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Author archive for Bob Allen

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    I Pledge…

    July 19, 2019

    For the last 3 years, we’ve been engaged in a project that could, if it is successful, have transformative...

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    Coming of Age

    July 1, 2019

    At the turn of the century, out of the chaos of a chilling economy and the double punches of...

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    Happy Continuation to A Great Idea

    May 1, 2019

    The park now known as Disney’s Hollywood Studios, a name I have never gotten quite comfortable with, turns 30...

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    What Burns?

    April 17, 2019

    I am not a Catholic. I am not even a Christian in the way that Christians define themselves. I...

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    Creativity, Innovation, Life and Death

    March 18, 2019

    Simply getting older-participating in the entropy attendant to a certain number of solar orbits-confers nothing. Even the much-vaunted acquisition...

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    Good Old Systems

    May 15, 2018

    A while back, I discussed (politely, with just a light dusting of snark) what I call the “danger of...

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    Cultural Exploration

    May 1, 2018

    Travel broadens you, they say. Well, exploring other cultures doesn’t always require a passport. I spent the weekend at...

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    Me and Mrs. Bush

    April 18, 2018

    In the early summer of 1992 I got a call from my boss. “Bob, I need you and your...

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    Real Magic

    April 9, 2018

    He was burnished auburn and had a philosopher’s face and began a slow and methodical descent, each hand and...

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    February 26, 2018



    The Tyranny of The “Thing”

    February 3, 2018

    I am not a qualified cultural anthropologist, but I’m going out on a limb and suggesting that we live, perhaps...

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    Scrooge’s Gift

    December 25, 2017

    “Oh! But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grind-stone, Scrooge! a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old...

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    On Saturdays

    November 13, 2017

    Let me be clear first-the traumatic brain injury that we now know happens in contact sports-specifically football-cannot be left...

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    The Future Might Be Okay

    October 23, 2017

    I had a great moment last week. After waiting in line for technical difficulties to be solved (see end...

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    October 9, 2017

    I didn’t do the high school or college reunion thing. I have often been just the faintest bit envious...

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    Is It Marketing or Sales?

    September 18, 2017

    I was surprised when I recently Googled this question. Not because there was so much out there but because...

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    Collaboration, Partnership and Filling Vacuums

    July 10, 2017

    I admit an experience-based bias here. I come from music, filmmaking and immersive entertainment design—disciplines that are that are...

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    Bringing Your Gift

    June 11, 2017

    A year ago this weekend, a man, a very broken and damaged man, killed 49 of my neighbors and...

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    DOGMA & Values

    April 2, 2017

    DOGMA A point of view or tenet put forth as authoritative without adequate grounds. VALUE Important and lasting insights...

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    RFPs Hinder Innovation

    February 1, 2017

    RFP stands for Request for Proposal, but it may as well stand for Recipe for Plain. When big companies...