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Why Most Podcasts Suck

By Scott Westerman First off, please forgive the strongly worded headline. Once in awhile, I feel compelled to be uncomfortably direct. This is one of those times. It was a particularly lengthy drive to Chicago this weekend. Road construction along the I-94 corridor alerted my Waze to reroute us via the Indiana Toll Road. So I had lots of time to…

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Why Raluca State is wrong about date night.

By Scott Westerman One of my friends sent me this blog post from Raluca State. She belittles the idea of Date Night, saying that maintaining a relationship is a daily thing. I agree with that last part, the challenge of living with an ever evolving individual is immense. But she’s wrong when she states that “the pressure that comes along…

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What I Believe

By Scott Westerman Nothing like talking about religion to stir people up. When we lived in the south, it seemed like one question that was on everybody’s list was, “have you found a church home?” If we said, “no”, the inundation of proselytization began. One of my most vivid Florida memories was a visit from some local Presbyterians. We had just…

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How to lose me as a customer

Here’s a story about two business who don’t understand how to build strong customer relationships.. and two who do. I bought a couple of suits at a men’s store at the Meridian Mall the other day. You can probably figure out which one it is. The service was good and the suits looked great. Then they took me over to…

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Free Speech and Football

By Scott Westerman I love free speech. That’s one of the greatest things about the American Experiment in democracy. There’s another behavior set that must also go with it. Skepticism, fact checking, compassion and an open mind. Oh yeah, and the ability to think before you speak.

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Wisconsin’s “Mitten Envy”

Wisconsin’s tourism envy for Michigan is evident in their new “Mitten” tourist campaign. It’s a great state. I have many friends there and many more who used to call it home. They are very good people. Wisconsin has it’s good points. We have ours. They don’t need to emulate us to attract attention. But I’m ok with it. Because those…

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Fives and Tens for Social Media Practitioners

Top 5 Web Design Mistakes Small Businesses Make. 10 Ways To Market To Women On Facebook. The 5 Dangerous Realities of Social Media for Business. 10 social media tools for daily use. 5 Tools to Be More Efficient on Twitter. 10 rules of change. 5 reality tested twitter strategies.      

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Outta My Mind on Friday Moaning

Our thought for the day: “Talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand.” Lots of great stuff crossed my consciousness this week. Here is some of the best. Thinking about The Box: Remember when MTV was a music channel? Noisey Does it right.. On line, along with Adweek’s list 100 Most Influential TV Shows of All Time. Socially speaking: Here is one opinion…

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