Neon Si ns

The use of neon to create compelling advertising signage is decades old, but today we’re on the verge of a shift in sign technology. The rise of low cost LED lighting and the proliferation of large screen displays combine to put serious pressure on neon’s ability to compete. Creating neon...

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Coin Academy Launch Announcement

Been a little busy lately…. Here’s why: Today sees the launch of the first comprehensive digital currency education site, Coin Academy (http://CoinAcademy.co). The self-paced learning site features original content and curated collections of digital currency resources from around on the web. Coin Academy’s original courses focus on the most popular...

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Ric…for Dummies

I'm really happy to be able to announce my latest book deal with my long time publishing partner Wiley & Sons. I will be working with them to produce my first title in the hugely popular "For Dummies" series. The book is "Social Media Optimization for Dummies," and will be released in the Spring of 2015.

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Thailand Through Foreign Eyes

Once upon a time, I lived in Thailand. It’s an odd place — certainly not the simple Land of Smiles of the tourist brochures. I’m not sure anyone who’s never lived in Thailand can really appreciate the layers upon layers of peculiarity that have accreted. There is one thing of...

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The Night the Demons Walk

The figures you see in the photos below are known as Ogoh-Ogoh and are at the heart of a wonderful Balinese tradition. These photos were shot at the annual Ngrupuk parade, held every year in Bali the night before Nyepi, the Balinese Day of Silence. During that parade, these enormous...

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