Maybe this is the sign I’ve been waiting for

Every Friday, venture capitalist Fred Wilson features a recent Kickstarter project that he just contributed towards. Today’s featured project was Remotely, remote meeting cards that provide meeting goers and leaders with the tools to communicate effectively, connect with others, and have fun. Here’s the video showing Remotely in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZIqpymoJZ0 Here’s the story behind Remotely, … Continue reading Maybe this is the sign I’ve been waiting for

Music Monday: A Potato Factory Worker, a Skateboard, Some Ocean Spray Juice, and Fleetwood Mac

Nathan Apodaca's truck had already logged some 320,000 miles. One morning last month, it couldn't go a mile more. The truck broke down on a highway in Idaho Falls, Idaho, about 2 miles from the potato warehouse where Apodaca has worked for nearly two decades. Luckily, he had a skateboard in his truck, along with … Continue reading Music Monday: A Potato Factory Worker, a Skateboard, Some Ocean Spray Juice, and Fleetwood Mac

As If I Needed a Reason to Like Oreos Even More

As a child, Oreos were always one of my favorite cookies. Much later in life, their value went way up when I found out that Oreos are suitable for vegans (well, sort of). So when my wife sent me the wonderful video below, I didn't think it was possible that I could like Oreos anymore … Continue reading As If I Needed a Reason to Like Oreos Even More

This Is Why I Love Commercials…

Earlier today, I was finalizing my notes for my classes for the coming week. One of the topics I will cover this week is advertising, which gives me a chance to show a few of my favorite commercials, many of which I have highlighted in previous posts. As I was double-checking to make sure the … Continue reading This Is Why I Love Commercials…

Check Out the Best (i.e., Worse) Click Bait Headlines Ever and You’ll Never…

I was just reading a story about how Taboola Ltd.’s deal to acquire Outbrain Inc. has been called off, putting an end to an attempt to combine the internet’s two largest content-recommendation companies. Taboola and Outbrain are known for generating the “promoted stories” or “around the web” sections that appear at the bottom of news … Continue reading Check Out the Best (i.e., Worse) Click Bait Headlines Ever and You’ll Never…

It Only Took 34 Years for Me to Be the “Cool” Teacher

It was the perfect storm. The weather was forecast to be perfect. Each student has their own portable chair. And I am getting closer and closer to the end of my teaching career. If it was ever going to happen, this seemed like the right time. So I did it. For the first time in … Continue reading It Only Took 34 Years for Me to Be the “Cool” Teacher

A Great Commercial from France

It's been a while since I've shared a favorite commercial. but after showing the classic "Think Different" commercial from Apple in class today, it put me in the mood to see what the latest batch of commercials look like. One that struck me was an ad for Telefoot. Here is a description of the ad: … Continue reading A Great Commercial from France

The Worst Advertising Campaign Ever?

During the early 1980s, the Hoover appliance company held a 50% share of the UK market and was rapidly expanding with the potential to claim a larger share of a growing market. This period of expansion, however, coincided with the UK's entry into a major economic recession, and Hoover was beginning to face competition from … Continue reading The Worst Advertising Campaign Ever?

Wow – I Didn’t Know That I Could Become a 98-Pound Weakling That Quickly

Short version: I used to be pretty good at doing pullups. I took some time off from the gym. I decided to start doing pullups again this past Monday, planning to do three sets of five as a starting point. The result: I did three sets of one. That's right, only one pullup. And that … Continue reading Wow – I Didn’t Know That I Could Become a 98-Pound Weakling That Quickly

This Seems a Bit Out of Line

I try not to post political things too often since it's sure to get some people upset. But I couldn't leave this one alone. And perhaps I'll try to justify this post by saying it's not really political, it's more about marketing/advertising, a topic I've talked about quite often, and ethics. The issue involves a … Continue reading This Seems a Bit Out of Line