Archive for May, 2011

What Do You Mean “Brand”?

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“Brand” is one of those terms that you hear a lot if you hang out in the general vicinity of marketers.  Even non-marketers, as long as they’re vaguely involved in the selling of something, throw the term around a lot. After listening to this for the last decade or so with a growing sense of […]

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    Books in the Mail…The Benevolent Dictator

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    Today it’s The Benevolent Dictator, by Michael Feuer.  The thesis seems to be the role of a a single strong hand in making businesses successful.  I’ll say more after I read it shortly. Share and Enjoy

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      ‘The Book of Mormon’ One Word Review

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      Go. Technically, that’s the end of the review, but just to emphasize where I’m coming from on this, the show is everything that I believe Broadway and the live entertainment industry as a whole should be doing: leading the audience and the culture itself by creating original intellectual property that is both incredibly entertaining and […]

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        Powerlessness Corrupts

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        I read that in a book by Elizabeth Moss Canter about what happens when people in an organization begin to feel that they have no ability to influence events, or when they feel that the destiny of themselves or their organization are out of their control.  (It’s also nicely summarized in this EMC article too.) […]

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          Preference is Perishable. Keep Your Mindset Fresh

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          It’s amazing to me how quickly things go from cutting edge to tired.  Here’s an article that reminded me of that today entitled “Wrong Turn for Food Trucks in Los Angeles.”  Here’s the snippet that I found particularly poignant, which starts with a quote from Josh Hiller of RoadStoves, which is the company that outfitted […]

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            That’s Called “Leading the Culture”

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            A few years ago, in 2006 to be exact, a little show debuted in LA called “Rock of Ages.” We sold, well, quite a few of them on Goldstar, and basically, couldn’t keep them on the shelves. For you historians out there, here’s the link to the first version of this show. There were two […]

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