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  • Is that a Social Media Guru or are you just getting old?

    Is that a Social Media Guru or are you just getting old?

    By David Passiak on May 20, 2010

    Would you trust someone to produce advertisements for television because they can use your remote control? Would you hire someone to do print ads based on whether they could read a magazine? Of course not, that seems ridiculous, because everyone knows that television and print ads take a lot of skill, training, and expertise to produce. But look at most

  • Before It Was “Social Media” It Was Just Fun

    Before It Was “Social Media” It Was Just Fun

    By David Passiak on April 24, 2010

    I worked at Heavy.com years ago.  We still have Heavy reunions.  They had beer Fridays, a young corporate culture, sponsored events like private concerts with MiniKiss, the miniature Kiss cover band, and it was a fun place to work. There was no such thing as social media, we did what intuitively made sense and went with our instincts.  I miss

  • Emergence – Pictures from India

    Emergence – Pictures from India

    By David Passiak on April 23, 2010

    This is my first blog post after six months of travel throughout Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, and India.  Where to begin?  How about pics of my favorite places – I’ll start with a few from India The above picture is of a Shiva sadhu.  He walks naked covered in ash, carrying his trident in one hand with eight-foot dreadlocks draped over

  • Off to Southeast Asia

    By David Passiak on November 2, 2009

    I will be traveling for the next several months in Southeast Asia and will be writing infrequently on this blog but devoting time to finishing my book, which I’m tentatively calling Buddha to Brooklyn – a Reluctant Memoir. The book explores my perceptions on the co-evolution of modern marketing and the social sciences primarily from the 1960s to the present,

  • Visualizing Sound

    By David Passiak on September 15, 2009

    I’ve always been fascinated with sound and believed since an early age that rhythms contained and could unlock intrinsic patterns to the underlying core of our being. In the above clip Evan Grant demonstrates cymatics, the science and art of making soundwaves visible. I found the patterns he unveiled to be strikingly similar to the ones published by IBM recently

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