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21 December 2016 ~ 4 Comments

Gains and Losses


There is no denying that 2016 was a big year for losing some big names to the great beyond. We lost a Thin White Duke and a Prince. A man who floated like butterfly, a man who floated among the stars, and a woman who played soulmate to a super-powered “strange visitor from another planet”. We […]

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11 September 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Marketing Passion Blabstorm


Just the other night I had the chance to introduce my friend @marketingmiker (A.K.A. Mike Rudd) to 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 […]

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05 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

SlideShare Smarts

About five years ago I discovered SlideShare and decided to upload a couple of my older slide presentations along with a version of my book “100-Whats of Creativity“.  Every so often SlideShare sends me an email with a running count of views they’ve received and at one point the SlideShare version of my book earned […]

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04 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Scribbling on napkins

I am a very big fan of scribbling ideas and jotting notes and scrawling diagrams on napkins. Putting the tip of a rollerball pen to a napkin just seems to foster my creative spirit. The napkin is an informal method of sharing an idea or making plans. It usually means you’re in a casual location […]

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03 December 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Gary Vaynerchuk’s New Book vs. My Old Post

Master marketer, social media maestro, and wine geek Gary Vaynerchuk released his latest book last week — Jab, Jab, Jab, Right-Hook is a study in case studies of real, measurable, and remarkable response and results from integrated marketing efforts. Distilled to its essence, Gary’s primary point is that you Give, Give, Give FIRST (jabs) and […]

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01 May 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Five Buck Brainstorms

I am happy to announce the relaunch of a newly revamped and reinvented twist on an idea I had a few years back to sell custom brainstorms for just $5 each. The new offers original Don The Idea Guy brainstorms on a variety of topics that I choose — and that you can submit […]

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04 April 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Put This In Your Pocket

There are many of them out there, but right now my favorite “save this to read later” app is  It integrates well across all my connected devices, and their browser plug-in (I use the one for Chrome) always comes in handy. Another added advantage is that you can easily send things to your account […]

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03 January 2013 ~ 1 Comment

Do It Again Except Better This Time

You’d think if you’d done something 730+ times and counting you’d be perfect at it by now, right? This year marks the beginning of the third year in a row in which I begin every single one of my days by reading, contemplating, and finding better ways to put into action the valuable advice found […]

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21 November 2012 ~ 1 Comment

MAKERS: The New Industrial Revolution

My favorite Chris Anderson book will apparently always be the “latest” Chris Anderson book — he keeps topping himself. The Long Tail blew me away, Free: How Today’s Smartest Businesses Profit by Giving Something for Nothing sparked new ideas, and now his most recent work Makers: The New Industrial Revolution has me thinking about the steps that follow idea generation — […]

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19 September 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Sales Toys Make Selling Fun

Some of you readers (and most of my clients) know that I spent many years in the promotional products/advertising specialty business.  In its simplest (and most under-utilized) form, ad specialties are typically inexpensive giveaways at events and tradeshows imprinted with a company logo or marketing message.  At their weakest, ad specialties become part of the […]

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