Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Label

I know you were hoping I’d write about the food at the Royal Wedding this morning but since my invitation got lost in the mail I have no basis upon which to comment. Not that I’ve ever let that stand in my way before. I do have experience with food shopping, however, and I read a lot of labels as I do so. Those labels – and the packages on which they reside – are today’s food thought and of course it ties into business – and just maybe your health – as well. Continue reading

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Investing The Time

Yet another study on marketers‘ use of social media came out last week and I saw something in it I wanted to share. It’s encouraging in some ways that marketers seem to recognize that social media isn’t something that just their kids are using and that it has value as a channel. However one point made by the study shows that while the spirit may be willing, the actual flesh thrown against the social media effort is still pretty weak.  Let’s get your take. Continue reading

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Getting Scoped

Stomach colon rectum diagram.

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I’m writing this well in advance of you reading it.  While I usually write the day I publish something, I’m kind of tied up today having a colonoscopy.  For those of you under 50, this is something that will become a regular (if every 5 years or so is regular) part of your life going forward.  It’s to make sure that you and colon cancer don’t become acquainted.  Even though the disease is very curable if caught early, because there aren’t any real symptoms until it’s too late you need to have this exam to catch it when it’s very treatable if it’s there.  Obviously it’s not like checking yourself for lumps or funny moles.  But there’s kind of a business point to be made (you knew that was coming).

You see, most business problems are treatable if they’re found early.  Like the exam I’m having today, the process isn’t always pleasant, critical though it may be.  Lots of folks avoid the short-term discomfort and find themselves facing a much worse situation down the road.  Annual budget reviews are mostly rubber stamps.  You not seeing any  symptoms – why upset things and dig too deeply, right?  Wrong.  Don’t run your health that way and don’t run your business that way either.

Short and sweet today – if you’re over 50, get checked.

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