Mashed Thinking #450

It is sometimes expedient to break something.                                                                                                …

Mashed Thinking #459

Originality is a formal weapon.                                                                                                    …

Favorite Quotes related to Selling and Marketing

I read a lot. I’ve picked up a number of good ideas related to selling and marketing over the years from my readings, including some great quotes.  Here are a few of my favorites: “I have great faith in the people; as for their wisdom – well, Coca Cola still outsells champagne.”      ADLAI STEVENSON “Your…

Studying Team Leadership through Reality Television

Although I am not a big fan reality television shows in general, I’ve started following a few shows because the examples of good and bad team leadership are interesting.  The episodes contain lessons on good and bad tactical and strategic decision-making.  Positive and negative results from Leaders’ actions are there for everyone to see.  In…

Some Career Advice from 1917 that is Timeless

I like wandering through used book stores and finding old books about business. One of my recent finds is a book published in 1917 entitled:  Salesmanship and Business Efficiency by J.M. Knox. I’m about a quarter of the way through the book and came across a section titled:  Live the Positive Qualities.  I think it’s an interesting…

A Very Cool Guy and his Company: Elon Musk and SpaceX

I watched the Elon Musk/SpaceX  interview on 60 Minutes last night.  Great interview.  Elon Musk is truly one of the visionary entrepreneurs of our time.   He put $100 Million of his own money into starting the company and has totally thrown himself into building a company that will revolutionize and commercialize space flight.   One of his comments that really impressed…

An Amazing Organization and Their Website

One of my favorite new website finds is the the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.  The mission of this UK-based organization is to be    “ an enlightenment organisation committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges. Through its ideas, research and 27,000-strong Fellowship it seeks to understand and enhance…

Fantastic example of Flash Mob Marketing

I’m into studying guerilla marketing ideas at the moment. This video is brilliant, inspiring, great fun and delivers the intended message: http://www.simplyzesty.com/viralvideos/a-brilliant-new-take-on-the-flash-mob/ When you’re done watching the video, check out some of the other tasty projects from Simply Zesty: www.simplyzesty.com By the way, I have no affiliation or connection to the firm.  I came across…