Your Conformity Is Showing

This article by our friend Seth Godin teases apart some old notions about how idea adoption works. Old demographers would lead us to believe that most people land somewhere between adventurous innovators or complacent Luddites in all of their behavior. But those of us who work in creative fields have...

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“I’m not comfortable with that.”

Advancing new ideas is fun. But in an all too familiar scenario, initial excitement gives way to second guessing. What if someone is offended? What if it’s taken the wrong way? What if the Tweetosphere goes negative? Eric Schurenberg, the editor of Inc. magazine,  wrote an astute analysis of this...

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Time To Move The Diversity Celebration Forward

How many times has this happened to you? You present an idea to your clients that receives a huge positive and emotional response. They think it’s brilliant. Bold. Provocative. Exciting. Then you begin the production process, and the inevitable second-guessing begins. “Are we sure we’re entitled to make these claims?”;...

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Detroit Goes To War: Who’s Winning?

War in Detroit? Not really news. Unless you focus on the Ad Wars, which GM and Ford have just made a bit more interesting by creating a duel between their luxury divisions. Business Insider sums up the deal quite well here, and the article contains a couple of very entertaining...

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ObamaCare Cliffs Notes

It doesn’t matter where you stand on the issues surrounding the Affordable Care Act, the fact is, this legislation affects us all somehow. No one understands the practical ramifications of this better than our friend Chris Felix, who owns Gizmo Health. These guys are totally up to date with the...

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Welcome to the FIO Job Market

While it may come as some relief that the economy and the job market are picking up a little, it would be a foolish mistake to think that things are ever going to get back to “normal”. The whole employer/employee relationship is in a state of ongoing transformation. Thomas Friedman...

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Already Been Disrupted

A curious review of this book by new book James McQuivey appeared in the WSJ this week. Here’s the link: http://tinyurl.com/buxeqpt. It seems that the story centers on the idea that the availability of information and ability to disseminate it easily is going to eventually topple big corporations, because you don’t...

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Cincinnati Wake-up Call

Clay and I were doubled over laughing when we ran across this brilliant article by Jim Edwards of businessinsider.com, entitled “P&G To Lay Off 1,600 After Discovering It’s Free To Advertise On Facebook”.  He goes on to say that reality seems to have finally arrived at the world’s largest marketer,...

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