One of my best friends from high school days, Emy Louie, will be doing a book-signing with her co-author, Nancy Bolts, of their new book, Fast Trains. Come see her this Sunday, February 10th, at Busboys & Poets from 6-8pm. Three words to entice you: High Speed Trains!
Nothing more fitting as we close out the last week of 2011 than a vibrant look at the top resolutions ladies and gents are making and how well they’re faring. It’s so easy to say, “I’m going to blog every day! I’m going to blog and vlog and write a novel and become the digital marketing King/Queen of the world!” Sorry to disappoint…but Chris Abraham currently holds the King role around here. Ladies, we better step our game up! Thanks to the infographic savviness of Infographics Inspiration, explore and discuss:
The happiest of weekends and NYE’s to everyone around the globe! I’ll catch ya in 2012.
- Team BlackBerry New Year’s Resolution: #BeBold in 2012! (blogs.blackberry.com)
- Top Online Marketing Books for 2012 (toprankblog.com)
- 2012 Resolution #2: Finish a Novel and Write Another One (thesimpledollar.com)
- Resolutions for 2012 – The Prelude (firsthomediva.wordpress.com)
- Tips for Keeping Training Resolutions (trainingdaily.runnersworld.com)
I was an academic postmodernist in college and gave it up the moment I realised two things: that Jacques Derrida was having a but of an intellectual laugh with deconstructionism (Feminism and Marxism took his work much more seriously) and that deconstructionism — essentially linguistic and symbolic cultural disruption (“nothing outside the text“) — had zero intent — or plan — to build something beautiful, productive, constructive, or elegant in its place.
That’s the same way I feel about this desire amongst social media mavens, new media communicators, and the cutting-edge of advertising and PR: disruption for disruption’s sake. And, like pomo, it’ll result in the same thing: razed ground, smoking ruins, bodies stacked like kindling — but what else?
Do you have a plan what to do once you have had a successful revolution? What is your communications strategy after the disruption? Is there a profound architectural plan — a city works – to build something beautiful, productive, constructive, or elegant in its place?