Filed under: opinionOriginally posted on The BrandBuilder Blog April 17, 2012.Not long ago, I wrote about what Moneyball‘s Peter Brand called the “epidemic failure to understand what is going on” plaguing the business, marketing and advertising worlds – when it comes to understanding that ...
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Brand snapshot: Rapha

I'm a cyclist. From the moment I clipped into my first pair of Look pedals and started racing, I was hooked. I have no idea how many miles I've logged over the years (and I don't care to do the math) but I ride a lot. It's very likely that I will write extensively about cycling on this blog, but for ...
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Poler: The World’s Highest Standard of Stuff

First entry in the Inside Left Pocket category. If you've been curious about what that section is going to be about, join the club. Think of it as a miscellaneous category for someone who doesn't like miscellaneous blog categories. Expect a range of non-business and non-writing related topics and a ...
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I finally watched Moneyball over the weekend. I’m not a big baseball fan but it held my interest, partly because it was based on a true story and partly because the movie really wasn’t about baseball at all. It was about old thinking vs. new thinking, about industry politics vs. the heresy of ...
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How To Fix Your Sh*t In 5 Simple Steps

So my buddy Tyler passed this on to me over the weekend, and it stirred a little brain sauce I felt I should share with you. In the piece, Kivi Leroux shares some of the complaints she’s been receiving from some of her NFP friends about patterns of incompetence that they run into at work. He ...
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The Leadership Advantage

Today, instead of doing all the talking, I will let people with a whole lot more experience than me give you some tips about how to become a better leader.Great stuff that transcends the typical quotation mill.Anne Mulcahy – Former CEO of Xerox:In a crisis, you have the opportunity to move ...
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The 5 basic rules of calculating the value of a Facebook ‘fan’A question that routinely comes up in social media circles is what is the value of a Facebook fan? (The question also applies to the value of a Twitter follower, Youtube subscriber, email recipient, etc.)Invariably, whenever ...
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