What’s missing from this photo? About seventy-five squabbling siblings, several (though not enough) overwhelmed staffers, a couple dozen frazzled parents (including me), and the line leading out the door past Starbucks. Because, when it comes to the economic “downturn,” the only thing down at GameStop stores I have visited recently is their inventory. Halfway between the Christmas Eve peas… Continue Reading Recession? What Recession?Details
My 6-year-old son has an unfortunate cowlick that leaves his hair looking like Eddie Munster’s. You know: My kid has other fine qualities, but today I couldn’t take any more of looking at that downward dagger of hair, so I took him to Supercuts, where I pointed out the problematic fibers to what I naturally… Continue Reading Lessons learned from SupercutsDetails
Not quite magic BUT… before elections, KCal9 and CBS 2 did a local story on one man’s political memorabilia button collection. Watch until the end– Due to Lisa’s publicity, Elect-a-head’s presidential bobble heads soon appear in the hands of the reporter!
When it comes to revenue, “Flat is the new up.” That’s what I heard tonight at UCLA’s Anderson School of Business from Norm Brodsky and Bo Burlingham, co-authors of the terrific new business book “The Knack.” Where did they hear it? From people at the recent Inc. 500 conference. That matches what we’re hearing from many… Continue Reading Flat is the new upDetails
One of the joys going around here at Counterintuity has been seeing our client’s presidential bobbleheads appear on the Ellen DeGeneres show. The spotlighted products are by one of our clients, Elect-a-head.com. A big thanks and congratulations goes out to Lisa, our publicist, who by connecting with the major producers on various TV networks and… Continue Reading Elect-a-head on Ellen DeGeneresDetails
There’s no good synonym for the word “artistic.” Try finding one yourself: “tasteful” isn’t even close, and neither is “aesthetically pleasing,” as suggested by Webster’s. Most often, “artistic” is defined by itself: as being of or related to art. One indicator of uniqueness is when a thing is defined best by itself. Without some way… Continue Reading It is what it is — and it’s worth a lotDetails
It’s easy to get stuck, while everything around you changes. Just keep doing what you’ve been doing, and don’t look around. The major airlines are stuck in the 1970’s. (Or some other previous era.) Don’t believe it? Fly one of them — and then fly Virgin America, as I did last week. The proof is… Continue Reading Don’t get stuck in the 1970’sDetails
Apparently over 1,000 people would. Artist Justin Gignac has turned NYC garbage into $100 works of “art” – http://www.nycgarbage.com. To start, Gignac was selling his cubes of NYC Trash for $10 each as novelty items. Now they are $100 collectibles. Who would have thought you could sell a few pieces of New York’s finest trash… Continue Reading Would you buy trash?Details