Thoughts From the Coffee Table: Many businesses still operate with a shot-gun strategy and hope for success. Smart businesses are willing to pay for targeted marketing. Higher financial risk, yet often higher financial reward. This week I experienced one of the best examples of a high-spend marketing initiative that have ever seen. I am at…Details
Welcome to Thoughts From The Coffee Table!
You might say this is my Blog, but it is a little different than you might be used to. In these stories, I seek to promote and highlight the best examples I find of leadership, sales, customer experiences, and humanity.
I am looking for those of us performing to our best.
I publish every Monday through Friday, except holidays. Everyone, including me, needs and deserves a day off!
Why do I call it Thoughts From The Coffee Table? I found myself sitting down on my couch to write this each morning, coffee at the ready on my coffee table. I began to see these morning minutes of quiet as my shock of inspiration. It seemed right.
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Thoughts From the Coffee Table: I am often scurrying through airports, rushing to get to the next plane. Last Friday I had a 3 hour layover at MSP, early in the morning. I usually settle myself into the Delta Sky Club to work, but decided Friday was the day to just walk. Around an hour…Details
Thoughts From the Coffee Table: For 8 days I put work on ice. Time to relax, reflect, and recharge. 8 days of paddling the SUP. Sitting in the water in a lawn chair. Toodling on the pontoon. And playing “Rocka Hula Girl” to Elvis (aka Chris Olson) at Zorbaz, Gull Lake, MN. Those pics will…Details
Thoughts From the Coffee Table: “I love your posts! I read them everyday!” “Thank you! Why do you never Like or Comment?” “Because I don’t want to seem like a stalker.” “I got such a kick out of your post on toilet paper.” “Thank you! Why do you never Like or Comment?” “Because we’re family…Details
Thoughts From the Coffee Table: I did not build sandcastles. I preferred to gather seashells. I watch children build sandcastles, some giggling with glee as the waves knock down walls, others with tears of frustration. No matter how sturdy your structure, Mother Nature always wins. I have a friend who’s work environment has changed dramatically.…Details
Thoughts From the Coffee Table: He wakes up in the morning. Does his teeth. Bite to eat, and he’s rolling. Never changes a thing. Happy Hour dinner at a local Brazilian steakhouse. $10 for a caipirinha and bacon-wrapped filet skewers. Surrounded within moments by 10 regulars. They must have lived in the apartments upstairs, perfect…Details
Thoughts From the Coffee Table: I find it fascinating that every culture has it’s own sandwich. Yet that statement alone means that I am already biased to the term “sandwich.” At a place called Bing Bing Dim Sum, in the Passyunk neighborhood of Philly, I fell in love. With a pork bao bun. During Happy…Details
Thoughts From the Coffee Table: We used to think that a good bartender is one who would listen to all of your problems. How depressing! Then there was Tom Cruise in Cocktail from 1988, bottles flipping in a dramatic floor show guaranteed to bring in big tips and get the girl. Today we judge a…Details