The Consequences of Sloppy Copy and Demise of Chippendales

I saw a piece on the national news about the Miami Police Department and Jay-Z. According to the report, the Miami PD updated their website focusing on gang prevention and how the community should get involved. Good idea ... horrible execution however. Whoever was working on the site had laid in an illustration placeholder they … Continue reading The Consequences of Sloppy Copy and Demise of Chippendales

No … it’s our fault!

Back a year and half ago, Fargo, North Dakota (my home state) was going through a potentially devastating flood.  Associated Press reported a story about Fargo's mayor,  Dennis Walaker - the hero of the Fargo flood.  Here's an excerpt from the story: "When an 8-year-old girl died after the car she was riding in spun out … Continue reading No … it’s our fault!

Myron Rolle … and why you don’t see him in the NFL

Well tonight is the first Monday Night Football game of the 2010 season.  So far this week I saw my beloved Minnesota Vikings look pitiful, and a game in Jacksonville put on hold because of heat.  Never saw that before, not the Vikings but the heat. One thing I didn't see was Myron Rolle.  That's … Continue reading Myron Rolle … and why you don’t see him in the NFL

The Baby Boomer, Gen Y communications gap and social media … the solution or the problem?

I got up this morning at 4:30am - and as I do every morning, I attacked my "1st thing To Do in the morning task."  Today it was clean out the people I follow on Twitter.  I was getting to the point where I couldn't even delve into the links because there was too much … Continue reading The Baby Boomer, Gen Y communications gap and social media … the solution or the problem?

We need fewer chiefs … and more Indians

Read an article today in the Harvard Business Review, "How the green revolution needs less thinkers and more grunts." I haven't written anything about alternative energy in a long time, so this interested me ... maybe even a creative spark. The article talks about how we idolize the creative thinkers, Einstein and the such, but don't … Continue reading We need fewer chiefs … and more Indians

Why Should We Keep Print Alive?

I've been following a group on Twitter called #helpprintthrive.  It's a discussion about how can the printing industry can, well - thrive. I've spent the last 20+ years in the printing industry ... and I'm as much for keeping the industry viable as much as the next person, but I'm starting to have second thoughts. In … Continue reading Why Should We Keep Print Alive?

Passing Uphill – version 2010

How do you react when things are difficult. We've been hearing about how we are coming out of the recession we're in.  Overall this may be true.  Certain industries are expanding but it's still very hard out there.  We're not all Apple.  But that doesn't mean we can't learn from them. When I was in … Continue reading Passing Uphill – version 2010