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Sunday Musings: Why “Narration” is the Next Wave in Storytizing

What is next is often sitting right in front of us.  However, we often miss the initial wave of innovation, since we are so focused on how we do business “today” and we can’t see clearly how an incremental advance is actually a tectonic shift.  Narration is just such an example. Three distinct facts set …

Sunday Musings: The Power of Mobile in the Workplace – a conversation with Joelle Kaufman, CMO, Dynamic Signal

The average age for getting your first phone worldwide is 10. We spend more than 5,000 days between the ages of 10 and 25 with the phone as the center of our universe, which is prime-time for when our brains form habits for life. For all of us, at any age, the phone is rapidly …

Sunday Musings: inside the creative process….of creating a song

The creative process is iterative, similar to science and technology, although we tend to think of it more as a “aha moment” than a process.  In reality, innovation is hard work. Often, the best bands take time to evolve to commercial success, so you could say that new talent in music often sneaks up on …

Sunday Musings: a podcast with Michael Sarraille and Haroon K Ullah on fighting extremism and supporting our veterans

This week we released a podcast of a conversation that Aaron Strout moderated with Michael Sarraille, retired Navy SEAL and Founder of VETTED, Haroon K. Ullah, Chief Strategy Officer of Broadcasting Board of Directors, and myself. Rather than summarize the talk, I’ll let the podcast do the work. More here via Aaron’s post. If you are interested …

Sunday Musings: America’s Forests and Chuck Leavell

Recently, Chuck Leavell spoke at a SXSW panel on the future of music and corporate social responsibility along with Joel Babbitt, Lisa Pearson and Ray Kerins.  Chuck, as you know, is a highly accomplished musician, including his long run as keyboardist for The Rolling Stones.  You may even know that Chuck is co-founder of Mother …