Thirty-three years ago, I was invited to go to Hershey, Pennsylvania and give
a speech. I never in my wildest dreams could have imagined what would happen
as a result…
At the time, I was working all summer for the National FFA Organization at
their summer leadership programs, teaching and directing a conference where
over 100 high school students from across the country would take part each
week in personal development activities and visit Washington, DC.
This opportunity to address the awards banquet at the World Livestock
Auctioneer Championship would be a chance to get away for a weekend, as well
as earn some much-needed funds, so I accepted.
When I arrived in Hershey, I learned from the meeting coordinator that a film
crew from Germany was making a documentary about the event, and he introduced
me to the director or the project. It was one of those instances wher... (more)
The University of North Carolina announced today, in a cost-cutting measure,
all students, alumni, and fans will be prohibited from attending future games
of the Tarheel basketball team.
“In today’s world, there’s no need for us to go to all of the trouble
and expense of actually having the fans in the arena. They can watch our
broadcast of the game on the web, Tweet their support of the team to their
followers real-time as the contest is played, and share their emotion for the
game with their friends on Facebook,” said University President Ober
In a somewhat related s... (more)
CRM on Ulitzer
I was sitting in my local Starbucks, staring at my laptop wondering how to
begin this blog. Then, as I looked around me, I noticed my fellow customers
– students studying, Moms taking a little break, professionals such as
myself getting a little work done outside the office on a wireless high-speed
Internet connection and couples on their way to or from a day of golf – and
it struck me.
Right now, I am a customer at a coffee shop. So, I came here to get a cup of
coffee, right? Well, yes and no. I certainly have the coffee I purchased
sitting next to me – however,... (more)
Here’s an idea for a new type of software…
You plug in all of the information about your family — birthdays,
anniversaries, names of your kid’s teachers, likes and dislikes of each
member of your clan — hit “Save” and let the software do the rest.
You also can get a virtual assistant in India who will be notified by the
software when a birthday comes around, and he or she will take care of
obtaining and delivering the gift. Don’t worry about your spouse — this
program will make certain he or she feels totally loved and desired.
The software can be programmed to do periodic follow ... (more)
Remember the Bruce Springsteen song, “Glory Days”?
“Yeah, just sitting back trying to recapture a little of the glory of, well
time slips away and leaves you with nothing mister but boring stories of
glory days… Glory days…well they’ll pass you by Glory days…in the
wink of a young girl’s eye Glory days, glory days…”
(You can hear it in your head right now, can’t you?)
My favorite blogger, Bob Lefsetz, writes about the entertainment industry,
and he had a great line in a post yesterday: “The glory days of the music
business are history. They’ll only return when the glory days of mu... (more)