W R Reisinger made violins in the early decades of the 1900’s. The one that I have was made in 1938. It’s a great sounding and beautiful instrument. I’m hoping to find out more about Reisinger’s life, especially in regards to his craft as a violin maker. There is very little known, except that I’ve […]
Might we call it being a Content DJ?
Content marketing is becoming a more common approach for businesses to take. It is the idea of creating useful content that serves an audience. Then, with a basis of storytelling, the business creates interest and opportunities to offer a service or a product related to the field. You are guiding your audience through a process. […]
Ideas for folks in real estate
I’m not a real estate agent. I don’t know all the ins and outs of closing deals. I haven’t been the person who has guided first time homebuyers through the adventure of finding a new home. And I haven’t coached sellers through the details of getting a house show-ready. However, I’ve talked with several real […]
Hindsight is not
I’ve been reading Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace. It is the story of Pixar. I appreciate having my assumptions challenged. One of the points in the book is that hindsight is NOT 20/20. For any situation, there will always be a large part of the forces, circumstances, and story that we will […]
If you leap and nothing happens, did something happen?
What happens when you leap? Here is one possible order of steps. Step 1. You want to take action Step 2. You are afraid to take action Step 3. You put off taking action These first 3 steps can be an indefinite loop. If it’s a worthwhile thing, hopefully you move to step 4 at […]
The Difficult Business Decision
This quote is an excerpt from A Win Without Pitching Manifesto by Blair Enns. It reminded of a related conversation I heard. It was on a video interview I worked on with a CEO of an integrated Architecture/Construction firm. There are two things from that interview that I’ve thought back to many times and one […]
Gary Vaynerchuk on what makes a good storyteller
This post is about how Gary Vaynerchuk answered the question. I’m curious to know, what makes a good storyteller? This is from the GaryVee Audio Experience, September 3, 2017 A Business Meeting with VaynerProductions | Expanding What Vaynermedia is Built On. It starts at 8:56 into the meeting. What I think is really interesting here […]
When you grow your own carrots
It’s easy to make them… ORGANIC FRESH SUSTAINABLE LOCAL There are plenty of things where we can choose to control multiple variables. It’s just a matter of choosing which things and then doing it.
Some things invented.
I was talking with someone about “Chinese Food.” We talked about American “Chinese” dishes and dishes that are actually from China. I’ve only had a handful of authentic Chinese dishes. Some were passed down in my family from my Chinese grandmother. Another was a simple meal with a grad student from abroad. And then a […]