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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

Adele Breaks Records and Rules

(0) Comments | Posted November 30, 2015 | 11:58 AM


I had planned to write about the results of Black Friday and Darkening Thursday but decided to wait until the full picture was clear after Cyber Monday, when I can tally those outcomes with the data from what now seems to be Good...

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When is Digital Marketing Really Digital Marketing... a Lesson in Customer Centricity

(1) Comments | Posted November 23, 2015 | 5:08 PM

Last year PepsiCo's Lay's brand launched an interesting promotion in New York City. Over the course of two days, consumers logging into UberRUSH -- Uber's courier service -- could enter a special code provided by Lays, and in return have...
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There Is Good Disruption and There Is Bad Disruption

(0) Comments | Posted November 16, 2015 | 12:00 AM


Disruption and dysfunction.

Inextricably linked, and the latter often the product of the former... particularly in our digibabble world.

Truth is, I had planned to ramble on the subject and had built up a case file with examples from Amazon to Zipcar.


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Can You Get Ahead By Putting Down Your Phone and Picking up Your Kid? And Other Metaphorical Scenarios...

(0) Comments | Posted November 9, 2015 | 12:42 AM

Do you work too hard?

Or rather...

Are you feeling that if you don't work 24/7, you won't get ahead?

Have you ever questioned the effort you put into things... wondering if it was really worth it, or...

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It's Not Your Father's University... Or Yours: Lessons From the U

(0) Comments | Posted November 2, 2015 | 3:05 PM


Technology has always been a constant factor in the evolution of education: teaching and learning.

From cave painting to the Greek academies to the invention of paper, from chalk to electronic stylus, from lectures to interactive videos, the social forces inherent in our...

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Disney on VICE

(0) Comments | Posted October 26, 2015 | 1:09 PM


I'd like to share a news story.

New York Post


An important news story from the U.S. that will soon affect the fact, already does....

Hailed by the media, analysts and assorted expert pundits...yet is a powerfully...

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Is Your DNA Nothing More than a Credit Score?

(0) Comments | Posted October 19, 2015 | 6:46 PM


Have you ever applied for a credit card?

A loan? A big one like a mortgage?

If so, you know that an ever more efficient (so they say) rating system, based on a myriad of data, is crunched through ever more complex algorithms...

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Language Powers Digital

(0) Comments | Posted October 12, 2015 | 1:24 PM

What comes first?

Once was digital.

Then gamification.

Now mobile.

Maybe next wearable.

But what does any of that really mean?

Is not the ultimate use of any of the above based on ideas?

And aren't ideas based on people's vision for...

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Are You Ready for a World of Cats?

(0) Comments | Posted October 5, 2015 | 6:40 PM


Try this.

Next time you are in a conversation with a friend, go silent for 8 seconds.

Count the time in your head... a good slow 8 seconds.

Don't react to anything.

Watch your friend's face... thank you, Sheryl Sandberg, for the experiment...

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Volkswagen and the Ying and Yang of Technology

(0) Comments | Posted September 28, 2015 | 10:10 PM


"Any color so long as it's black."

So said Henry Ford - or at least so says Henry Ford's autobiography.

When or where or if he said it is irrelevant - he was making a point that was really about production...

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Evil Hipster Ecologist Taxis? Will it Fly???

(0) Comments | Posted September 21, 2015 | 6:25 PM


"What drives the most successful start-ups isn't the money, it's the mission. The founders who go on to create the greatest value for themselves and their investors are those with a vision of changing the world in some way."

So wrote Kevin Laws...

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A Rare Einstein Thought I Hope Never Comes True

(0) Comments | Posted September 14, 2015 | 2:30 PM


Over the past few weeks I have watched how technology and its applications can impact the lives of bedridden patients in the most profound ways.

I have seen a hospital bed that reacts to patients' vital signs so that there is...

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You Really Think You've Cut the Cord? Give Me a Break...

(2) Comments | Posted September 7, 2015 | 1:56 PM


Are you a cord cutter?

Have you taken the plunge?

So many tell me they have...

Yet...frankly I am confused...

Exactly what cord are we talking about?

Read about Apple's upcoming announcement...

Examine all the options we have as...

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Are You One in Seven?

(0) Comments | Posted August 31, 2015 | 4:37 PM

Another summer post....

Did you feel it?

Were you a part of it?

Was it your post that took it over the top?

The "it" that I'm talking about is the reported fact that Facebook, last Monday, August 24, 2015, had one billion users log in for the...

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Can You Be a CEO? A Chief Entrepreneurial Officer...

(0) Comments | Posted August 24, 2015 | 2:23 PM


Entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes...see Kickstarter...and despite our predilection to skew our entrepreneurial worship towards the high-tech sector and big money exits...the couple who opened an artisanal cheese shop in a newly going hip neighborhood and the friends who...

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Darwin, Productivity and Innovation

(0) Comments | Posted August 17, 2015 | 1:58 PM


A, B, C, D, E, F, G....

I need to make a profit for Wall Street to see....

So begins a Ramble for a hot August day...and a thought starter - I hope - to get a discussion going in exploring PRODUCTIVITY and...

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Imagine If Cecil Were a Human

(0) Comments | Posted August 10, 2015 | 6:15 PM


We don't have to imagine, the proof is pretty clear....

"In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight...wimoweh...wimoweh...AHHHH EEEE OOOOO..."

How I loved that song growing up...

I learned it from listening to famous folk singer Pete Seeger and...

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Learning How to Use an iEgg

(1) Comments | Posted August 3, 2015 | 12:54 PM


A short summer ramble...

More of a share of a great article really...but I'd be remiss not to comment - at least a little...


Have you ever heard of an idiophone?

Hint - it's an incredible musical device...fills in spaces and gaps...

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Making Different Pay Off

(0) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 3:49 PM


Another summer ramble...

I have been lucky to have experienced Super Bowls. I have been fortunate to have cheered at Olympic Opening Ceremonies. I have happily shouted at World Series Games. I have had the privilege of attending Broadway and Hollywood opening nights,...

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Stakeholders Need To Demand More -- When Business and Politics Collide

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2015 | 12:37 PM


A conundrum for another summer Ramble....

If you wanted to hire someone for an important position (or even not so important), no doubt you would exhaustively reference check -- scour Facebook, search LinkedIn, comb Twitter, and hunt whatever and wherever else you could...

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