December 2011 Posts

Some Thoughts on the Ocean Marketing Story

As I read through all of this Ocean Marketing stuff, a few thoughts came to mind that I wanted to share.

The situation reminds me of my own story about Sports Legends Challenge. The more I read about Paul Christoforo and, especially, his follow up messages and everything that he has said after the blow up, it sounds similar. He gives off the impression that he’s not sorry – he’s just sorry he got caught. SLC was the same way.

It’s the classic marketer or PR mistake. This person is unimportant, let’s ignore him or put him down. This person is important, let’s treat him very well. Eventually, that will burn you.

Happy Holidays! (and Thank You)

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Creative Commons License photo credit: nyoin

I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who has really supported me in 2011. This is decidedly unspecific, but I suspect that you know who you are.

Thank you to all of my loyal, close friends. That’s a small group. You know who you are.

Thank you to everyone who has been genuinely kind to me. I hope that I have thanked you all individually throughout the year. I mean it.

Thank you to everyone who shares my work and uses it to build a better business or online community. Your success helps to validate my work and I appreciate it.

I hope that you have a great holiday season and a happy, healthy and successful 2012.

I have a feeling that 2012 is going to be a really interesting year. I’m ready. Let’s get it.

Amazon Kindle Fire Review: I Love It

Disclaimer: I am a long time customer, which has led to me becoming a huge fan of the company and a shareholder. I just wanted to get that out of the way, up front.

I really love the Amazon Kindle Fire.

I would estimate that I am safely spending more than an hour every day on it and, more often than not, multiple hours, just depending on what my day is like.

There is a lot of video watching. I’m currently working my way through “My Name is Earl,” every episode of which is free for Amazon Prime subscribers. I also have been playing a bunch of games. “Night of the Living Dead Defense” and “Airport Mania 2: Wild Trips HD” are among my current favorites.

Thoughts on SOPA and Defending Copyright Online

Don’t get it twisted. The propaganda, scare tactics and fear mongering going on, in regards to SOPA, are no better than anything that the RIAA or any creative rights organization has done. Much of it is marketing, meant to sway people with convincing language.

There are people with bad agendas on both sides of the table.

I’m not pro-SOPA or anti-SOPA. I’m anti-nonsense propaganda, pro-internet and anti-copyright infringement. When I saw all of the noise, I was thinking I would be anti-SOPA, but when you put those three together, I’m not compatible with (seemingly) most of the anti-SOPA efforts that are going on. I just don’t fit in with that crowd.