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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 [www.weeklyramble.com]. 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.

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Scrooge and a Digital Christmas

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

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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?

Maybe...

"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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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"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

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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

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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

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EBOLA.

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

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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

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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

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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 | 6:37 PM

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"OPEN SESAME..."

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 | 4:33 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 | 7:00 PM

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"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 | 5:33 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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