What Is Your Opinion Really Worth?

I don't care what you like. And I care what you don't like. I'm not going to buy something just because you gave it 5 stars. And you are not going to stop me from buying something because you only gave it 1 star. Your opinion has lost all credibility. Its value has been completely diminished. It means nothing. But it's not your fault. It's their fault. Those that tried to win the game by beating … [Read more...]

Here is What is Wrong with the World…

I think I figured out what's wrong with the world. It came to me in a sign this past weekend while riding my bike through Massachusetts. It wasn't a spiritual awakening or a vision of the Virgin Mary in my french toast. Nothing like that. Just a sign. An actual street sign. It read: "Please Make an Effort to Drive Safely" It doesn't seem like much. Certainly not worthy of being at the top of the … [Read more...]

Me, Me, Me, I, I, I

Just so we're clear. I don't care about you. I am not going to "Like" your Facebook page. I don't follow your Tweets. I also don't read your blog. And quite frankly, I think it is a bit pretentious of you to think that I should just because you sent me an impersonal automated message asking me to. Don't get me wrong. I want to care. I want to hear what you have to say. I want to learn from you. I … [Read more...]

We is the New Me

It's not about you. Not anymore anyway. Back in the old days, and by old days I mean several years ago, the web consisted of millions of people standing on their proverbial soapbox shouting their message as loudly as they could to anyone that would listen. It worked. In fact, it worked quite well, until of course people decided they didn't like being yelled at any longer and so they stopped … [Read more...]