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Beware Of The Barrenness Of A Busy Life

Beware Of The Barrenness Of A Busy Life

The 1960s Myth of Too Much Time in the Future I heard that in the 1960s, Time magazine reported that a subcommittee of the United States Senate was assembled to discuss the topic of time management. They gathered the best experts in the field because they were concerned about the advances in technology. What were they concerned […]

How An Artist, A Journalist, And A Failed Government Official Used The Power Of Words To Change The World

How An Artist, A Journalist, And A Failed Government Official Used The Power Of Words To Change The World

The ancient Roman lawyer, writer, scholar and great orator, Cicero, once said this about the power of words… “Nothing is so unbelievable that oratory cannot make it acceptable.” Remember that quote, because when you read the stories below you’ll learn just how true that statement is. Have you ever thought about how powerful words are? […]

How To Come Up With Great Content Marketing Topics: 3 Lessons From The Early 1900s

How To Come Up With Great Content Marketing Topics: 3 Lessons From The Early 1900s

Today I want to share some lessons with you about how to come up with content marketing topics. It’s a lesson from Edward Bok. Who is he? Edward Bok lived from October 9, 1863 – January 9, 1930 and he was an American editor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. He was also editor of the Ladies’ Home […]

A Business “Positioning Lesson” From Stanford University

A Business “Positioning Lesson” From Stanford University

University Applications are Up, Acceptance is Down I happened to come across an interesting article on NYTimes.com yesterday. It explained that applications to universities have skyrocketed while acceptance into universities is dwindling. Stanford received 42,167 applications for the class of 2018 and sent 2,138 acceptance notices, for a first-year class that, ultimately, will number about […]

The Secret Behind The Real Purpose For Magazines That’ll Make Your Website Or Blog More Effective

The Secret Behind The Real Purpose For Magazines That’ll Make Your Website Or Blog More Effective

  Today, I am going to attempt to do something very difficult. I am going to try to help two groups of people at the same time, in one post. The two groups I am trying to help are: 1. Business owners whose websites aren’t attracting any visitors 2. Bloggers whose websites attract readers, but don’t make […]

The Secret Of The Greats: Making The Unseen Visible And Unheard Audible

The Secret Of The Greats: Making The Unseen Visible And Unheard Audible

“The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.” – Helen Keller Do You See What I See? I don’t know if many of you know this or not, but Walt Disney never lived to see EPCOT completed. A reporter once asked him when his health was beginning to fail […]

The Origin Of The Term “Private Eye” And Why You Need Top Of Mind Position

The Origin Of The Term “Private Eye” And Why You Need Top Of Mind Position

  The other day, I was watching the PBS series “American Experience” and learned something I never knew before. And this discovery reminded me of an important lesson about being “top of mind” in your business category. The show was about Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. But what I learned has nothing to do […]

You Have 1020 Minutes To Make Today Different Than Yesterday

You Have 1020 Minutes To Make Today Different Than Yesterday

Today is the first FULL week of 2014. You have 360 days left in 2014 to do, be or have something different than you did, were, or had last year. Depending on how much you slept last night, you only have around 1020 minutes (or less) to make today different than yesterday.  A few of […]

What Christmas Can Teach You About Content Marketing

What Christmas Can Teach You About Content Marketing

  Dale Carnegie’s Words of Wisdom Dale Carnegie once revealed something very powerful about human nature. He said, “People are not interested in you. They are not interested in me. They are interested in themselves – morning, noon and after dinner.” Later he said, “Why should people be interested in you unless you are first […]

Magician David Blaine And The True Magic Of Content Marketing

Magician David Blaine And The True Magic Of Content Marketing

My Latest Confession I have another confession. This confession reveals another fact about my past and who I am. Not only that, this confession will reveal some important lessons about content creation and content marketing that many people don’t know. I’m about to reveal what you can think of as some of the “real magic […]

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Listen to Segment of CMI’s Podcast I Was Featured On

pnr-this-old-marketing-joe-200x200 Listen to the final 7:16 segment of "This Old Marketing" where they talk about my LinkedIn post: [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://recessionsolution.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/CMIPodcastFeaturingMyLinkedInJUSTMYSEGMENT.mp3"]