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Dear Time Magazine, Your Interface is Horrible

if I got to make the rules…no product is released to the market until its designers had lived with it for 6 to 12 months and tested it thoroughly…this poll is a perfect example of why we need a rule like that.

Posted in Consumer Issues, Customer Service as Marketing, Democracy, Diversity, Ethics in Government, General Commentary, media-general, Politics, poverty, Shel's Personal Life, Technology, Web 2.0/Social Media Tagged with: , , , , , ,

The Good Side of “This Call May Be Monitored…”

Lesson for the future: any time I am in a customer service dispute involving an oral promise, I need to remember that *I* can ask them to go back and listen to the original call. The worst they can say is no.

Posted in Advertising, Business Ethics, Consumer Issues, Customer Service as Marketing, Shel's Personal Life, Transparency vs. Secrecy Tagged with: , , ,

Celebrate the Victories—and “Inject Backbone 3x a Day”!

Liberals brought us the 8-hour day… Liberals protect the rights of people of all colors and gender identities. Liberals fight for the planet so we can all live healthy lives. Why aren’t YOU a liberal, George?”

Posted in Activism, Democracy, Diversity, Ethics in Government, Marketing Techniques and Philosophies, Marketing Trends/News, Politics, Protests and Crackdowns, Psychology Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,

A Non-Christian’s Perspective on Christmas

I happily go to Christmas events. What I object to is the assumption that everyone is Christian, that this is a universal holiday, and that other cultures don’t count (or are tokenized

Posted in Activism, Branding, Demographics/Psychographics, Diversity, Ethics in Government, General Commentary, language, Psychology, Shel's Personal Life Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Let’s Make Puerto Rico The Poster Child for 100% Fossil-Free

converting the entire island to clean, renewable, resilient energy would actually make rebuilding cheaper and easier. Fossil fuel infrastructure is expensive, complex, and subject to environmental catastrophe.

Posted in Abundance and Prosperity, Corporate Social Responsibility, Eco-friendly, Energy & Sustainability, Entrepreneurship, Environment, Green Business, Green Living/Green Lifestyles, Innovation, People Helping People, Politics, Social and Economic Justice, Socially Responsible Investing, Technology Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,

Melania, Dr. Seuss, Racism, and Class Issues—What a Kerfluffle

just as Soeiro cites sources that bolster her opinion, I can cite sources that bolster mine. For example, this profile of Seuss in Tikkun highlights many of his progressive activities…

Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Diversity, Environment, General Commentary, language, Politics, poverty, Protests and Crackdowns, Psychology, Social and Economic Justice Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Is Your Advertising or Marketing Working AGAINST You?

I received a fund appeal from a climate-change nonprofit asking for money to put this ad on the air. I was so appalled that I sent this letter: [Subject] THIS AD WILL DO THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT WE WANT Re:

Posted in Advertising, Branding, Copywriting, Demographics/Psychographics, Eco-friendly, Environment, Green Marketing, language, Marketing Techniques and Philosophies, Marketing Trends/News, Politics, propaganda, Psychology Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Harvey, Irma Prove Humans are Hurt by Catastrophic Climate Change

The planet doesn’t really care about humans…already survived extinctions of millions of species…If humans are wiped out and cockroaches rule the earth, Earth won’t care. But we care.

Posted in Activism, Energy & Sustainability, Environment, Green Living/Green Lifestyles, People Helping People, Politics, poverty, Social and Economic Justice Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,

10 People Who Changed My Life

It hurt like hell at the time, but on reflection, I realized he was right. And I changed my behavior!

Posted in Activism, Copywriting, Democracy, Diversity, Environment, Events, Marketing Techniques and Philosophies, Peace and War, People Helping People, Shel's Personal Life, Social and Economic Justice Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,

Nonviolence is the OPPOSITE of Passivity

numerous new methods of organizing that were used by other active nonviolent movements such as Occupy and Standing Rock…nonviolent resistance works better than violent resistance. If we engage in violence, we play to the strengths of the opposition.

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