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.
While everyone else was returning to their offices after the New Years break, I was reporting for duty to the Worcester court house for jury duty.
I was called last year at this time and postponed it a year since I was just starting out on the book tour for Content Rules and didn’t want to run the risk of being sat on a jury and having to cancel dates.
I’ve been called one other time in the past and got sat on a jury that go around, but at the last minute the trial was canceled. This time around I wasn’t so lucky and for the past two weeks have been serving on a civil case in Massachusettes Superior Court and the process has been eye opening on multiple levels.Read Full Post
Behind the scenes of a video shoot for Passion Hit TV.
While creating with a keyboard and technology is fun, C.C. Chapman is discovering he has the urge to do more creating with his hands. The old fashion way!
A yearly tradition continues with me choosing my three words for 2012.
Photography is getting more and more social as we beging moment sharing on a regular basis.
2011 was a great year and I wanted to pause and look back at it for a moment.
It is the final week of 2011 and in a few short days we will flip the calendars to a whole new year. You’ll read plenty of posts predicting what the year holds and while I could do that, I have no interest.
I do want to share with you the final episode of my podcast for the year. It is an important one to me because I shared a bit of big news from my world and also recapped several different things going on with me right now. I hope you’ll give it a listen.
If there is any advice IRead Full Post
Free ebook with the writing of some of today’s top minds in online marketing and social media.
C.C. Chapman explains how content is everywhere and thus every company needs to start using it in this interview from Holland.
Today I turn 38 years old and as I usually do I snapped a quick photo for random memory sake.
I’ve just returned home from speaking in Rotterdam and playing in Amsterdam. It was a trip full of inspiration and fun, but I’m glad to be back.
Looking at this photo tells me I’m more tired than I feel right now. I’m sure the jet lag is waiting to set in at any time.Read Full Post
Last night I spoke to a full house in Rotterdam and had the chance to meet a lot of great people.
I owe a big thank you to the team at Coopr for bringing me over. The hospitality they have shown me while here has been amazing. They are a great group of people doing good work for their clients. I hope I see them again.
Here is a video they put together from my speech. I’m making a note not to say “right” so much in the future. *grin*
I’ve still got one more day in Amsterdam. I’m planning on making theRead Full Post
C.C. Chapman shares some of the images he captured while walking around Rotterdam
Travel is something I love to do, but being away from home is never easy.
While attending BlogWorld, C.C. Chapman sat down and interviewed a group of people as part of being a .tv Advocate.
Julien Smith has a new book out called The Flinch and C.C. loves it.
Isn’t there a rumor going around that things slow down in December? I swear I’ve heard that before, but I don’t believe it for one minute. *grin*
I just got home from having lunch with Christine Koh and Audrey McClelland. We’ve been trying to get together since summer, but we are all so busy it took until today to make it happen! If you are looking for smart, savvy and awesome women to get involved with on your next campaign or project you should call them. They are both the real deal.
LOTS going on here so I wanted to do a quick update.Read Full Post