Archive for September, 2011

The Great Jump Ball Continues

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Two things over the weekend have caused me to revisit the notion of the current period in history as the Great Jump Ball.  For the non-basketball initiated, when two players both grab the ball at the same time and neither of them has clear possession, the referee calls a jump ball.  The players who were […]

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    What I Learned on September 13th, 2001

    By Jim McCarthy 2 comments

    I don’t have one of those powerful personal stories for 9/11.  I was safely in bed in Pasadena, California when the madness began to unfold, and all I did was gape at the TV all day like most people, hoping the world wasn’t coming to an end.  There were only one or two people I […]

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      Wrong Question, Yahoo

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      Do you remember when Yahoo ruled the world? I certainly do.  I was part of a company that Yahoo bought in 1999 for almost $5 billion in stock.  A few months later, that stock was worth even more, going as high as $108 per share (split adjusted) on December 31, 1999, compared to today’s $13 […]

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        I Have a Question for You…

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        In October, I’m talking about social media at the Digital Media Boot Camp for Arts Marketers in NYC.  And as I started to think about what I’d say, I kept going backwards, like this:  What should I talk about?  What do people want to know? What are people doing in social media?  What do people […]

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