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04 September 2007 ~ 0 Comments

mea culpa.

I accepted an invite to a new social networking site because it came from Hugh MacLeod — turns out it was all a scam (to which he fell victim himself) and now I’ve helped perpetrate the problem. If you just received an invite from me to join Quechup — delete it. It wasn’t from me. […]

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25 July 2007 ~ 2 Comments

Burning Boats… Got A Match?

John Jantsch (of Duct Tape Marketing fame) recently posted a blog entry about how it’s sometimes necessary to “burn your boats” in order to force yourself into forward motion. The concept is borrowed from a legend about a great military leader who landed his ships on an enemy shore and demonstrated to his troops that […]

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29 May 2007 ~ 0 Comments

The Most Important Words for Innovation

The most recent Guerrilla Marketing email bulletin has Jay and Amy Levinson sharing the most important words in Human Relations: The six most important words in business: “I admit that I was wrong.” The five most important words in business: “You did a great job.” The four most important words in business: “What do you […]

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08 May 2007 ~ 1 Comment

Killing Cats

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “Curiosity killed the cat” it’s probably one of the more morbid cliches out there. Imagine, curiosity actually proving fatal to felines. Meee-OW! The phrase doesn’t actually spell out the fact that it was the cat’s own curiosity that did him in. Perhaps it is a human’s curiosity that puts […]

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03 May 2007 ~ 0 Comments

The Ultimate Guide to Productivity

Ben Yoskovitz has created a worthwhile group writing meme to inspire the collection of personal productivity secrets. Since I was ‘tagged’ by my friend Jason Kotecki (he’s the guy with the cure for Adultitis), here are three of my personal productivity secrets… #1.) The Most Productive Thing PossibleThis is one of my oldest techniques, adopted […]

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14 April 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Your Project Is Not Good Enough

You may be familiar with the website, but do you know anything in regard to the guiding principles that drive its leaders? Here’s what I knew about the website: is a t-shirt website that accepts designs from the public, and then takes votes on each accepted submission, allowing their community to decide which […]

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28 March 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Do Not Pass GO

At first glance the relationship seems to make sense, but then you notice the slimy trail of introducing the concept of using credit to a younger audience and it makes you throw-up a little in your mouth. The deal struck between Visa and Hasbro to introduce their credit cards into the worlds of ‘Monopoly‘ and […]

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21 March 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Maybe if their logo wasn’t so darn ugly…

AT&T sued NASCAR Friday after the motor sports monster would not let it replace the Cingular logo on Jeff Burton’s race car with new AT&T artwork. Burton’s #31 car is sponsored by Cingular, but AT&T took full ownership of Cingular as part of its recent BellSouth merger and has made no secret of its plans […]

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20 March 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Recipes. Not Rules.

Far too many people (with myself occasionally included) put forth an article or white paper touting the “rules of creativity” — as if there were some secret “Robert’s Rules of Order for the Right-Brained” to which only the experts have access, and mere mortals rejoice at the tiny morsels that are thrown to them like […]

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23 January 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Bragging Rights

When do you have the right to brag a bit about yourself? Peggy Klaus is the author of “Brag! The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing It” and according to her it might be more often than you think. The real question becomes can you brag about yourself in a graceful manner that […]

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