We are a week or so into a major change in our business work environments. Many workers have been sent home to either work there, or wait for the business climates to change. During this time of home confinement (in many states) you have an opportunity to be either bored or busy. If you are…
When I ran my business in the 1990’s I was faced with a disaster that took me by surprise and almost shut my business down. Our recording studio was flooded with raw sewage and it took months to recover from. We did what we could do to keep the doors open and get by, but…
Change happens. Change is inevitable. Change is a process. It’s a lot of things, but often never easy. Especially when it involves multiple people, with multiple objectives, and multiple points of view. When you are working with a diverse group of people that you are trying to convince to change things, you have to see…
It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone. At this time at the end of the year, it’s kind of…
I have found that working for a company forces you to conform to the corporate culture… So does that make it a cult or a culture? Not all cults are bad, nor all cultures good.
People join cults not because people are crazy, but because they have two kinds of wishes. They want a meaningful life, or they want to be taken care of. A social culture is an organized way of life which is based on a common tradition and conditioned by a common environment.
There are some key difference though?
With today’s communication technology, especially in the world of social media, change is a constant. No matter what platform you login to, on what ever day, there is change. Some of it is obvious, and some is subtly behind the scenes (buried in algorithms and pixie dust).Google is no different.
All of this change does not come with instructions or even a warning? That’s because we don’t pay for the services (unless you are advertising). And… they do what they want, when they want, without even asking us?
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As the year draws to a close, I reflect back about all I have learned. I had so man great interviews with CEOs, CMO’s and an whole bunch of other Os who helped me (and hopefully you) learn about what was trending during the last year!
There are some things that I have seen recently, that I think will definitely influence how we need to communicate with new and old customers in the coming year. Some are pretty straight forward while others are a bit more controversial…
What’s Old Is New
Social Media Under Fire
More Targeted Relationship Marketing
The Death Of The Talking Head
Change Is Inevitable
In this episode, I will lay out my ideas about what you need to thing about and pay attention to in the coming year! Thanks for being a new or avid listener, and please share this podcast with your friends and associates. I would love to get your subscribes, and reviews and other podcast listening platforms. Thanks and Happy New Year!
Is your business messaging ready for 2019? Has your business changed over the last year? Do they reflect current business trends? There is no time like now to start verbalizing what you want to promote in the upcoming year. The time between Thanksgiving and New Years has a tendency to be slower than spring or fall. It’s…