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Social Media In Crisis

Yesterday I was asked by my friend and former colleague Natasha Baker to help with a video project for Sinclair Community College.  I was interviewed and the video will be used with videos of other respondents in an upcoming presentation to academic leaders from around the country.   I was asked to answer a question about […]

Help!

Fresh off a day of giving thanks for the blessings that have been bestowed on my family, I would like to share the story of another family – one that is in need of your help.    Bryan Madden is an Ohio native who is currently living with his new bride, Tashi Nicole King in […]

Trick or Treat

With Halloween just one day away, Trick or Treat is definitely on the brain.  So in the spirit of the season ask yourself this question.  Metaphorically speaking, what are you giving your customers these days? Tricks or Treats?  If you are offering treats, are they like those old, stale, home-made popcorn balls or are they […]

Summing Up SummitUp

Yesterday I got to celebrate my birthday by having my very own social media conference – SummitUp.  I highly recommend this as a way to celebrate your next birthday.  (actually this was purely coincidence, but a nice one none the less.)  The day was simply amazing.  To give you an idea of how well things […]

5 Things I Learned About Sinclair

Today, I had the honor of attending a Community Leaders Luncheon at Sinclair Community College in Dayton.  I am not sure how I finagled my way into getting invited, but hey, no complaints.  Dr. Johnson, President of Sinclair, did most of the speaking.  As always he was very passionate about Sinclair, and he did a […]

SummitUp

For my birthday this year, I am getting something really cool –  a social media conference right here in Dayton.  “Yea, Just what I always wanted, a conference!” No, the conference was not put on for that reason, but it is a nice coincidence.    The event is called SummitUp, it will take place on October […]

The Physics of Marketing – The Doppler Effect

Have you ever wondered why music blaring out of an approaching car changes in pitch as it passes by you and then moves further away from you.   This phenomenon can be described by the Doppler Effect, named for Austrian physicist Christian Doppler.   Who knew Doppler was more than just the ridiculous brand name of the […]

Synergize

Habit 6: Synergize Synergy is where all of the previous habits come together.  It is the payoff.  To quote Stephen Covey “Synergy is the highest activity in all of life.”  “The essence of synergy is to value the differences.”  By doing so, the human gift of creativity can be levered to produce new and exciting […]

5 Things I Love About Dorothy Lane Market

I spend far too little time telling people about businesses that I love – too often opting to only complain about those that disappoint me.  So let me begin to remedy this by telling you about a business that I love – Dorothy Lane Market.  This small grocery retailer specializes in premium food items and exceptional […]

Orville Wright Did Not Have A Pilot’s License

I recently read Gordon MacKenzie’s Orbiting The Giant Hairball, an excellent book about cultivating personal creativity – particularly how to do so in the workplace. It is a brilliant book, chronicling the author’s experiences as an employee at Hallmark.  The book is filled with doodles, sketches, stories, and anecdotes chronicling ways in which Gordon managed to […]