Category Archives: personal

Ten personal books: a bibliophilic glance

I’ve received multiple versions of the following request on Facebook this month: “In your status, list 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take more than a few minutes and do not think too hard. They … Continue reading

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Returning to optimism

This week I received two doses of idealism, which made me realize I’d sunk into something like pessimism of late.  As a result I’m more optimistic about the future, despite everything. The first jolt came from a tv interviewer, who … Continue reading

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Joining the New Media Consortium

This week I’m excited to report that I’ve joined the staff of the New Media Consortium (NMC) as their new senior researcher. NMC and I go back a while.  I’ve been involved with NMC many times over the years.  Speaking at their … Continue reading

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Starting a business: one year of success

One year ago I launched Bryan Alexander Consulting and changed my life.  It’s been a wild ride, and a successful one.  Since I vowed to share this work through social media, I’ll use this post to reflect back on year … Continue reading

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A digital story about the holiday spirit and avoiding cannibalism

I made another digital story on the Cowbird platform.  It’s called “The night we almost ate the bankers“.  Cowbird liked it so much they recommended it as their story of the day – thanks, guys! Cowbird is a fascinating, perhaps … Continue reading

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Happy holiday wishes

I write this on Christmas Eve.  Night fell early again, this close to winter solstice, closing up a very short afternoon.  Now I’m surrounded by family and friends.  Adults have eased into after-dinner conversation.  The children are insanely eager for … Continue reading

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Inbox zero and one fatal flaw

This post is about too much email.  About the cure I used, and its one major weakness. Most of us have suffered from the plague of too much email, and I’m no exception.  I used to dread the towering pile … Continue reading

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