Focus
Focus
/ June 16, 2013 0 COMMENTS

The length of the average movie shot was at one time 28 seconds long. In recent years, it should come as no surprise that it’s now near 2 seconds. Our attention spans have been chopped, remixed and edited down to super bite sized nuggets, where anything longer just doesn’t keep us all that interested. When nearly anyone can…

Wake Up Call
Wake Up Call
/ June 10, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Saturday morning, sleeping in till 7:30.  A welcome departure from the 5:15am that my wife typically sets the alarm during the week. The cellphone on my nightstand starts buzzing. While fumbling to get it, I miss the call. I try to call them back but they don’t pick up. Good time to check email then. And there…

The Perception Gap
The Perception Gap
/ June 7, 2013 1 COMMENTS

What we see, the physical and tangible, is typically what informs our decisions. Whether or not we like a person or relate to them can be decided in a split second simply because of something we see that triggers a subliminal reaction, and a judgement is formed. The same choices are made when a consumer interacts with a salesperson,…

The Greatest Story Never Told
The Greatest Story Never Told
/ June 5, 2013 0 COMMENTS

From the time we were little children, the stories our parents or teachers would tell us were our window to the world outside of ourselves.  We could travel far beyond the security of our homes, to lands or galaxies far, far away. We could live vicariously through the tales of soldiers and superheroes, and delight in the chills that…

Social Media doesn’t work.
Social Media doesn’t work.
/ May 28, 2013 0 COMMENTS

I know I’ll tick off quite a few people when I say this, and amuse a whole bunch of you as well. The simple truth is that Social Media doesn’t work. Social Media is ineffective, cumbersome, often scary and absolutely useless. Social Media is just a tool, no different than the hammer sitting in your…

The Same, But Different.
The Same, But Different.
/ May 24, 2013 1 COMMENTS

The King and Ronald McDonald. Theses characters are branded deeply into into the hide of our cultural sub-concious. If asked to draw them on paper, sight unseen, I’d venture to guess that most of us could create an acceptable resemblance regardless of drawing skills. Is it good branding? Perhaps. That depends on who you talk to. The ad agency…

Dust.
Dust.
/ May 21, 2013 0 COMMENTS

“Art washes away from the soul, the dust of every day life” – Picasso By nature we are collectors. Back to the days of cavemen and hunter gatherers, our survival was based on our ability to seek out what we needed to live and store a little extra for the lean times. In our world and modern cultures, there…

You Make Your Bed, You Lay In It Thomas.
You Make Your Bed, You Lay In It Thomas.
/ March 20, 2013 5 COMMENTS

I heard those words throughout my life, though mostly my late teens and twenties. Mom loved to say that when I was in a particular situation that I wasn’t too happy about.  Maybe it was the fact I never changed the oil in my car and the engine seized (this happened more than once). Maybe it was the lousy…

Higher Ground
Higher Ground
/ March 5, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Though we all like to think that we’re doing the right thing in our lives and in our businesses, the results that we often end up with are a glaring indicator that isn’t always the case. Sure we’ve all become good at fooling ourselves, at finding a way in our minds of polishing the turd that we often…

The Fly and The Window
The Fly and The Window
/ February 28, 2013 4 COMMENTS

Instinctively, a fly that is trapped inside a room will fly towards the window. He knows that is the way out. Upon reaching the window and hitting the glass with all his might, he bounces backward stunned, but again makes a fast approach to what he hopes will be his escape. He just doesn’t comprehend…