I’m always amused by the dumb things smart people often do. Today’s bit of amusement comes in the form of an article from eMarketer about how marketers view and use social media. Now, I’m the first to recognize that business executives (and regular folks too!) often say one thing and do something completely different (and opposite) which is, in retrospect, short-sighted. However, this piece demonstrates that the gap between recognizing a strategic imperative and acting upon it is pretty wide when it comes to emerging social media. But let’s see what you think. Continue reading
Monthly Archives: July 2011
There is a story this morning in USA Today about frequent fliers and how courtesy in the skies is a long-gone thing. It really sounded very familiar – someone on a plane behaving as if it is their own private jet instead of shared space. It came on the heels of another post yesterday on a local blog here about people who park in handicapped spaces without stickers. This blog had written the day prior about people “reserving” sections of our local beach even though there are clear rules against it. The Mrs. calls it the “rules don’t apply to me” attitude and views it as a safety issue. After all, how often do you see someone driving while on the phone or looking down at their phone to text as they roll through a stop sign? We see it a lot.
So what does this have to do with business, you ask? It has to do with a entitled mindset and THAT, dear readers, has a lot to do with business success – or lack thereof! Continue reading
So here we are at the end of another week and as usual we’re going to talk about food. Today, however, I want to talk a bit about how food and I have changed our relationship over the last few months and how that may actually relate to business. I’m also hoping it might be helpful to those of you who want to dump a few extra pounds as I recently did. 30 of them, to be exact, and aside from having to buy a bunch of new clothes for which I was overdue anyway, there’s only good that’s come of it. So how did I do it and how can this possibly be business-related? Continue reading
I woke up this morning and landed in the midst of a major. Yep, it’s time for The Open Championship and there’s nothing like turning on the tube at 5:30 and seeing the world’s best golfers looking like…well…ME out there as they struggle with wind, rain, and a very different sort of golf. It’s the world’s oldest major championship and while I know that many of you care not a whit about either golf or sport, I do and I’m driving. Of course, there’s also a business lesson in here too. Continue reading