Meeting Icebreakers That Are Better Than Yours

Meeting Icebreakers That Are Better Than Yours

I typically loathe the perfunctory icebreaker questions that sometimes get used during corporate meetings. You know the kind I’m referring to? They’re the, “If you were a vegetable, what kind of vegetable would you be” questions. I’ve been in a couple of meetings lately that used icebreakers to open the meeting and the questions were downright torture. As much as I generally don’t like the icebreaker concept, these questions could be more interesting and be far more effective at helping the attendees reveal something about themselves. To that extent, I’ve…

Can technology help you lose weight?

Can technology help you lose weight?

I’m fat. This is not a new revelation, nor one that I’m just coming to realize, but it needs to be written none the less. I’ve had an up and down battle with my weight for about 15 years now and given that I’m about to turn 42, it’s high time to do something about it. It wasn’t always this way for me as I’ve always been active and athletic. I made the varsity swim team in 7th grade and at the time (which may still be the case), I…

Pharma Still Sucks At Digital: A Manifesto

Pharma Still Sucks At Digital: A Manifesto

In the movie Jerry Maguire, Tom Cruise’s character has a crisis of conscience. One evening during a league meeting crafts a manifesto of sorts about how sports agents, colleagues, and competitors, could all do a better job serving the best interests of their clients. In the fever pitch of finishing this document, he distributes copies to every single person at the meeting and is greeted with uproarious applauses of approval by his fellow agents. A week later Jerry had lost all but one of his clients, and his career was…

Initial Impressions of Sphero 2.0: The Best and Worst of the Digital Age

Initial Impressions of Sphero 2.0: The Best and Worst of the Digital Age

Last night I picked up a Sphero 2.0 from the Apple Store as I needed to test it out for a client project. After about 5 minutes I remarked to my wife that, “This is exactly what’s good and bad about my job. On the one hand, I get to play with these neat kinds of toys and call it work. On the other hand, it’s a $129 dollar ball.” Initially, I thought my 8 month old puppy would love it, as it was more interactive then her usual analog…