Archive for June, 2011

Amazon Terminates Affiliate Program in California-Just Sit Back and Watch the Money Roll In, CA!

By Jim McCarthy 0 comments

As a totally inactive Amazon affiliate and a Californian, I got two emails from Amazon yesterday. One said this: “For well over a decade, the Amazon Associates Program has worked with thousands of California residents. Unfortunately, a potential new law that may be signed by Governor Brown compels us to terminate this program for California-based […]

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    Dodgers File Bankruptcy

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    If you haven’t heard, you will, but you can catch up here. I feel a little too close to this to give anything resembling objective commentary, but I will say this. That it’s possible for this to happen is a good explanation of the kind of times we’re living in.  Some say the McCourts managed […]

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      Deception and Obscurity as Business Plan?

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      I saw this today on Ticketnews, and it’s worth a mention.  (BTW, you know what else is worth a mention if you’re in the live entertainment biz? Ticketnews itself.  It’s a great resource that gets bashed a little because, well, I don’t know why exactly, but it deserves more credit than it gets for covering […]

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        Is it Always Good to Have an Open Kitchen?

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        One trend over the last 10 or 20 years in the restaurant business is toward having an open kitchen.  This is a setting, like you’ve seen in a million places, where all the cooking happens in plain sight of you, the diner.  It works because food is very personal:  It goes in your body; it’s […]

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          “Marketing To Your Own Team”

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          A while back, the remarkable Andrew Warner of Mixergy asked me to do a long interview with him for his site, and I agreed. It was a ton of fun. Then a couple days ago, someone at the 37Signals blog picked up on a specific comment I made and extended it into a larger point. […]

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            Revenue Per Seat Widget

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            This is a widget you can use to calculate your current and potential Revenue Per Seat. If you’ve been tuned in here for a while, you know that I talk about Revenue Per Seat a lot. I thought I’d do more than just talk about it and provide a simple tool for evaluating changes to […]

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              Work with Me!

              By Jim McCarthy 2 comments

              Literally. I’m looking for a Director of Customer Acquisition who is a whiz at online customer acquisition and optimization techniques.  We’ve got great momentum in this area at the moment, and I need someone who can do it and take it to the next level.  The bad news is that this person would be reporting […]

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