The Hemline Economy

Aug 07

“One tip: if you say your meta-goal out loud (or jot it down) before you start an interaction, you’re more likely to consistently create the outcome you seek, not the one you hyperventilate yourself into.” —

From Seth’s Blog, by Seth Godin

Jun 04

ibmsocialbiz:

Technology, especially on the edges, is increasingly moving out of IT’s hands. Via Brainyard News. 

ibmsocialbiz:

Technology, especially on the edges, is increasingly moving out of IT’s hands. Via Brainyard News. 

Jun 02

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Jun 01

Today I would drive a 1959 Borgward Isabella.

Today I would drive a 1959 Borgward Isabella.

Creative Something: Opportunity and the modern cost of creation. -

creativesomething:

Congratulations.

If you’re one of the thousands of people reading this, then you are in a world of luck. You now have before you an opportunity that very few people, in any time before this generation, has ever had.

You have in front of you, right now, the tools and fortune to create…

May 31

Today I would drive a 2012 F-150 Platinum Edition. 

This weather sucks…

Today I would drive a 2012 F-150 Platinum Edition. 

This weather sucks…

GM Gets Its Act Together

In a series of highly publicized changes, GM has redrawn its marketing plan over the past couple of weeks.

Changes include pulling their $10 million Facebook advertising budget, announcing that they would not be advertising during Super Bowl and, a few months ago, dumping a number of its ad agencies.

By simplifying their relationships with ad agencies, from seventy different agencies to one, GM expects to save about $2 million between 2012 and 2017.

This morning GM announced that it would be funneling part of its ad savings into a partnership with Manchester United Soccer Club. GM will now be the official automotive sponsor of the team.

As GM seeks to place more emphasis on international markets, especially China and Brazil, the move makes a lot of sense. Soccer (or Football) boasts over 3.5 billion fans worldwide — a demographic that crushes the NFL’s estimated 400 million fans, most of whom reside in the US.

2013 Chevrolet Camaro

After being very impressed by a number of GM’s new products at the 2012 Vancouver International Auto show, I am glad to see that perhaps the new face of GM will boast more than great cars. 

Fiscal responsibility and smart strategic planning are more important to GM’s future than any flashy new car; although, with the current changes in marketing, it looks like GM is working towards a fully-loaded package.

May 30

Today I would drive a 2013 Cadillac ATS.

Today I would drive a 2013 Cadillac ATS.

“I don’t dream at night, I dream all day; I dream for a living.” —

- Steven Spielberg (via dknyprgirl)

This is what I aspire to every day. I think the world would be a better (and happier) place if everyone could use their imagination in their work.

Fast Company Supports My Method Of “Action-Oriented” Communication
Today I stumbled upon a great article on Fast Company’s website: “3 Secret Weapons For Better Communication, From Professional Actors”.
I thought it would be an interesting exercise to splice the article together with content copied directly off of my website. Hopefully my copy will serve as my commentary on what I consider to be the most important pieces of the article.
3 Secret Weapons For Better Communication
Read about the 3 simple steps to “action-oriented” communication at The Hemline Economy main blog.

Fast Company Supports My Method Of “Action-Oriented” Communication

Today I stumbled upon a great article on Fast Company’s website: “3 Secret Weapons For Better Communication, From Professional Actors”.

I thought it would be an interesting exercise to splice the article together with content copied directly off of my website. Hopefully my copy will serve as my commentary on what I consider to be the most important pieces of the article.

3 Secret Weapons For Better Communication

Read about the 3 simple steps to “action-oriented” communication at The Hemline Economy main blog.