Happy New Year

In just a matter of hours, 2009 will be upon us.  If you have not done so, please read my article on setting New Year’s Resolutions.  You may also be interested in some statistics about New Year’s Resolutions. Happy New Year!

Personality Poker ®

It’s official.  Personality Poker® is now a registered trademark.  In 2009 we will be announcing some exciting developments with this brand.

Why Aren’t You More Successful?

A friend of mine is a fantastic freelance writer.  After telling her how great she is, she asked, “So if I’m that good, how come I’m not working now?  Tough market out there.” Yes, it is a tough market.  But I suspect that is not the reason she can’t...

Wii and the Bell Curve

Many of my recent posts discuss “Innovation and the Bell Curve.” One quick comment on this idea.  I often say that the left-hand side of the bell curve is about affordability and accessibility.  But sometimes it is just about accessibility – for a premium price....

Happy Holidays!

I hope that everyone will be taking time off to enjoy family and friends. See you in 2009.

The Wisdom of Miyagi

In the Karate Kid, Mr. Miyagi once told his student Daniel, “Walk on road. Walk right side, safe. Walk left side, safe. Walk middle, sooner or later [makes squish gesture] get the squish, just like grape.” to listen to Miyagi, press play This fits nicely with my...

Gas Guzzlers Top Selling Cars

2008 saw the $4 gallon of gasoline and the start of the current recession. Although car sales are down from last year, millions of vehicles were still sold. What car do you think was most popular? A hybrid? A fuel efficient car? An ultra-inexpensive car?  A reliable import?...

Innovation Articles I am Reading

Today, I am catching up on some bookmarked innovation articles.  I will provide commentary on these in the near future. Does Obama Need a Department of Innovation? (NYT) Innovation at Kraft (USA Today) Electric Car Innovation is Not Coming Out of Detroit (NYT) Why Movies...

Interesting New Year’s Resolution Statistics

This article was originally published December 2008 Early this week I received an email from a researcher at a major national TV talk show.  They are doing a show on New Year’s Resolutions and saw my article on the topic. They wanted to know if I had more details on the...

Getting with the Times

OK, it is time to branch out from the blog world… For the past 2 days, I have been at the 800-CEO-READ event for authors.  Great conversations about books, publishing, marketing, sales, design, story telling, and anything else related to the profession. One guy, Jose...
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