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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

My One and Only Ever Top Ten List

(0) Comments | Posted January 26, 2015 | 12:06 AM


Full and embarrassing disclosure...

Like everyone else, I click on list links.

As a public service, I provide some for your entertainment and amusement as well as three core sources for continued and higher education in list learning....

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Lessons From CES: It's Always All About People

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2015 | 2:56 PM


I have just returned from Las Vegas, where I joined tens of thousands of gamblers on their yearly pilgrimage, looking for, praying for, the Big Bet.

To give you context, I was attending the annual CES (Consumer Electronics Show), an event...

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Predictions, Predilections, Prophecies, Punditry... and Future Babble

(0) Comments | Posted January 5, 2015 | 6:26 PM


How do you end one year and begin another without the onslaught of future gazing by the experts who know...

There was a time when looking forward was a function of truly challenging imaginations: Leonardo DaVinci imagining flight -- parachutes, airplanes,...

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The JetBlue Blues

(0) Comments | Posted December 29, 2014 | 3:10 PM


For 2015, a new concept in customer service and personalized experiences.

You go shopping for clothes...

You can go basic and buy something that really doesn't fit, because it's been cut narrow to save you money, if you don't mind the tightness; but...

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Scrooge and a Digital Christmas

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2014 | 9:15 AM


Has Scrooge taken over digital shopping?

Is the global discount World Wide Web in danger of returning to its save-human-kind roots?

Does Amazon have a business model, finally?


"What surprised me was how many of these deals were bad," said...

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Hi-Fi to Wi-Fi: Let the Music Play... Err, Stream

(0) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 4:06 PM


While the debate on streaming music vs. downloads rages -- a stupid and fruitless discussion, in my view -- I decided to "digitize" my already digital CDs so that I could have access to them 24/7 and stream the music whenever I wanted.

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How Technology Will Not Save the World

(0) Comments | Posted December 8, 2014 | 2:08 PM


The United States is currently tangled up in a racially charged debate around police violence, or maybe better put, excessive and biased use of force against people of color.

We have seen riots and demonstrations over the past few weeks, reminiscent...

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Simplicity Rules... But Simplistic Is a Killer

(0) Comments | Posted December 1, 2014 | 1:59 PM

Over the past few days:

I have been driven around town in Uber cars ordered on my smartphone.

I have managed to navigate the crowded streets of New York using Waze on the same smartphone.

I have ordered holiday gifts from both...

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Uber Or?

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 3:05 PM


Uber Alles?

Or Uber Lame-O?

Some think that Uber is the ultimate disrupter. A poster child for the digital age. Turning old, tired models upside down and bouncing them on their heads before throwing them...

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Net Neutrality's Big Bottom Line

(1) Comments | Posted November 17, 2014 | 12:49 PM


Net Neutrality. Not to be confused with Net Openness.

And certainly not with Right to Be Forgotten.

And clearly not to be mixed up with entitlement to dump on anyone anonymously or otherwise.

And without a doubt has nothing to do...

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Do You Hear the People Sing?

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2014 | 4:46 PM


Since the dawn of time we have marched to war with music.

Drums beating, trumpets blaring -- music was created to stir the soul of one side and freeze the soul of the other.

Marshal music, enhanced by thousands of stamping feet, swords...

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Doot, Doot, Doot

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 4:28 PM


Always learn from the greats. Try to understand the most successful. Emulate, yes, but more -- build and innovate on what they do so well by learning what they miss.

Kind of simple wisdom, that... no?

So why then in the digital age...

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How to Be an Eagle, Not a Chicken

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2014 | 8:42 AM

We are in the midst of a global crisis.

Truth is that you could argue we are in the midst of many global crises...

Ebola, New Cold War, Middle East, Terrorism

Banking, Poverty Gap, Job Market

Housing, Famine, Water, Energy

Weather... and on and on...

Yet -- I'd continue to...

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How to Fill an Empty White Board

(0) Comments | Posted October 27, 2014 | 1:05 PM


"EUREKA!!!!... I Have Found It!!!"

The word "eureka" as an exclamation (and its meaning from the Greek) is attributed to Archimedes, who, according to the story, "discovered" an accurate means of measuring the volume of irregular objects as he lowered himself...

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Apps for Addictions

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 6:48 PM


Too much of a good thing...

We all know that adage.

In fact, too much of anything can be bad for you -- except maybe love (but then don't read Gone Girl).

Too much sugar; too many carbs; too much...

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Amazon: Broadband to Broadway

(0) Comments | Posted October 13, 2014 | 6:34 PM


Digital is everything... but not everything is digital.

Those who have followed my Ramble know this is my mantra and soap box to expose what I have labeled digibabble -- that is, the use of digital ideas, terminology or positioning to...

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When Social Kills

(1) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 1:40 PM



I read, listen to and watch the news in a sort of out-of-body state. Didn't I see this movie?

I'm sure I read the book.

This can't be for real.

The virus is spreading across Africa...

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Don't Lose the Moment for the Shot

(0) Comments | Posted September 29, 2014 | 2:56 PM

I love taking pictures.

In fact, I have been a photography junkie since I had my first Kodak Brownie back in the last century.

I learned how to develop and print - a lost art....

I graduated from camera to camera until...

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A Day for Universal Connecting and Creativity

(0) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 6:35 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 | 1:24 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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