Unconventional Thinking

August, 2006

Wal-Mart’s Spokesman?

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006 by Mark

Okay so Wal-Mart takes some heat (for what, I’ll get to in a moment) and hires the “distinguished” civil rights leader, Andrew Young, to build bridges to the inner cities/minority groups and the like. And Young promptly does what these demagogues so often do: disgraces himself with racist remarks that smear nearly every minority [...]

How Google can make – or break – your company

Friday, August 25th, 2006 by Mark

To me, the competition between Microsoft and Google, which the former continues to claim it will vanquish, is more than a battle between companies…it is a classic case of power shift…similar to the way once-great nation states decline and are usurped by new powers, often more technically advanced, on the world stage. This contest between [...]

Mel Gibson’s At Work On New Blockbuster

Thursday, August 24th, 2006 by Mark

Hollywood is a buzz with advance word of Mel Gibson’s rumored new epic “Why I Hate Jews.“ Based on the Gibson family’s real “PASSION,” the new film will reportedly reveal heretofore unseen newsreels of David Ben Gurion, Albert Einstein, Marc Chagall and their cohorts planning the myth of the holocaust.
Marketing genius that he [...]

Marketing: The New Nuclear

Monday, August 14th, 2006 by Mark

How powerful is marketing? Compared to what, you may be thinking. Well, compared to unlimited sums of money. And compared to the most extraordinary armies with dazzling technologies, hands down marketing wins.
Just look at the world around us. The balance of power has shifted from those who have the armaments to those who have the [...]

Help Find Kofi Annan A Job. Please.

Friday, August 4th, 2006 by Mark

Imagine if Kofi Annan was a product. Would he sell? Well, he doesn’t do anything of value. Zero. I mean a total wastoid.
But wait, this guy whose performance sucks, is a marketing magician. I mean there is turmoil in the world requiring solutions to complex issues and [...]

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