My brain has a useful balance of creativity and organizational ability that does well with developing creative concepts and bringing them to reality. This is but a glimpse into how I work and what makes me tick. I host a podcast in Louisville called STARTUP: Conversations With Louisville Entrepreneurs

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DV Unplugged

April 1, 2015 - Author: Dan Vonderheide


I work in digital media, which means I spend a lot of my time interacting with devices large and small. That’s just the world we live in, right? It’s not like we have a choice.

Alas – we do. I do. And I’m making the choice to reduce at least for the time being. (more…)

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Affliate Programs Are Killing Podcasting

October 2, 2013 - Author: Dan Vonderheide

Affiliate programs – yuck. Don’t abuse the notion and your audience won’t abandon you.

For Pete’s sake with the clutter that’s already invading the resurgence of podcasting! I came to discover the joy of reasonably-ad-supported audio content when I discovered WTF with Marc Maron, Mohr Stories with Jay Mohr, and the Nerdist with Chris Hardwick. They all provided (and continue to do so) unbelievably compelling and entertaining content. Great guests, great humor, fantastic interviewing styles…everything that talk radio SHOULD BE.

We like these hosts and what they provide and we go out of our way to make sure we’re bringing them into our lives. (more…)

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Why I Like The Facebook Timeline

February 5, 2013 - Author: Dan Vonderheide
The Facebook timeline will tell the story of you.

The Facebook timeline will tell the story of you.

2012 was really a year of transformation for me. My dad died from a weird lung disease in February, I turned 40 in April, and went through some career focus change during the second half of the year. Really, two of these three things turned out to be all right in my book (it should be pretty obvious which thing sucked) and all provided some new perspective for me. (more…)

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Five ways to use Twitter – for those who still don’t get it.

August 10, 2009 - Author: Dan Vonderheide

The conversation yesterday went like this:

Guy:  Who here Twitters?

Me: Oh, I do. I think I’m a fairly heavy user.

Guy: I don’t get it. I really don’t care what you had for breakfast.

OK, I’m as guilty as anybody else when it comes to Tweeting silly information and literally stating what I’m doing right now in the requisite 140 characters. But I use it for so much more than that, as do most people I follow.  After some thinking, I’ve categorized Twitter use into five categories: (more…)

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