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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

Language Powers Digital

(0) Comments | Posted October 12, 2015 | 12:24 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 | 5:40 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 | 9:10 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 | 5:25 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 | 1:30 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 | 12:56 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 | 3:37 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 | 1:23 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 | 12:58 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 | 5:15 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 | 11:54 AM


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 | 2:49 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 | 11:37 AM


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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What We Can Learn From 3-Year-Olds

(0) Comments | Posted July 13, 2015 | 5:11 PM

A Ramble for a Summer Sunday...

We just came back from our granddaughter's third birthday party -- and what a party it was!

Bouncing castle, trampoline, merry-go-round, face painting, or in my case, bicep -- hey! I'm in touch with my inner...

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Make the Most of a Trifling Exception

(0) Comments | Posted July 6, 2015 | 3:06 PM

I am a sucker for fireworks... a complete sucker... I revert to my little kid persona every time I see even a small fireworks display... and when it's huge and beautiful, don't ask!!

More -- add big, loud, colorful patriotic music and...

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Simple Is as Simple Wins

(0) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 3:45 PM


True confession:

I am sitting in Cannes, Cote d'Azur, French Riviera; at a little desk facing large balcony-type windows -- open by the way; enjoying the fresh breeze and mesmerized by the sea and the vista of hills, beautiful villas and an array...

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What Do Gawker and the New York Times Have in Common?

(0) Comments | Posted June 22, 2015 | 4:08 PM


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

My readers know my mantra and are familiar with all my varied and growing proof points from the New York Times...even the printed edition comes from a digital Warby Parker

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Apple... Phones; Watches and Now Radio...

(1) Comments | Posted June 15, 2015 | 7:48 PM

Adam took a bite of the Apple and lost paradise...

Some would say we take a bite of Apple and find it...

I'd say it's closer to the Genesis narrative -- we take a bite and our eyes are open -- we realize what could/should be...

Couldn't resist the Biblical...

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The Extinction of Language?

(0) Comments | Posted June 8, 2015 | 12:50 AM


Language is how we communicate.

Language can be spoken, signed and sung.

Language can be pictures -- fashion or food.

DNA is a language of sorts.

So is computer code.

And while we think it's uniquely human, it may not really...

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Google... Jeans

(0) Comments | Posted June 1, 2015 | 12:00 AM

I love the way we use the word platform today.

In fact, according to Google the use of the word has skyrocketed over the years, particularly as it became a metaphor for developing ideas and products that shared some common core.


What I...

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