When Depression Creeps In Like the Fog

When Depression Creeps In Like the Fog

The stigma around depression is stubbornly pervasive. No matter that depression affects 350 million people worldwide. Chances are that someone in your office or your circle of friends or even your immediate family suffers from depression – and you don’t know about it....

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Reflections on My 65th Birthday

Reflections on My 65th Birthday

I dreaded it for months. But my 65th birthday came and went recently and life is still good. Grand, in fact. Despite recurrent depression, despite self esteem issues, despite everything about myself that I’d like to change, I am so looking forward to what lies ahead....

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Running the New York Marathon vs. Writing a Book

Running the New York Marathon vs. Writing a Book

My daughter Amanda ran the New York Marathon yesterday. She hadn't trained properly. She was sleep deprived. She walked for several miles. But she finished. Amanda is a surgery resident (surgeon-in-training) so she had plenty of excuses for not being prepared. But she...

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Why Your Blog Is the Hub of Social Media Marketing

Why Your Blog Is the Hub of Social Media Marketing

To mark the publication of the new, updated edition of The Coporate Blogging Book, I created a free ebook that explains Why Your Blog Is Your Social Media Hub. I asked a dozen or so high-profile blogging and social media experts, including corporate, nonprofit and...

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The Big List of Big Brand Corporate Blogs

The Big List of Big Brand Corporate Blogs

Corporate blogs are a subset of how social media is being used by companies and organizations. Think of a blog as the hub of the wheel, the home base of your social media strategy. From your blog, you link to your Twitter stream, your Facebook  fan page,...

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Hey, Stop Procrastinating and “Do the Work”

Hey, Stop Procrastinating and “Do the Work”

I know I’m in trouble when I haven’t posted to my blog in a while. I can feel the wall of resistance rising higher and higher. My inner voice chatters away: “For godssakes, write a new blog post. Something. Anything. Panic. What should I write about? What is important enough? Paralysis.”

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Amplify Keynote

Amplify Keynote

As part of Sydney's biannual Amplify Festival, I gave a keynote on baby boomers and social media to executives and managers of AMP, one of Australia’s largest and oldest financial institutions, as well as to AMP Capital. In my talk, Friending Over 50, I reveal the...

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Friending Over 50: Sex, Lies and Baby Boomers

I’ve been searching for a catchy way to describe the surprising story of baby boomers and their love affair with social media. Sex, Lies and Baby Boomers (inspiration: Sex, Lies and Videotape) has a nice ring to it.

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