How Do You Say Good Bye?

I just lost my mentor, my best friend, my confidant, my advisor  in all things, my sounding board, my guiding light, my go-to guy, my Dad. I am absolutely gutted. I don’t know what I am going to do without that daily call. That daily chat, that check-in, and that laugh. I don’t know what … Read more

You Paid For It, Why Not Protect It?

One of the great bafflements of my career is why a client hires a marketing company to come up with a logo or brand, then builds their business around this brand, but refuses to protect this brand legally.  I have seen it happen time and time again. it is utterly astonishing to me a person … Read more

Explain Yourself

“Who are you and what do you do?”  How many times have you been asked that question?  Do you have a pat answer? When you answer do you merely recite it as if you have said it a million times and you don’t even have to think about it? Are you even paying attention to … Read more

Know when to stop talking

Have you ever found yourself in a situation when you felt like you had presented your ideas well, your solution clearly, your case succinctly, but then something happened.  You kept talking, and talking and talking. It was almost like someone had taken over your body/brain and kept trying to make a sale that you had … Read more

Only a full would think Spellcheck is FoolProof!

I love to edit.  I know strange.  But I find myself doing it unconsciously all the time. In restaurants, in magazines, books, ads, promotional material, etc.  I can’t help myself.  What I don’t understand is why more people don’t do it, particularly when there, or more correctly, their livelihood depends on it.  I cannot tell … Read more

Do Good

Doing good seems like a good idea. I mean, it makes sense, right? You want to help the environment, children, a shelter, a cause, and you will, just once you get a bit of free time. But you are just so busy, between work, networking, family commitments, where do find the time? I know, just … Read more