It started with an email from a friend of mine. The message said, “check out this article” and had a normal looking link to nbcnews.com. Just as I was about to click on the link, I spotted something. I picked up the phone and called my friend. “Buddy, you’ve been hacked”. My friend had clicked on a… Continue reading Read This If You’ve Been Hacked (or Want To Avoid It)
I’ve spent a good part of my career in and around email. I’ve learned a bit about what separates legitimate email from that nasty stuff sent by bad guys trying to hack into your online life. Like locks on your house, email security technology isn’t perfect but it definitely makes it harder for bad guys… Continue reading How to Spot Malicious Emails
No, Bill Gates is not going to give you a free trip to Disney World if you forward this blog post to 100 people. While the Bill Gates thing is clearly fake, the internet is full of mythology and people regularly act on stuff that defies common sense. Unfortunately, even for something as important as… Continue reading My Virus Checker Will Keep Me Safe, and Other Internet Security Myths
I was recently recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Technology Association of Georgia. As part of the award ceremony, the folks at What’s Up Interactive put together a ten minute Q&A with topics ranging from big lessons learned and the future of marketing.
Overview: The Tallest Towers is one of the most popular and engaging team building exercises of all time. There are lots of variations on the idea including one covered in a great TED Talk by Tom Wujec. The idea is simple: each team must use a small set of materials to create the tallest possible… Continue reading Team Building – Tallest Tower
I have always been a fan of team building events to help organizations work more collaboratively and help people build more personal connections. We have done countless events like this at Silverpop over the years and I thought I’d share a few that have worked particularly well. Team Story Telling Overview: Each team of 4-8… Continue reading Team Building – Story Telling
I am a big fan of truly fundamental ideas. I call these “First Principles.” Too many supposed big ideas are just symptoms of subtler and often deeper first principles. Remember the business fad that said free back massages were key to productivity? Back massages are obviously great but most businesses will find there are many other… Continue reading My Favorite Professional Books