thoughts, theories, observations & informationSubscribe Now

Archives for May 2008

The Physics of Marketing – Simple Harmonic Motion

Think of a pendulum steadily swinging from side to side and you are visualizing Simple Harmonic Motion. From children on play gound swings to highly skilled engineers, simple harmonic motion surrounds us. It involves the give and take between potential and kinetic energy. In the example of the pendulum this would be height and speed. […]

One Hour with The One Minute Entrepreneur – Ken Blanchard Comes to Dayton

Ken Blanchard is one of the most prominent thinkers in modern business. He has written best selling books like Gung Ho, the One Minute Manager, Raving Fans, Whale Done, Know Can Do, Servant Leader and numerous other titles. (He was also a professor at Ohio University.) He is a firm believer in empowering employees, the […]

I Saw You… Walking In the Rain…

Nope, I am not posting about Oran Juice Jones and his classic hit referenced in the title of this post. I am talking about the Epilepsy Foundation of Western Ohio fund raising event that was held last weekend at Delco park in Kettering, Ohio. It was a very rainy Saturday, and still 75 people turned […]

The Physics of Marketing – Conservation of Energy

This week’s Physics of Marketing post is about energy. It is clear when someone has energy and more clear when they lack it. Starbuck’s has made a fortune on regularly selling me cups full of energy in the form of caffeine laden black coffee. Energy takes many forms, and is probably best thought of in […]

Is iGoogle the next SharePoint?

Could iGoogle be used as an effective alternative for the Microsoft collaboration tool SharePoint?  Let me qualify that by saying, I don’t mean today – but rather in the not so distant future.  SharePoint is a pretty powerful application.  Still, if you look at what Google is trying to accomplish with web based applications and […]

Drunken caveman craves Cassano’s

Well the Dayton Daily News is front runner for my favorite headline of the week with the story “Drunken Caveman Craves Cassano’s.” In a previous post here on davidebowman.com, I mentioned the amazing varieties of pizza available here in Dayton. Apparently, Cassano’s, which is a thin-crust, “Dayton style” pizza is a favorite amongst the drunken […]