I’m so excited I might pee in my pants!! (Don’t worry, I’ll be careful not to.)Read More
After I delivered a talk called “Business Lessons from the Grateful Dead” to a group of enthusiastic company leaders at YPO, I had a chance to spend some time with David Duncan CEO of Silver Oak Cellars, a producer of delicious and distinctive Cabernets from Napa Valley and Alexander Valley, California.
Duncan told me about the importance of social media for his winery and how they communicate with the passionate fans of his wines. Like other CEOs active on social networks who I wrote about in my recent post The #Social CEO Drives Business for their Company, Duncan is an enthusiastic supporter of content creation and social media engagement at his company.Read More
Last month my daughter Allison invited me to join her to see Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros at the Boston Calling music festival. It was an epic invitation because Allison, who is soon entering her final year of university, has become a live music fan based on my taking her to shows since she was seven years old. We’ve attended other festivals including Lollapalooza and Projekt Revolution and have seen close to 100 bands together since that first B-52s and Go-Go’s double bill when she was small.
Back then it was my musical taste that ruled. But now Allison is in charge, introducing me to new music! What a great way for a father and daughter to bond over a shared passion.Read More
I had an opportunity to spend a few minutes with Emmy and Grammy award winning actor and entrepreneur LeVar Burton after a taping an episode of Bryan Elliott’s Behind the Brand show. It was a fun group that also included Mike Rowe from television’s Dirty Jobs.
LeVar Burton got his start at age 19 playing the young Kunta Kinte in the fabulously successful 1977 ABC television miniseries Roots. He also played Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation and has appeared in many other movies and TV shows. He’s known to millions of kids as the host of the PBS children's program Reading Rainbow.Read More
This weekend I got my Open Water Scuba certification at Ocean Frontiers Ltd. in the Cayman Islands. I chose Ocean Frontiers because I connected with them on Facebook at the suggestion of a friend and then wrote about how the Ocean Frontiers Green Short Challenge is a terrific way to get people to share on Facebook.Read More
You could hardly ask for a more dramatic example of how near zero-cost videos can expand reach and drive business. And it all started because Mary McNeight identified a problem that no one online was helping people solve.Read More