Justin Brown, co-founder of Ideapod, amplifying ideas that matter

Minter Dialogue Episode #107 This interview is with Justin Brown, co-founder with Mark Bakacs of Ideapod, a social platform for collecting and amplifying ideas that matter. It’s a really interesting initiative that has just opened a beta version. There are … Continue reading

When collaboration goes wrong – Why the power of your network is vital

In today’s connected world, we have had to learn to find ways to break down silos, to work in networks and to collaborate with others. I believe that the power of your network is keenly related to your ability to … Continue reading

Sense of Balance – Astounding criminal justice inconsistencies

I love Eddie Izzard. Do you? In one of his absolutely best skits, dressed in his executive transvestite garb, in Dressed to Kill, Izzard says that we all know how to name and punish someone who murders one or several people. … Continue reading

State of the Spam Business: Spam Pollution

State of the Spam BusinessHow many legitimate (non junk or spam) emails do you receive in your inbox? It may come as a surprise to you that only 3% of the world’s supply of emails are legitimate, at least that’s … Continue reading

Guam – A family visit and things to do on Guam island

We visited Guam to celebrate this past Christmas with my sister and her family, along with my mother who flew in all the way from Florida. Notwithstanding the jetlag and length of the journey (it felt like half way around … Continue reading

Visit to Banaue via Cabanatuan in the Philippines‏

Having boarded a 6 a.m. flight in Guam, we arrived 3 1/2 hours later in Manila at 7:30 a.m., and headed straight north by car toward Banaue, to see the beautiful Ifugao rice terraces (acclaimed UNESCO historical site since 1995). … Continue reading

Airline Advertisements – Who Can Afford to Experience Luxury Service?

Airline Ads — the good, the bad and the luxury In these trying economic times, one of the industries that will inevitably be hit hard (again), will be the airline industry. Whether for personal or business travel, there is likely … Continue reading