Hype is the awkward and desperate attempt to convince people that what you’ve made is worth buying.
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My first overseas flight came at the expense of Uncle Sam in 1982. Landing in Frankfurt, (West) Germany I quickly transited to my destination for a two-week visit. Founded in 1196, the Renaissance town of Heidelburg, Germany is nestled alongside the Neckar river. The town’s two sustaining contributions to history are the University of HeidelburgContinue reading “Travel Perks.”
The Metaverse hype was already getting tired, but the Facebook name change to Meta really stretched it thin. Every project on Opensea now promises some type of metaverse experience in their “roadmap”. Why? And what is the metaverse exactly? Well, the answer to that question is still unfolding and there will certainly be many instancesContinue reading “What’s Next”
I happened to peek at Google Trends this morning as I prepared this post. Taco Bell was trending up big at #11 with “Today’s the day! A base was stolen in the World Series™, so all of America can steal a FREE Doritos® Locos Tacos.” My lunch plans have just changed. Going viral is the Holy Grail of marketing.Continue reading “Going Viral.”
The Fundamentals. Coffee Anyone?
In the spirit of sports detente, let’s ramp down the Cowboy hate for a minute so I can make a worthwhile point. Back in 1989, Jimmy Johnson took over for Tom Landry as only the second coach in Cowboy’s franchise history. In his first interview, Coach Johnson preached the fundamentals of football. Running. Tackling. AndContinue reading “The Fundamentals. Coffee Anyone?”
I earned my wings in early 2003. My instrument rating a year later. Soaring among the clouds is one of my guilty pleasures. With drone technology expanding exponentially, it was only a matter of time before an aircraft like Jetson flew. And people like me wanted our turn at its controls. The unique freedom flyingContinue reading “Taking Flight”
The Empire Strikes Back
For us mere mortals or commoners, the pomp and pageantry of royalty fire up our imagination. Kings and queens, who God anointed and appointed for eons to rule over us are bright and shiny aspirational figures in the gray of our everyday. Their dynasties appear to us as a better version of the human condition.Continue reading “The Empire Strikes Back”
For the record, I am huge fan of the future of web 3.0 and decentralized finance (DeFi). I won’t claim to be an expert, I am not. Being a fan means I appreciate something or someone for added value to my life. I am not fanatical nor blind to the shortcomings of the next new,Continue reading “Bitcoin Fever.”
Anytime the Director of Central Intelligence goes on the record with the press, I listen. Writing for the Financial Times of London, Katina Manson and Demetri Sevastopulo report in their piece “CIA Sharpens China Focus with Mission Hub” that the Biden administration is growing our efforts to counter at an “increasingly adversarial” government”. Increasingly adversarial??Continue reading “New Messaging.”
I believe, the quality of our lives is directly proportional to the quality of the questions we ask ourselves. So let me pose this question. Are there any limits to what science might achieve? John Marrs’ 2018 novel “The One” offers a equally challenging question. “How far would you go to find THE ONE? YourContinue reading “The One.”