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Jay

Jay has written 282 posts for Jay Kinghorn's Blog

Convergence Opportunities

Convergence Opportunties In my recently-concluded seminar Series Adaptation: Building A Successful Photo Business in the Era of Smartphones, Tablets and Social Media, I highlighted the ways technological changes are disrupting a a wide varity of industries and occupations. To illustrate the point, I used two articles highlighting the ways intelligent software is changing the processes […]

CSaaS-Creative Services as a Service?

“As the idea of a sharing and scaling services that were otherwise once local and isolated continues to spread, we are now seeing just about every function you can imagine being delivered as-a-service to any business who wants them.” -Brian Profitt As Brian Profitt correctly outlines in his article “Everything As A Service” on ReadWriteWeb, […]

5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Photoshop

Today, I’m presenting “5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Photoshop” at the Utah chapter of the American Society for Training and Development. Rather than focus strictly on Photoshop, or geek out about esoteric features, the presentation includes a high-level discussion on best practices for visual communication along with a series of short, essential Photoshop […]

Convert Video Podcasts to Audio for Easier Listening

I just posted a quick tip on the Kinghorn Visual blog that I think readers of this blog would be interested in as well. In it, I walk you through the process of batch converting your video podcasts to audio files for listening in the car, in line or while running errands. A great way […]

Awesome! Eddie Obeng: Smart Failure For A Fast-Changing World

This 10 minute video is awesome! It’s well worth your time to watch. “We spend our time responding rationally to a world we understand and recognize, but no longer exists.”

Insights on Big Data from Edge.org

Big Data has emerged as one of the most talked about technology trends in 2012. Although there is legitimate debate on the extent to which Big Data will reshape marketing, information gathering and self-tracking, it is clear that as we add more internet connected devices to our environment and more data is collected, big data’s […]

Learning Organizations: From the Ground Up

Lately, I’ve been wrestling with this notion of helping companies and organizations harness the flow of knowledge within the organization and one of the challenges I keep coming back to is the need for the individuals within the organization to embrace a proactive learning mentality. On an individual level, proactively learning helps you to stay […]

The Future of Journalism? Excellent Hurricane Sandy Reporting from the NY Times

Today, I’ll take a brief detour from the current thread on thinking, knowledge and professional development to highlight a shining example of modern journalism from the NY Times. A good curation of materials illustrating damage by #HurricaneSandy by the @nytimes, nyti.ms/SulIZm. — Alasdair Allan (@aallan) October 30, 2012 As Alasdair Allan points out, this well […]

At the Intersection of Ambiguity and Chaos

Owning your own business is, at its most exalted, a liberating and profoundly rewarding experience. At its worst, running your own business, particularly when preparing for an uncertain future, can be disheartening and demoralizing. The truth is, the professional benefit from a self-determined career lies at both extremes (and points in-between). It’s great to have […]

Great Advice: ReCourses-Managing Client Relationships

I’ve subscribed to David Baker’s ReCourses newsletter for several years and find it to be a focused and valuable contribution to my inbox-a stark contrast to most email newsletters I receive. Today’s newsletter was particularly valuable with David’s tips for Managing Client Relationships. This is an oft-overlooked facet of running a creative services business and […]