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A few words on depression

Not mine, but Tim Carmody's on the suicide and death of Aaron Swartz. I was supposed to see Aaron the day before he hanged himself. Andy Baio had invited both of us to a small meetup at a bar on New York’s Lower East Side, and I was excited to…

Mark Pollard: Stories about Manhood

Mark Pollard at TEDxHackensack One of the most raw, emotional and powerful things I've watched.  So proud of you dude. Big love, Mark. Seems like a life time ago when we collaborated on A Perfect Gift For A Man stemming from sharing stories about the things that shaped out lives…

Thoughts from an A330 (my last wi-fi free zone)

Hong Kong and the journey so far I’m currently sitting on roughly my 19th plane and 10th trip in four months since moving to Hong Kong following the move into the regional position for Weber Shandwick. What a journey. I still enjoy the middle of plane flights because you can…

$20 for the future

I'm about to do one of those things I hope I don't regret. On April 30th I'm going to walk 100km for about 20 hours straight through the Blue Mountains as a part of the Wild Endurance challenge. It's for a good cause: helping to raise money for the Wilderness…

The Responsibility Of Lifestyle Brands

How to be a better lifestyle brand I think it's a fair assumption that many brands, their products and and services, and their stake holders - want to be a lifestyle brand.  We've seen phones, cameras and other technologies move out of the tech space and into the 'lifestyle' space.…

Bicycle Film Festival – Sydney

Sydney Bicycle Film Festival 11-15 November 2009 The marvelous Scott Drummond is one of the producers of the Sydney Bicycle Film Festival.  Scott's also the man who put me on the right track to getting my very first fixie.  See above.  So - where am I going to be this…

Return to Colombia

ManWeek is an initiative by ReachOut - a valuable step forward encouraging young men to share their thoughts about being a guy. Without a doubt this is something I'd never thought I'd share across a blog. 20 something years ago I was adopted from an orphanage in Bogota, Colombia. It's…

Nerdgasms

I was working on my next post around the future of social media. It's a lengthy post that I've been trying to articulate for a while. And then I got bored. So I promise I'll do something insightful soon. But here's something completely different. What's your nerdgasm? Comment below.

Barack Obama: Yes he can. Top 25 Obama Facts.

Something very different today: all started when the legoland inauguration inspired me to try something different.  Rather than react I felt like acting. If you spell Barack Obama wrong on Google it doesn't say, "Did you mean Barack Obama?" It simply replies, "Yes you can." Superman owns a pair of…

Water, water (Everywhere?)

So what do you want for Christmas? Maybe growing up it was a bike or that first guitar.  There's a good chance it wasn't clean water. But for so many of the world's men, woman and children -- that's the only thing they want.  Would you deny someone that basic…