An Incomplete List of Things that Piss Me Off (The E-mail Edition)

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If I was forced to point towards the one thing that I felt would someday usher in the demise of our existence as a species, it would not be terrorism. Or the result of an international nuclear pissing match. It would have nothing to do with religion. And I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t involve aliens (although an alien invasion would be pretty freaking Read More

The Tale of Inspiration, Perspiration, Preparation and Celebration

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It was Thomas Edison that was once quoted as saying "Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.” While I’m pretty sure that was just his passive aggressive way of telling his wife to crank up the a/c (don’t quote me on that), I do believe there is a lesson in there somewhere. But first, I believe that his little equation needs Read More

Are You a Hero or Just One of the Regular People?

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I saw a trailer for the movie “Wish I Was Here” the other day. It’s the one with Zach Braff. The guy from Scrubs. Which, not to get off topic so soon, is a little like calling Neil Patrick Harris the guy from Doogie Houser. Anyway. There was a line towards the end of the trailer that broke me down to tears. Literally. And we're not talking Read More

Does Networking Work? Or Why Chris Brogan is Writing a Book Entitled “Marc Was Right!”

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I like Chris Brogan. He's one of a few people I know of online that has genuinely figured out how to succeed at the service of others. As opposed to the expense of others like most. Chris is a good egg. Which is why it pains me to have to publicly shame him in front of the hundreds of millions of people that read my blog each and every Read More

Are You Pretty Ugly…Like Me?

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I can remember it like it was yesterday. I was in third grade and had just moved to a new town in the middle of the school year. I was a pretty normal kid. Except maybe for the awkwardly curly hair, buck teeth, braces, thick brown glasses and the trombone I was carrying. Other than that? Totally normal. On my first day at my new school, one Read More

The Pussification of the Internet

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Well, it was just a matter of time before our little playground called "The Internet" was ruined. Beaten to a digital pulp by what seems to be the only thing left that we as a group can tolerate. Intolerance. That undercurrent of hypersensitive hyperbole (ironic, isn’t it?) spewed the moment you express an opinion that is different from the Read More

15 People Ruining Social Media

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I like social media. I really do. I use it everyday. I even have a Google+ t-shirt. But I'm tired of reading blog post after blog post about how to "win the game" of social media from your friendly neighborhood guru. It's not a game. And there is no way to win at it. But lucky for us, there are plenty of ways to lose. Here are a few of the Read More

Stop Being Such a Selfish Bastard!

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I mean this in the nicest way possible. Sometimes you can be such a selfish bastard. Everything you do seems to come down to personal gain and how you can benefit. Even this post. It's all about you, isn’t it? You’re searching for something. Something that will improve your business. Or your personal life. Maybe your finances. You’re Read More

How to Join the New Internet Famous in 3 Simple Steps

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I don’t know about you, but this whole writing and connecting online thing is getting exhausting. You spend hours torturing yourself in an effort to extract some deep dark thought from within your brain only to have it met with the digital equivalent of an underwhelming round of applause. And for what? The hopes of being chosen. Of being Read More

Will Someone Please Punch Me in the Face Already?

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It just occurred to me. I've never been punched in the face. Not once. Not even close. In fact, the only physical fight I ever got into was in 5th grade. It was an awkward slap-a-thon with another kid over some missing scratch-n-sniff stickers. Not one of my prouder moments. Now, you would think that roaming the planet for 41 years without Read More