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January 15, 2018 8:10 AM

Facebook Made Some Big Changes And More On This Week's CTRL ALT Delete Segment On CHOM 97.7 FM

Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio out of Montreal (home base). It's not a long segment - about 10 minutes every week - about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. The good folks at CHOM 97.7 FM are posting these segments weekly on i Heart Radio, if you're interested in hearing more of me blathering away about what's going on in the digital world. I'm really excited about this opportunity, because this is the radio station that I grew up listening to, and it really is a fun treat to be invited to the Mornings Rock with Terry DiMonte morning show. The segment is called, CTRL ALT Delete with Mitch Joel.

This week we discussed: 

  • Facebook made a big move last week. Founder, Mark Zuckerberg said : "Video and other public content have exploded on Facebook in the past couple of years. Since there's more public content than posts from your friends and family, the balance of what's in News Feed has shifted away from the most important thing Facebook can do--help us connect with each other. We feel a responsibility to make sure our services aren't just fun to use, but also good for people's well-being." So, much more of our friends and family and a lot less of brands and fake news? Is this good news or bad news for users and businesses?
  • My article on these Facebook changes in Maclean's: Why Facebook is cleaning up the neighbourhood.
  • Speaking of Facebook... Companies using the company's ad platform to publicize job openings have (allegedly) been practising "Ageism."  Many companies (Verizon, Amazon, UPS and even Facebook, itself) are posting ads for jobs, but only letting those ads be seen by users 25 to 36 years old. Is that fair game? Or, is this simply another form discrimination?
  • App of the Week: Evernote.

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January 14, 2018 6:08 AM

Dan Heath On The Power Of Moments - This Week's Six Pixels Of Separation Podcast

Episode #601 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to.

The Heath Brothers (Chip and Dan) write some of the most compelling business books that that world has ever read. To this day, Made To Stick remains a staple and masterclass in how a brand can (and should) tell a better story. From the massive success of that book to Switch (all about change) and then Decisive (all about how to make better choices)... their books are just so powerful. Most recently, I devoured their latest business book, The Power of Moments. Why do certain experiences have specific impact on our lives? How is it that an event that took place when we were a child could be a hardwired value set that we carry with us to this day? Is it all just chance and luck (nature) or is their an opportunity for us to create moments like this (nurture)? I had the pleasure of discussing this and much more with Dan Heath. Along with writing brilliant business books with his brother, Dan is also a Senior Fellow at Duke University's CASE center, which supports social entrepreneurs. At CASE, he founded the Change Academy, a program designed to boost the impact of social sector leaders. Enjoy the conversation...

You can grab the latest episode of Six Pixels of Separation here (or feel free to subscribe via iTunes): Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast #601.

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January 13, 2018 5:37 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #394

Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

My friends: Alistair Croll (Solve for InterestingTilt the WindmillHBS, chair of StrataStartupfestPandemonio, and ResolveTO, Author of Lean Analytics and some other books), Hugh McGuire (PressBooks, LibriVox, iambik and co-author of Book: A Futurist's Manifesto) and I decided that every week the three of us are going to share one link for one another (for a total of six links) that each individual feels the other person "must see".

Check out these six links that we're recommending to one another: 

Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play.

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January 7, 2018 9:52 AM

Smart Women In The New Economy With Magdalena Yesil - This Week's Six Pixels Of Separation Podcast

Episode #600 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to.

She has one of the most illustrious and prolific careers as a venture capitalist in Silicon Valley. She's been in that business for close to three decades. She has, literally, seen it all as an entrepreneur, VC and board member. Her investing career started at US Venture Partners. She was the first investor and founding board member at Salesforce and the founder of Broadway Angels, a female group of angel investors. A technology pioneer, Magdalena Yesil founded three companies dedicated to commercializing Internet access, e-commerce infrastructure, and electronic payments. Her current company, DriveInformed, uses technology to bring trust and transparency to the auto finance industry. She is also an author. Her latest book, Power Up - How Smart Women Win in the New Economy was recently published. There would, literally, not be a commercialized Internet if Magdalena had not brought her vision to life. With that, here we are. In a situation where equal pay, harassment and more is still (sadly) the bane of our society when it comes to women. From #metoo and bro culture to today, Magdalena has more than a few thoughts on where technology is going and how important woman are (and will be) to its future and freedom. Enjoy the conversation... 

You can grab the latest episode of Six Pixels of Separation here (or feel free to subscribe via iTunes): Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast #600.

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January 6, 2018 7:54 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #393

Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

My friends: Alistair Croll (Solve for InterestingTilt the WindmillHBS, chair of StrataStartupfestPandemonio, and ResolveTO, Author of Lean Analytics and some other books), Hugh McGuire (PressBooks, LibriVox, iambik and co-author of Book: A Futurist's Manifesto) and I decided that every week the three of us are going to share one link for one another (for a total of six links) that each individual feels the other person "must see".

Check out these six links that we're recommending to one another: 

Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play.

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December 31, 2017 7:09 AM

Better Brand Stories With Mark Evans - This Week's Six Pixels Of Separation Podcast

Episode #599 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. There is a real struggle in business today. Regardless of how far brands have travelled, when it comes to... Read more

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December 30, 2017 4:45 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #392

Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? My friends: Alistair Croll (Solve for Interesting, Tilt the Windmill, HBS, chair of Strata, Startupfest, Pandemonio, and ResolveTO, Author of Lean Analytics and some other books), Hugh McGuire (PressBooks,... Read more

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December 24, 2017 7:38 AM

The Business Of Expertise With David C. Baker - This Week's Six Pixels Of Separation Podcast

Episode #598 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Sometimes you come across an individual (and a book) and it just mystifies you. How is it possible that... Read more

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December 23, 2017 4:57 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #391

Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? My friends: Alistair Croll (Solve for Interesting, Tilt the Windmill, HBS, chair of Strata, Startupfest, Pandemonio, and ResolveTO, Author of Lean Analytics and some other books), Hugh McGuire (PressBooks,... Read more

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December 18, 2017 8:35 AM

Should Kids Be Banned From Smartphones And More On This Week's CTRL ALT Delete Segment On CHOM 97.7 FM

Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio out of Montreal (home base). It's not a long segment - about 10 minutes every week - about everything that is happening in the... Read more

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