Monthly Archives: December 2010

Saying Thank You, Is It Really So Hard To Do…

One of my current reads is “The Happiness Advantage” by Shawn Achor and without telling too many stories out of school about his book (which is worth reading).  Achor’s centers his story on the concept that a happy mind is … Continue reading

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Subway verses Quiznos, Let the Economics Decide or Should You…

While listening to an HBR podcast (one of my favored), there was a segment concerning adaptive product pricing which struck me as interesting.  In this piece the researcher compared the tactics of the fast food sandwich chain Subway ™ with … Continue reading

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The Four Eyed Monster as a Viral Example of Losing Money…

One my recent reads has been Viral Loops : From Facebook to Twitter, How Today’s Smartest Businesses Grow Themselves written by Adam Peneberg which is a compilation study  of various of Silicon Valley start ups which rode the viral train … Continue reading

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Advertising and the Rise of the False Economy…

Back in the “day” when there were only three major broadcast television networks (ABC, CBS and NBC) there existed a logical premium as well as advantage to the concept of advertising.  As between the three [networks], they held captive the … Continue reading

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A Day without the Internet, is a Day without Air…

Over the past several decades it’s become clear the key to the “secret” social sauce is the ability to electronically communicate.  While phone, radio, and television provided a limited open loop return channel between mediums in the past (see Marshall … Continue reading

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34 Hours 37 Minutes of TV a Week and Rising, you’ve got to be KIDDING!…

On December 23rd 2010 the USA Today ran a story about the competitive status of the Major Networks verses the Cable franchises.  The focus of the story was that of the programming on cable were over taking the viewer-ship of what where … Continue reading

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Warren Buffett, Genius or Just another Snowball…

First off I don’t know Warren Buffett personally so the intent of this discussion has nothing to do with his “person” however it does have everything to do with his “public” persona which people like you and I who do … Continue reading

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Lindy Effect…

Of lately, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking around this little known “effect” or “theorem” if you will which  seems to have first  originated back in the June 13th edition of “The New Republic” periodical in 1964.  In short … Continue reading

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We Have Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself, or Do We…

The profoundness of Roosevelt’s timeless address to the American people during his inaugural speech first sank in during an elementary school history class.  Imagine, sitting there as a kid thinking, the only thing I have to “fear” is “fear” itself!  … Continue reading

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Challenge and Response Leadership…

Sitting in Mr. Bednar’s 10th Grade biology class one fall day, an epiphany hit me between the eyes as we were discussing Charles Darwin and his basic premise of “natural selection“.  So if this played out I thought in the … Continue reading

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