Guest Column: Is Your Network a Golden Ticket? Using Online Radio for ROI

Is Your Network a Golden Ticket?  Using Online Radio for ROI By Kelli Richards I’ve had a lot of opportunity to build great connections and a stellar network throughout my career.  Some of the most powerful came from my years at Apple, Inc.  (I don’t need to tell you the caliber of out-of-the-box thinkers and success stories that have been launched from that crowd.)  Other powerful relationships were formed through my experiences in the music industry and working with celebrities …




DASM: Marriott at LA Airport

I’ve held major events at the LA Airport Marriott over the years. I called today, twice, was automatically placed on hold, and NO ONE answered within 10 minutes. When I called a separate reservations number, the recording says, “We cannot connect you to the hotel itself.” Apparently, they’re tired of people trying to circumvent their own inept procedures. How stupid is hotel management? They are awarded my dumb-ass stupid management award of the month, maybe of the year. When an …


Alan’s Thought For Today

Did you see where Brazil and India, once part of the three “emerging economies” (with China) that were going to alter the world stage are now part of the “fragile five” which can’t really sustain their own growth without unreliable foreign investment? (And, of course, China’s corruption, infrastructure, and environmental problems are undermining its growth considerably.) Take a longer view and don’t listen to pundits who are merely paid to place unsubstantiated thoughts on a page. We are still in …


Vroom

I picked up my first Vette in 40 years from my Bentley dealer today. (That’s an ’86 Rolls in one of the photos.) I was immediately back into manual shifting without a problem. But the car’s electronics are going to require a night of reading.


Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 1/27/14

Alan's Monday Morning Memo

January 27, 2014—Issue #227 This week’s focus point: Too many people have a default setting that focuses on the negative. They can receive overwhelming praise, but one misplaced and negative voice captures their complete attention. They sacrifice pragmatic excellence in the futile hunt for impossible perfection. They see something new or changed as a threat instead of an opportunity. They find a meaningless typo instead of a useful idea. Change the default setting. Assume you’ll be well served, you’ll have …


Flying High

Up at 4:45 for the limo at 5:15 to take me to San Diego Airport for the 7 am nonstop to Boston on Alaska Air. I notice there is no pre-chek on my boarding pass, but the TSA agents wave me into the pre-chek line so I must have missed something. However, I’m chosen at random for a gunpowder test on my hands. This takes about 30 seconds. I go through  the machine, but then I’m randomly chosen for a …