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Archives for April 2008

The Wiggles and The Beastie Boys: Together at Last

Two of my daughter’s favorite bands are The Wiggles and The Beastie Boys. She is 4. We try to carefully monitor how much and what of both bands is appropriate. Of course, I try to steer her towards the Beastie’s, like any good father would. (Please don’t call Children’s Services. We don’t let her listen […]

Would You Miss Max & Erma’s?

I read in today’s Dayton Business Journal that Max & Erma’s, a regional restaurant chain, was being acquired by a firm out of Pittsburgh. Borrowing a question that my friend John Moore poses regularly on his blog Brand Autopsy, “Would you miss them if they were gone?” Details of the buyout of the chain of […]

Would You Miss Max & Erma’s?

I read in today’s Dayton Business Journal that Max & Erma’s, a regional restaurant chain, was being acquired by a firm out of Pittsburgh. Borrowing a question that my friend John Moore poses regularly on his blog Brand Autopsy, “Would you miss them if they were gone?” Details of the buyout of the chain of […]

As Easy As A Walk in the Park…

Making a difference in people’s lives can be as easy as a walk in the park.  Saturday, May 3rd, 2008 the Epilepsy Foundation of Western Ohio will be holding a walk at Delco Park in Kettering, Ohio. Registration for the walk starts at 9:30am, with the event getting underway at 10:30am. My family is proud […]

3 Free Tech Tools You Need to Use

The internet is full of tools that can make your life easier. Here are 3 of my favorites. If you have not heard of these, please give them a look. They can empower you in ways you would never have imagined. LinkedIn – If you work for a living, you should use LinkedIn. Plain and […]

The Physics of Marketing – Newton’s Law of Gravitation

Sir Isaac Newton makes his second appearance in this series with his Law of Gravitation. Perhaps one of the most widely known principles of science is gravity. I say this knowing that while most people could probably not explain gravity very well, just about everyone understands the idea. This was Newton’s blockbuster idea. It explained […]

LinkedIn – Sales, Market Research… and Networking tool

Many people think of LinkedIn.com as sort of an Online Rolodex. Others might describe it as MySpace for business people or Facebook all grown up. While these descriptions are accurate on some levels, they are not painting the complete picture of what LinkedIn can offer to business professionals. There are numerous uses for the site […]

Thank You Meredith!

This week I received a very touching letter, and I wanted to publicly acknowledge and thank the sender- Meredith. She is the daughter of one of my wife’s dearest friends, and she sent us a very nice note along with a check in support of the Epilepsy Foundation of Western Ohio. What makes this really […]

The Physics of Marketing – Kepler’s Laws

German mathematician Johannes Kepler lived from 1571 – 1630.  He is described by many as the central figure in the scientific revolution for his work in astronomy and physics – two disciplines that were considered to be very different from one another in his time.  An independent thinker, he was very influential on shifting world […]

This is Your Sewer.. on Drugs

Are people in your neighborhood using Cocaine? Meth? LSD? Flintstone Vitamins? Scharffen-Berger Chocolate? Soon, you may be able to have a better idea as to whether your neighbors are truly crazy or just good old fashioned junkies, loaded up on barbiturates. “How?” you ask. Well, it seems as thought scientists in Oregon are now drug […]