Why I hate Groupon!

January 31, 2013 update: Yesterday LivingSocial, Groupon's main competitor, announced a 2012 $650 million loss. This post has brewing inside me for a couple of months now. I think it started when I heard that Groupon had turned down a $6 billion buyout offer from Google. I couldn't see how these guys could turn down … Continue reading Why I hate Groupon!

“Raise Your Glass” What we can all learn from PINK

Even if you don't like what's going on with contemporary music these days ... read this anyway! Sunday night, I watched the American Music Awards on television.  I've been waiting for this for several day now, if for no reason than see Pink perform may current favorite song .  Little did I know it would … Continue reading “Raise Your Glass” What we can all learn from PINK

Want to market to the 20 year olds? Better look past your product … and it’s not just social media.

I can't count the number of stories, reports and blog postings I've read describing Generation Y, the Millennials as spoiled, selfish consumers. This couldn't be further from the truth. Just because all you Baby Boomers are trying to transfer guilt for your own behavior ... doesn't make it so. And these kids are about more … Continue reading Want to market to the 20 year olds? Better look past your product … and it’s not just social media.

“The Death of a Salesman,” circa 2011

In 1949, Arthur Miller released his iconic play, "Death of a Salesman."  The sales landscape of sixty years ago is eerily similar to that of today.  America, and world for that fact, isn't creating sales jobs like before.  Of course you'll see ads for them in newspapers and on job boards - but the position … Continue reading “The Death of a Salesman,” circa 2011

The Talking Stick … Shhh, listen

The Lakota Sioux in the Dakotas back in the 1800's used something called a Talking Stick.  The Talking Stick was used during tribal councils.  The leaders of the tribe and neighboring tribes would meet and discuss important issues affecting them. To keep order in these meetings they used the Talking Stick.  Unless you held the … Continue reading The Talking Stick … Shhh, listen