Monthly Archives: July 2009

The Trouble with Transparency

Be yourself; it’s the perfect disguise. – M.L. Grim I got reprimanded on Twitter the other day for equating transparency with invisibility. For the record, I understand that “transparent” means “you can see through it,” not ” you can’t see … Continue reading

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“It Doesn’t Feel Like Marketing” – Matthew T. Grant on Noteworthy Content

Kyla Cullinane interviewed me during MarketingProfs’ B2B Forum last month. The topic was “How to Make your Online Content Stand Out.” Briefly stated, I believe that your content will stand out if it is useful in and of itself (not … Continue reading

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New Podcast Episode: Lauren Schellenbach on Red Diaper Babies and Stuff

I’ve posted the second official installment of my Smallish Circle Podcast entitled, “Lauren Schellenbach on Lesbians, Red Diaper Babies, and Living in Los Angeles.” I’ve known Lauren for many years now and am very pleased to introduce her to the … Continue reading

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Matthew T. Grant’s Smallish Circle Podcast

I’ve officially launched my latest podcast, “Matthew T. Grant’s Smallish Circle,” in which I interview people I know and people I’ve met and, sometimes, talk about people I’ve known or met. The first official installment finds me recounting a strange … Continue reading

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Isn’t Nature Wonderful?

A few months back at the playground with my children, we found a hatchling that had been knocked out of its nest by a thunderstorm. It was lying on the ground, half covered with ants, but twitching because it was … Continue reading

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Are Ethics the End of Reason?

When someone deems your actions “unethical,” they generally mean, “your actions do not conform to a specific ethical standard’s notion of ‘right action’ and thus belong to the category of  ‘wrong action’.” When you ask them the basis for their … Continue reading

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