Category Archives: self-actualization

Coming This Year: A New Chapter

[Cache #225] — By Andris Pone – President, Coin Branding Hola from Havana, Cuba, where I am enduring a two-week sequester to write a new book. Conditions have been challenging. Yesterday it was so cold I had to turn the fan off. read more

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The Stories We Tell Ourselves

[Cache #201] “The story – from Rumpelstiltskin to War and Peace – is one of the basic tools invented by the human mind for the purpose of understanding.  There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but read more

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Your Very Own Super Bowl

[Cache #188] By Andris Pone President, Coin Branding — Imagine that your career is on the one-yard line.  Not merely a touchdown, but your entire livelihood and legacy depends on what you say next. Your opponent’s strength is legendary and the clock is ticking.  Eighty thousand screaming fans are watching read more

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You Better Believe It

[Cache #187] By Andris Pone President, Coin Branding — Each of us believes we are different from everyone else.  It would be deflating like a New England football to believe otherwise – that there is essentially nothing that makes us read more

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Je Suis Birdman

[Cache #186] By Andris Pone President, Coin Branding — Michael Keaton is floating in his underpants.  Not that they are loose.  He is levitating, in mid-air, cross-legged.  It is the very first shot of his latest movie, Birdman, which is tied for the lead read more

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Apathy and The Facebook Solution

[Cache #178] By Andris Pone President, Coin Branding andris@coinbranding.com — Why bother voting? In what was effectively a referendum last week on whether to keep in power the world’s most famous Canadian, only 60% of Torontonians cast a ballot – and relative to past read more

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March Is Hate Month

[Cache – #151] This week, Canadian man Yue Liu drowned in Cuba, while saving his son from the same fate.  And someone online questioned whether his last words to his son – “I cannot save you anymore” – were actually uttered. — — This week, read more

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The Promise of Spring (and a new feature)

[Cache – #150] In the Great White North, it might not feel like it – but today is the first full day of Spring.  It is our annual, unmistakable sign that despite the snow still on the ground and the chill still in read more

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Want to Win? Ask Yourself Why.

[Cache – #148] SPECIAL GUEST BLOGGER:  JENNIFER LOMAX We are very pleased to present a guest post by our strategic partner Jennifer Lomax, freelance consultant, Senior Strategic Planner at Harbinger and a member of Marketing Magazine’s Top 30 Under 30 for 2013.  This is Jennifer’s second read more

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What Facebook Really Is

[Cache – #144] As you know, Facebook is dying.  A pair of Princeton researchers reported last week that by 2017, 80% of Facebook’s core users will be gone.  A critical mass will have closed their accounts, complemented by a drastically reduced uptake, now underway, by read more

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