Don’t ask me why, but every time I hear someone say, “mission statement,” my mind flashes back to Dan Aykroyd’s character in the film The Blues Brothers. If you’ve seen it recently (or have a really good memory), Elwood tells people “We are on a mission from God.” While he’s pretty convincing, my gut tells me… Read more »
I don’t know about you, but I can’t help but listen when people are talking about drones being the future of package delivery. It reminds me of the Jetsons and their flying cars. Who knows? Maybe those aren’t too far behind. This topic inevitably brings to mind FedEx, UPS and Amazon using this technology to deliver… Read more »
Being a bit of a nerd, it’s not uncommon to see me staring at a blank piece of paper deep in thought, followed by a fevered session of doodling, sketching and note-taking. My wife calls this “unveiling the secret world inside Hal’s mind.” In truth, there are no secrets. I just don’t “download” ideas to… Read more »
It’s no secret that Amazon would love to take over wholesale distribution. As any good marketing professional knows, providing services outside of products and price is imperative for a strong value proposition. Included below is a screenshot of one of Amazon’s latest efforts to do just that. Note that the testimonials from “pros” are heavily… Read more »
In the Harry Potter books, the villain is often referred to as “he who must not be named,” because even identifying him invokes unspeakable evil with a capital E. Lord Voldemort (oops, so much for not naming him) is a malevolent, pervasive force who gets his pasty-white fingers and his weird nose into everybody’s business. The… Read more »
I learned something last week during a new client meeting.