What kind of “normal” are we going to bring back?

We're being tested in a novel way, both in the kind of test that we are facing and in the duration of it. Because of the unique nature of this challenge, the difficulties of public policymaking and everyday societal failure points that lead to inequity are becoming VERY visible. Even with very good leadership functioning …

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Historical Perspective Is Neat

Historical perspective is a neat thing. I warn clients away from being armchair epidemiologists, and society doesn’t need yet another pundit on anything. So I’ll stay in my lane with three comments about the COVID19 shutdown protests: 1) as a humanist and a marketer, there’s a lot of cognitive dissonance around watching the protesters root …

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Elf on a Roomba

Is Burnout a Millennial-Only Trait? These are the robots of our discontent…

The article How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation has certainly made the rounds lately and boy oh boy did Anne Helen Petersen strike a chord. "When it came to the mundane, the medium priority, the stuff that wouldn’t make my job easier or my work better, I avoided it. I realized that the vast majority …

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JJ Abrams @ WonderCon

Nu Trek turned our Trek Heroes into Teens with Problems

I've resisted writing about Star Trek (2009). Here's why - to paraphrase Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory: "It's a [Star Trek movie]. Like pizza or particle accelerators even the stinky ones, still pretty good." Trek is Trek, I say to my semi-Trekkie friends. They roll their eyes. It's a hard thing, rebooting a franchise. …

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