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David Sable

My One and Only Ever Top Ten List

David Sable | Posted 01.26.2015 | Business
David Sable

Depending on your level of cynicism, I imagine you can argue that a list like the way couples annoy each other can help your relationship, that one on cheap food shopping, or what you will miss from SkyMall increase our intellectual capacity. Or not.

Lessons From CES: It's Always All About People

David Sable | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
David Sable

To give you context, I was attending the annual CES (Consumer Electronics Show), an event that I have been attending since 1996 -- and to give you some more context, the DVD was introduced at the show that year.

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

David Sable | Posted 01.06.2015 | Media
David Sable

My crystal ball is cloudy. But personally I'd rather model after Peter Drucker, drop the Babble, look hard at our world and get with the program.

Let the Music Play... Err, Stream

David Sable | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
David Sable

Look, I don't mean to give you a history lesson or bore you with my routine. My point is simple: The debates around format or how people listen are foolish and wasted. Follow the music.

How Technology Will Not Save the World

David Sable | Posted 12.08.2014 | Technology
David Sable

Drones and body cameras are fighting a reality that exists -- I get it -- and maybe it needs to happen in the short term, but unless we change the model, build a new one, we are stuck.

Simplicity Rules... But Simplistic Is a Killer

David Sable | Posted 12.01.2014 | Business
David Sable

We need to take the time to understand before we act -- hold off on tweeting that tweet or sharing that post until we are sure of our facts. Think about the implications of our clicking and subsequent shouting.

Uber Or?

David Sable | Posted 01.24.2015 | Business
David Sable

I'd posit that Uber is at the nexus of the ethical model and the business model, and they do intersect.

Net Neutrality's Big Bottom Line

David Sable | Posted 01.17.2015 | Media
David Sable

Net Neutrality. Not to be confused with Net Openness. And certainly not with Right to Be Forgotten.

Do You Hear the People Sing?

David Sable | Posted 01.13.2015 | Media
David Sable

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 fre...

Doot, Doot, Doot

David Sable | Posted 01.10.2015 | Business
David Sable

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.

How to Fill an Empty White Board

David Sable | Posted 12.27.2014 | Business
David Sable

"EUREKA!!!!... I Have Found It!!!" The word "eureka" as an exclamation (and its meaning from the Greek) is attributed to Archimedes, who, according...

Apps for Addictions

David Sable | Posted 12.20.2014 | Technology
David Sable

This is not a screed against technology, nor is it a Luddite rant. Au contraire. But we can't let it control us. We must remain in control so our world doesn't become a cheap B movie.

When Social Kills

David Sable | Posted 12.06.2014 | Business
David Sable

My fear is that we are beginning to look at our personal technology as a totem. The kind of totem that people once thought (and some still do) protected them from bullets or arrows or bears -- bottom line: an unnatural death.

Don't Lose the Moment for the Shot

David Sable | Posted 11.29.2014 | Business
David Sable

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

A Day for Universal Connecting and Creativity

David Sable | Posted 11.22.2014 | Business
David Sable

What if we were to pick one day a year -- a day we all agree on -- and declare it our day? A day of Universal Connectivity and Creativity. A day when social media online goes dark because social offline goes live.

Deepak Chopra, Winnie the Pooh, and JFK

David Sable | Posted 11.15.2014 | Business
David Sable

The honest truth is that much like many -- for me -- "Thank you" has become a standard mumble -- much like "Have a good day" or any of the other sign-off phrases people add to their automatic signature in digital media.

Alibaba and the IPO Treasure

David Sable | Posted 11.08.2014 | Business
David Sable

Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba, is in fact the living incarnation of the original fictitious character.

Amazon Goes Hollywood Without the Algorithm

David Sable | Posted 10.25.2014 | Business
David Sable

Wake up: Data don't connect -- data are history at their best and a bet on the future at their weakest. But a good story -- a good story lives on and becomes a part of the fabric of life and culture.

Is Facebook an Important Source or a Sweet Distraction?

David Sable | Posted 10.11.2014 | Media
David Sable

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

How Challenged Have You Ever Really Been?

David Sable | Posted 10.04.2014 | Impact
David Sable

Imagine now, if you will, a world where people with intellectual disabilities lead the way, teaching us all that winning is often just about playing and that a smile and a hug never lose.

When Will They Ever Learn...

David Sable | Posted 09.20.2014 | Media
David Sable

Have you ever heard of Arthur... Artie Moore? Today he would be the top social blogger of our time, bar none.

Meet My Son, Megatron

David Sable | Posted 09.06.2014 | Media
David Sable

Look -- these folks can do what they want -- as we all can -- my beef is not with them but with those who find this a worthy story of our digitally connected world...or somehow think that we can get baby names only this way

Where Are the Peers?

David Sable | Posted 09.02.2014 | Media
David Sable

Community was once a place of action linked to emotion -- a powerful hub and spoke of social change. Nowadays anyone on a compiled data file can be considered to be part of a community. How the mighty have fallen.

Total Recall 2014

David Sable | Posted 08.30.2014 | Business
David Sable

How long has it taken GM to figure out that its cars have been crashing and that people have been dying as a result? And then how long did it take GM to admit it had a problem and start to recall specific vehicles? Where was the BIG DATA?

Monetizers and Snoops

David Sable | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
David Sable

Truthfully? I want to be protected from the monetizers as much as I want to be protected from the snoops -- although I can make a better case for the snoops.