in business to give people exactly what they want. That’s a far more depressing thought. Conspiracy is optimistic! You can shoot the bastards! We can have a revolution! But the networks are really in business to give people what they want. It’s the truth.

So Steve Jobs is telling us things are going to continue to get worse.

They are getting worse! Everybody knows that they’re getting worse! Don’t you think they’re getting worse?

I do, but I was hoping I could come here and find out how they were going to get better. Do you really believe that the world is getting worse? Or do you have a feeling that the things you’re involved with are making the world better?

No. The world’s getting worse. It has gotten worse for the last 15 years or so. Definitely. For two reasons. On a global scale, the population is increasing dramatically and all our structures, from ecological to economic to political, just cannot deal with it. And in this country, we seem to have fewer smart people in government, and people don’t seem to be paying as much attention to the important decisions we have to make.

What’s the Future of Business? It’s about experiences…

Apr 04

Three cities…three days. My first glimpse of home on a descent to a rainy, but comforting San Francisco.  (at San Francisco International Airport Terminal 3)

Three cities…three days. My first glimpse of home on a descent to a rainy, but comforting San Francisco. (at San Francisco International Airport Terminal 3)

Updated from #WTF, The Wheel of Disruption for 2014-2015.

Updated from #WTF, The Wheel of Disruption for 2014-2015.

Apr 03

A retro selfie at @zazahouston - loving this franchise.  (at Hotel ZaZa Houston)

A retro selfie at @zazahouston - loving this franchise. (at Hotel ZaZa Houston)

Something amazing is happening. All of this technology is making us more human again.
- @BrianSolis

Something amazing is happening. All of this technology is making us more human again.
- @BrianSolis

Last night in Dallas, I was held captive by a luscious bottle of red wine…I willfully became “The Prisoner” (at Hotel ZaZa Dallas)

Last night in Dallas, I was held captive by a luscious bottle of red wine…I willfully became “The Prisoner” (at Hotel ZaZa Dallas)

Apr 02

A picturesque view of Dallas tonight from the @zazadallas #wishyouwerehere  (at Hotel Zaza at the pool)

A picturesque view of Dallas tonight from the @zazadallas #wishyouwerehere (at Hotel Zaza at the pool)

Loving the vibe at @zazadallas… (at Hotel ZaZa Dallas)

Loving the vibe at @zazadallas… (at Hotel ZaZa Dallas)

The Wheel of Disruption Keeps on Turning

Updated from #WTF, The Wheel of Disruption for 2014-2015.

More soon…

Apr 01

A digital reunion in real life @tomforemski @dberlind and a photobomb by @serena (at W San Francisco)

A digital reunion in real life @tomforemski @dberlind and a photobomb by @serena (at W San Francisco)

Mar 31

Trying my intellectual on with @sarahmariaaustin’s glasses in SF. (at W San Francisco)

Trying my intellectual on with @sarahmariaaustin’s glasses in SF. (at W San Francisco)

Old school is in session…

Old school is in session…

Communities matter when belonging is about the community and not “me”

Invest in relationships. Appreciate people who bring value to you and your network. At the same time, ensure you’re surrounded by people who also appreciate you. It’s how you’ll get to where you’re going whether solo or with a little help from your friends.

1) Embrace technology to lead it rather than react to it.

2) Build meaningful relationships, don’t just network to work your way upward.

3) Become part of the community, invest in it and don’t just take from it.

4) Give freely because you want to…because it’s where you can add value.

5) Earn what you deserve.

Please take a moment to watch what I hope is a refreshing discussion…