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Entries for June, 2010

Getting Organized…Again

I’ve noticed over my first few weeks at work that I’m having a lot more trouble getting everything organized than I had in previous work.  I think I’ve always considered myself relatively well organized for the simple reason that I always get things done on time and rarely ever miss an appointment or scheduled deadline.
That [...]

The Doucherati

I was reading this post on personal branding (via Scripting) and read a comment on the bottom saying:
“I had my 15 minutes of internet fame once, and was invited to speak at various conferences. I turned them down out of fear of becoming one of the self-promoting, personal branding #doucherati.”
Laughed at that, think I’ll [...]

The Company Life Cycle

When you think of many companies with which we are all familiar, many have been in existence a very long time.  Ford, Sears & Roebuck, General Mills and the like have existed as large monoliths of capitalism within the original industries they were started in.
Other companies such as IBM, Hewlett Packard, General Electric have diversified [...]

Summer Is Flying

In the midst of my most busy summer in some time, it struck me that I haven’t written in a bit. Amidst work, working out, reading market research and another book, it has been tough to find time. Summer tends to be like that, there is much more time to be outside and [...]

Internal Marketing

You may hear people speak a bit about internal and external marketing at your company. For those unfamiliar, internal marketing is really similar to marketing externally to the real world. The objectives are normally different, but it’s the same principle; creating understanding and momentum toward an idea so that people will work toward [...]

Exponential Shifts

Saw this video today, thanks to a coworker.  I really thought it was pretty insightful and relevant.  We easily forget how much change is actually happening over the course of a few years when we live day to day.  I’ve been adamant and still am about the incredible alterations we are seeing due to computer [...]

One Week Finalized: Shapeshifting Time

I’ve been working hard for the money.  So hard for it honey.  Ha, just kidding, the real work is yet to come; that’s the growth curve and it’s going to take some time but it will come, hell or high water.  I know I’ve been posting a lot about it lately, but working just feels [...]

The Growth Continuum

When we are adolescents, we often spend our time trying to act like everyone else and be part of the crowd.
We spend a lot of time thinking “How can I be like those people?”
Then as we get older, we often find more confidence and become happy with who we are and what we’ve become.
In fact, [...]

Services and Products

There are certainly differences in buying them, but you might be surprised to hear that marketing either is dependent on the same human needs regardless of which your company sells.  When you have products, it’s easier to hand it to someone, to point out its new widget that’s easy on the eyes, etc.  When you [...]

iPhone 4

I’m getting one, it’s just a matter of time.  The new design, software upgrade to iOS and upgraded camera have me pretty intrigued.  The speed will undoubtedly be better as well based on the fact that I have a 3G and not the 3GS.  Music is a really big piece of why I have a [...]

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