Archive | Inspiration

23 September 2014 ~ 3 Comments

The Idea Guy is now The “I-Do” Guy

On September 23, 2014 the Idea Guy became the I-Do Guy when he said those two tiny words on a beach in Hawaii to his ideal match, Hapy Holliday. Heather is her given name, but with a last name like “Holliday” it kind of begs for a nickname like “Hapy”, doesn’t it? Combine that naming […]

Continue Reading

08 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Find Another Room

Thanks to my bright friend Darcy Blessing, I had the opportunity this past weekend to sit around the table with some other really bright people that I’d never met before. No agenda. No task list. No ulterior motives. Nobody was trying to “get business” from anyone else at the table. Just a collection of people […]

Continue Reading

01 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

The Idea After The Idea

I was recently reading an article warning start-up entrepreneurs against developing and pitching internet business ideas that investors had all seen before.  Counted among the walking dead of concepts were social and business networking sites, online dating sites, search engines, micro payment/loan/investment sites, and portal/single sign-on sites. The problem is, the author of this article is not […]

Continue Reading

20 August 2014 ~ 2 Comments

Seth Godin Partnering with The Idea Guy!

I was recently reading about HubPages acquiring marketing guru Seth Godin’s highly experimental and highly successful web business Squidoo, and I started wondering what would be next for one of my favorite authors and meatball sundae philosopher. The idea that popped into my head was wouldn’t it be cool if he decided to come work with […]

Continue Reading

04 August 2014 ~ 0 Comments

The Hot Button vs. The Start Button

The Hot Button is usually described as a key point that gets someone to whom you’re talking to react emotionally. Usually in a positive manner, but sometimes negatively. Salespeople and Marketers seek out the Hot Button in an effort to uncover buying motives, objections, and basically learn (and capitalize on) the things a prospect loves (or hates) […]

Continue Reading

10 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Be Your Own Genie

If you had three wishes, what would you wish for…Fame? Fortune? A vacation in Hawaii? Many people spend hours and hours (amounting to years of their life) wishing for their ideal situation.  Think of the time spent wishing for more money, a better job, to be an artist, an actor, an author. Wishing they could find the perfect […]

Continue Reading

08 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

When The Student is Ready The Teacher Disappears

I followed a “recent articles” link from Steven Pressfield‘s wonderful blog and email newsletter (First Look Access) — I really enjoy his “Writing Wednesdays” category — and came across a short essay on his friend Liam who applied for one of Seth Godin‘s rare and coveted (and generous) week long seminars (I think it qualifies […]

Continue Reading

03 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Blogging Down Barriers

I’m a big fan of blogging. I’ve been doing it since people still knew the word was an amalgam of “web log”. Blogger.com launched in 1999 and I think I used that as my own launching point for blogging (up until then I was posting static articles on websites and sharing ideas in online groups and bulletin […]

Continue Reading

01 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Trying to be more creative? Give up!

Have you been trying to be more creative? Reading a lot of books on how to come up with “big ideas”? Checking out websites for tips on how to facilitate brainstorms? Scribbling down your thoughts in a hip Moleskine notebook? Are you constantly trying to corral co-workers into a conference room and bounce ideas off the wall? […]

Continue Reading

26 April 2014 ~ 0 Comments

A Game of Ideas. A Throne of Action.

One of the hottest media properties right now is the medieval masterpiece that is “Game of Thrones“.  The creator, George R.R. Martin, was featured in a recent interview in Rolling Stone magazine where he was asked the inevitable question that all creative minds are asked — “Where do your ideas come from?” I’ve always loved […]

Continue Reading