Making time to do nothing is more important than ever. Do it!
You don’t need technology to enjoy travel. Unplugged time is good time too!
Music is a very important part of my life.
I hear certain songs and instantly I’m transported back in time to certain memories associated with it.
Now, I may never have been that huge of a Beastie Boys fan, but I dug their tunes and they were a defining band of my youth. When the news broke yesterday that Adam “MCA” Yauch had lost his battle with cancer it hit me like a ton of bricks. Forty seven is far to young to pass away and it was horribly sad.
Last night, Coldplay played this tribute to him. Any child of the 80’s who canRead Full Post
My travel journal from an excellent week in Ghana with the ONE Campaign.
A recent event reminded me that not everyone stands by their word. Wish it wasn’t true, but it is.
The GAVI Alliance has assembled a highlight video from the recent vaccine rollout ceremony in Ghana that I attended.
Quick video update from Ghana after C.C. Chapman & the ONE Moms team spend the day at an HIV Hospital.
Quick audio updates from Ghana including a conversation with an HIV+ Mother, doctors at Africa’s third largest hospital and a bit from the GAVI Alliance Vaccine Celebration.
Second day in Ghana with one and I’ve seen some of the worst and the best of what is happening to the people here.
Only 10 hours on the ground, but already a lifetime of memories from Ghana.
One of the first things we did upon arriving in Ghana was head to an artists market. What a unique experience!
To celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday, C.C. shares how he uses him to be confident as a public speaker.
Details around my plans to document my adventure to Ghana.
An audio update on where my head is as the days wind down until my trip to Ghana begins.
A quick video overview of what Amtrak’s Nation Train Day is all about.
New interview series sponsored by Cinchcast and hosted by C.C. Chapman.
One boy. One dream. Watch what happens when you don’t stifle imagination.
As I get ready to head to Ghana, I’m wondering if I’m forgetting anything to pack.
Yesterday marked another milestone in my life when the first international versions Content Rules arrived at the house.
We’ve sold several translations, but these were the first to come out. So funny how they can change pretty much everything about them when they decide to print them.
An International author? Kind of cool to think about.
The paperback edition (complete with illustrations) hits shelves later this spring.Read Full Post
I’m excited to announce that on April 26th I’ll be in Ghana with ONE to celebrate their rollout of two new vaccines.
Thank you to LG for a great weekend in New Orleans enjoying the NCAA Final Four!
What might you notice if you changed one little piece of something you do all the time?
Author, comedian and all around motivating Baratunde Thurston sits down to share his journey with C.C. Chapman on Passion Hit TV.
Want to get the most out of every conference you attend? Then work hard to make sure it is a success rather than complaining about it after the fact.
Amtrak becomes the 2012 Exclusive Sponsor of Passion Hit TV.
KONY 2012 is a campaign to raise awareness about and the capture of Joseph Kony in Africa.
The week ahead holds SXSW and the Dad 2.0 Summit for C.C. Chapman.
C.C. Chapman’s review of CanvasPop as a solution to canvas prints for your photos.
Two videos that by themselves may not do much to change education, but every little idea helps.
If pitch someone and they want to talk about you, LET THEM!!!
Journalism is changing, but where is it headed?
Who knew going to a movie with his son would lead to an important moment in the relationship between father and son for C.C. Chapman.
Limits such as time, location and resources effect us all. The successful among us are those that realize those limitations and use them to spark creativity.
A parable about learning and mastering something as told through the simple act of making homemade baked beans.
C.C. Chapman explains what his new show Passion Hit TV is all about.
It is that time of year again.
The month before SXSW happens in Austin, Texas when tens of thousands of people from around the globe arrive in town. The time when it seems at least half of them will start sending out invites to a drinkup, party or other gathering that they hope you and a few hundred other people will show up at.
I only have to take one look at my inbox to confirm that it is that time of year again.Read Full Post
Every day I’m asked how companies can create content that will be engaging enough that people will take the time to consume and then share it with others.
My standard answer is that there are no silver bullets, but I do think that the more types of content you know about, the more you can consider them every time you get stuck with one of those “well what do I do now?” moments.
Today I want to talk about the power of behind the scenes content and why you should consider it.Read Full Post
Today I was asked by Lynette Young to take part in a Google Hangout discussion about Pinterest.
It is 90 minutes of tips, reactions and a good primer on what we believe it is and isn’t.
Joining me in the discussion was Simon Salt and Jane Ellen. If after watching this you’d like to follow me on Pinterest you can. Enjoy the video.Read Full Post
Scrivener and Freedom are two tools any author should be using to improve the amount of writing them do.
Pinterest (and all social networks) are what you want them to be. Choose wisely and find the value in it for you.
Unless you live in cave, you know that yesterday was The Superbowl and of course that means a whole bunch of commercials that companies spent millions of dollars to put their messages in front of your eyeballs.
$3.5 million was the publicized price for a thirty second spot. Add in the actual productions costs, agency costs and you’ve got a lot of money being spent.Read Full Post
Photos taken on Ocean Avenue in Newport, RI by photographer C.C. Chapman
Yesterday I was hired to lead a conversation with the communications team of a large global company. It was their annual retreat and they brought me in to push and pull them to think about the answer to the question of where they wanted to be in five years.
We talked a lot about technology, but also about the culture shift that had to happen in their company to embrace and utilize the ever growing social nature of the world around them and the constant fire hose of information that everyone is trying to deal with.
It was a great discussion and I hope they got as much out of it as I did. In fact I hope I get to work with them some more in the future as they’ve got some amazing opportunities in front of them that I hope they take full advantage of.Read Full Post
Even with all the success I’ve had in business and my career, the thing I judge myself on most is how well my children turn out.
This weekend my son became a teenager. These are the years when a lot changes, happens and when I believe you start to become the person you will be for the rest of your life. I also think these are the years when I’ll start to know if I’ve done a good job raising him or not.
Happy birthday Dylan. I hope the road ahead isn’t too bumpy for both of us.Read Full Post
We must remember that while the barrier of entry to create is getting lower, this shouldn’t take away from the truth that it takes true creativity to make it amazing.
A great weekend in two simple photos.
SOPA and PIPA are not good for the Internet and it is important we each do our part to make sure they don’t pass.