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Archives for August 2008

Can You Learn to Be Creative?

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of viewing a speech given to the Columbus Metropolitan Club by Artie Isaac – who among many other things, teaches Creativity to MBA students at The Ohio State University.  I was not present for the event, but rather caught it being run on ThinkTV in Dayton as […]

The Physics of Marketing – Bernoulli Equation

Daniel Bernoulli observed that in flowing fluids there is a relationship between speed and pressure.  This relationship, known as the Bernoulli Equation went on to inspire the creation of blood pressure monitors, airplanes, and even fuel injectors. What Bernoulli observed was that moving water created lower pressure.  The faster the water moved, the lower the […]

Cheers! Dayton

Short and Sweet. I love the show Cheers.  It is the greatest sitcom of all time.  Season after season, character after character, it is simply outstanding television.  I don’t have cable, and have not seen the show in years.  I have wished and wished that it would come back somewhere on local television in reruns […]

Fore!

Attention Dayton Area Golfers! If you are looking for a great excuse to get out and hit the links, consider playing in the 2008 Epilepsy Foundation of Western Ohio Golf Scramble. The event will be held on Monday September 29th, 2008 at Heatherwoode Golf Club in Springboro, Ohio.  Things get started at 11:30 and the […]

Voices – Episode 7: Elizabeth Riley

Elizabeth Riley is one of the most well connected people I know.  She knows how to network; she knows people; and she knows what it takes to run a small business.  Elizabeth and her husband Michael own the West Carrollton based business, Insignia Signs. In a time and place where the business climate is difficult […]

Olympic Fun

For the past week I have been completely enthralled with the Olympics.  It is funny, because in the days leading up to the games I was not really all that excited about them.   With the exception of 3 nights of synchronized diving, (Seriously… this should be a 30 second highlight reel, not 3 nights of […]

Living With Epilepsy

The September 2008 issue of Parents Magazine has a great article about a Massachusetts family and how they dealt with their son’s epilepsy.  (Unfortunately it was not posted on their web site, and did not turn up in numerous web searches.  Should you find a link please let me know) The story centers around a […]

Guiding Growth

For my money, the best regularly scheduled networking event in Dayton is the Dayton Chamber Breakfast Briefing.  Month after month, the series delivers top notch speakers, attracts a great cross section of community leaders, and offers a chance to break bread and sip coffee while enjoying the picturesque view from the top of the Kettering […]

The Physics of Marketing – Chaos Theory

Chaos Theory states that little things can mean a lot.  For example, the wind created from a butterfly flapping its wings in the jungle could result in a tornado forming in Southwestern Ohio. Chaos Theory is why the weather can only be predicted for a few days out.  There are so many variables that come […]