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Christopher Bishop
Works at improvising careers
Attended Bennington College
Lives in Wilton, CT
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pocket AI at the base of the pyramid
Early this morning I had my first
real encounter with pocket AI. Promptly at 8:30 am, a notice popped up
on my phone saying I should leave for the airport immediately in order
to not miss my flight! What? White text popping out from a red background. Goo...
Early this morning I had my first real encounter with pocket AI. Promptly at 8:30 am, a notice popped up on my phone saying I should leave for the airport immediately in order to not miss my flight! What? White text popping o...
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My latest LinkedIn post -> pocket AI at the base of the pyramid
Early this morning I had my first real encounter with pocket AI. Promptly at 8:30 am, a notice popped up on my phone saying I should leave for the airport immediately in order to not miss my flight!What?White text popping out from a red background. Google Now had checked my calendar and noticed that I was flying to Dallas from LaGuardia and would probably drive down I 95 to get there. But after consulting Waze, the crowdsourced traffic monitoring...
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So here is the description of Cole's job
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Nice job Loomie!!!
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A little glimpse of heaven!
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My next adventure in Greece was to visit the place where they found the first example of typography, the Phaistos Disc, discovered in the ruins of a Minoan palace on Crete and dating to the late Bronze Age (2nd millennium BC). Drove south through the White Mts yesterday - down to the ruins. A clay disk with individually placed images on front and back, it is beautiful but as yet undecipherable. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phaistos_Disc
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Terrific advice especially for many large companies still trying to make a dollar by belittling and intimidating employees.
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How about participants could tweet location at a children's hospital and have the dogs bring sweets and a phone to call a family member #mophie
Nine full-size dogs and three puppies are taking turns delivering chargers provided by external phone battery company Mophie.
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Future of Medicine Is in Your Smartphone
http://online.wsj.com/articles/the-future-of-medicine-is-in-your-smartphone-1420828632

Amazing advances in powerful and cheap smartphones and apps allow niche solutions for emerging country-specific medical issues. 
New tools are tilting health-care control from doctors to patients
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The world of immersive experiences just moved forward. Using video game mechanics to engage younger clients in money management. Very cool. Sign me up. 
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Fidelity's Oculus Rift experience lets you take a virtual reality tour of your finances.
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Looking forward to supporting Ello!
Simple, beautiful & ad-free.
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This melding of work and play is really happening everywhere to varying degrees. Very exciting but requires a shift in mindset. Count me in. 
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Australians are working around the clock due to higher connectivity than ever before, which signals a change in the future of workplace culture.
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Occupation
chief reinvention officer
Employment
  • improvising careers
    2011 - present
  • IBM, CKS Partners, Eagle River Interactive, Lee Shapiro Music
    1996 - 1998
  • Freelance musician
    bass player, composer, aranger, 1973 - 1995
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Wilton, CT
Previously
Manhattan - Ithaca, NY - Bennington, VT - Glens Falls, NY
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203.247.7555
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Wilton, CT
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helping people be successful as they improvise several careers in the new global workplace mesh
Introduction
In October 2011, I conducted a month-long Practitioner Residency at the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center, on Lake Como north of Milan. The subject of my work was a concept I call "Metacognition and Reinvention: the 21st Century Career Paradigm" based on how I navigated through my own multiple careers.

I have had many different careers during my 40 years in the workplace. Right after graduating from Bennington College in 1972 with a degree in German literature, I toured and recorded with a country-rock band called McKendree Spring. Then, moving to New York, I became a sought-after session musician, working with many famous artists including Robert Palmer, Darius Brubeck, Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley. Realizing that by working in advertising, musicians could sleep in their own beds at night and get off the road, I broke into the jingle business, first as a player and then as a composer and producer. 

In 1995, after becoming captivated by the Internet, I taught myself enough about this new technology to get hired as a Web producer at several seminal interactive agencies in New York -including CKS Partners and Eagle River Interactive. Then, in 1998, after being invited to what I fully expected would be an awkward if not embarrassing interview, IBM asked me to join their Corporate Internet Programs team. 

I worked at IBM for over fifteen years and left in June 2013. My tenure included stints as a new media producer, a business strategy consultant and in various communications areas including social media and virtual worlds.

Currently, I am a strategic partner at an executive consulting firm in New York called Future Workplace. We strategize with senior human resources executives regarding on how to leverage social tools as well as recruiting for jobs that don't exist. I am also on the board of TEDxTimesSquare and speak at universities about my personal multimodal career path.


Bragging rights
played with Chuck Berry in front of 14K people at the Meadowlands in New Jersey with no rehearsal
Education
  • Bennington College
    German literature, 1968 - 1972
  • School of Visual Arts
    copywriting, 1991 - 1992
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Great job mounting and balancing our new tires. Mike and John have a terrific team. Thanks as always!
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