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Daniel
I often say that my responsibility as a leader is to drive a vision, defer credit to the right people, get approvals, remove obstacles, find budget, and be nice. My personal leadership style didn’t have a specific ideology attached to it, but I recently learned about Servant Leadership. The concept piqued my interest, and after...
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Building a Marketing Team? Do these 5 things first When building out a marketing function, there are an endless number of things you can do. And that’s the problem. Earlier this year, the Wall Street Journal reported that the average tenure of a Chief Marketing Officer dropped another 6 months in the past two years....
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2016 wasn’t the most prolific year for taking photos, but I still got in a few good shots. Let’s jump right in. Selfie, huh? I don’t take many, but I really love this one. I think it has more to do with Ollie’s expression, but this was a genuine moment caught with my iPhone. I’ll...
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Photography to me is catching a moment which is passing, and which is true. Jacques-Henri Lartigue 2015 was a slow photography year for me. It was a year of immense change and my focus was in different areas. Which is quite OK. I’ve been recapping my years in photography for some time now. And 2015...
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Since “1987, when I got my first one, I’ve been wearing a clock around my neck 24/7. You feel me? 24/7.” Flava Flav. Clocks and technology have changed a lot since then. As someone that grew up listening to hip hop, with Public Enemy being a big part of that, I felt that Flava Flav...
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I had the pleasure of dining at Due Amici in Columbus, Ohio recently – a delicious Italian restaurant that serves traditional dishes with a modern approach. Like most meals and especially Italian, I ordered sparkling water.  This was the moment I was introduced to Smeraldina. To date, this is the best sparkling water I’ve ever tasted. If...
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Do you like sunsets? I like sunsets. They signal an end to the day almost like a rite of passage, where things start over again. They’re also beautiful and make for ideal photo opportunities. For instance, this one of me and Oliver in Fort Myers on Father’s Day. See what I mean? I often travel...
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Branding has become a major passion of mine. I look at companies in different ways now. When Apple launched their new watch (and other things), I saw more than fancy products. I saw branding realized – the messaging, the visual philosophy, the format of the presentation and how different media all combined to reinforce the...
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The immediate disclaimer on this post is that I don’t own these watches. I admire them. I would like them. And one day, I might. But for now, I’m content in appreciating their design, status and allure. Here’s my belief on watches: A gentleman should own a classic timepiece. And he should invest in a...
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