This may come across as sarcastic or angry but much like the assholes that don’t use their blinkers when driving, I found another kind of driving asshole. If you ever want to see some amazingly stupid drivers you don’t need to go much further than going to an elementary school at … [Read more...]
My Photography for Sale
Many of you don’t know this about me, but at one point I had four businesses in Paso Robles. One of those was a photography business in which I would sell my scenic/ landscape photos in wine tasting rooms. It seemed like a no brainer because I love taking photos so why not try to … [Read more...]
I’m Doing The Best I Can
Note: I wrote this about a year ago. People say “I’m doing the best I can” all the time. But are they really? Am I? I doubt it. We don’t live in a world where people “do the best they can”. We live in a world where we try to “get by” and if that means short changing something we … [Read more...]
Stop The Holiday Nonsense
Why in the world do we waste our time sending “Holiday” cards to people? This, along with all the money spent on Christmas gifts and similar things, seems to be one of the most wasteful and very American things we do. After reading a recent blog post on HBR, it reminded me of … [Read more...]
Social Media: to be or not to be!
As the days and weeks go by, I still marvel at those people that have doubt about social media and those that are so engrossed in the ROI of it that they miss the point which means they’re missing the boat. I’ve also read several articles lately referring to a “social crash”, … [Read more...]
Photo of the Day: San Simeon, CA.
Ok, so the photo wasn't taken today, but from time to time I may share a pic on here so it shall be named: Photo of the Day!! This is one of my photos that I like quite a bit because any time I see it I go right back to the moment. This was my birthday weekend in 2007 when my … [Read more...]
Quality Contractors? Where?
As a contractor, more specifically a painting contractor, nothing pisses me off more than contractors. Here’s why, I would venture to say that roughly 70% of my customers have told me horror stories that they’ve experienced, and on top of that I have personally witnessed other … [Read more...]
Oil Leaks, BP, And Government Intrusion
This is just a quick entry regarding the oil spill that happened roughly 30 to 35 days ago off the coast of Louisiana. Why is it our government is so willing to intrude in to our lives, our homes, our businesses; but they have been unwilling to step in and take control of the oil … [Read more...]
Great Products Don’t Always Win
I’ve heard people say that a good, or great, product will speak for itself. I think that’s crap. Behind every product is a company that needs to interact with their consumers and be very responsive to their consumers. If I go to a high end restaurant and stand there for ten … [Read more...]
Psychology And Social Media
At this point in time most of us have participated in social media, read endlessly about it, and have seen that it is of value to companies/ brands of all sizes if used properly. The reasoning behind why social media took off and has grown so much is as simple as understanding … [Read more...]