Unconventional Thinking

March, 2007


Thursday, March 29th, 2007 by Mark

How do you get to be known by your initials? Famous for them? A permanent stamp in history?
JFK and FDR are memorialized this way. To complicate matters, JFK and FDR were worlds apart. The former was a male model, the latter was a world leader, both with earth-moving wives as different as [...]


Friday, March 23rd, 2007 by Mark

Pick your poison, are you Electric or Acoustic?
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So this was a convoluted romance, as they all are. George loved Pattie but Pattie loved Eric and (Eric) Clapton was George’s best friend, and on and on. To complicate matters, Pattie was the most attractive woman on earth [...]

One Hit Wonders

Monday, March 19th, 2007 by Mark

How is it that a band, a playwright, or a novelist creates a masterpiece, a gift to the world, and then nothing- silence?
Where does the genius go?
Unless a company or individual continuously refreshes their thinking, their creativity, they will disappear from the radar.
A generation ago, IBM created one of the only tag lines that meant [...]

Bob Dylan vs. Paris Hilton vs. Conrad Hilton

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007 by Mark

If you were starting a business today, whose brand would you want to leverage? The august American poet with a junkyard voice? The eclipse of the sun beauty with enough sex appeal to melt a star? Or who the hell is Conrad Hilton?
Let’s think about this in business terms. In metaphorical and pragmatic terms. If [...]

I See Dead People

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007 by Mark

The Walking Dead. Oh sure, they pretend to be alive. They walk and talk and cite buzzwords and have all manner of pious ideas. But no blood. No guts. They are mannequins.

They love to congregate on Madison Ave, wherever the hell that is. Well, actually, it’s a place where people with water in their veins [...]

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