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Archives for June 2008

High Five

The wired how to wiki is awesome.  You can learn how to do just about everything on this site.  Among this month’s featured “how to’s” is “how to throw the perfect high five.” The article is short, funny, and valuable if you are looking to improve your ability to slap some skin.  It features basic […]

Leverage LinkedIn with RSS

What if your number one competitor took away your number one client?  How much would you pay to know that they might be in conversation with one another?  Well, if you use LinkedIn and combine it with RSS you can discover a wealth of information about your friends, your clients, and your colleagues that might […]

Beyond Borders: Faith and Action in the Arizona desert

My sister Rebecca was ordained as a minister last month.  (Congrats Beck!)  One of the projects she worked on while in Seminary was the production of the video Beyond Borders: Faith and Action in the Arizona Desert.   The video is described as “It’s a 25 minute documentary targeted to people of faith, about the work […]

Dropping Some Knowledge – Money Quotes from John Moore

Looking for some advice on how to build a successful brand?  Want to learn more about the importance of the customer experience?   Check out this post from my friend John Moore.  He lists “Money Quotes” from his book Tribal Knowledge – where he chronicles some of the wisdom he gleaned during his time at Starbucks. […]

David E. Bowman – Squidoo Lens Returns

I gave a speech earlier this week to the Dayton LinkedIn Group.  In the speech, I spoke about some easy ways that individuals can use the web to build their personal brand.  One tool I referenced was Squidoo – one of the most useful sites (or grouping of sites) on the web. Squidoo is a […]

Voices: Episode 5 – Kate Early

In this episode I sit down for a chat with fellow board member and chair of the Epilepsy Foundation of Western Ohio, Kate Early. Kate is a dynamic leader, an active member of the Dayton community, and oh… by the way… she is also a practicing attorney with Dayton based law firm Sebaly, Shillito and […]

If I Was In Charge of Coke… or Pepsi

This week, I am offering a suggestion that can be easily implemented by either Soft Drink giant.  However, since I have named 2 companies, I will make 2 suggestions.  Fair enough?  Alright, here goes… If I was in charge of Coke the first thing I would do would be to bring back real cane sugar.  […]

Linking Up with LinkedIn Dayton

Today I was given the distinct honor of addressing the LinkedIn Dayton networking group at Champps in Centerville, Ohio on the topic of leveraging web based tools to build your personal brand.  I want to thank everyone who attended the event.  I hope you found it to be fun and informative. I know that I […]

The Physics of Marketing – Second Law of Thermodynamics

The Second Law of Thermodynamics states that in a closed system entropy always increases.  That means that when you put Coca-Cola in a refrigerator, the Coke will get cooler – but the refrigerator will put out heat into the world in order to make that happen.  Yes the inside of the refrigerator is cool, but […]

Farewell Marley

Long before the book came out, there was Marley (my dog) and me.  I wanted to write a quick post to say farewell to Marley, who passed away earlier this week.  Marley lived a long and good life, and was a great dog.  I got her from a friend while I was in college.  She […]