Anniversary Gift

Created this poem for my dearest wife, Swathi, for our 15th anniversary.  While learning to strengthen the writing muscle, I wanted to try something new.  Letting go of structure and … More

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CDP Is The Core of Digital Transformation

Customer _________ fill in the blank: Experience, Centricity, Journey, Intelligence, Marketing, Retention. Yep, we are all on board. We aspire to be in greater sync with prospects and customers in … More

Actionable Summaries – Permission Marketing

“Creating value through interaction is far more important than solving a consumer’s problem in thirty seconds.” – Seth Godin. Permission Marketing: Turning Strangers Into Friends and Friends Into Customers by … More

Actionable Summaries – Digital Sense

“A digital marketer is someone who understands that, to engage someone digitally, it must be done in a meaningful, personalized and contextually + culturally relevant manner.”- Brian Solis, Digital Sense. … More

Actionable Summaries – Hacking Marketing

The good kind [of hacking] makes new inventions— in fast, fluid, and fun ways. It imagines what’s possible, figures out clever ways to realize those ideas within the tangle of … More

Get a Mentor or Go Home

Resolute entrepreneurs develop committed mentor relationships. We’ve had a tremendous couple of years evolving the mentor and advisor program at the Village. In 2017, the team and I will be … More

altMBA – A Self-Discovery Sprint

There is always on-going learning. However, every five years or so, I assemble any wisdom developed to date and try to make a leap.  Usually, these missions enhance the core of … More