How do you get a lot of ideas?

Don The Idea Guy Linus Pauling said the best way to get a good idea was to get a lot of ideas -- but the question then becomes, how do you get a lot of ideas? The answer is easy... DON THE IDEA GUY!

30 April 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Side Hustle Beanstorm

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There are just a handful of podcasts that I listen to on a regular (daily or weekly) basis. The ones that get a little “ooh!” out of me when I see there is a new episode downloading to my favorite podcast app. They have great content, interesting guests with relatable stories to share, engaging hosts, and (perhaps most importantly) […]

04 March 2016 ~ 0 Comments

10 Ideas Worth Sharing with the World

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As part of a daily idea practice I participate in with some friends on Facebook, a recent topic prompt asked for 10 ideas, messages, thoughts, concepts I consider worth sharing with the world. Since January of 2015 I’ve actually been in a habit of posting one of those thoughts on a daily basis (with the help […]

25 January 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Bringing The Bluelight Back

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A couple months ago I saw an article from Reuters saying Kmart was planning to bring back the Bluelight Special. Personally, I this is smart move. There are solid strategic reasons for dusting off this promotion from the retro era of retail marketing and updating for the modern social media age. As a matter of fact I think it […]

11 January 2016 ~ 1 Comment

5 Creativity and Marketing Lessons from David Bowie

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David Bowie was more than a favorite musician to me. He was my creative shaman; a marketing mind reader who knew exactly what kind of audio atmosphere I required to produce some of my best work. He was a soundtrack companion that followed me from high school to art school and then into the working world […]

31 December 2015 ~ 0 Comments

The Big Yellow Sticky Secret

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Hopefully you’ve been following along, but I just published my 365th consecutive post on my side project site BigYellowSticky.com. Before I pull a muscle patting myself on the back, I just wanted to say it was a lot of fun and quite an experience producing a daily piece of art and offering it up to the […]

21 December 2015 ~ 0 Comments

The Emperor’s New Chocolate Bar?

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I’ve never spent $10 on a chocolate bar, but you gotta to respect the story of “artisanal chocolate” these guys cooked up to win the minds of their consumers with their tale of going “from bean-to-bar”. The Mast Brothers tale of better chocolate falls right into the vein of marketers striving to tell a better story. When you think […]

07 December 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Letter To My Future Self

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Last Friday I celebrated the completion of my 49th annual orbit around the sun, which means I’ve just begun the 12-month journey of my 50th solar flight. Should this semicentennial adventure end as safely as the others, there are a few things I hope to have accomplished or experienced (or projects I simply hope to have completed!) […]

23 October 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Blab.im Ideas for Sales and Marketing

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Fun announcement! I am hosting a LIVE video chat with Jennifer Gluckow and Jeffrey Gitomer on Blab.im next Monday, October 26 at 5:30pm Eastern! Unless they jump on sometime between now and then, I think this is going to be their inaugural appearance on this platform, and I’m thrilled to be the catalyst. You’re invited to witness this […]

06 October 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Kill A Million Goblins

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To live the life of your dreams, all you have to do is kill a million goblins. This may or may not be a new concept to you, based on whether or not you’re following my new project over at BigYellowSticky.com. Even if you did see the original image I shared on that site, I wanted […]

25 September 2015 ~ 2 Comments

Just An Idea

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I recently noticed that whenever I share a new concept with someone (whether they are a client, long-time friend or new prospect), I tend to use the phrase “just an idea” either in the opening or closing of my message containing the idea I am sharing with them. I’ve decide to curb my use of the […]