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David Sable

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

David Sable | Posted 08.24.2015 | Business
David Sable

Entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes...see Kickstarter...and despite our predilection to skew our entrepreneurial worship towards the high-tec...

Darwin, Productivity and Innovation

David Sable | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business
David Sable

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 -...

Imagine If Cecil Were a Human

David Sable | Posted 08.10.2015 | Impact
David Sable

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...

Learning How to Use an iEgg

David Sable | Posted 08.03.2015 | Business
David Sable

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... Question... Have you...

Making Different Pay Off

David Sable | Posted 07.27.2015 | Impact
David Sable

Another summer ramble... I have been lucky to have experienced Super Bowls. I have been fortunate to have cheered at Olympic Opening Ceremonies. I ...

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

David Sable | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
David Sable

The conundrum: If we tell our kids to be careful, if we ourselves are careful, and if we are ever more careful of the people we hire or the deals we enter into specifically because of the digital record, what about countries and treaties?

What We Can Learn From 3-Year-Olds

David Sable | Posted 07.13.2015 | Parents
David Sable

Here is the thing; don't bet against a bunch of people, of all ages, getting together and just having a real good time without anything more than themselves.

Simple Is as Simple Wins

David Sable | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
David Sable

Every year as I reflect on my week here and review all of the work I have seen and all of the awards I have applauded and, in those years, all of the Lions I helped to award (this is my fourth jury), I am always drawn to the very notion of creativity and what its varied definitions and shades of nuance mean to all.

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

David Sable | Posted 06.22.2015 | Media
David Sable

Clearly, just being "digital" is no longer enough to distinguish anyone (digital is everything...) and the self-imposed constrictions that digibabble thinking forced onto so many is outmoded, outdated and, frankly, future-limiting

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

David Sable | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
David Sable

What Apple does do -- time after time -- is open our eyes to new ways to look at things without encumbering us in the digibabble that so often bogs us down.

The Extinction of Language?

David Sable | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
David Sable

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.

Google... Jeans

David Sable | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
David Sable

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.

Memory, Karma and Desire

David Sable | Posted 05.25.2015 | Business
David Sable

Every year, around this time, as the United States approaches its national day of commemoration aptly called Memorial Day. I am struck by the nature, the very essence of memory and what it really means, what it can achieve and the flip side -- the deep harm it can catalyze.

Why Are Children Reading Books? Don't They Know It's Digital First?

David Sable | Posted 05.19.2015 | Books
David Sable

There is an amazing renaissance happening in the children's book world. Amazing new authors (not to mention the old), fabulous new designs, typography, papers, color, brilliant illustrations, production values that are the end product of digital technology, and most importantly, the most digitally fixated kids love them.

When Is Voting Not Big Data

David Sable | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
David Sable

The knowledgeable amongst us reference Big Data at least once a week... and the really savvy at least once a day... and the incredibly shrewd at least once a meeting... while the most serious invoke Big Data no matter the topic of discussion.

A Missed Call From the Past

David Sable | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
David Sable

We need to confront hate before it loses its human connection, because when it does, all of our moral hand-wringing and good and decent intentions collapse in a pool of irrelevancy. There is a straight line from Auschwitz to Rwanda and Cambodia and Darfur and, sadly, more. What more can we do?

Three Letters that Will Make You a Better Manager

David Sable | Posted 06.27.2015 | Business
David Sable

Some people and companies confuse management with cheerleading. Now... there is nothing wrong with rallying the troops, encouraging people, inspiring behavior. But in and of itself the pom-poms are not a strategy for management.

I'm Buying a Wristable

David Sable | Posted 06.20.2015 | Business
David Sable

Once again Apple has confounded the digibabblists, perplexed their competitors, baffled the analysts, and in general annoyed and irritated all the self-proclaimed digital-first... or is it mobile-first?... or perhaps our proclamation of the day should be wearable-first... experts, pundits and gurus.

Do You Think You Can Learn to Be a Leader?

David Sable | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business
David Sable

Are you a leader? One way to find out is to take one of the many online tests available and see for yourself.

Lessons in Managing from the Holidays

David Sable | Posted 06.06.2015 | Business
David Sable

Every once in a while it's worth remembering that while our skills apply to all facets of our lives, we cannot forget to apply the human side as well.

Why the Apple Watch Works

David Sable | Posted 05.23.2015 | Business
David Sable

Apple is smarter than the digibabblers. They have introduced a watch: the Apple Watch. They didn't call it the Apple Wearable or make up some new category name; they called it a watch, much like the phone they introduced that changed the category and our lives, the iPhone. They key in to people, not babble.

My Kind of Pi... With Ice Cream on Top!

David Sable | Posted 05.16.2015 | Business
David Sable

It was just 9:26:53 p.m. on March 14, 2015, and I have officially celebrated the second transcendent moment of Pi Day, the first being that same time that morning.

Do You Support Gun Control? Do You Believe That Guns Kill?

David Sable | Posted 05.09.2015 | Business
David Sable

My readers know that I abhor anonymous online posting, as so many reek of vitriol, envy and plain old maliciousness. What really makes me wonder is how college students tolerate and rationalize the codified anonymity of growing social networks like Yik Yak.

The Biggest Game-Changer in Online Commerce?

David Sable | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
David Sable

In the end it's not the algorithm or the user interface or even FREE SHIPPING -- it's all about the merchandise, the need, the service, the style. In short, the human condition...

Killer Content on Demand

David Sable | Posted 04.11.2015 | Business
David Sable

I am fairly confident that a declaration can be made that the once-definitive analyst prediction that UGC -- user-generated content -- would supplant and replace all advertising, movie, broadcast, film, video and whatever else production can now officially be declared dead digibabble.