Monthly Archives: October 2016

This Voter Has No Use for Nostalgia—He Prefers Hope

Calls for returning to bygone eras remind me that we humans…neglecting to appreciate what we already have gained. And this leaves us ill equipped for the hard and necessary work of identifying goals and actions that will guide us to a future that unites, not divides, us.

Posted in Diversity, Environment, General Commentary, People Helping People, Politics, Technology Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,

When Does Social Change Work Become a “Calling”?

A few times in my life, I’ve experienced a genuinely calling: a feeling that I was put into this place at this time to do something.

Posted in Activism, Environment, People Helping People, Psychology, Shel's Personal Life, Social and Economic Justice Tagged with: , , , ,

Did Obama Create Trump?

Trump’s thinking is a logical extension of his party’s reach for the bottom of the bottom of the bottom of the barrel…that began in the GOP nearly 50 years ago. He is merely the next step the Republican Party has aimed toward for decades.

Posted in Demographics/Psychographics, Diversity, Ethics in Government, language, Marketing Trends/News, Politics, propaganda, Psychology Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

How Much Should You Spend on Marketing?

It’s hard to even wrap my brain around the idea of spending more on marketing than on innovation, product development, manufacturing, distribution, etc., combined. Yes, of course, we’re all in business to sell something, and marketing helps us do that. But we also have to have something worth selling.

Posted in Advertising, Business-general, General Commentary, Innovation, Marketing Techniques and Philosophies Tagged with: , ,

Why I’ve Boycotted My Neighborhood Theater Since 1969

We had a long and extended bad interaction with them that culminated in a phone call, “you have 24 hours to get your car out of our lot—and by the way, the engine is in pieces in the trunk.”

Posted in Advertising, Branding, Customer Service as Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Marketing Techniques and Philosophies, Marketing Trends/News, Shel's Personal Life Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,

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