How Language Trends are Reflecting Societal Changes

This is part 3 of a 3-part interview series with Liz McMillan, CEO of Dictionary.com. We sat down together at the Collision Conference in New Orleans to discuss the importance of language, meaning, and truth that words give to our human culture. Are people still as curious about meaning and language, even against a backdrop of ‘fake news’ and … Continue reading How Language Trends are Reflecting Societal Changes

Language Culture, AI, and how Millennials are Changing the Rules

This is part 2 of a 3-part interview series with Liz McMillan, CEO of Dictionary.com. We sat down together at the Collision Conference in New Orleans to discuss the importance of language, meaning, and truth that words give to our human culture.

That time you discovered that you rank #1 on Google for something you really care about but weren’t trying to

#Longesttitleever. It’s St. Patrick’s Day today, so celebration and conversations about luck are in the air. But it’s rainy here, and unseasonably cold in Northern California, so my Saturday started with sleeping in and staying under the covers doing the ultimate time suck – scrolling social media. As I spent the hours on Twitter (growing … Continue reading That time you discovered that you rank #1 on Google for something you really care about but weren’t trying to

Video review of “21 Reasons Creativity is Like Sex” by Forbes Columnist Mark Fidelman

Thank you Mark Fidelman for the GREAT and well-produced video review of my book! You nailed my intentions of “you actually might learn something!” on the head #TWSS To grab your own copy of “21 Reasons Creativity is Like Sex”, click here. Watch more cool Fanatics Media videos.

SXSW: Where serendipity leads to #H2H awesomeness

I have now (mostly) recovered from SXSW and am having so much fun rehashing (rehashtagging?) all the fun that went down last week in Austin. For us, it’s a chance to be in proximity with the top brands and thinkers, as you literally don’t know who you could be having a conversation with or who … Continue reading SXSW: Where serendipity leads to #H2H awesomeness

Is Discomfort the New Way Forward?

Isn't our expectation of companies today to predict the future? To invent what we don’t know we need, to know what we're thinking before we think it, to give us what we desire before we even want? When they do, we line up to buy. Last week, PureMatter (the company Bryan Kramer and I co-founded) and IBM partnered … Continue reading Is Discomfort the New Way Forward?

A Post from Your Future, Vanessa: 23 Things to Do Instead of Getting Engaged When You’re 23 (Edited by a 44-year old)

Today, Travel Blogger and Huffington Post Contributor Vanessa Elizabeth posted a very honest (and well-written) perspective piece about the benefits of staying single into your 20s and 30s, and featured a list of the “23 Things to Do Instead of Getting Engaged When You're 23”.  It seems all around her, single friends are dropping like flies. … Continue reading A Post from Your Future, Vanessa: 23 Things to Do Instead of Getting Engaged When You’re 23 (Edited by a 44-year old)

If a Social Media Stunt was Alone in a Forest, Would Anyone Hear it?

I love social media. When done well, it can deepen existing relationships, forge new ones, and entertain and delight. But does anyone else feel like it's starting to turn on itself? Mashable recently reported on the "Top Social Hoaxes of 2013" and recounted many stunts pulled by professionals meant to look like real time, real … Continue reading If a Social Media Stunt was Alone in a Forest, Would Anyone Hear it?

It May Be Time for you to Heart Tofurkey

Over this past summer, my husband and business partner, Bryan Kramer, and our social friend DJ Waldow ran a 90-day social campaign called #90DaystoEllen, in which we attempted to get the boys lunch with Ellen Degeneres strictly by using social media. (full site here if you want to follow along). Despite receiving over 72 million … Continue reading It May Be Time for you to Heart Tofurkey

Ain’t Everybody Got Time For ‘Dis?!

Earlier this week, a group of three women in Ohio stormed into a Victoria's Secret store and stole 62 bras. They were in and out so quickly that to date, they still haven't been apprehended (or shall I say, “busted”?! 😉 One of the women was, however, caught on the shopping mall security camera (pictured … Continue reading Ain’t Everybody Got Time For ‘Dis?!