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 www.FiveBuckBrainstorms.com offers original Don The Idea Guy brainstorms on a variety of topics that I choose — and that you can submit […]

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29 April 2013 ~ 0 Comments

KickStart Your Week : Whitney Bishop

On this episode of KickStart Your Week, Tomas Lydahl and I had a lot of fun speaking with (and learning from) another fellow Gitomer Certified Speaker,  Whitney Bishop. Whitney Bishop is a Change Agent, Non Profit Leader, Trainer and Facilitator who guides individuals, teams and organizations through change and transition.  Whitney uses one-on-one and group sessions […]

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09 April 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Lead-Foot Advertising

In rush to show results from social media advertising, many companies are using tools that have been newly made available to them by those same social media companies who are in a rush to show revenue increases from advertising sources (I’m talking to you Facebook and Twitter) that ultimately annoy — not engage — the […]

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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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21 August 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Stop Rebooting and Start Building

Note: This is a full-on rant about sales that I just published over at my other blog, www.YouSuckAtSales.com — but I felt there were enough ideas on how to remedy their “sales fails” that it qualified to be shared on the Idea Guy site. I just received a cold-call from a mobile marketing company trying […]

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12 July 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Finding Crowdfunders

This post shares an opportunity that I think is out there just waiting to be developed by the best media salespeople. The latest buzzword on the web is “Crowdfunding” — pitching your project to the general public seeking financial support for putting your ideas into action – and this process is something that should be […]

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11 July 2012 ~ 0 Comments

A Close Shave for Dollar Shave Club Customer Service

NOTE: Just a few hours after I posted this entry and promoted it with a tweet, I received a stellar response from Cassie, a member of the DSC customer service team. You could tell she’d actually read the entire post and looked past my bits of whining and totally “got” what I was trying to […]

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13 September 2010 ~ 1 Comment

How hard are you making it to buy?

BestBuy spends hundreds of thousands of dollars to bring customers into their store, presumably to leave their cash behind and walk out with bags full of music, movies, video games and other assorted electronics. Once a potential purchaser is lured into crossing the threshold you’d think their employees would apply at least a minimal amount […]

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12 September 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Profiting from Info Products

I am in the midst of reading a new book called “The Six-Figure Second Income” by David Lindahl and Jonathan Rozek, and I’m really enjoying it.  I just finished chapter 3: “How to create content cheaply and easily.” In Stage 3 of this chapter, the authors outline over 40 different ways content can formatted for […]

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