• Broken Records, but Vinyl is Growing
    Entertainment and more
    I got an email recently from Burnside Distribution. Here’s what they said: “Physical sales of CDs continue to decline; I doubt anyone will dispute this. Large chains and big box stores are reducing the amount of titles they carry and in the process have set up huge returns, both Read more...
  • So What Is Your Story?
    Top of Mind
    I have found in working with creative projects and artists that is always best to start with the story. Developing your narrative is one of the most important things you can do, but when I share this with most companies they look blankly at me with a puzzling “why?” If you do not write Read more...
  • Socially Speaking, How is Your Word of Mouth?
    Online and more
    I recently spoke at the Brentwood Chamber Tech Strategies group about Social Networking.   It’s interesting to talk to business owners and leaders about this phenom and their reluctance to embrace it.  One attendee contacted me and asked that I speak to their executive group about the topic, Read more...
  • Vision of Small Business
    and much much more
    Vision of Small Business Over the Next Decade – The Intuit Future of Small Business Series is an ongoing research study sponsored by Intuit and led by the Institute for the Future and Emergent Research. The research looks at the significant trends affecting small business and entrepreneurship Read more...
  • Why Healthcare Doesn’t Need a Band-Aid
    Top of Mind
    Years ago I did a research project about primary care physicians as a gateway to tertiary care. We talked to focus groups, identified problems, and developed possible solutions. The fundamental problems were…well, everything! But the doctors didn’t really want help. They were trying to Read more...
  • Gut Check on Ethics
    Leadership and more
    I belong to a professional business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi, which was founded in 1904 in part to promote and advance ethics in business. Over the years I served in leadership, and subsequently we have continued to wrestle with ethics in business issues. Over the last 20 years we have seen the Read more...
  • Take 5 for Inspiration
    Entertainment and more
    The year was 1959. No one knew what was about to happen in the field of music. But jazz music was ready to take some giant steps. Six of the most popular and/or groundbreaking albums in jazz history were recorded and released for the general market that year. Among them was Dave Brubeck’s Read more...
  • Develop your own Stimulus Package
    Top of Mind
    Now is the time to develop and focus your promotional efforts to create your own stimulus package and grow your business. Don’t cut off your future by hunkering down and forgetting to promote for tomorrow. Whether it is your word-of-mouth promotion via non-paid methods or full blow ad Read more...
  • Start with the End
    Leadership and more, Top of Mind
    Many business and entities automatically assume certain outcomes and modes of operations for their given business model because of what is considered the norm. However, buy stepping back and evaluating Revenue Model options from the beginning and working backwards leads to innovation and Read more...
  • Blog on Facebook
    Online and more
    You can now follow my Blog on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter.Read more...