Words of Wisdom

Wednesday, 2 July 2008, 19:28 | Category : working
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“It’s way more profitable to encourage each of your existing customers to spend $3 than it is to get a stranger to spend $300.” – Seth Godin If only more marketers remembered that and used it when planning their campaigns.

Heartache Leave

Monday, 28 January 2008, 13:51 | Category : relationships, working
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What a great idea… A company in Tokyo is allowing employees to take paid time off to deal with the end of a relationship. Most people jsut call them sick days, or personal days, but I think most people have been guilty of doing this. Read more about heartache leave – and a couple of […]

BuzzWords We Can Live Without

Wednesday, 9 January 2008, 11:39 | Category : working
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If you’ve ever worked in Corporate America, known someone who worked in Corporate America, or watched a television show that featured someone who worked in Corporate America, chances are that you’ve heard some of the key words that float around, driving us to distraction. Now, Tom Stern from Fast Company has posted some of the […]

My Office…My Blinds

Tuesday, 2 October 2007, 10:16 | Category : working
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I don’t like fluorescent lights very much. I find that by the end of the day with them I have an unfortunate and unhappy headache. Plus since my office has 1 pane of window, I get some natural light which I much prefer over the fluorescents. So, when I moved into this office, I unscrewed […]

An Open Letter to the Dirty Dishes

Friday, 28 September 2007, 16:20 | Category : working
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Dear Dirty Dishes, You’ve been in the company sink for the last week, at least. You’re not getting washed. I don’t know who placed you there, perhaps in a hurry to get to a meeting, with good intentions to come back and wash you. Sadly, those intentions were not followed-through on, and there you sit, […]

10 Innovation Ideas

Tuesday, 4 September 2007, 23:08 | Category : working
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10 Ways to find creative new ideas – especially when you’re under the gun. (From Marketing Profs)

Recap from NYC

Friday, 31 August 2007, 1:27 | Category : Life, working
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I made my first trip to NYC this week. I wasn’t there long enough to see much of anything, just my hotel, and the 8 blocks between my hotel and the office. It was definitely an eye-opening experience, both in terms of how the newly merged company works, and about NYC. I stayed in Manhattan […]

Lessons from Scottsdale

Friday, 24 August 2007, 13:55 | Category : Life, working
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I spent most of this week in Scottsdale, Arizona at a sales meeting. Now I typically don’t look forward to those types of things, because I’m not on the sales staff, and I find myself tuning out as they talk about print marketshare. (OK, maybe not print marketshare. I think marketshare is interesting – I […]

Little Happy Moments

Wednesday, 27 June 2007, 16:53 | Category : working
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So, I had a random, small happy moment today. I logged into my Google documents (where all kinds of things are stored, from my personal to-read lists and quote collections to our online inventory spreadsheet for work), and discovered that Google Docs got a facelift! Since I use Google Docs a fair amount, their changes […]

The Career Ramp

Thursday, 21 June 2007, 15:55 | Category : working
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Like most people early in their careers, I’m still trying to figure out how to “make it.” How to make it better, how to make it bigger, and some days, just how to make it through. Earlier this week, when reading one of the bezillions of newsletters that I get, an article stood out – […]