Posts Tagged ‘ keeping up ’

Brave New World: Plans For 2016 and Beyond

Last week, I shared what I learned from our newsletter survey. This week, I share where the newsletter (and my contributions to various other outlets) will go in the new year. Be sure to stay tuned for more fun in the future!



The Unbearable Madness of Being: Improvement Imperative

Why do we obsess about—and in fact embrace—notions of eternal busy-ness? That was the question that was raised in the first article in this series. One aspect that I outlined was the role that technology has played in providing constant access to near-ubiquitous information. This article continues those themes, exploring our eternal obsession with improvement.



The Unbearable Madness of Being: Technological Transformation

In the first column of this series, I identify a number of key reasons underlying our current state of overwhelmed busy-ness. First among these is the incredible tidal wave of technological transformation that has occurred in just a few short years.



Changing Language: The Need to Keep Up

Words are powerful. They shape how we function, they influence what we think and they change how we perceive the world around us. The astonishing thing is that they have the power to do so without many of us even realizing it.



iTempted: A Mea Culpa

If there is one rule in life that everyone should subscribe too, it’s this: Never say never. A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post explaining in clear, objective and reasoned terms why I didn’t understand, value or intend to buy an iPad. Last week I bought one. Clearly some things have changed.



The Freedom To Sound Off: A Step To Far?

A fascinating op-ed piece in the New York Times over the past weekend highlighted the challenge of living in a society that is increasingly ‘always on’. The idea of constant availability is appealing to some, and nauseating to others. Universally, however, the phenomenon continues to succumb to the law of unintended consequences.



iTemptation: A Meditation

I sincerely doubt that I will ever buy an iPad. It’s not that I haven’t been tempted, to be certain. It will come as no surprise to many that know me that when the iPad was announced, I wanted one. This could be interpreted as immature need for acquisition, considered desire for useful functionality, conformist…
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