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Brian Vellmure
Works at Innovantage / Initium LLC
Lives in Laguna Beach, CA
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"Every single hour of television watched after the age of 25 reduces the viewer’s life expectancy by 21.8 minutes.

By comparison, smoking a single cigarette reduces life expectancy by about 11 minutes, the authors said."
Two new studies make a convincing case that sitting too much will shorten your life.
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What impact will speed have on your organization? Will it help it, or hurt it?
Speed Kills. These words are most often attributed to the late, great owner of the Oakland Raiders, Al Davis. The game of football has evolved over the past 50 years to embrace this reality. In the 50s and 60s, football was a gladiator sport; full of grinding and pounding. Players were big and bulky. Many… Read More»
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When the restaurant you Googled Googles you back http://bit.ly/1eFpYn8 | This tension is central to the advancement of personalization.
It's not the thought that counts; unexpected in-person customization feels icky.
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When Kara Swisher broke the story last month, it seemed implausible, and perhaps even ridiculous to many at first. I theorized shortly thereafter why it might make sense for Lithium Technologies, known primarily as a customer community vendor, to acquire Klout, often considered both “the standard” and that laughing stock of online “influence”...

More: http://www.brianvellmure.com/2014/03/27/lithium-bets-big-acquires-klout-published-deal-size-question/

#socialmedia   #socialmediamarketing   #influence   #influencermarketing   #communities   #klout  
When Kara Swisher broke the story last month, it seemed implausible, and perhaps even ridiculous to many at first. I theorized shortly thereafter why it might make sense for Lithium Technologies, known primarily as a customer community vendor, to acquire Klout, often considered both “the standard” and that laughing stock of online “influence”. This brief… Read More»
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"The American public anticipates that the coming half-century will be a period of profound scientific change, as inventions that were once confined to the realm of science fiction come into common usage."

via the +Pew Research Center  U.S. Views of Technology and the Future: Science in the next 50 years

#Future   #futuretech  
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Fascinating study on the shifting demographics of America. 
Demographic transformations are dramas in slow motion. America is in the midst of two right now. Our population is becoming majority non-white at the same time a record share is going gray.
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Social Progress Index - Fascinating analysis of global countries - masterminded by Michael Porter. http://bit.ly/1h8Cb3K
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Great shot. 
Los Angeles architectural photographer Mike Kelley posted this awesome image of almost all the departures and some of the arrivals at LAX during a period of eight hours last Sunday. You can buy the photo here if you want.
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  • Innovantage / Initium LLC
    Management Consulting: CRM, Social Business, present
  • International Princess Project
    Board of Directors, present
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Introduction

Creating high performance alignment between strategy, innovation, customer experience, and disruptive technology. 


Value Creator 
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Sense Maker 
Bridge Builder 
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Management Consulting
Executive Leadership
Board / Advisory Board
Industry Analysis
Thought Leadership
Writing / Speaking

Sales and Marketing
Demand Generation
Business Development
Customer Experience
Customer Service
Collaborative Networks
Systems Thinking
Business Process Design
Organizational Change
Content Creation & Curation
Innovation

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
Social CRM
Social Business
Enterprise 2.0
Web 2.0/3.0
Enterprise Software
Disruptive Technology

A CLOSER LOOK
  • Follower of Jesus
  • Husband of one, Father of three
  • Entrepreneur, Investor, Futurist
  • Athlete, Traveler, Adventurer
  • Philanthropist & Advocate for the marginalized

I spend the rest of my time:
  • Learning and Listening
  • Surf, Snow, Sports
  • Real Estate
  • Macroeconomics
  • Great food, Great wine, Craft beer, Good friends
Photo credit: (cc) Michael Krigsman 
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I've been redeemed through grace, have trekked in the Himalayas, come face to face with a boa in the Amazon jungle, run with the bulls in Pamplona, snowboarded in the Alps, surfed Indonesia, jockeyed camels in desolate sand dunes of India, hiked along the Great Wall of China, slept amongst pink flamingos next to red lakes in Bolivia, made love in a Volcano on a remote Pacific Island, danced the Tango in Buenos Aires, drank beer at Munich's Oktoberfest, played American football in front of 60,000 screaming fans, married my best friend, and have been blessed with 3 amazing sons.
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Currently
Laguna Beach, CA
Previously
Camarillo, CA - Newport Beach, CA - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany - El Paso, TX - Costa Mesa, CA - Corona Del Mar, CA - Orange County, CA - Ventura County, CA