Learning From History To Avoid Learning From Failure Is Good

“I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps.” Was said by Edison after a reporter asked him How did it feel to fail 1,000 times [when inventing the lightbulb]?” I really think failure is needed to further knowledge. But not every failure pushes the limits of human understanding. If …

The Metaverse Is Stupid, I Think

A few Tweets aside, I haven’t said much about the metaverse. This is entirely because I think the metaverse as currently advertised is incredibly stupid. Some see a sort of merger of the corporeal and virtual worlds, somehow different from Second Life. I see it as, at best, a gimmick and, at worst an ad-supported hellscape we are …

My Experience Working With Entrepreneur Sunil Paul

The full story about working with Sunil Paul is on Push ROI. But the highlights: Spring Free EV approached my company Push ROI about providing marketing services. Spring Free EV negotiated a contract, resulting in both written clarification of the terms and changes to the terms Spring Free EV signed the contract, and I countersigned. …

The Chaotic Language of Art

A friend asked for help promoting an “amazing and underrated artist” on display at a Dallas museum. Over coffee, we crafted a press release for Igor Samsonov‘s exhibit. I’d never met or heard of Samsonov before, but his work was indeed amazing. The visual depth of every painting is striking. Scenes and subjects have an …

Whatever Tragedy Just Occurred, I Don’t Assume You Approve

Tragedies happen. Every single day something terrible happened someplace. Some tragedies are of a variety that go viral. A school shooting, a crime motivated by race. A lot of things in a state with bizarrely open public records that creates nearly self-writing headlines. None of these are good things. And You & I agree; the …