AMW: Leadership Lessons from Pirate Ships & Wrist... →
angwysocki: We are on the home stretch of one of our largest summer events here at Bayside, our Breakaway kids camps! This summer we offered 5 sessions of camp, 3 of Breakaway (our version of VBS) and 2 of Breakaway games (half day of sports and other activities). I’ve been leading the team that produces…
Can a Mobile App Put Activism in Your Pocket? →
ONE.org, the anti-poverty advocacy group co-founded by Bono, just released its first app designed to raise the profile and efficacy of digital advocacy. ONE is interesting because it doesn’t actually want your money. Instead, the organization asks its more than 2.5 million members for their co…
Foldable Device Screens, Coming Soon To Your... →
While waiting to get the oil changed in my car, I couldn’t help but notice Guy Fieri on the food network. I’m not a die hard foodie but I am pretty generous with my attention if something is interesting and Guy’s show was interesting. Plus, I was hungry! We could all learn a bit from Guy and the way he builds his experience. 1. Be You! Guy doesn’t look like a typical chef but it’s...
In The Future, You’ll Watch Movies With Twitter? -... →
The Understatement: Digital Subscription Prices... →
understatementblog: Here are the annual prices of a variety of services, all of which allow users to access the service from the web and across multiple devices with a single unified subscription. See if you can pick out which one is the outlier: Full sized chart As Frédéric Filloux and others…
Insane "Home of the Future" Being Built on Roof of... →
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A Dangerous Prayer
I spent 2 hours today in a meeting with my direct reports. A sentence like this may make you feel happy or pity for me. You should be happy. I was. These folks have become good friends. We gathered to celebrate victories, talk about lessons learned, and align ourselves with vision for 2011. On a couple of occasions during that meeting I just paused to listen to this group talk. They are...
Our obligation today isn’t to spare the feelings of our peers from future...
Watch this Drummer. Absolutely hilarious!
Great coverage of our Christmas Service on Fox 40. Thanks to Rebecca Little!
A post for Leaders 55 and older →
Part 3 Brad Lomenick
Shut up and Listen →
I really appreciate Brad Lomenick and his thoughts on leadership. I don’t know him personally but loved what he had to say to leaders at different stages of their lives.
Learnings from my 30’s I wish I would have known... →
Part 2 by Brad Lomenick
Signal, Curation, Discovery - The Woes of The... →
“ It’s 1999 all over again, and I’m not talking about a financing bubble. The ecosystem is ripe for another new player to emerge, and that’s one of the reasons I went to see the folks at Tumblr yesterday.”
The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes...– Henry Ford
Apple Patenting Phone-to-Phone App Sharing | Fast... →
Apple could be adding a feature that would allow phone to phone app sharing…read more.
Daddy Daughter Conversations
Me: Emma what do you want to be when you grow up?
Emma (3yrs old): I want to be a doctor....
Me: Wow, that's great!
Emma: Yea, a doctor and a mermaid.
Chip Conley: "All I Want for Christmas..." My... →
I love finding posts on people’s favorite books.
8 Reasons Why Rupert Murdoch's Digital Daily Is... →
Word of mouth is not new—it’s just different now. There were always...– Seth Godin
Video Venue Update #4
This marks our 7th week and it has been full of killer experiences. Technically we had some challenges this weekend (the video that was captured didn’t have audio on it). So it was a mad dash to record our 8:15am service and use it for 9:45am. I think it went completely invisible to everyone but I was stressed for a minute there. We have made some updates to our process. Community: ...
Daddy Daughter Conversations
Dad (me): Emma what do you want to be when you grow up?
Emma (3 yrs old): um.....I want to be a doctor.....
Emma: Yeah, a doctor and a mermaid.
Whenever I feel the need to exercise, I lie down until it goes away.– Robert Maynard Hutchins
Smart Fridge by Ashley Legg » Yanko Design →
Google Demo Slam →
There has to be a climate in which new ways of thinking, perceiving, questioning...– Maya Angelou
Here is our final Christmas look this year. I love the simplicity and clean look of the design. I also love how I’m drawn into the word Experience and appreciate the imagery in there. Our team did a great job. If you’d like the PSD’s to rework it for your Christmas look this year just click here and ask for it.
I’m not by nature an organized person. I need technology to help me keep my tasks, thoughts, meetings and everything else in check. I use a program called Things by this company. I love it and have been using it since it’s launch. It works so well for that I have somewhat made it mandatory for my team to use. Actually, I what I enforce is that everyone has a system that helps...
Living on the edge
Maybe the “edge” looks different to everyone. For my neighbor, opening up the “World Wide Web” is edgy. For one of my friends, living on the edge has meant leaving a steady job with a solid company to pursue his dream. “Living on the edge” is relative. I think it’s about being bias for action and less about jumping off rooftops (at least anymore). Living on the edge is about movement...
Video Venue Update #3
This weekend marks the launch of our first Video Venue. Wow, I can’t begin to tell you how much work went in to this at the 11th hour. I’ll spare you the details but let’s just say we were able to get electricians, tech crews, lighting crews and painters all wrapped up in roughly a week. I have worked in production for a long time and the turn around time on this one amazed...
Video Venue Update #2
I have been praying and thinking about who needs to be on this core team. I wrote out a list and then hit the phones. I felt like I was back in my sales days making some cold calls. In a few days I had the making of a core team. I absolutely love our core team. I went to about 95% of them and hand picked them for this project. I knew they were right for the job. I barely knew some of them...
Video Venue Update #1
We are launching a Video Venue. We are actually launching 3, the first will launch this month and the other 2 next year. There have been a number of discussions about “what we want to do.” In those discussions I’ve observed something interesting. The questions of “How many sites” is an easier question to answer than “What should they be?” Most can...