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Step Into Your Greatness.

With her permission, I get a lot of the photos for my posts from Libby Williams. This one is one of my favorites. Thank you for inspiring me with your photos Libby. The other day, I stumbled on this photo. And it took my breath away. I have been thinking about it for over a …

Endless Possibilities.

This photo, take by Libby Williams, is of Megan’s sweet boy. Happy Monday! Today’s post is from Shannon, one of our wonderful community “shepherds” at Brains on Fire. We think a lot about building community and connecting people through shared passions at Brains on Fire. You can’t ignite a movement, if you don’t have a …

Happy Summer.

This photo is from Libby Williams. And I love what she says about it: “Time for a summer road trip. Time to throw caution to the wind and live a little larger and a little bigger and a little bolder for 3 short months. Time to try something brand new and live a little riskier …

A Love Letter to Our Communities

Today’s post comes to us from the marvelous Victoria Hammond, Community Manager of DeVry University’s DriVen Class… In case you haven’t heard, Brains on Fire is looking for a ROCK STAR Community Manager to join our merry pirate crew. We are so excited about the possibilities and what this new addition means for our clients, …

NOW HIRING: Community Manager!

Today it is my pleasure to announce that the Brains on Fire family is preparing to bring a new pirate on board. Could it be you? We hope so. NOW HIRING: COMMUNITY MANAGER Brains on Fire is looking for a qualified Community Manger to join our team–STAT! The ideal candidate will already have some community …

Everyone has a story.

This illustration, by our very own Eric Whitlock, is a “work in progress” for our courageous clients at Foundations Recovery Network. Check out the stories they’re collecting to eliminate the social stigma that keeps addicted individuals from seeking help: heroesinrecovery.com I was rocking my baby daughter late one night. It was many years ago. The …

On Waffles, Comfort Food and Community

This blog post is from the amazing Shannon Kohn. As a community manager she’s helped to grow the National Center for Family Literacy’s Wonderopolis to be one of the most highly esteemed learning websites of the past year. When she’s not on the clock, she’s a professional recipe developer. (Yes, she’s superwoman.) Today we get …

Uncomfortably Simple

An internal email sparked an interesting conversation among a few of the technophiles and designers here. A short comment about the Microsoft Surface (there’s my post SEO) started it all: Interesting concept from Microsoft. They completely ripped off the iPad’s smart cover – but it’s nice that they’re bringing it to another level by integrating …

The Brave Shall Inherit (and Inspire) the WOM

Today’s post is very simple. No wordy paragraphs. No exhaustive prose. Just a simple observation–and a video that drives the point home. WOM is not just something that happens FOR clients, it is something that happens BECAUSE of clients. It happens because they are courageous, bold, daring. It happens because they believe in a better …

To Whom it May Concern…

I’ve saved our very own Alexis Bass’s resume for years. She said I could share it with you. I felt she presented her story in a smart, heartfelt way. Brains on Fire is doing some hiring as we shift and grow and make sure we better serve our clients and ourselves. So. We placed an …

Friday Afternoon Photo Fun

It’s been a high energy, fun week at Brains on Fire. So I thought I would slow down and share some of my iphone photos. Happy Friday. To the Dads out there. Have the best weekend ever! Dinner at the Lazy Goat last night. I think Ramsey and Megan are talking to their spouses! Shannon …

You’re Not Special

Over the weekend, a teacher at Wellesley High School in Massachusetts gave a rather controversial commencement speech to the graduating class of 2012. Slammed for repeatedly reminding the students “you are not special,” it’s fair to say McCullough’s speech was a bit of an audience-shocker and media stir stick. At the very least, it certainly …

Everybody needs a Sunshine Band.

I’m drawn towards happy people and optimists. Like a magnet. I think on some level we’re all wired this way. Don’t you? Flowers are drawn toward the sunshine and so are people. Life is wonderful like that. It’s Thursday, the sun is shining in our neck of the woods. And I feel really optimistic. So. …

On Channels and the Life of Content

This past holiday weekend I had the chance to spend time with my younger brother and a cousin who are about the same age (sophomores in college). Bits of their conversation I overheard were typical of their age, but one subject caught my attention: television commercials. The first bit of their joking I noticed was …

Q & A with Keller Fay.

Our very own Megan Byrd and Justin Gammon getting Face to Face. If you hang out here often you know we are big fans of Ed Keller and Brad Fay. Their company, Keller Fay, is a Word of Mouth Research Consulting firm. We base a lot of our work on their insights. For example, 90% …

Brains on Fire is looking for a vibrant, people-loving, financial and quality control freak!

Thanks for helping us spread the word about about this very KEY position at Brains on Fire. Here’s the complete listing for the COO/Director of Client Services Role I just posted on Linked In: You’ll feel a different kind of energy within our office, just like our clients feel it in our work. That means …

What do you love?

I love GOOD magazine. The online version is just one of my “feel good” breaks in the middle of the day. I visit it when I want to, well… feel good. My latest discovery is a series on “What do you love?” What a great question. So often we ask people what do you DO. …

Word of Mouth via Toaster

My wife and I live in a small mill house, and storage space is a valuable commodity. Our kitchen is actually larger than many of the galley-style builds in similar houses, but the layout still leaves us with very little counter space. Which means we have to make choices. Microwave or toaster oven on the …

Defining Good Writing

Last week someone posed an interesting question: “What makes writing good?” The more I tried to answer, the more it felt like trying to describe the color yellow or explain infinity. When you stumble across a piece of good writing, you just get it. You feel it before you know it. You’re compelled to save …

We need your help.

That’s Ramsey. We’re always looking for amazing talent. Brains on Fire is looking for another pirate to join our crew! We’re looking for a smart, eager to learn, WOMM loving, Public Relations savvy person to help us spread the Brains on Fire love around the world. You’ll be responsible for planning and executing our speaking …