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Archives for April 2009

Surprisingly Simple Solution for Storing Surprises

Recently I wrote a post about a simple technique for enhancing your creativity that I learned from reading the book Creativity by psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.  In a nutshell 1. Be surprised by something every day, 2. Surprise someone everyday, 3. Write both down and chronicle them over time. I thought it might be wise to […]

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise

Would you like to be more creative?  Here is a simple 3 step technique for getting your creative juices flowing from the man who wrote the book on Creativity, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. Try to be surprised by something everyday. Try to surprise someone every day. Write down what surprised you and how you surprised others. These […]

Marketing or Litter?

If early tomorrow morning I drove past your home and threw a bag full of dirty paper in your driveway before you woke up, would that be alright?  What if I did it twice next week?  What if I did it twice every week… forever?  At what point would my “free trial” of the bag […]

Newsweek Covers Epilepsy

The latest edition of Newsweek magazine features multiple stories on Epilepsy.  If you are looking for some insight as to what Epilepsy is from both a medical and individual perspective, I recommend reading it.  The feature piece talks about the lack of attention that Epilepsy gets from the research community, in spite of the staggering […]

I Hate Shirt Pins

Earlier this evening I took the family to the mall to hunt down some deals.  Daddy needed to score some new threads, preferrably discount threads.  Well, that part of the trip was a success.  I managed to get 5 new dress shirts – nice ones – for under $50 bucks.  Not bad right? So then […]

Un-say it with Gmail

I find that some of my best email editing work happens in the nano-second following the moment I hit send.  Sound familiar?  Forgotten attachments, poor grammar, spelling mistakes, negative tone, left out recipients and other errors amazingly jump right off the page once it is too late to do anything about it. Good news.  Gmail […]

5 Reasons to Join Dayton Marketing Community

If you are a marketing professional living or working in the Dayton, Ohio area, I want to encourage you to join a social network I created – Dayton Marketing Community. The site is constantly evolving, and new members are joining every day.  There are so many reasons why you should join.  Here are 5: Find […]

Say What?

Great news for music fans out there who are sometimes lyrically challenged – a recent post by my brother in law Geoff about a “Cobra” illustrates the importance of this idea for you more completely.   Pandora has begun to add lyrics within the information for each of the songs it plays. I can’t tell you […]

Voices – Episode 11: Peter Shankman

One of my favorite people to follow on the web is PR Guru, Peter Shankman.  Whether he is jumping out of airplanes, constructing an in-home social media battle station, or jetting from city to city, Peter is always up to something interesting.  He is a pioneer in the use of social media and the founder […]