What is “free speech”?

I saw a tweet that stated:

“Don’t be fooled. Big Tech isn’t shutting down accounts due to ‘risk.’ They’re trying to control what you READ. What you THINK. What you BELIEVE. They’re after one thing: control. Because control means power. Don’t let them win.”

I’m not…

Do I work if I’m not being paid?

Yes.
Hard.
All the time.

What I do professionally is a major part of who I am.

It’s how I define myself.

I am always learning.
I am always reading.
I am always writing.
I am always looking to acquire more knowledge.
I am always looking…

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Hunting Creativity….

Don’t just sit at your desk.

Get out into the world.
There are no blank pages staring back at you out in the wild.
The canvases out in the world are filled with inspiration and imagery.

Ideas come from the unexpected.
Ideas come from the mundane.

Do things…

How do we start fresh?
How do we fix the broken?
How do we success when we are scared?
How do we show and tell?
How do we love and protect?
How do we stay in each other’s lives?
How do we be equals?
How do we find love?
How do we write free?
How do we breathe and…

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Voice is going to change everything.

As you watch the chaos listen for the word “contactless.”
Don’t touch anything.

How will we move through the world?

Everything will be more contactless.
The assumption is that the tap on mobile will drive this.
Maybe today.
Maybe tomorrow. …

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It’s not what you think.

It’s not about starting a podcast.
It’s not about posting articles on LinkedIn.
It’s not about streaming live on Facebook.
It’s not about building a following on Twitter
…or TiKTok
…or Instagram
…or Medium
…or <insert a social media platform here>…
It’s not about getting media appearances.
It’s not about getting famous…

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That is the question.

If you read the major stories that were recently published in The Atlantic (Jeff Bezos’s Master Plan) and/or The New Yorker (Is Amazon Unstoppable?), this is the new(wish) position of the media: Amazon is bad for business. Jeff Bezos is bad/evil. I wonder how true this…

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Everyone wants to podcast. Everyone wants to be a guest on a podcast. Podcasting is the new content marketing.

I can’t tell you how many interviews I’ve been involved with since the mid-eighties, but it is in the thousands. I’m not bragging or hyping here. My main podcast, Six Pixels…

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Life has a funny way of giving you perspective.

2018 was the year of “books” for me. I decided that I would track and pay close attention to book reading. I was embarrassed, because in prior years, my passion for reading books had waned. I would have none of it…

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Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio out of Montreal (home base). It’s not a long segment — about 10 minutes every week — about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. The good folks at…

Mitch Joel

Founder @ Six Pixels Group. Investor. Advisor. Author. Speaker. Media Hacker. Books = Six Pixels of Separation & CTRL ALT Delete. More: www.mitchjoel.com

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