If you listen to any hip hop, you realize that there are some words that are created in these songs that end up eventually in the modern vernacular. Lately, I’ve been hearing quite a few words in really weird contexts. When I hear it in a weird context, I retire the word and I don’t […]Read more "Retire the Word"
I was watching a program, and this was my thought. We now celebrate weird. The thing is, after a few years, it won’t be weird and everyone will be doing it. The weird ones lead the way. If you’ve read any of Francis Schaeffer, he suggested that the artists lead the way (he also had […]Read more "Celebrate Weird"
I just talked to a friend today that is so passionate about helping people. Her face lights up when she talks about the opportunity that she has to help people. It is her identity – the identity of helping people. It is such a cool identity to have – the identity of helping people. I […]Read more "The Identity of Helping People"
Have you ever been talked into – anything? You know that feeling. You might have even done it to someone else. It’s getting convinced to do something – that really you don’t want to do. Now I think there are appropriate times to when talking someone into it is cool – especially if it will […]Read more "Talk You Into It"
We are all nerds. You need to embrace your inner nerd.Read more "Your Nerd Identity"
You don’t see too many people getting rid of theirs. I mean, if it really didn’t work, they’d get rid of it right, but no. That’s not what people are doing. People are complaining about it. People are making it Apple’s problem and how Apple needs to give out new bumpers or do a recall. […]Read more "So What If the iPhone 4 Doesn’t Work"
About a month ago, I wrote a post about the psychology of the coolest which described the innovators and early adoptors. It was a follow up to the psychology of cool post from before. It costs to be cool. It costs to be an early adopter. The price of cool is “standing in line.” Last […]Read more "The Price of Cool"