Ty-Rants: the Blog

Happy Holidays from Charlie von Cat & bitTyant!

Happy Holidays from bitTyrant!   …and just in case you missed it last year, here’s a little Christmas video that Charlie threw together for everyone’s enjoyment in 2011. Merry Christmas from Charlie von Cat

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Good News From Tyrant-Land…

We’ve been hard at play over the past couple of months. After all, dreaming, designing, implementing, and measuring fun new ideas to help our clients grow is more “play” thank “work.” Outside of the fun stuff we’ve been doing on a monthly basis for our long-term retainer clients, we’ve also been fortunate to kick things off with some great new clients as well. Here’s the skinny…

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Is It Considered Self-Promotion If You’re Promoting Your Other Self/Selves?

We wanted to let you know that we’ve started something new, something that we love, something that helps define who we are and how we view the world, and we’re announcing that…

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Holy Schnikes! bitTyrant has a new website, new clients, new…

bitTyrant has officially been in bu-ness (as we say here in the south) for about 397 days (based on our LLC formation papers) and unofficially for much longer. It’s been a fun ride, and it’s picking up speed.

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To the A-hole Who Dropped Off Two Starving, Flea-Covered Kittens On Our Front Porch: Thank You

As we were finishing off our stuffed Tyrant Farms squash (the voles had kindly left us with 6 of our original 12 squash plants), we heard a single forlorn meow of a cat. This was not the type of sound that could have been produced from Charlie von Cat, who had evidently heard the same sound and awoken from nap #7 of the day to come investigate. We all quieted down and waited…

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Why You Should Consider Taking a Social Media Vacation

As psychologist and MIT professor Sherry Turkle says, “We expect more from technology and less from one another and seem increasingly drawn to technologies that provide the illusion of companionship without the demands of relationship.” Nailed it.

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Why Google Plus (still) Might Win the Social War

Will the youth generation make Google Plus the winner vs facebook over the next 5-10 years? Probably so, if current trends continue…

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Happy Holidays!

  bitTyrant’s Charlie von Cat stars in a special holiday video. Watch it with a straight face and we’ll release 5 rebel prisoners on Dec 25th. If you’d like to have the good stuff that grows at Tyrant Farms (the blog) delivered fresh to your…

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TEDxGreenville Salons + chicken fingers & apple sauce

If you’re reading this, I’m going to assume you watch TED videos (www.TED.com) on a fairly regular basis. If not, you’re missing out on free information created by the best minds in the world that will make your brain work better. For three years, we’ve had the privilege of being on the board and part of the planning team for TEDxGreenville…

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The Mushroom Tribe

A little over a year ago, Susan and I joined a new tribe. We call it the “Mushroom Tribe.” Reverse-engineering how we came to be members of this little tribe offers some fascinating insights into how movements and tribes get started in the first place…

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