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!

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 […]

11 September 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Marketing Passion Blabstorm

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Just the other night I had the chance to introduce my friend @marketingmiker (A.K.A. Mike Rudd) to Blab.im. It was the second time hosting my own Blab and Mike’s first time using the platform. You wouldn’t know it was Mike’s first time from the ease at which he participated in the live video chat event (it must […]

21 August 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Five times it’s okay to be selfish

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There are plenty of folks out there writing about the benefits and special place in heaven set aside for the most generous souls among us, but I firmly believe that (within certain qualifying criteria) it’s okay to be a little selfish. Sometimes a lot selfish. Here are five times that I identified where being selfish is perfectly […]