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Read Marian's award-winning four-part series from the Huffington Post about the brain (including creativity, collaboration, the information onslaught and the new definition of braininess) here.

July 27, 2011, 12:01 pm

On Family Business

Originally posted on the Huffington Post.

Much ado has been made over the peaks, valleys and general drama associated with big business—but what happens when the business is all in the family and corruption seeps through and threatens the very fiber of its ancestral heritage?

There’s certainly no better example these days than everything Murdoch. I can’t … [continue reading... ]

July 25, 2011, 1:57 pm

Murdoch’s Right-Hand Woman

Originally posted on the Holmes Report.

With all things Murdoch blowing up the media stratosphere, it has been hard to turn away from the miraculous sideshow of the past week or so. But I can’t help but notice the man behind the woman—and that woman would be Wendi Deng, aka Mrs. Rupert Murdoch, aka protector … [continue reading... ]

July 14, 2011, 9:43 pm

On Thumbs-upmanship

Originally posted on the Huffington Post.

I recently spotted a stat on Ad Age about how today’s millennials (68 percent of them) ask friends for their opinion before they try a restaurant.

I’ve done a lot of research on the Y set and know they are very codependent (why do anything solo except perhaps an … [continue reading... ]

July 11, 2011, 8:46 pm

Play Ball?

Originally posted on the Holmes Report.

Just as the French are voraciously following the DSK drama (with new charges of rape filed in France), American sports fans are watching with bated breath the recent news of the NBA lockout. The news alone is certainly juicy (perhaps not as juicy as a sex scandal, but it … [continue reading... ]

July 8, 2011, 12:01 pm

We All Live in Glass Houses

Originally posted on Fuel the Future.

I’m experiencing a bit of social media myopia these days and think I need to adjust my lens. It’s getting blurry out there, isn’t it? In this crazy connected space we’re all playing in, every move we make is watched, followed and interpreted—sometimes without our consent. It’s a fact of … [continue reading... ]

July 6, 2011, 9:42 am

Time to Get Real (Time)

Originally posted on the Holmes Report.

The word disclosure is all the rage these days, but did you know that back in 2000, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission issued some guidelines on online advertising called “Dot Com Disclosures”—and hasn’t updated them since? That’s a lifetime, or two, ago in Internet time.

Think about it: Can you … [continue reading... ]

July 5, 2011, 9:16 am

Network Overload

Originally posted on Fuel the Future.

Let’s face it: We are living in an over-networked world, with very few boundaries between life, love and work. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what all this connection means to our already overly scheduled lives and what the payoff is from having thousands of Facebook friends or Twitter … [continue reading... ]