How are you choosing to say goodbye to old tech?

One of the (literally) elephants in the closet is the need to sunset and say good-bye to old tech. Last week, I finally threw out a beloved possession, my very first palm pilot (pictured below). It had two lives (read: … Continue reading

Why Would You Pay for Organic Food, But Not When It Comes to Investing Your Money?

Are you someone who pays attention to what you eat? Maybe you even consider yourself a “foodie”? When it comes to grocery shopping, I have learned to be significantly more picky over the years. Certain ingredients are forbidden, like hormone-treated meats; and, … Continue reading

Women and men on the internet and social media across 6 countries

Gender & cultural differences abound After having attended the International Women’s Forum 2011 in Deauville, where I spoke about Muscling up one’s eReputation with the dynamic Caroline Ghosn (Slideshare presentation available here), I was happy to hear about a released … Continue reading

Interesting Site: EthicalDeal (Groupon goes Green)

Group buying with a purpose For this week, I thought I would point out a fairly new initiative that is a twist on Groupon.  It is group buying with an ethical flavor: ethicalDeal. As the site explains, ethicalDeal helps you discover … Continue reading

The Grey Matter(s) – Managing Diversity and Grey Hairs (part 2 of 3)

A touch of grey (hair) proud of your greys? Companies talk a lot about bringing “diversity” into their organization.  But, for all their stated desires, the fact of the matter is that it is easier said than done.  Introducing or increasing diversity … Continue reading

The Idiot Cycle by Emmanuelle Schick Garcia – a review

I had the good fortune to be invited to the premier screening of the documentary film,”The Idiot Cycle,” directed and produced by Emmanuelle Schick Garcia. Presented at a private viewing, and in the company of many journalists, the 96-minute film … Continue reading Continue reading

FEVAD President Francois Momboisse – eCommerce In France

Attended a most interesting INSEAD breakfast presentation last week by François Momboisse, President since 2002 of the FEVAD (the association covering eCommerce and distance selling in France).  François is also head of international digital operations for the FNAC (a leading … Continue reading Continue reading

How the Internet is Revolutionizing Business Everywhere

Taking a step back recently, I tried to think of all the industries that have been radically transformed by the tsunami of the Internet. Internet has a way of altering the way of the land in many different ways because, … Continue reading

Sir James Dyson Airblade: Favourite Hair Dryer Status

As you travel around and visit the various public toilets, you tend to come across an ever growing array of hand dryers. Nothwithstanding the different ecological benefits, which obviously vary between units, some hand dryers are more effective and sleek … Continue reading

Is there Good News in the Swine Flu?

Swine Flu: Some bad news, some profiteers, and perhaps some good new habits!   As the world awaits for the onslaught of the swine flu [porcine flu, aka A(H1N1)], there are going to be evident winners and losers. The losers? … Continue reading