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DO THIS BEFORE YOU DIE – See B.B. King


From time to time I hope you will indulge a short detour from advertising. I believe in a life well lived and want to share some thing that I think should not be missed.

This week I saw B.B. King for the 8th time. He is now 80 and has to sit for the entire show due to bad knees, back and diabetes but from the moment he walks on stage to the last song you know that you are in the presence of a living legend. He is a pure performer on every level from his performance with Lucille to the stories he shares between songs. In an age when lip syncing has become an accepted part of “live” performances it is wonderful to be able to spend time with a real performer. Next month B.B. will return to Europe to finish his last international tour. He promised one more tour of the U.S. so do yourself a favor and run to get the best tickets you can afford before the chance is gone and you can only experience his music on CD.

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Creative Director, Designer, Brand Builder, Speaker, Podcaster, Crazy One. As a designer, I have 20+ years experience creating the strategy, concepts, and designs for award-winning integrated global advertising campaigns, building multiple global Fortune 500 brands and creating innovative digital experiences. As a leader, I have 15+ years transforming agency and client-side teams using a mix of creativity, business strategy, process and political skill to create innovative, world-class work and cultures that change industries and companies. My clients have included American Airlines, W Hotels, Disney, Citi, ExxonMobil, Acura, Old Navy, Nationwide Insurance, Verizon, Subaru and many others. My work has received over 150 international awards, my app designs have been named as one of the World’s 100 Greatest Apps, Apple has featured my work in 9 keynotes, 4 TV commercials and more.

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