Business

  Over at VerySmartBrothas, we get lots of e-mail–many of which are press releases. This morning I opened our inbox to find a press release announcing Hello Beautiful.com’s 25 Black Women You Should Know About, a list that includes yours truly! Obviously you’re already ahead of the game, because you know (of) me (since you’re […]

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A month ago I decided to fly home to LA for a week because I knew I would not be able to come home for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. I usually like to spend a few weeks in LA when I fly back, but this time I could only stay for a week, as […]

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I was surfing the Internets and came across Kohi Vinh’s explanation for quitting his pretty cool job as design director of NYTimes.com: When your first child arrives, there’s a perfectly valid argument that you should hunker down in your job and emphasize stability. But I started to see it the other way: I started imagining […]

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This is an excellent presentation (with fun doodles) on the economics and pyschology behind your motivation in business. If you have employees or are thinking about hiring employees, this is a must watch. My thoughts? I completely agree. I can say for myself, monetary incentives for my creativity and general awesomeness never work in driving […]

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Tuesday evening I had the pleasure of attending the exclusive launch party for AtlantaPost.com, hosted by Armand de Brignac champagne. You may know Armand de Brignac champagne from rap videos and Jay-Z songs, as the product is encased in gold bottles with the Ace of Spades on them. If you didn’t already know, The Atlanta […]

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VSB Turns Two

April 1, 2010

in Business,Personal

Today my project on the side, VerySmartBrothas.com turned two years old. I can’t believe it’s been two years already! Seems like yesterday P was blowing up my IM box with this “brilliant idea” for a site called “Very Smart Brothas.” I thought he was crazy but said okay, I’d support him and Champ however I […]

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This week I had the honor and privilege of joining Scott Hanselman on his podcast, Hanselminutes, to talk about what it is I do for a living, as well as some diversity in tech talk. A basic rundown of the topics: My time at MIT How confident are we in Social Media Analytics/ROI? “That Guy”: […]

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A quick little update to drop some info and links to you. 1) This post from 37Signals (LOVE THEM!!11) entitled, The bar for success in our industry is too low, is the DOPEness. Go read it. Now. I think people have this e-game twisted, wanting to be the next YouTube, Twitter and Facebook, not knowing […]

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Me on Clutch/Golden

June 1, 2009

in Business

I wrote a piece for Golden (a Clutch Magazine blog) this week, on the joys (and perils) of loving your work. Loving your Work: A Booby Trap? Check it out if you just can’t get enough of me. I will probably write some more pieces for Golden later, as well. You should also stick around […]

It has been almost two months since I last blogged. I almost thought about putting up a hiatus post…but I was too busy to think about that. My life in the past two months: 1. Went to SXSW. Spoke on the panel moderated by the fabulous Denise Jacobs. Did a lot of napping and working […]

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Manhattan Love

March 5, 2009

in Business,Personal

I’ve been in NYC for about a month now, and everything is going well. It snowed. A lot. And it was cold. Really cold. Similar to my Boston winter’s during college, I elected to go out in the cold when I felt like it–which is never. The luxury of working from home means I can […]

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