A personal post: On Consumption & Conscience

Last week, I broke my pattern of business related posts and dumped my guts out on at This Mommmy Gig in a post about conscience, and how/if we allow our conscience to determine our patterns of consumption.  This post doesn't belong on this site. However, many of the points I raised, about the power of consumers and our ability to destroy markets for the reprehensible... and create new markets for the praiseworthy is something that any marketer or business should pay close attention to.  This is going to increasingly drive the marketplace within which we all function... and knowing how we will respond to concerns like the ones raised in that article is something to think about.  You can check out the article here and I would really value your input and feedback.   :-)

Social Media Celebrity - Infographic of the Day.

While I'm sure there are some exceptions (and they probably wear superhero capes), I was ruminating on the subject of web celebrity today...while chatting with @Marc_Meyer on Twitter.  We both expressed the delimma of being buried in the "real work" and not having time to be more active in the online and offline social grid. 

So, I drew this up afterward.  Does it make you want to laugh... or throw rocks at me? (click to enlarge)




Thanks to @geoffliving for reminding me that some of us go through intense periods of intense engagement.

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LEIGH DURST

LEIGH DURST
I’m Leigh Durst, a 20 year veteran in business, operations, customer strategy, ecommerce, digital & social media and marketing. Simply put, I’m a strategist that helps companies (start-up to blue chip) achieve business shift, create more compelling online and offline experiences. I also write, speak and teach about experience design and next-generation business. I’m a futurist, visionary, strategist, doer and connector with a passion for people and helping others. When I’m not on the road, you’ll find me in the San Francisco bay area, working, beaching it and hanging out with my family and dog.

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