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David Sable
David Sable is Global CEO of Y&R, one of the world’s leading global marketing communications companies, with 186 offices in 90 countries. An early digital entrepreneur, David continues to be tapped for his marketing and digital expertise around the world, and has an active presence in the blogosphere with his Weekly Ramble []. An active philanthropist, he was just named the Chair of UNICEF’s New York Board. David and his wife, Debbie, have two married daughters, and Henry and Teddy — their treasured grandsons.

Entries by David Sable

A Day for Universal Connecting and Creativity

(0) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 5:35 PM


Unplug and reconnect...

A soapbox I jump on every once in a while and a cause I truly believe in -- passionately. In fact, more so after reading about the late Steve Jobs and his strong views on his...

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Deepak Chopra, Winnie the Pooh, and JFK

(1) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 12:24 PM


Thank you....

Such a small phrase.

Yet one fraught with such deep possibilities.

Its English origins are rooted in the concept of gratitude... a more meaningful concept I think...

And culturally...around the world...while its use and meaning might vary -- I think it's...

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Alibaba and the IPO Treasure

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 5:37 PM



My bet is that you will recognize that phrase -- its magic and its origin.

And for those who forgot, "OPEN SESAME" are the words that magically opened the hidden cave of the legendary 40 thieves, the words that...

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Get Out of Jail Free

(0) Comments | Posted September 2, 2014 | 3:33 PM

Have you ever played Monopoly?

One of my favorites, online and off.

Chances are that at one time or another you have, as the game is available in 111 countries and published in 43 languages and some 275 million game boxes have been sold over the years.

Since 1935, over...

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Amazon Goes Hollywood Without the Algorithm

(0) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 6:00 PM


"You have to use judgment as well."

So said Roy Price, head of Amazon Studios, to a bunch of TV critics, as reported by The New York Times.

Actually the quote began with: "It's not like you can come in on...

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Ice Water Optional... Click and Shout

(0) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 4:33 PM

I poured a bucket of ice-cold/ice cube-filled water over my head and posted the video to Facebook.

So did more than a million other people.

No, this wasn't for #dumbestthingspeopledo -- although some might debate that. More on that in a minute.

I did it because the idea...

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Is Facebook an Important Source or a Sweet Distraction?

(0) Comments | Posted August 11, 2014 | 3:33 PM


Has Facebook morphed into something new?

Has the evolution of those boring slide shows that grandparents used to relish turned into something more -- more human, perhaps?

Katherine Rosman, an editor of "Sunday Styles" at The New York Times, laments in...

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War Is Hell

(0) Comments | Posted August 10, 2014 | 12:13 AM

"War is hell" said General William Tecumseh Sherman, of U.S. Civil War fame... or infamy (depending on your side), who burned the city of Atlanta to the ground and scorched a path across Georgia that still stirs emotion today.

His remarks were made a number of years...

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How Challenged Have You Ever Really Been?

(0) Comments | Posted August 4, 2014 | 4:20 PM


Have you ever felt challenged?


Worried that you were incapable of getting a task done?

Hopeless in the face of one need or another?

Afraid of ridicule or derision?

Paralyzed by fear of failure?

Be honest.

I have. I think most of...

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Can Amazon Profit From Porn?

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 4:21 PM

AMAZON!!!! Say it ain't so!!!!

"Amazon's Ambitious Bets Pile Up, and its Losses Swell"-- The New York Times

Why do we think that in the digital world innovation comes at a profit loss?

And why do we ascribe digital brilliance to every so-called "innovation" from companies like an...

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When Will They Ever Learn...

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 3:43 PM


Have you ever heard of Arthur... Artie Moore?

Today he would be the top social blogger of our time, bar none.

In the early 1900s he was an amateur wireless operator -- with a homemade receiver and transmitter -- living in Wales. Wireless,...

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Lebron, Brazil, and Legacy

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 2:51 PM


Do you want to be remembered?

Remember Hickory in the opening sequence of the legendary Wizard of Oz movie:

"Someday they're going to erect a statue to me in this town."

Legacy is a word you hear a...

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Meet My Son, Megatron

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 1:11 PM



My readers know that phrase...and my intense disdain for those who use the word digital or mobile or social, ascribing to them powers, attributes and meaning that are in fact pure crap.

Truth is that the worst offenders are those...

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Where Are the Peers?

(0) Comments | Posted July 3, 2014 | 4:29 PM

2014-07-03-147c7f3.jpg Do you remember Kony?

Joseph Kony, the leader of Central Africa's militant/terrorist child-kidnapping group "Lord's Resistance Army."

Chances are you or someone you know was responsible for one of the 100+ million views of the video "KONY 2012" on Vimeo and...

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Total Recall 2014

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 6:13 PM

Help me understand this.

BIG DATA is the business buzzword for the accumulation of massive amounts of bits and bytes that are meant to transform enterprises through unprecedented access to intelligence.

Problem is that intelligence cuts two ways - one passive, the...

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Hunt a Mammoth

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2014 | 6:03 PM

Unplug and reconnect.

Amazing how the message seems to resonate... or maybe not so amazing...

I imagine that back in the day, some cave mom told her intense, wall-painting son to get out and hunt a mammoth or two and reconnect with what is real...and I have no doubt that...

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Trees, Shadows, World Cup, and Teams

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2014 | 7:11 PM

World Cup -- and here is my question: How are you watching the game, and with whom?

Here is my bet: You are in the vicinity of a large screen and you are surrounded by friends, some of whom you met only a few minutes ago. Unless you scored tickets...

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Monetizers and Snoops

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2014 | 7:40 PM

But who is protecting us from monetization...?

The New York Times ran an article Saturday called "Internet Giants Erect Barriers to Spy Agencies."

I found it fascinating and a little scary.

Read it -- but the bottom line is that...

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Bury the 'Hachette'

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2014 | 7:16 PM

"Buy low, sell high..."

An investment cliché of great fame that has spurred much debate, discussion and derision as well as many spin-offs, such as "Buy high, sell higher" or the famous Will Rogers riff, "To make money, buy some good stock, hold it until it goes up, and then...

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Have We Forgotten How to Remember?

(0) Comments | Posted May 26, 2014 | 10:01 PM

What are we without our memories?

Our unique human memories....

True, all living things have some sort of hard-coded memory mechanism...default...reflex...evolution imprinter...survival code....

And, I believe, that higher order life also possesses emotional memory -- often deep and moving and touchingly understandable...

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