I'm guessing many of you have heard about and perhaps seen, the latest Peloton ad in which a husband surprises his wife with a Peloton bike for Christmas. The ad, all of thirty seconds long, may be the most expensive ad ever produced, far exceeding the cost of Super Bowl commercials. Last year, a Super … Continue reading A Tale of Two Christmas Ads
Thanks to Daniel Pink's most recent Pinkcast for helping me come up with an idea for today's post. It's after 11:00 at night, and I had exhausted many of my usual sources of material for my blog, from what I did and saw today, to reading a variety of newspapers, to scouring through my emails. … Continue reading I Don’t “Have to Blog”, I “Get to Blog”
The WSJ had a great story about the owner of a local car dealership - Fred Beans. Fred recently celebrated his 80th birthday by doing 125 push-ups - straight through, with no rest. An impressive feat at any age, but unbelievable at 80. For the past 11 years, Mr. Beans has been working with a … Continue reading I’d Buy a Car from This Guy
The Wall Street Journal had a story today about the success that Planet Fitness is currently experiencing. Planet Fitness’s revenue has increased more than 30% over the past year and its valuation has nearly quadrupled to about $6.2 billion since it went public in 2015. The chain has more than 12.5 million members and operates … Continue reading Long Live Planet Fitness!
In business, there is a practice known as Big Bath accounting. The way the practice works is that when a company is having a bad year financially, it will opt to do everything it can to make it look as bad as possible. This may involve delaying revenue for the current year until the following … Continue reading What’s Your “Big Bath”?
I'm a big fan of routine. As an example, here's part of my morning ritual: peel four bananas, and place into blender pour 24 ounces of water in blender, and blend for about 5 seconds go to the fridge and get out the romaine lettuce and baby spinach add a heart of romaine lettuce to … Continue reading Stuck in a Rut?