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Leadership: Searching Low and High

Leadership: Searching Low and High

Leaders we can look up to are all too hard to find these days. Joe Girardi, the former NY Yankees All-Star catcher and World Championship manager is one such leader. Joe is no “dumb jock.” I’ve always admired his leadership style as a player and a manager. Now, in my...

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Believe it before you present it

Believe it before you present it

We’ve all heard the expression in business, “Fake it until you make it.” Starting out in the advertising business, I was a nervous-norvus any time I had to present to an audience of more than one or two. I remember my boss’s advice at the time. “Fake it until you make...

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The Boxer

The Boxer

(R to L) Mark Bandurchin, member Riger 40-year club; Steve Johnson; and their new business partner Jamie Jacobs enjoy a laugh at The Colonial. “I am just a poor boy, though my story’s seldom told.” -- Paul Simon, American Songwriter I’d like to share a bit about my...

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Old or new, clutter cutting still reigns

Old or new, clutter cutting still reigns

  The debate between traditional and modern is an age-old one. We see it in architecture, fashion trends, and restaurant styles. Opposing sides either lean on the comfortably familiar or are energized and lured by the new, daring techniques. In marketing too, the...

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Loose Ends

Loose Ends

Got any loose ends? You know what I mean. Unfinished business. Maybe it’s your 2015 New Year’s resolution you haven’t gotten around to yet? Dusting those office shelves? Cleaning out the sock drawer? Starting the new-you fitness plan? Hiring a life coach? Updating...

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Buy Local for the Holidays and Every Day

Buy Local for the Holidays and Every Day

  Went to the cobbler yesterday. Yes, I said cobbler. Nu-Way Shoe Repair. Felt like I was in Mayberry. It was Johnson City. And I liked it. Would it have been easier to throw away the old shoes and Amazon a new pair? (Is Amazon a verb yet the way Google is?) Sure....

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Billboards: Are You Down with What’s Up?

Billboards: Are You Down with What’s Up?

THEN vs. NOW Love ‘em or hate ‘em, outdoor ads are eyeball magnets. While detractors call them visual pollution, I think they are great within reason. If you ever find your commute or other drive time boring, a good billboard can brighten your day a bit, right? Hate...

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