Just keep going

I was sooo comfortable in my table seat on the commuter train.  Laptop plugged in, wireless Internet on and cranking through my email.  Best of all, there was no one else sitting at my table to bother me. But that was about to change. “Next stop, Fremont station!”  The train squealed to a stop.  Shooom,…

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Recession pep talk #3

Has the death of Michael Jackson pushed the recession out of the headlines, or are things really getting better?  I’m not talking about leading economic indicators.  I’m wondering what’s going on inside your mind.  Aren’t you tired of worrying and behaving like things are going to get worse? I’m not being naïve – there are…

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Encounter bats

No… it’s not an episode of “When Animals Attack.”  I’m talking about a confrontational therapy tool from the 70’s.  These cloth-covered foam encounter bats were used for anger and aggression release, allowing two people to have a “safe and fair fight”. They could also be used to hit pillows, chairs and in my case… little…

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Talk to me

Marketing is about show business.  You spend time and money to put on a show that will hopefully lead to business.  But is your company really welcoming customers with open arms when they arrive? In his blog post on the “Death of Retail”, Stephen Richardson makes the point that big retail chains are trying to…

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