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Archives for July 2008

From Dayton to Hog Heaven…

One of the coolest stores in Dayton, Ohio is F&S Harley Davidson.  Located on North Dixie Drive, the store is family owned; run by Jeff Stolzenburg, his sister Jenny, and his parents.  F&S is a massive complex, filled with beautiful Harley Davidson motorcycles, Harley merchandise, a conference center, storage facility, repair garage, parts warehouse, and […]

If I Was In Charge of… NBC

Next February, good old fashioned broadcast television – the kind delivered by the combination of aluminum foil and rabbit ears that sits atop of my old school analog set – will cease to exist.  The Federal government is mandating that television networks broadcast solely in digital signals. Thus, if you are like me, you will […]

Voices Episode 6 – Jason Hillard

How far would you go to help a friend?  Would you be willing to have one of your organs removed to save them?  No, this is not an intro to a party game about difficult questions, this is a real question – one that was posed to Daytonian Jason Hillard.  Listen as I speak to […]

The Adventures of Johnny Bunko

Looking for a little inspiration to move you forward in your career.  How about a comic book?  The Adventures of Johnny Bunko is the latest book by author Dan Pink, who also penned A Whole New Mind – another of my favorites.  The book is done entirely in the popular style of Japanese animation known […]

The Physics of Marketing – Brownian Motion

In 1827 Robert Brown was trying to observe the fertilization process of flowers under a microscope when he noticed slight movements in the grains of pollen, which were suspended in water.  “Were the particles alive?”  “No, so how did they move?”  The answer is Brownian Motion.  The pollen on the microscope’s slide was suspended in […]

2008 Tour d’Burg!

The 2008 Tour d’ Burg.  What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon – surrounded by family and friends, gathered in downtown Miamisburg, watching hundreds of great cyclists compete for the Ohio State Championship.  Even better we got to cheer for my brother in law Geoff, who was competing in the race – his […]

Whatcha Talkin Bout Willis?

By this time you have probably heard about Twitter.  If not, here is a quick summary.  Twitter is a site where you, and the rest of the world get 140 characters to answer one question “what are you doing?” Now the common first reaction by someone who discovers Twitter is to scrunch up their face, […]

Thanks to Our Dirty Friends

As a member of the board of the EFWO and a parent of a child who has epilepsy, I want to say thanks to the record number of people who turned out Saturday for MUDSTOCK 08, the Epilepsy Foundation of Western Ohio’s annual charity fundraiser event.  It was a huge success, drawing in roughly 2,400 […]

Sam’s 10 Charts You Can’t Live Without

Sam Lawrence is the CMO for Portland based company Jive Software.  He is a fascinating guy and a thought leader in enterprise social software.  His web site, GoBigAlways is full of great content, including his latest post 10 ROI Charts You Can’t Live Without.  The post concisely articulates several ideas that I believe to be […]

Obama in Dayton Friday

Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama will be coming to Dayton, Ohio this Friday.  He will be speaking about his proposed energy policy.  The event is free, but tickets are limited.  This is a great opportunity to see a Presidential candidate up close and in person.  I hope that I can score tickets and make it […]