Personal Brand? No Crossover

I just read this article by Sarah Lacy where she describes part of her journey into becoming a brand and then attempting to leverage her new positions. The pivotal paragraph for me was: Sarah: That take-on-the-world morning, I was having coffee with Steven Levy, then of Newsweek, now of Wired, who challenged this whole idea […]

Personal Branding?

“Personal Branding” has been hotly debated recently in my circles. “Do I have a personal brand?” “Does personal branding exist?” “Am I a brand or a person?” Part of the reason this is discussed so often is that people tend to define a personal brand in terms that don’t mean anything. By using terms for […]

Co-Signing Mistakes

Sometimes, people that you like screw something up in business or relationships. When that happens, you really want to take them to the side and let them know what they did wrong so they can fix it and look like they came to the right conclusion on their own. If they refuse to listen to […]

Famous For Nothing [Fame, Part 3]

Two years ago, in May 2008, I wrote “Fame, Popularity & Star Power” and then “Fame (Part 2)” two weeks apart from each other. The main point was that I was trying to figure out how to articulate my thoughts about fame in order to respond to an opinion my friend Dave had expressed about […]

E-Stalking [Part 4]

I dropped my e-Stalking series in 2008. At the time, I was talking about asynchronously getting to know someone by reading their blog posts, listening to their podcasts, watching their videos & live streams and coming to your own conclusion about who they are, what they’re like and what they like to do without them […]