30 August 2018 ~ Comments Off on Pizza Money

Pizza Money

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There is an ancient principle of valuation attributed to Aristotle that goes like this: “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” This essentially meant that when separate components are combined they equate to greater value than their singular elements would if viewed individually. But Aristotle neglected to take one key example into […]

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20 August 2018 ~ Comments Off on Erase it and start over

Erase it and start over

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There’s no shame in erasing your work and starting over. As a matter of fact, there is something almost therapeutically spiritual about wiping away old ideas and starting fresh. And I’m not just talking about erasing a physical manifestation of your work, as in chalk on board or pencil on paper. I’m also speaking to […]

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16 February 2018 ~ Comments Off on Birth of a VanBot

Birth of a VanBot

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Super Action League member Lee Hills created this nifty “VanBot” to help people choose the best style camper van suited to their intended use (weekend warrior couples vs. off-the-grid camping family, etc.). Lee’s VanBot has humor, personality, and delivers real value for people researching camper vans. Any auto dealership that sells vans could have built […]

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04 August 2017 ~ 0 Comments

31 Days of Ideas

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One of the great ideas I’ve run across online is something called #VEDA. Twice each year Amy Schmittauer of SavvySexySocial.com takes ownership of an internet meme called #VEDA — which stands for Video Every Day in August (or April …hence the twice-each-year…). While Amy didn’t personally create this month-long challenge to motivate individuals to commit […]

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13 July 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Cause, Effect, Squeaky Wheels, and Newspapers

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I recently read couple of articles about the Newspaper industry and the online industry which, while not overtly interconnected, mesh together so well to relate a story-behind-the-story, I can’t help but think of a pithy spin on old cliche that my grandmother one said to me: “The squeaky wheel may get the grease, but sometimes […]

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07 April 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Fires and Flames

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Who lights your fire? Who fans your flames? Some people can fire you up, but you also need people who can turn up the heat and help push you to get things done. You likely have one or two people who inspire you to think big thoughts and explore big concepts. A lucky few of you have […]

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23 March 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Magazine Revenue Ideas

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I recently participated in an hour-long brainstorm session with Ron McDaniel, leader of the Micro Mag Publishing community. We bounced around ideas for local publishers on the topics of non-traditional revenue generation, selling ideas (versus selling advertising), sponsorship opportunities, featured content ideas, how to stay motivated, and a myriad of other topics (until I ran […]

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09 January 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Calling it quits

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You have an idea and you fall in love with it. Maybe a little too much. But you struggle with the relationship and it doesn’t seem to love you as much as you love it. It eventually becomes an extremely one-sided relationship. You devote heart and soul to the idea, but there’s no reciprocation. Your […]

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21 December 2016 ~ 4 Comments

Gains and Losses

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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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29 November 2016 ~ 0 Comments

BeachStorming

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First came BEANstorming: generating business ideas and action plans with clients over coffee. Then came BEERstorms (same thing, just add beer!) Now there’s a new location for idea generation (hey, that rhymes): BEACHSTORMING! If you’re in Honolulu next week, a member of the Hawaii Association of Broadcasters, and would like to bounce around a few revenue-generating […]

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