The Idea Camp: Preliminary Thoughts

Over the next several weeks I will be posting much less rambling abstract thoughts regarding the Idea Camp, but wanted to let you know why I threw out so many tweets about this great unconference.    Also, for those who could not be there, there is a Vimeo channel up with videos being added every […]

How to Rock at Customer Service: 12 Seconds

***Update: Sol actually saw this post and emailed me a quick note*** I like 12 Seconds. I use it, though not as much as I would like. My schedule does not permit me to spend much time doing things online that are fun and I have yet to find a great business use for it, […]

Why I Ceded Control to a Stranger (and how you can get others to do the same)

Tomorrow morning my wife and I head to the hospital in anticipation of a planned c-section for the birth of our second son, Micah.  Because of this, I have been thinking back a lot to a post from a couple years ago, when my first son was born.  Below is the post. My son, Jedidiah […]

20 Tips to Survive and Thrive In Today’s Economic Turmoil or Marketing on a Budget part 2

Last week we looked at the first 5 tips.  Now lets turn our attention to the next 5.   6.  Form good relationships with local publications editors and journalists. When something truly interesting and relevant happens with your organization set them GREAT copy and they will publish it.  Caveat: if you send them crap or take […]

How Can Non Profits Possibly Succeed in the Current Economic Turmoil?

Seth Godin shared this on his blog and I wanted to post a bit of it as well.  Think about your church, your NGO and even your business.  How can you become a leader of passionate evangelists for your cause or brand?  There’s this unspoken idea floating around that “fundraisers” can go about their work […]

20 Tips to Survive and Thrive In Today’s Economic Turmoil or Marketing on a Budget part 1.

I have spoken with many business owners lately concerned about the economy and how to best respond.  A dentist told me, well people still get cavities but they are putting off braces and elective procedures, a physical therapist said he knows some competitors are pulling their advertising and he doesn’t want to (he is smart […]

Pop Culture Lessons for the Church

For all of certain elements of the Church’s railing against it, Hollywood remains pretty successful. So while Pat Robertson may take one approach… “Popular television is flooded with filth and violence; MTV, VH-1, and pop radio stations are sewers of obscenity, rebellion and violence; pop magazines promote the vilest forms of pornography and a form […]