Commercial for Jabra

Ok,this isn’t really a commercial. You can’t buy endorsements on this blog. I value my rep too much. However, you can make an offer of “check out this product and, if you like it, tell your readers what you think.” Of course, there are no guarantees. Authenticity is my hallmark. Now, I’m a technophile/junkie, so…

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Getting their Mojo back…

Much has been made around the blogosphere about Starbucks shutting down for 3 hours yesterday. Here’s the one near my DC office where all of the employees are being “retrained” in the Starbucks way. Definitely got attention. I loved how Dunkin’ Donuts was giving away free (in Chicago, at least) or reduced price (in DC)…

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I am the Absent Blogger…

A few loyal readers (yes, I feel loved) have asked about my blogging whereabouts… Answer: My wife was on bedrest for 3 weeks and gave birth last week. I was pulling double duty for a while there and now am sleep deprived. Hope to return soon. And, for those of you with time on your…


Book Review: I Didn’t See It Coming…

Let’s assume for a moment that corporations are like pyramids and, eventually, you need to move up or out. At the bottom of the pyramid, where there is a large amount of people, those with greater talent will move up in rank. Over time, however, the most talented people, in theory, remain and you are…

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On Social Networking and Social Lubricants…

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times…”The #1 reason why people go to events is to meet other people.” It’s not about the (often boring) powerpoint presentation. It’s about your ability as a host to create an environment that is a social lubricant and helps people meet each other. This morning,…

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Marketing on One Foot…

There’s a parable that a man goes to a famous rabbi and says “can you teach me the Torah on one foot?” The wise sage replies, “What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor: that is the whole Torah while the rest is commentary; go and learn it” While not quite as…

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