The living room effect: virtual togetherness

<< Dead? What do you mean dead? >> Herbert was no more. A phone call broke the news, on a cold Sunday morning. Herbert and I went to high school together. We used to ride our bikes along the shoreline, and we spent long afternoons together at the arcades. After graduation, we drifted off. IContinue reading “The living room effect: virtual togetherness”

From Good to Great: the One Piece of Advice on Public Speaking by Carmine Gallo

Carmine Gallo is a three-time Wall Street Journal bestselling author, internationally popular keynote speaker, Harvard instructor, and leadership advisor for the world’s most admired brands. Carmine Gallo’s books have been translated into more than 40 languages. At the beginning of 2011, I was in San Francisco to speak at a tech conference, and after theContinue reading “From Good to Great: the One Piece of Advice on Public Speaking by Carmine Gallo”

The Magic Cube Resolution

In 1974, the Hungarian mathematician and sculptor Ernő Rubik invented a surprising puzzle, “The Magic Cube,” that became the best-selling toy of 1982. You probably know it as the Rubik’s Cube. After more than twenty years from its inception, I met my first cube while lazily wandering in a department store. It was standing there,Continue reading “The Magic Cube Resolution”

How I fell into the rabbit hole: life and work at the distributed wonderland

In 2001, I was 21 years old and had just started freelancing. Like many of us, it fell into my lap: someone asked me to make their website and so it went. When I started, I had no clue how to run my business. So I did what I thought was right: I copied everythingContinue reading “How I fell into the rabbit hole: life and work at the distributed wonderland”

Symbolic Violence and Social Media

I work at 123people and my job is to integrate social media into a corporate environment. A few weeks ago, I got a special request from a customer and that got me seriously thinking how social dynamics affect the business of companies. A strange request A customer was asking us to violate one of theContinue reading “Symbolic Violence and Social Media”