Category Archives: Random

Thou shalt not commit (or be victim to) logical fallacies


Don’t be a victim of misleading arguments. Use this invaluable tool to decipher the garbage we hear every day from Washington D.C., talk show radio and other bastions of manipulative language. From the website yourlogicalfallacyis.com: A logical fallacy is a … Continue reading

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Visualizing the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill


I was looking for ways to understand the magnitude of the Gulf Oil Spill and came across these graphics. If text books had been designed like this when I was in school I would have learned something. From infographicworld.com. Information … Continue reading

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Are we losing ourselves in the race to be connected?


One of my colleagues at Fathom wrote a blog post, “Yield to the Tablets!”, that provides his look at how we got to the current generation of tablet computers and where they might take us. Here’s an excerpt (full post … Continue reading

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How to see The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus


If you live in the US anywhere outside New York and LA, go to New York or LA! First Paranormal Activity exhorting us to demand the movie for our towns, and now this? Are we going to have to plead … Continue reading

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How to get unstuck from a thinking rut


We’ve all been there. Mired in the muck. Working to solve or move or create only to feel like every effort lands us right back in the same tar pit. New ideas don’t come because our thinking patterns don’t change. … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart reduces packaging. How about waistlines?


Wal-Mart’s “Packaging Scorecard” has also applied pressure from the world’s largest retailer to over 66,000 suppliers to reduce packaging. Wal-Mart is pushing to become “packaging neutral” by 2025. No small feat. The impact of this decision has had profound ramifications … Continue reading

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Strategies for enlightened stupid marketers from Kevin Nalty


Found this video through Church of the Customer Blog. Brilliant writing and delivery. Though slightly uncomfortable. The sign of great comedy.

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What are you striving for?


It’s hard to commit wholeheartedly to a new idea, to stand up and say count me in, to put yourself out on the line and try with all your heart to make something great. Why is it hard? Because you … Continue reading

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Molecular Expressions Neckties – Opportunity hidden in plain sight


A friend recently told me about a collection of neckties made from the images of various substances – like vitamins and moonrocks – as seen through a microscope. I was intrigued. The ties, he tells me, are not available at … Continue reading

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