Records Spin a Lesson About Brands.

My eighteen-year-old son is hooked on playing albums on my old turntable. Two months ago, he stumbled on it in the basement, dusted it off, and pulled out some old albums. Deep 60s and 70s stuff – the White Album, Tommy, Aqualung, and um…T Rex. Now he’s all over...

Passion pays: Illustrator strikes a chord with fans.

The Decemberists. The Black Keys. Phish. They all have one thing in common: Nate Duval. A former ad guy, Duval left Madison Ave. to focus on what he loves: music. Knowing he’d never be a rock star didn’t discourage Duval from joining the community as a “gigposter”...

Community has no end. Only beginnings.

And from those communities, emerge leaders. The trailblazers. The people others want to follow. Often, these leaders create new communities. People gravitate toward them and embrace the mission as their own. A mission as lofty as promoting green technology or as easy...

Forged in whispers (or cheers).

Can you hear it? It’s the sound of a community being formed. A chance meeting. A handshake. An email. A comment on a blog. Or, simply a glance. It’s the connection made between like-minded individuals whether they’re colleagues, friends, or strangers. And it’s often...