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Dick Davies
Works at Sales Lab
Attended Hamilton College
Lives in North Carolina
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Carl Jung, Book Review leading to 8 essays by Mark Vernon in The Guardian. (see links)
A quick read for the depth of material represented, shows how an essayist (Vernon) creates value by providing a refined perspective.
From childhood fantasies of a giant phallus to his relationship with Freud, Paul Bishop has written a wonderfully rich biography of Jung. By PD Smith
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If you needed a reason to get off your smartphone from time to time, consider that keeping a written journal may actually improve your life.
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“The ideal metaverse is built atop a foundation of free software and open standards."
The virtual reality renaissance that is now underway is creating much excitement surrounding the potential arrival of the “metaverse.” As I write, four great technology titans are competing to bring... read more
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A little know startup in Seattle could do for metal what 3D printing is doing for other materials like plastic.
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New blog post: One night in a martial-arts class...
Sometimes, the best encouragement you can get in a martial-arts class is silence. Once a month my school, which normally teaches a combination of wing chun kung fu and Philippine blade/stick fighti...
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Adaptive beats efficient...or just beyond efficient?
 
Team of Teams: Post #1--Overview
Overview. General Stanley McChrystal and his author team tell us that to beat an agile foe in an uncertain environment, an efficient team is never as effective as an adaptive one. Restructuring the Joint Special Operations Command from a classic command-and...
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Social media for business - it sucks and should be burned to the ground so it can start anew

"Entire corporate social media strategies are crafted on baseless assumptions that presume brands can reach prospects and customers in social networks, consumers want and trust brand content, all engagement matters, likes are marketing KPIs [key performance indicators] and fans and followers are advocates."

But the problems are that brands are boring and obnoxious, people don't believe them, and what brands say doesn't factor into our purchasing decisions. Oh, and it doesn't affect search rankings.

Give it a read, it's well worth it. It's without bullshit. 
Augie Ray is right. Social media’s house is on fire. He also says you can start over. I’m not so sure. Augie (an old friend and colleague of mine) recently published a major blog post about what’s wrong with social media. Here’s the gist of his message: Grab the fire extinguisher, build a social media … Continue reading Augie Ray, can we admit now that social media marketing is dead? →
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Personal motivation and perseverance are essential ingredients of success. All enduring and accomplishments and success come from taking steps in a chosen direction.
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The best thing on the future of cars I've seen because it imagines the future of the car business, and software wins.  http://ben-evans.com/benedictevans/2015/7/27/ways-to-think-about-cars …
Cars are going to change a lot in the next few decades. Electricity on one hand and software on the other change what a car is, how it gets made and who might own one.
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Dick Davies is a serial entrepreneur and has been president of Sales Lab for over 30 years. He now blogs to promote his companies, new technologies, and civic and social interests. He is a loud and frequent speaker on how businesses are adopting new technology.
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