I’m with Ivonne Teoh here, glad to be part of your world, Mike, even though I miss a lot because you are indeed very prolific and I have very little time. 🤷♀️
This piece is a good reminder there are no writers without readers.
However… what’s the obsession with personal brands?! This is a generic question: I cannot for the life of me fathom why anyone would want to turn themselves into a brand or even a product complete with cheesy slogan!
At least you don’t have one of those and being a “futurist” comes across as a position more than a brand to me.
Humans aren’t products on shelves!
It reminds me of an advert in the UK for some woodstain that has since become part of popular parlance, so much so it has its own Wikipedia entry: “Does exactly what it says on the tin,” the slogan went, which was as pithy as it was hilarious.
The folks with slogans make me think of this, all the more as theirs are often quite the opposite and misleading rather than brutally honest…
Genuine narrative don’t need the hyped-up marketing campaign, we’re all humans being human in print on the internet, not some brand new kind of toothpaste!
Grumble, grumble. 😆