A bonafide mystery

Looking For Clues (188 / 365)

It was 2001, and I was working to launch my first technology company. We were licensing content from motivational speakers and creating the industry’s first digital distribution model with it. The Internet was still a baby and I was there, learning the ropes. Of course, the bills still needed to be paid and so I […]

A marketer’s hierarchy of needs

Maslows Hierarchy of Needs

I don’t know if you’ve ever been asked to learn about “Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs” before but in looking at it, similar needs apply to marketers. Maslow organized his idea of the needs into the shape of a pyramid. At the bottom was Physiological Needs, such as breathing, food, water, sex and sleep. I think […]

18:20 in the zone…

94/365 my body is confused

Yesterday morning, as I finished getting myself all sweaty on the elliptical machine, the device flashed a message that said 18:20 in the zone. But what zone? The fat burn and cardio zone. So more than 90% of the time I was doing sprints on this machine, I was in the optimal zone for getting […]

Getting hit in the head with a rock


Last week I reached the end of Season 2 of House of Cards on Netflix. I don’t know if you’ve seen it, but if you love good television, the characters and story line will draw you in and hook you. In the final episode, one of the main characters, Doug, was hit in the head […]

OK is a 4 letter word

Word OK written using jigsaw puzzle pieces

I was reading a newsletter I get from one of my teachers the other day and he suggested that for entrepreneurs like us, OK was a 4 letter word. Or should be anyway. If you think about it, he’s right too. Do you want to have an “ok” marriage? How about kids that are just […]