If you're in Toronto on Wednesday at Canadian Marketing Assn Analytics conf, catch my keynote. "Conversational Customer Intimacy."
Just recalled indelible memory of 2011: the extraordinarily high volume of tweets streaming thru TweetDeck right after Jobs death announced
Fast Company: Elevated Path Makes You Feel At Home In The Trees (goo.gl/mag/8dne2) JK--Elegant & nondisruptive. Mother Nature smiles
Fast Company: House On Stilts Is Like A Treehouse For Grown-ups (goo.gl/mag/Fn10h) JK--Beautiful and practical. I totally want that.
Engage your audience. Don't enrage your audience. If you want to walk out alive. Or your livelihood is politics or professional wrestling.
When you have nothing much to sell, market the hell out of it.
All of my tweets are must-read. You must. Now.
Apparently this "Tebow" sports star makes a show about being religious. American idolatry must be served.
Need Twitter rebus-grammar where each noun replaced by tinyURL pointing to Internet instance of that noun's referent.
Best thing about our old netbook is that its carrying case makes great carrying case for my tablet.
Hangin' solo at Panera on a pleasant Saturday afternoon. Egidia and colleague Penelope Neely going to all-girls party in Maryland. Cool.
An overwatched pot boils over more readily. Attentive eyes are virtual lid on pressure cooker.
Actually, an over-monitored over-instrumented over-dashboarded organization can easily be construed by inhabitants as overbearing. Go easy
Would be sorta nice if # BI human cap perf mgt dashbrds could continually track impact of biz-lvl perf on aggregated employee blood pressure
Infomercial 4 bathtub fixture that helps you clean btwn yr toes. I came equipped at birth with cheaper alternative. They're called "fingers"
I continue to use Wikipedia as reference because its accuracy, validity, comprehensiveness, & depth on diverse topics continues to impress.
Funny WashPost Weingarten column on dumbness of crowdsourcing answers to tough questions. He raked Yahoo! Answers over the coals.
Continuously monitoring yr own vitals via wearable/embedded sensors & smart gadgets/cloud? Chances are you'd expire from tech obsolescence.
WSJ had article on dubious notion U'll live longer if continuously monitor yr vital signs via smartphone. "Watched pot never croaks" theory?
#BigData inexorably spurs search 4 Big Virtualization as Variety of Big Data techs explodes while imperative of integration screams louder
Curiosity is simple algorithm: ask "wot dat?", repeat, keep repeating.
Ricky Nelson "Hello Mary Lou" (youtu.be/zLkCWT2neuI) JK--Gene Pitney wrote this. Handsome TV star who could really rock made it a hit
Gene Pitney "(The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance" (youtu.be/vDN4L7cAQf0) JK--Had an actorly singing voice. Also a talented songwriter.
The Crystals "Uptown" (youtu.be/wK7OxBXThkU) JK--A compressed epic. Spector excelled at those. Tells story of redeeming love.
Dick Dale & his Del-Tones "King of the Surf Guitar" (youtu.be/JQA0CJlfN3Y) JK--Borrowed backgrnd girl singers frm Phil Spector 4 this
Surfaris "Surfer Joe" (youtu.be/pD6LKzhQcDc) JK--Gr8 shaggy-dog ballad w/ lyrics & dopey vocal from guys better known 4 "Wipe Out"
Chantays "Pipeline" (youtu.be/j09C8clJaXo) JK--1963. Surf instrumental group on "Lawrence Welk" (no joke).
Kyu Sakamoto "Sukiyaki" (youtu.be/mvuO0BsEEss) JK--Has wonderful cinematic sweep & dropdead beautiful melody. No subtitles necessary
Ritchie Valens "Donna" (youtu.be/HMcHbh6HBDk) JK--Teenager's soul yearning for missing beloved is palpable.
Brenda Lee "I'm Sorry" (youtu.be/BGLR25EJtfE) JK--Song poignancy comes from feeling Lee's controlling a sob & cooing apology close-up
Patsy Cline "She's Got You" (youtu.be/UtkFmCY9IZ0) JK--One of the most perfect, simple, elegant, powerful heartbreak songs ever.
YouTube has become my personal jukebox. I'm freeloading on it constantly now. As y'all can see/hear.
@Ruth_A_Buzzi: Forgiveness doesn't help the person who hurt you. .... Forgiveness helps the forgiver. Do it for you.
Loretta Lynn & Jack White "Portland, Oregon" (youtu.be/VuC_l3ymXhM) JK--Now-classic pairing of artists U wouldnt associate w/Portland
Nice 2 see they're going 2 chisel fuller context into MLKJ quote on statue. Should also chisel in other activists. KIng didnt achieve alone
Actually, VA gov McDonnell, a conservative Republican, doing good job running our state. He and Dem ex-gov Kaine should run 4 pres in 2016
The only thing that Gingrich has ever said that I agree with is that Romney is the GOP's Dukakis in this election cycle.
Steve Miller Band "Living In The USA" (youtu.be/uS0zvlbitKw) JK--An early semi-hit. Miller was Wisconsin native in SF. CannedHeat-ish
Santana "Jingo" (youtu.be/lzISn9Q6P9c) JK--1969. Live. Some dude's farm in upstate NY. Don't ask me how they got there. Magic carpet?
Quicksilver Messenger Service "Fresh Air" (youtu.be/1EacQEhrbBQ) JK--1971. Live. At closing of the original Fillmore.
Grateful Dead "Friend of the Devil" (youtu.be/b9SKxL9CnW0) JK--What I liked most about the Dead was Garcia's country-inflected voice
Moby Grape "Ain't No Use" (youtu.be/kAPN_vbengU) JK--Haight-Ashbury sound was essentially electrified country-folk.
Country Joe & The Fish "Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine" (youtu.be/f4WeqP2G6pI) JK--Love that unmistakeably Haight-Ashbury sound.
Roxy Music "Avalon" (youtu.be/gA0GGFh0ilo) JK--These former glamrockers, who launched Eno & Ferry, delivered perfect romance song
Bryan Ferry "Slave To Love" (youtu.be/UH1CMCtV4to) JK--Ever-suave coal miner son is slave 2 love. Robbd cradle. Best 2 U & new bride!
Elvis Costello "Shipbuilding" (youtu.be/IuPrrdRzlxc) JK--The man's most excellent torchsong composition & performance. Lovely voice!
Elvis Costello "New Amsterdam" (youtu.be/XZFcHF-wjBA) JK--My fave from his track-packed 4th LP "Get Happy!"
Elvis Costello "Welcome to the Working Week" (youtu.be/nSRg9GPfFgE) JK--Great sharp intro to his awesome first LP, "My Aim Is True."
Weekend "Hazel" (youtu.be/tv7JFOLVQe8) JK--Completely different group. Current new artist. Fine forward motion "hazel hazel hazel..."
Weekend "The End Of The Affair" (youtu.be/KbhmsEW0pXc) JK--In '82 when met REM, had Wknd poster, P.Buck signed "Jim we dig Wknd too"
R.E.M. "Gardening At Night" (youtu.be/rl5TdBcAUts) JK--Live. R&R HoF induction. First song off their 1st EP. I met them in '82.
R.E.M "Bang & Blame" (youtu.be/8FNfB6WfwM4) JK--I hear both "B" words as onomatopeias, a la Roy Lichtenstein pop art: "BANG!" "BLAM!"
R.E.M. "Cuyahoga" (youtu.be/-jSn7pOzFsg) JK--Georgia band did what, to my mind, is the greatest Ohio song.
"TV's Colbert Hands SuperPAC Over To Stewart" (n.pr/yjDTYO) JK--That's my personal zen moment for the day.
I love the word "January." It just has a beautiful roll on the tongue.
Vetting unfamiliar or unproven ideas. Why do we "vet" them? Do we suspect that they're sick puppies?
U think Twitter constrains yr expressive powers? Think how S. Hawking has harnessed cheek-twitch as only muscle 4 communic8 complex thoughts
"Future of TV: You'll Be More Involved" (bit.ly/zJGHBH ) JK--No thanks. Dont want anyone 2 think I'm 2 blame 4 midseason schedule
Obama elev8ng Small Business Admin 2 cabinet status. If GOP takes over, will create Big Business Administration to rep core constituency
In Icelandic alphabet, here's how the extraterrestrial-voiced chanteuse/artiste spells her full name: Björk Guðmundsdóttir
"IBM creates data storage at atomic level" (cnet.co/y3VgAB) JK--Absolutely no truth 2 rumor they'll price storage on $ per quark
@hkisker You a "bad guy"? That 's exact opposite of reality & not at all what I'm implying, Holger. You're an awesome tiger analyst, sir!
The Rascals "People Got to be Free" (youtu.be/Hfhk2WxfV2c) JK--I started singing this spontaneously for no reason.
Always love doing vendor briefings with
@hkisker . He grills vendors from his perspective as former longtime vendor product mgt professional
"Oracle updates TimesTen in-memory database, aims at SAP HANA" (bit.ly/AbR2s8) JK--Also position TimesTen as pivotal to "Exa-Stack"
Let me just say that seeing Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins reminds me that as a kid I had a wee bit of a crush on her.
Spam from "International Association of Successful Individuals." Who, obviously, are so successful they have spare time to waste on nonsense
Jim takes his sweet morning one sweet task at a time.
Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter "The Dreaming Dead" (youtu.be/NjodSVtV5rE) JK--Seattle folk-rocker with scratchy sexy deep voice
Harvey Danger "Little Round Mirrors" (youtu.be/8vdw4e4b940) JK--2006. Emotion-deep gem frm Seattle group bst known 4 "Flagpole Sitta"
The Guess Who "Albert Flasher" (youtu.be/sY-G8MNlCAU) JK--1971. Luv it. Radio played a lot back then. Havent heard in 35+ years. Why?
The Guess Who "Shakin' All Over" (youtu.be/K__-YQpjC8s) JK--1965. Pre-Burton Cummings. Original singer Chad Allan. Covering 1959 hit
Bachman-Turner Overdrive "Let It Ride" (youtu.be/j83xviHVmGg) JK--Propulsive guitar & tight vocal arrangement drove this rocking hit.
Rick Derringer "Rock & Roll Hoochie Koo" (youtu.be/Kj5_P999UMo) JK--McCoys leader changed surname from Zehringer, nailed 1973 hit
The McCoys "Hang on Sloopy" (youtu.be/hGuPc01Dn7c) JK--1965. Written about singer named Dorothy Sloop. Official rocksong of Ohio!
Righteous Brothers "Little Latin Lupe Lu" (youtu.be/VNV2ppwuM98) JK--Faux bros nailed this fun hippy-shaking rocker with pure panache
Gerry & The Pacemakers "You'll Never Walk Alone " (youtu.be/8smO4VS9134) JK--One of those climbing-motion melodies tough 2 sing right
Pink Floyd "One Of These Days" (youtu.be/2NnGfpsVJyk ) JK--Animated clip from 1973 of space-rock mind-blower from "Meddle" LP
"Ha-doop de-dupe Ha-doop de-dupe Ha-doop de-dupe Ha-doop de-dupe Ha-doop de-dupe" running thru my head. Must get breath of air.
I'll work out at the club tonight but not in the class. Feels like one of those evenings where I need to tone the inside of my head. Solo.
@ragtag Hmmm..."The Lucky Punks" sounds like a great name for a band.
Dirty Vegas "Days Go By" (youtu.be/cfo60JaBZZk) JK--Sudden urge to hear this. Not sure why.
Sun is shining today. Got much-needed precipitation yesterday. Not snow, but our parched winter soil doesn't really care.
Google's "I'm feeling lucky" option. I expect Clint Eastwood to make cameo appearance there as Dirty Harry (youtu.be/FnMLGkj91Og)
"2012: A Tablet Odyssey" (bit.ly/zqeE2U) JK--Darn. Story doesnt play "Thus Spake Zarathustra" while apes hurl bones @ monolithc iPad
"Taliban: Talks not harmed by urinating Marines" (on.msnbc.com/wUm0xC) JK--Headline that screams "read 1st paragraph, at least"
"Smoking pot doesn't hurt lung capacity" (on.msnbc.com/wJ92o5) JK--Poppycock! Breathing any smoke into your lungs is ILL--advised.
Customer data visualization for 360-degree view. You must still have customer visualization is traditional sense of seeing them face2face
"State Dept.: Govts cant fight social media" (bit.ly/AdS6fb) JK--Oh they can fight it. Then they'll hav 2 fight people in the streets
U don't dare put yer big-shot athlete on steroids. That's doping. But U must put your
#BigData analytics on steroids. That's "'(ha)dooping"!
"Oracle reveals pricing for....Exalytics" (bit.ly/yPpSnW) JK--Pricing incomplete without Oracle TimesTen & Oracle BIEE pricing
#Oracle is starting to refer to its range of "Exa-Stack."
Wishing DJ Shani of
#kexp a great future down in San Francisco. You've been an awesome DJ and a relaxing on-air personality.
Feels like GOP now eating its own entrails by criticizing Romney for his mercenary business track record.
#Hadoop Wave is due for pub real real soon.
Astronomers say most stars in Milky Way galaxy probably have at least one planet apiece. LIfe must be incredibly common.
New report: "Early Adopters Embrace Hadoop For Operations And Customer Analytics" (bit.ly/xaePZI)
Paul McCartney "That's Alright, Mama" (youtu.be/tDWfOSKccLM) JK--Sir Paul faithfully channels the King of Rock N Roll's first hit.
John Lennon "Stand By Me" (youtu.be/O4_ghOG9JQM) JK--On this cover, I sense he's imagining Harry Nilsson covering Ben E. King.
George Harrison "If Not For You" (youtu.be/s8P65y8iuNc) JK--Sweet cover of Dylan song that works better than Bob's original.
Ringo Starr "You're Sixteen You're Beautiful (And You're Mine)"(youtu.be/8ainB6qnWBI) JK--Cover's as good as Johnny Burnette original
Part of the reason I can't work up much enthusiasm for "social TV" is that I'm tired of TV, generally. Also, I watch it in private cocoon.
Bo Diddley "Say Man" (youtu.be/HIWgNKUMlzM) JK--1959. Great taunting back-forth rap btwn Bo & Jerome Green, his maracas man.
The Monkees "Zilch" (youtu.be/HLbazvnN7Cc) JK--The Prefab Four used this short-sharp word-fugue to mess with audience heads.
I prefer my laptop to my tablet for high-powered tweeting & YouTubing.
Used Google Earth to explore Windsor, England from space. The Queen has a lot of deer. The Thames has the biggest damn swans I've ever seen.
Leslie Owens & I double-teamed on a late-day inquiry. Her text analytics chops far deeper than mine. I mostly listened to her. Good stuff.
Try sketching the entire
#Hadoop ecosystem in someone's mind with words alone in a 30-minute advisory call. Try not confusing people. Try.
Sonya & I hung together today, shot the breeze, chilled. I even shared some fatherly "wisdom" drawn from my career. For what it's worth.
10,000 Maniacs "Don't Talk" (youtu.be/9IMSsMVpQ7c) JK--In this one, the band and Natalie are egging each other on to intense heights
Green Day "Basket Case" (youtu.be/NUTGr5t3MoY) JK--Their earlier stuff really was better. Listen again.
Elvis Costello "(I Dont Want To Go To) Chelsea" (youtu.be/DjYTgwDizbk) JK--Declan in his best snotty faux BuddyHolly persona.
Siouxsie & The Banshees "Mittageisen (Metal Postcard)" (youtu.be/CB2mLDJdn5A) JK--Live version of punk classic from "The Scream" LP.
Wah! "The Seven Thousand Names of Wah!" (youtu.be/y5IXAFC0LhU) JK--Blazingly powerful English ealry 80s post-punk guitar outfit
Tuxedomoon "Crash" (youtu.be/igBic6FPzg4) JK--San Francisco electronica group frm early 80s. I remember playing this vinyl constantly
@markmadsen Yes. Which leads to many of their passionate concept-heavy affairs producing stillborn baby businesses. @markmadsen That's a mis"conception" (haha). Incubators specialize in cloning past biz models until they dilute the gene pool to exhaustion.
Why is it that whenever I say to Dave "I am going to probe Uranus" he locks himself in the pod and refuses to come out?
Teaching my girl hard-won wisdom of recognize when task impossible within immovable constraints. Don't worry. Disengage. Don't martyr yrself
"CES Shows the Future of Television" (bit.ly/xm42Op) JK--So you can watch your washing machine? Preferable to basic cable crapola.
Feels like I've been saying "read it closely" my entire life. Or at least since 3rd grade. When I got glasses. And began my focus on writing
There are no typos in previous tweet. Read it closely. "Post-Post" means present experience always embeds full past. "Post-past" no more
We're living in a Post-Post World. Entire past has come back to occupy present, thanks to FB Timeline, Long Tail, etc. We're never post-past
@markmadsen I'll believe a corporation qualifies as a person when we start conceiving them in vitro.
So far, I've got at least 8 public speaking engagements in my immediate future. At least. By "immediate," I mean 1st half of 2012.
I'm already following Yoko on Facebook. Might as well follow Bjork.
Gesture-controlled in-car navigation & entertainmnt is getting buzz. We need to control gesture-flamed cross-car road-rage. Got app 4 that?
Internet access isn't a basic human right. Or, rather, should B lower down in list of rights. Let's start w/universal affordable healthcare
Dear Local Pizza Joint: Thanks for the free pizza slice for my November birthday. No thanks for the free coupon that expired 2 months ago.
Thinking of changing my phone greeting to "Jimbo here!" just to start off on a chummy, cordial foot.
During years we drove to/from Charlottesville, always took note of pleasant pastures where some of bloodiest Civil War battles occurred.
Waiting room. Back issues of Time magazine. Cover story on "The Rise of Rick Perry." I never read Time. I note shallowness of their coverage
Martha Stewart is 70? Amazingly well-preserved.
Wonder Bread. Have competitors ever cracked the secret code that helps empty carbohydrates build strong bodies 12 ways?
@Ruth_A_Buzzi: In urgent bid 2 save Hostess Twinkie company, Home Depot has offered 2 buy inventory and repackage Twinkies as insulation.
Laughing is so insanely essential to cardiovascular health.
A phrase that never fails to make me chuckle is "How ya like them apples?"
I have no attention deficits or disorders that can't be fixed by simply being given a space in which to breathe & zone.
Clyde McPhatter "A Lover's Question" (youtu.be/MzYZtuFpbLY) JK--Gr8 50s hit almost certainly much in-demand make-out song in its day
Yma Sumac "Malambo No. 1' (youtu.be/Eon7GcYCIFs) JK--Kay, her weird screechy range dukes it out w/ Ubu singer David Thomas' caterwaul
Pere Ubu "Dub Housing" (youtu.be/Seif2hB88jM) JK--Kay, if you're clicking 2 this via FB, here's my pet infatuation, like yr Yma Sumac
The Magnetic Fields "I Think I Need a New Heart" (bit.ly/zFZyYG) JK--Incredibly infectious clip-clop tick-tock popsong rhythm
Jens Lekman "The Opposite Of Hallelujah" (youtu.be/x4K90J59LQ4) JK--Acerbic & bouncy with fairly awesome pop hooks & evocative lyrics
Plain White T's "Hey There Delilah" (youtu.be/h_m-BjrxmgI) JK--Recent pop hit is only a short step from "Teenager in Love."
Dion and The Belmonts "Teenager In Love" (youtu.be/0kw6w9CPTjw) JK--Classic white doo-wop three-way harmonizing. I sing Dion's part.
The Rascals "Lonely Too Long" (youtu.be/1HXVtmPUawE) JK--NYC Italian-American soul-rockers who made deeply passionate hit gems
Tommy James & the Shondells "Crystal Blue Persuasion" (youtu.be/7M0r1iSeiHU) JK--Michigan rockr who evolved into Christian hippie-pop
Paul Revere & the Raiders "Indian Reservation" (youtu.be/kVwEwdIIZD0) JK--Seriously cool cause song showed these guys no teenyboppers
Jan & Dean "Dead Man's Curve" (youtu.be/ukunx21UHCA) JK--Very same deathtrap on Sunset Strip almost killed Mel Blanc in early 60s
Del Shannon "Hats Off to Larry" (youtu.be/Xk_FR3341bA) JK--Michigan dude with one of the bossest pop falsettos in early rock n roll
Johnny Rivers "Summer Rain" (youtu.be/Xa9vWVEYojg) JK--Love how this guy spun pop gold w/ distinctive voice & classy arrangements
Three Dog Night "Shambala" (youtu.be/xnyh6i9NvmE) JK--Loved how these guys chose great material & infused it w/gospel & hippie bliss
Apparently, this year's star athlete is someone named "Tebow."
Will keynote on
#CRM customer intimacy and multichannel conversation mgt at Canadian Mktg Assn Analytics conf next Wed in Toronto
#BigData "3 Vs" in Bahasa Indonesia. "3 Ks": volume =kebesaran velocity=kecepatan variety=kemacaman. Betul?
Data-science teams. Like any fact-based knowledge-generation analyst community, must iterate thru data models & thru their collab org models
"Apache Launches Hadoop 1.0" (bit.ly/AB17YO) JK--Milestone was 6 years in the making.
"Awk! Paradigm! Paradigm! Awk!"
If I had a pair of dimes for every time someone said "paradigm" I'd be in paradise with a parrot I'm naming Perry Tom.
Data-science productivity requires scalable arch of sharing exploration & collab 4 rapid churn thru more data variables models & scenarios
@FransFH Thanks Henny. By the way, I love that spa you run in Bogor. The tiny fish nibbling my feet in the pond were a vacation highlight!
C'mon Facebook, hurry up and let me delete the simple Indonesian phrase I just fucked up. Aduh!
@FransFH Om mu coba berbahasa Indonesia sederhana saja. @ted_friedman Tentu saja!
Senang makan kue coklat pisang. Enak!
Sunny now & low 50s expected today. Still have remnants of yesterday's lovely light snow on the lawn.
People who think my coverage of vendors is "cheery" are not actually paying attention to the detailed "howevers" in every Wave.
@kexpplaylist: Penguin Cafe Single by Penguin Cafe Orchestra from Music From the Penguin Cafe JK--1976. Chamber-pop instrumental combo.
"To Know, but Not Understand: David Weinberger on Science and Big Data" (bit.ly/z703kO) JK--Calls for "model-based knowing."
"Oracle rolls out big data play with aggressive price" (zd.net/xFYsPg) JK--$450K/full-rack w/ 648 TB raw stor, 864GB RAM, 216 cores
Was grooving over breakfast 2 NPR podcsts of Broadway musical nature. TerryG intrvw'd Parker/Stone re "Book of Mormon" & Colbert re Sondheim
Prince getting conceptual on us again. Changing his name legally to "The Artist Formerly Known as 'The Artist Formerly Known as "Prince"'"
Freaked out at headline re "after birth by Beyonce." Relieved to find "after birth" a prepositional phrase. Would've been disgusting noun
Great dinner at Bonefish Grill with our friends Kay & Suranto, Nick & Roberta. Suranto is ever the Renaissance Man. Levitation yoga?
Got a lovely little layer of snow out there. Our wine shipment arrived. I'm grooving and imbibing.
CES coming right after holidays feels like KidInCandyStoreFest a week after Halloween. I already have bellyful of gadget hype. Gonna spew.
Middle-age sag. U gotta fight against it. Even 24-year-olds tend toward SAGnation & still stay fit & trim. How he hide it? Damn good actor!
"How Google and Apple will control TV" (bit.ly/wdRGMH) JK--Great. The geeks take over all media, force-feed us "Mythbusters" 24x7
Didn't see anything terribly exciting in new techs today. Didn't think interesting thoughts on my own either. Did today even happen?
"Spock Meets the Woz" (bit.ly/wBh7H2) JK--If they did a Vulcan/Geek 3-way hybrid with Chas Bono, it'd be the "Spazz."
May the historical record note that, on this day, 1-9-12, in eastern Fairfax County we got our first SNOW of actual winter. Big fluffies!
Peter Paul & Mary "I Dig Rock & Roll Music" (youtu.be/jdX5Ly9WBT0) JK---"The radio won't play it unless I lay it between the lines"
Coyne? Wayne? Well, him too.
Whew...I definitely feel better.
I have degree in economics & never understood what this specific thing called "capitalism" refers to. Always feels like ideological strawman
@GOALmgr "Really we create nothing. We merely plagiarize nature. ~Jean Baitaillon" JK--Yikes! Will God serve us w/subpoenas in afterlife?
There is no totally dark side in human endeavors. Light shines from all directions, encounters objects everywhere, casts shadows & glare.
The only thing more annoying than a marketeer trying to do rap/hiphop in an ad is a flak trying to write funny verse in style of Dr. Seuss.
"Capitalism in crisis." Dumb headlines like that say nothing. Free markets are always in crisis: disruptors threaten standing of incumbents
"7 Habits of Spectacularly Unsuccessful Executives" (onforb.es/s8AhMh) JK--Hubris. Also cause of successful to flameout spectacularly
"7 Data Management Ah-Ha Moments" (bit.ly/z2lvKb) JK--What are these "moments"? Article just an unfocused mess of data mgt concerns
Got my space heater cookin' with me down here in my basement office.
Read a lot of magazine back issues tonight. Vanity Fair was fairly vain.
Jim Noir "Don't You Worry" (youtu.be/zYNZNjXY5j8) JK--Crank this baby to 11 for the most amazing spatially separated & balanced mix
Air "Surfing On A Rocket" (youtu.be/siJlPtWkmzw) JK--2004. French electronic duo with excellent melodic chops.
Kasey Chambers "Not Pretty Enough" (youtu.be/qdflARH06dY) JK--2001. Australian country-western singer-songwriter with Tennessee twang
Gotye "Somebody That I Used To Know" (youtu.be/ccvqSF5JHdc) JK--Australian artist worth watching for. Voice vaguely Sting-like.
School of Seven Bells "Half Asleep" (youtu.be/Nk1nwiH8ZoI) JK--Video shows spooky beauty of paired voices & faces of twin sisters.
GO HAIL TO ON WISCONSIN AND BLUE VALIANT VICTORS//All of my alma/maters matter. I often/mutter their mottos.
It's weird how much of my life flashes before my eyes during yoga deep breathing. I wish it wouldnt. Must go deeper into the timeless moment
At our usual hangout. Already did the newspaper reading, the yoga, the shopping, the putting the trash out, the prepping for week to come.
Hardcopies of family and personal photos. Used to be ubiquitous. Becoming quite rare.
I still prefer physical keys, on laptop or messaging phone, for my core stream of original tweet-thoughts. Touchscreens more for retweeting.
Occupy Generation. I like that phrase more than "Gen X/Y," "Millennials," etc. Implies gener8nl shift of political nature. Also, not mktg BS
Youth-skewed Occupy generation, to extent they gain real electoral power in coming decade, R ones 2 do dirty work of SocSec fiscal retrench.
Aging Baby Boomers in power in US protect Social Security old age payouts & military pensions to the brink of national fiscal collapse.
As economy improves, GOP prospects in 2012 depend on Hail Mary pass that involves fresh overseas conflict so they can depict weak Obama.
I am looking forward to the demise of cable TV so I don't have to pay for basic package that includes nonsense like televangelism & Fox News
WashPost ran excellent column outlining how incredibly limp Mayor Gray's performance has been in office. Feels like the position is vacant.
Reading Diamond's insightful analysis of Easter Isl ecological depletion, those stone faces feel like illustration of Shelley "Ozymandias."
Jared Diamond book "Collapse." Most chilling analysis is about how Easter Islanders, thru deforestation, stranded their dying civilization.
I'd like to see a Seussian update to Dante's Inferno called "Oh The Places You'll Burn."
"F-commerce"? Isn't that what they have the "xxx" domain for? No? Then what F-word you talkin' 'bout? Facebook? Oh. Not F***book? Never mind
Google tribute to the late cartoonist Charles Addams' 100th birthday breathed some life into my otherwise moribund day. Boo!
You can tell Fox News is getting impatient waiting 4 clear GOP frontrunner 2 emerge. They're eager 2 promote nominee in fair & balanced way
Looking forward to year ahead in
#Hadoop . In 2012, it will grow more stable, standardized, ubiquitous, & boring. Deeper into comfort zone.
Jared Diamond, who lives in LA, says its traffic is nowhere near as congested as, say, Bangkok, but that it's on slippery slope thataway
Tom Waits. He actually has a soft, diffident--albeit scratchy--speaking voice. In interviews, he reveals subtle, agile mind of a true artist
Steve Martin has had totally cool career. A many-modal artist who is equally distinctive as standup, actor, author, art patron, & musician
Interesting thing about Cheech & Chong. Neither of those actors is burnout in total loser sense. Both have decent post-breakup careers.
Santorum says contraception is "dangerous." I suspect he's not assessing relative health impacts to women of pill vs. IUD etc.
Life is a pressure cooker. Hopefully, you're harnessing it to cook up something good. Must control the release of steam.
A more holistic approach to
#CRM next bst action & experience mgt would home in on customer lifetime optimization: make every moment special
ChristianMingle.com touts helping "find God's best match for you." Don't recall Old Testament book of algorithms & analytics.
Should be a law that all failing firms amalgamate into one massive enterprise that's too big to fail. Besides, misery loves companies.
Ah, the nostalgic chemical romance of olden emulsion photography. The mysterious darkroom. The image emerging in the developer pan.
Does anybody truly mourn fax machines? The most diabolical paper-jamming devices ever invented.
Paul Simon "Surfer Girl" (youtube.com/watch?v=wmjj5O…) JK--Nice solo live rendition on acoustic guitar of Beach Boys classic.
Xconomy: Boston: Cradle of Liberty and Data Startups (goo.gl/mag/kS3CX) JK--Discusses NoSQL startups Cloudant & Basho.
I am a self-appointed unpaid proactive continuous brand ambassador on social for only one brand:
Learning new stuff is life's greatest pleasure.
"A New Kaggle Contest for ..." (goo.gl/mag/gkrit) JK--Kaggle. Think of Netflix-like challenges as a sustainable business model.
"Why Firefox Isn't Doomed" (goo.gl/mag/GBcRe) JK--I use Firefox as my primary browser. It autoloads my face pages in neat tabs.
"A Note on Paper: The Human Interface" (goo.gl/mag/v4EAf) JK--My philosophy exactly. It's medium where I wrestle notes into analyses.
So-called "social readers." I consider them as adding to social noise level. My style is to tweet capsule reviews & weekly "stuff" digests
Yes, I'm up way past my bedtime. Yes, I'm tired.
Guesstimating size/growth of next best action mkt almost as difficult as "SOA" and "Big Data" market sizing. Scoping is essential.
I pointed out to client that NBA mkt has 3 segments: app-embedded functionality, stand-alone infra/solutions, & prof svcs.
Client today seemed to think I've estimated growth in next best action solution market. Once I scope it more discretely, I'll guesstimate
Anybody who's ever seen me, heard me speak, or reads my tweets may think my mind's anything but calm. But in musical sense, calm is my tonic
I got a facial massage this week. The masseuse pointed out its benefits in relieving stress headaches. I pointed to benefits of calm mind.
@thetroynelson , you're a young man. I'm in my 50s & I can tell U that aches & pains aren't necessarily age-related. Often, it's posture
The best way to relieve pressure is by taking effective action, which I define as "at least one step in the right direction."
Here's the most important yoga pose: savasana (corpse). Just lie there, entirely motionless focusing on your breath alone. Just lie there.
One of basic rules in responsible yoga is to disobey your teacher if your body tells U the teacher is a bad example. You are your own master
Idiots who do headstands in yoga or arching bridges to show how damn flexible they are in yoga are a poisonous example. Don't follow them.
"How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body" (nyti.ms/yuNYS0) JK--If you don't respect your body's limits, yes. Be aware of them. Don't show off.
I actually worry about who I left out from any week's follow-fridays. Sorta makes me not want to send them out. I hate being excluded.
Julie London "Cry Me A River" (youtu.be/ByUOFV5TusE) JK--Tom Wait mentioned this as influence in his interview on NPR. He luvs melody