Archive for September, 2007

Reaction vs. Response

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

The Sensei in my martial arts studio often reminds us during sparring to respond but not to react. When you react you’re not being authentic.  You’re sparring on your opponent’s terms.  You’re thinking too hard about what your opponent will do next.  You’re thinking, “If he does A, I’ll do B.  But if he does C, […]

Authenticity

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

Authenticity has become the modern currency of blogging. Unlike traditional media sources, most bloggers aren’t beholden to any puppeteers.  To some people this is a whole different kind of problem, but it’s also clearly a key strength of the new media.  With 175,000 new blogs launching every day, blogging is becoming a popular alternative to the filtered, agenda-driven drivel that passes as […]