Unconventional Thinking

December, 2010

The Worst Man In America

Thursday, December 30th, 2010 by Mark Stevens

Sometimes, the power of marketing is a curse. A plague. A near sin.

Why do I say that?

Can you say the words “Harry Reid?”

Overdosed On Oprah

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010 by Mark Stevens

There is one perfect person in the world. At least that’s the way Ms. Oprah Winfrey sees it every time she looks in the mirror.

What she may not know is that zillions of us are so overdosed on her that the situation is becoming toxic. Perhaps fatal.

Skydiving With Jesus

Thursday, December 16th, 2010 by Mark Stevens

This week I spent a day in Manhattan to take in all the timeless majesty, the silver bells nostalgia that New York–the city of my birth and life–radiates at Christmas time.

I understand New York and it understands me and it’s like the zillion others making the rounds at the sites aren’t really there. It’s me and New York and a friend I was revealing the wonders to.

It’s All Over Now Baby Blue

Thursday, December 9th, 2010 by Mark Stevens

Life is a series of comings and goings. We are forever moving away from things, people, ideas, we once embraced and moving towards new goals, rainbows, business ventures and relationships.

One Hundred People

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 by Mark Stevens

I often say that it takes two people to create a bureaucracy. It’s not an exaggeration, I see it all the time. Let’s up the number to 20 or 200 people if you feel that’s more accurate. The rule remains the same: Unless you as a manager, a leader, are determined to root out the signs of bureaucracy and its agents, you will be in the grips of one.

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