Tag Archives: Recession



How a 6-Year-Old Reminds Us to Swing for the Fences, Even in Today’s Economy

I was on the treadmill this morning a little bummed about the economy, the environment, all the attention Michael Jackson is getting, it's not football season, yet, etc. Then I thought of this 30-second video I shot of our youngest son swinging in the batting cages when he was just a tyke. He never gave up on trying to hit that ball. Neither should we on trying to make this planet a little more livable, and our lives a lot more ...

Hey Green Marketers, Stop Selling To The Reptile.

Is the economy killing the green movement? A Pew study in January showed that consumers are more fearful about their livelihoods than they are about global warming. Big surprise.  But green is not dead. A recent article in AdAge, "Green-Marketing Revolution Defies Downturn," dispels  the notion that green is growing extinct. However, we need to get smarter about how we market it, and that begins with a quick look at the anatomy and evolution of the brain and what makes ...

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Going Out of Business has Never Been Funny…or Funnier

Sure the economy sucks. And quite frankly, I'm tired of worrying about things I can't control.  I'm ready for a little levity.  How about you? Introducing Roscoe's Oriental Rug Emporium, which has made a business of going out of business since 1957.  Enjoy! What examples of humor do you have that we can throw in the face of the doomers and gloomers? After all, laughter is recession proof.