Unconventional Thinking

November, 2011

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When There Are No Words

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 by Mark Stevens

More than anything else, marketers play with words. Invent them. Embellish them. String them together in luscious archipelagos that excite and tug at the mind, emotions and spur people to action.

The Winners In Life Are The Masters Of Time….The Losers Are It’s Slaves

Monday, November 21st, 2011 by Mark Stevens

Einstein fiddled with time in ways few of us can understand. But we don’t have to. The lesson I gleaned from him is that time bends and, if you are passionate about something — anything– time can never be a limitation. You simply ignore the clock, the need for sleep, the nonsense about a balanced life–and you shoot for your dream. Your invention. Your enterprise. Your film, your book, your life saving drug. If you are the master of time, they all dominate it.

And Then Life Comes Crashing Down

Monday, November 21st, 2011 by Mark Stevens

My best friend’s son died last night. Everything is different now.
Everything is black. Everythng is hollow.

He was 31 but I recall him at 5, coming out of my pool, blond hair drying in the breeze. All of life ahead of him.

The Last Time I Saw Elene – My First Love

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 by Mark Stevens

There was a fresh snow on the ground and a clarity in the moonlit December night. The holiday spirit was coming through the radio waves and sparkling off the shelves of the Greenvale Pharmacy when I first set eyes on her golden haired 17-year old perfection. I was in instant love but being of the same age, halfway through my first semester of college, I had no idea how to handle this thunderbolt.

The Dark Side Of My Wikipedia

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 by Mark Stevens

I gave a speech the other night at a CBS event my company, MSCO, sponsored. The host introduced me with a grand recounting of my accomplishments to which the audience responded with enthusiastic cheers.

It was more than kind and respectful and it made me feel proud, to a point. I say “to a point,” because I know the dark side of my background you don’t find on Wikipedia.

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