What's Up With Myspace? →
I have a serious question - who out there still uses Myspace? In a way, I feel bad for this social network. Myspace practically pioneered the modern world of social networking, and just look at what it gets in return - aggressive competition. First, Mark Zuckerberg annihilated Myspace with the creation of Facebook, which converted so many Myspace users who were attracted to Facebook’s social...
In Loving Memory
9/11/01 Have you ever smelled a burning body? Let me tell you first hand, it’s a smell you can never forget. I know that my blog entries are usually cheerful or enlightening, but in honor of those who perished on September 11, 2001, I wanted to share a personal story about witnessing the worst attack in American history from the suburbs of New York. Now you might think that growing up in...
The Sharing Age →
Whether you’re in business, politics, art, literature, film, religion, or even none of the above, this article is a definite “must read”. The world has transformed drastically in the last 5 years. Remember when we entered the Computer Age (or the Information Age)? That was only within the last decade or two, and yet we now stand at the brink of another revolution. What ever...
Do you realize that you’re in a constant competition? Darwin calls this Survival of the Fittest - species that adapt to their environment, survive attacks from their predators, and succeed in attacks against their prey are the species that survive agains the odds. Despite Darwin’s theories, I’m speaking outside the realm of natural evolution; I’m talking about the...
Baby, You're so Fine
Have you ever thought of a pick-up line as a personal advertisement? I’m guessing probably not. And why even bother? How can something as instinctual as love even be compared to something as manufactured as marketing? Believe it or not, it has everything to do with it. Thinking of yourself as a brand, and therefore as someone who can create a personal advertisement, will actually lead you to...
Disney Finally Listened! →
Jon Stewart on Islamic Mosques →
How could we ever market the great country of America with such bigotry as this?
Sacrificing Your Brand
Logical or Foolish? People say that you’re most innocent at birth and that throughout the course of your existence - through the observation of others and of the world - your innocence becomes contaminated. Unfortunately, we cannot control this fate, but we can use it to our advantage if we learn to embrace it. Think about the first thing you ever wanted to be as a kid. Raise your hand if...
You heard it right - you’ve been branded. Now, before you go checking for any marks on your body and dialing 911, let me explain. Since the day you were born, you’ve been judged by everybody you’ve met - by your family, your friends, your spouse, your coworkers, even complete strangers with whom you might only have had a second of interaction. Even people who only pass you by...