Media Watchdogs, Brands & Community: Continuing the PR-Media Relations Conversation

In the interest of full disclosure, I have received of a lot of feedback (mostly positive) on my previous entry in which I discussed the current state of affairs in […]

A New Roast: Starbucks’ Post-recession Paradoxical Renewal Blend

Note: The following is an excerpt from a discussion I authored that proposes to introduce the concept of paradoxical thinking in a business environment. It’s a little deeper than my […]

In Memoriam: Leonard Nimoy, 1931-2015

Not much to say save for the fact the geek world lost an icon today. Leonard Nimoy seemed to live a life similar to the iconic character he played, stressing […]

In Memoriam: Joystiq, Massively & WoW Insider…You’ve given me more than you know…

The recent shocking, but not surprising announcement of  AOL shutting down online gaming publications Massively, Joystiq and WoW Insider stopped me today. Like, literally stopped me. I think it was quite […]

I am S-M-R-T! Or, Cracking the code on Google’s ‘diversity problem’

I was at lunch with a co-worker when this subject came up in our conversation. We were talking about projects, ideas, the money and minds behind such endeavors, which of […]

In memoriam: Robin Williams (1951-2014)

Not going to belabor this sad entry…but I just wanted to reflect quickly on the career of a man that inspired happy moments while I was growing up (as there […]

The Art of Ketchup; or, stockpiling the condiments of failure to flavor that success

In the hierarchy of high school social circles, I can say that I got along well with almost all sub-factions that often comprise the divisional lines  of the high school […]

Gaming Overload; or, E32014 round-up shows it’s all about the games

No scandalous PR fiascos, exciting announcements, great demos — some have said that this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) was a bit subdued, but having walked the floor I can […]

Pairing the bookends; or, ending the Navy career on a high note…

Just as I received my DD214 today that I will use in gaining employment in the coming weeks, I got some brilliant news courtesy of the Chief of Information’s office. […]

Those last two bells; or, fair winds and following seas…

What a ride. 10.5 years, the last three on good ol’ USS Anchorage (LPD 23). Closer to 11 years ago, one Cuervo-fueled late night argument with one of my best […]

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