The Object of my Distraction 12

I apologize for missing Friday. Here’s my reason: Last week our son was brought into this world. The rest of my life has pretty much shut down as a result. I wouldn’t have it any other way. The family is doing great as we celebrate this new, little life.

How much loose change…

… do you carry around? That used to define how much you would spend at a vending machine. Apparently that’s no longer the case. Macy’s is adding iPod vending machines to their stores. Todd Jones, a retail analyst at PNC Wealth Management in Philadelphia, said the price of iPods could make that area of Macy’s ...

Rajesh is a Brand 3

Via the Tom Peters! blog, I was introduced to a great NXTBook (yeah, I had never heard of that either) by Rajesh Setty, Personal Branding for Technology Professionals. It’s a great resource for identifying and promoting your personal brand. Not a technology professional? No problem. There are some examples and points relating directly to the ...

Jose is a Podcast

Jose put together a cute and clever parody of Apple’s recent ads. This time we get to see how mass media networks compare to podcasts.

The Summer of Bill’s Discontent

My friend Bill Kinnon is lamenting the fact that even a 1.1 terabyte hard drive is no longer enough to store all of his video files (he does television production). HD television bumps up the demand. We’ll see where that leads the supply chain. Guess that’s why we call them hard drives. The soft version ...

“Sam I Am” Selling

Educating potential customers can be powerful and perhaps nothing educates them better than experiencing your product. This is where free demos and bite-sized samples come in handy. Maybe you have a Kool-Aid Point with your product. People are polarized to either love you or hate you. Those who love you are labled or attacked by ...

Blast!

If Blast! comes to your area… DON’T MISS IT! Yes, I was a bit of a band nerd in junior high. So, I guess this would qualify as Revenge of the Band Nerds. The show is a spectacle to be seen. The music and choreography are breathtaking. We enjoyed it MUCH more than Stomp (which ...