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I'm Jake McKee

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2008: Year of the Kick Ass

While I like the idea of New Year’s Resolutions, I never seem to a) track them through to the end of the year to judge success, or b) follow through much past the third week of January (perhaps the reason I never end up tracking them at year’s end). There’s lots of discussion about what […]

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Favorite posts of 2007

2007 was one hell of a year for me, ushering in a new company, new clients, and of course a new baby who has now become a toddler. I joined Kiva and funded my first loan which has been recently repaid, then gifted my family via Kiva for Christmas. I racked up tens of thousands […]

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Playing on the floor

I know Christmas has passed, but I’m still in the Christmas spirit, so I’m passing along a great Christmas story my friend Jeremy Leonard shared with me last week. As a continued supporter of the LEGO products, and as a former employee (and kid who said from the age of 7 on that he’d one […]

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Addictive Monetizing

It was a crisp fall day in Texas in the year 1999 when our team at NVision Design, high on the growing success of our game Frogapult, released another email forwardable game Elf Bowling. These were the days when you could still send .exe files via email, and the stats were incredible. With a 1mb […]

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Happy Holidays, Travel Safe!

Friends, family, clients, contacts – both real world and virtual: have a great holiday break. Travel safe and try not to get your reindeer caught in the garage door. See you late next week!

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Interview: "We" Show

Aaron from the “We” Show interviewed me recently about… well, you guessed it: community stuff! It was a fun interview to do, and was great catching up with Aaron. (We met at Community 2.0 earlier this year) Check out the 20 minute interview and let me know what you think!

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Last chance for Wikinomics & Now Is Gone giveaway

That’s right, I’ll be choosing the random winners of this week’s book giveaway later tonight. Here’s your chance to get a shiny new copy of Wikinomics and Now is Gone. How do you win? Tell others about CommunityGuy.com. Here’s the two ways you’ll be entered: If you’re a blogger/twitterer/etc., simply post a link to CommunityGuy.com […]

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Community Contest Trophy – Thanks, Sean!

The ever talented Sean Kenney has delivered once again on his tradecraft. Sean is an amazing LEGO sculptor who creates incredible works of art with LEGO bricks. If you remember, one of the prizes in the recent Community Contest was a custom-made LEGO something. Sean came up with a brilliant trophy using the Ant’s Eye […]

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Community Book Contest Winners!

After a few last minute entries last night, I selected two random winners for the Community Book contest. And the winners are… Alison St. John Greg Williams Congrats you two, I’ll follow-up directly ASAP to arrange the details! Alison, start figuring out which book you’d like… you’re in the coveted “First Responder” seat.

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Rapid Fire – Thursday, December 20

Can NASA Attract a Younger Crowd with Social Networking Tools? “NASA is the latest to take on additional social networking tools for the purpose of attracting more users. With about 1 million unique views per month, NASA is catering directly towards the Facebook crowd, in so many words–the 18 to 25 year olds. This marks […]

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