15 September 2016 ~ 2 Comments

Podcasts Running Through My Mind

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I decided to jump in and launch a podcast this week. Over the last 6-12 months I’d been trying to recruit a few business associates, past project partners, even my spouse to commit to creating and co-hosting an ongoing podcast program, but I couldn’t get any takers. They were all interested, but no one seemed to want […]

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07 September 2016 ~ 0 Comments

500+ Idea Summit

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A great big congratulations to my friend Beck Power for launching her Idea Summit today! Not only has she shared interviews with 20 different people on the topic of ideas, creativity, and putting those creative ideas into action — she’s also created a list 500 quirky business ideas that she’s giving away for free in […]

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06 July 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Loud and Clear

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Some people and brands (and politicians) are quite loud, but their message isn’t communicated with clarity. Some concepts are crystal clear, but require amplification in order to be heard by the people who would be most interested in obtaining additional information about the subject. Loud isn’t necessarily bad, but neither is it better. Volume without […]

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05 July 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Independence Days

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Yesterday everyone got together to grill meat, drink beer, and launch glittery explosives into the sky; all in the name of Independence Day. But the real fireworks come EVERY day when you take advantage of your freedom to think independent thoughts and take independent actions. It’s be scary to be out there all alone. There […]

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01 July 2016 ~ 0 Comments

10 Personal Writing Tips

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One of my networking groups recently asked its members to share their best writing tips based on their personal experience, habits, and daily practice. I really love this idea because it wasn’t “best writing tips” it was “best PERSONAL writing tips” — waaaay more practical and waaay more original. You can’t just write the best […]

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08 June 2016 ~ 0 Comments

No Chips Notification Device

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You’ve heard of PSAs, right? Public Service Announcements? This is a PSI — a Public Service Innovation from Don The Idea Guy. For months they told us it was coming They told us this new technology was going to make our credit card transactions more secure when purchasing at retail stores. I’m talking about the […]

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17 May 2016 ~ 1 Comment

What to do after you LOSE the sale

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I just published a new brainstorm over at FiveBuckBrainstorms.com. The subject of this collection of 12+ ideas is themed around what salespeople should do after they lose a sale. There is a little back story behind this Five Buck Brainstorm in which you may be interested… Once upon a time… Let me tell you about a B2B business […]

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30 April 2016 ~ 1 Comment

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) […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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