Category Archive: Inspiration & Personal Blog Posts

Ku Klux Klan, “Brand Doctor” and the Oklahoma Dust Bowl Crusader

Doctors are generally some of the most trusted people in America (#3 most trusted profession in a recent poll). They also tend to be some of the wealthiest Americans.

For the most part, we love our doctors. “Brand Doctor” works today. If a guy with a white coat & white teeth sells a product on TV, we’ll believe every word he says.

The art of procrastination

Is procrastination always evil?

We know that we should stop focusing on day to day business, so we can devote more attention to building a brand that’s relevant for future generations.

We know we should get around to planning properly for future competitive contingencies.

We know we should really fix that leak that’s been drip, drip, dripping away.

We know we should get off of social networks & build or do something that matters.

Traditionally, [...]

Ain’t no stopping you in 2010 (& beyond). Inspiration for the New Year

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.” Robert Louis Stevenson

While there’s still a lot of negativity in the system (left over from 2009) I’m hoping you are ready to rip & roar in 2010 and beyond.

I’m an optimist, so I believe 2010-20 will be a more purposeful decade as people look beyond superficiality and get back to basics.  Below are a few themes [...]

The 3 Best Blogs for Marketers/Business Managers wanting to think differently: 2009 Edition

If you are interested in the marketing/business blog world & want to read some guys who think a bit differently, then check out the list below.

1.  Edge Economy by Umair Haque:

You have to like a guy who writes copious manifestos and starts blog posts with intros like “Dear Old People Who Run the World” without getting kicked off the Harvard blogger A list.  In terms of content, Umair address general [...]

Ted Kennedy & the Business Case for Empathy

Edward Kennedy via

Like many of you, I just saw Obama eulogize a perennial supporter of the underdog–Ted Kennedy.  This week, I also read a great blog post on Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  So, I’ve been thinking about Ted, Rev. King & their support for those who had little “voice”…both were masters of empathy and able to see the world from the perspective of the less fortunate.

Empathy is also incredibly [...]

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