Monthly Archives: September 2011

Name bending, Canadian style

[Cache - #41] Why do we make up derogatory nicknames for each other?  For this week’s blogpost, I have some fun considering this burning issue – on the website of History Channel’s new TV show, What’s in a Name? Also:  read more

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Best and worst brand names of the week – Friday September 30

Best brand names of the week Kindle Fire – the name of Amazon’s new tablet, Fire obviously works very well with Kindle. But I worry that Amazon doesn’t actually have a naming strategy, since Fire is the first of Kindle’s read more

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Best and worst brand names of the week – Friday September 23

Best brand names of the week REMedy – “a bed upgrade kit that contains a gel-infused mattress topper, proven to increase quality of sleep” Whitemint: a new Stride gum, named after American snowboarder Shaun White Worst brand names of the read more

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Your business is probably worthless

[Cache - #40] Do you own a service business? Chances are, it’s worthless. That’s just the first eye-opening fact in John Warrillow’s Built to Sell, possibly the most important business book I’ve ever read. Here’s another one: only one in read more

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Comments on Chris Taylor’s Mashable article: Netflix’ Qwikster debacle

Netflix has created quite an uproar by, among other things, renaming its core DVD delivery business to Qwikster.   My thoughts on Chris Taylor‘s Mashable article in the comments section here: http://alturl.com/daodx  

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The people will decide – whether you like it or not

[Cache - #39] I once heard Canadian General Lewis MacKenzie, the first NATO commander in the former Yugoslavia, say that a leader should never give an order he can’t enforce.  And so it is with our federal government in renaming read more

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Best and worst brand names of the week – Friday September 16

Best brand names Mombacho – a premium cigar brand named after the site in which its tobacco is grown: Mombacho volcano in Nicaragua. The back story is that volcanic ash contributes to soil fertility, resulting in optimal tobacco-growing conditions. And, read more

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Book review: Fascinate, by Sally Hogshead

You are probably boring.  Or maybe just the same as everyone else.  Or even invisible. That’s the bad news you’ll get from reading Fascinate, by Sally Hogshead.  Indeed, an honest review against her 7 triggers of fascination, defined through exhaustive read more

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Book review: Six Pixels of Separation, by Mitch Joel

As recently as a month ago, I was still a social media skeptic – one who suspected that SM platforms were dominated by idiots and that SM could not deliver a meaningful return for entrepreneurs like myself.  Mitch Joel’s Six read more

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Best and worst brand names of the week – Friday September 9

Best brand names of the week The TechKnow Space – a computer repair and accessories shop DigiSan – hand sanitizer   Worst brand name of the week Selco – an elevator repair company that oddly, sounds like the most mundane read more

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