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!

18 February 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Talent Relies on Techniques Not Tools

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Is having the tool more important to your success, or is knowing the technique more important? A lot of people obsess over the latest social media sites (or the latest changes to social media sites) instead of obsessing over the content they develop and post to those sites. Having a solid knowledge of even the very […]

30 January 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Interesting & Unexpected

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We all enjoy running across things that are Interesting & Unexpected. It gives us a tiny secret joy of discovery which we usually share with others by word-of-mouth, email, text message, or posting on social media. Instead of waiting to stumble across the Interesting & Unexpected of another, why not put some of your own […]

21 January 2015 ~ 0 Comments

A Carpenter Should Have A Hammer, Right?

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You hire a carpenter to come to your house to build something (I don’t know what he’s going to build, you hired him. What do you need? Bookcases? Let’s say bookcases…) He shows up wearing a t-shirt that says “Bob’s Carpentry” on it and he hands you a business card that has his title listed as […]

08 January 2015 ~ 1 Comment

New Year, Old Friends, New Projects

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The new year always offers a first best chance to begin something brand new, or to simply begin anew.  With the coming of the new year also came two immediate new project launches from The Idea Guy. The first was publishing a brand new book in a brand new format. The Yellow Sticky Guide to DONE […]

22 December 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Write A Book Before You Get Out Of Bed

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Everybody has “that book”. The one they are writing and can never quite get around to finishing and publishing. Personally, I must have four or five. The books aren’t completely abandoned, but they get “back-burnered” because of something else I “need” to work on.  After that, I end up opening the file every few days to […]

16 December 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Consider The Source

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It used to be that the News Media held their sources to the highest standards. They went to extreme efforts to not just verify the personally integrity of their sources, but to also make certain they could personally vouch for the veracity of their claims. These days the source could simply be a random tweet reported as […]

09 December 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Wrong vs. Different

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I read a post from a business friend the other day in which he outlined the “right” way to apply for a job, the “right” way to outline and explain past positions on a resume, the “right” way to speak to the interviewer, etc.  All I came away with from his advice and perspective was that this place […]

08 December 2014 ~ 0 Comments

The “So Now What?” Manual

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Are you providing support materials to your new clients? I don’t mean Sales support materials, I mean doing-business-with-us-after-you-buy support materials. Smart salespeople in the world of traditional Media (Radio, TV, Print) will sometimes warn their clients (especially clients who are first-time advertisers) that as soon as their ads begin to run, they should expect to get […]

06 December 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Breaking Trust and Losing Permission

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The number of holiday sales emails this year is ridiculous! In past years I received one or two extra emails per list. Three was “aggressive”. But this year I’m getting three per day from some retailers and they simply don’t seem to care that their practice is annoying their list members and current customers. After all — we can just […]

25 November 2014 ~ 0 Comments

The Disintermediation Uber Straw

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Have you seen the movie starring Daniel Day-Lewis called “There Will Be Blood“? It’s an incredible film with lots of great actors in winning performances. Even if you’ve seen it before, the movie is worth a second look, if only for the infamous “I drink your milkshake” scene. Spoilers here, so if you haven’t seen […]