Personal friend Hillsborough County Commissioner Victor Crist deservedly received good coverage today with this story in the Tampa Tribune. As I bring my own apparel and merchandise brand Corporate Empathy to market and partner with local brands like the Black & Denim Apparel Company it is nice to see this project’s [...]
The United States Supreme Court decision (PDF) this week in favor of Hobby Lobby has struck a cord and again raised the level of discussion around the subject of corporations as people. For my religious conservative friends it is a win for religious freedom and my liberal friends an attack on women’s [...]
When May was coming to a close I accepted the cold water challenge given by a friend and decided that I could use a public self-challenge to tackle some tasks I had been wanting to accomplish while also changing some habits. A full month seemed pointless and difficult to track so the convenience of four [...]
As a Downtown Tampa resident for nearly three years I have had the pleasure of meeting many new friends and neighbors and am very proud of the community that we are building together. Mobility and public transportation are discussed often by both the residential and business communities that make up downtown.
Tomorrow is National Dump the Pump Day where people across the country are being [...]
The terms “knowledge economy” and “digital age” have been thrown around by professionals, pundits, academics, and politicians in some form or another for at least 20 years. Until this week however not one of them has presented a real grasp of the nature of this new economy. Most everyone has attempted to measure and understand the knowledge economy [...]
In “Section I: Visions Lost” of my book Corporate Empathy I write about Walt Disney’s biggest most daring plan ever. A plan that was scrapped and disregarded as too risky after he died. A plan that if attempted then or today (it is still viable) would completely reshape the economic landscape of the state [...]
This week’s unimpressive announcement by Apple about the new features to be included in iOS 8 following last month’s news that Google had overtaken Apple as the worlds most valuable brand highlights how severely damaged the company’s ability to innovate has become after the loss of Steve Jobs.
Apple’s second shot at [...]
This weekend marks four months since Stephanie did not wake up and had emergency surgery to fix a brain bleed caused by an unknown head injury that had clotted and burst. It has also been six months since I spent a weekend in the hospital newly diagnosed as [...]
Imagine for a moment a structural engineer who has been tasked with engineering a bridge to cross a wide river. The engineer understands the strength and weight of the steel, concrete, asphalt, and other various materials that will be assembled to build a sound structure. The engineer also understands the pressures that wind, water current, temperature, [...]
An Adweek article showed up in my feed this afternoon from a friend, Construction Workers Yell Messages of Empowerment to Women in Snickers Stunt featuring construction workers yelling at women – with messages of empowerment. The commercial shows construction workers who instead of yelling sexist catcalls, shout positive messages like, “I’d [...]