Friday, August 29, 2008


When there are two sides and they each have 2 choices. [Read more at the link in the headline.]

The most important thing to know is that you are in the Prisoner's Dilemma.

If you are unaware you are in the situation, you may make the wrong choice. The other side will make a choice that neutralizes you and puts you at great disadvantage.

We may be watching a situation that will be classic in terms of recognition, or rather lack of recognition that one is in the situation. One side made the choice the other did not.

The Prisoner's Dilemma puzzle is taught in strategy classes as part of the MBA curriculum at university.

This post will be reviewed in a few months.

Monday, August 25, 2008


Dear Kellogg's,
Several times this year the Wall Street Journal has profiled the Hydrox brand of cookies. It was implied that this brand would again be available in August of 2008. The question is, where are they? Not seeing them in any supermarket or super centers here in Michigan.
Look forward to trying the original Hydrox cookies when they finally gain distribution.
Thanks for reading this message.


Monday, August 18, 2008


Have they created a plug in for music players?

Possible Ideas
  • Analyse music you play
  • Allow rating of songs
  • Measure skips [time of day / order analysis etc]
  • Suggest music that matches the great stuff you already own
  • Explain the styles/themes you are liking

Might call it Pandora Music Analysis. Tag line: "More of What You Love"

What are your suggestions if Pandora is no longer able to afford to stream music?

Saturday, August 16, 2008


About a month ago the Coyote blog had a post on the imminent demise of the Pandora music service. There has been little information about this in the past month. Today there is a new article in the Washington Post.

Giant of Internet Radio Nears Its 'Last Stand' Pandora, Other Webcasters Struggle Under High Song Fees

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Pandora is one of the nation's most popular Web radio services, with about 1 million listeners daily. Its Music Genome Project allows customers to create stations tailored to their own tastes. It is one of the 10 most popular applications for Apple's iPhone and attracts 40,000 new customers a day.

Yet the burgeoning company may be on the verge of collapse, according to its founder, and so may be others like it.

"We're approaching a pull-the-plug kind of decision," said Tim Westergren, who founded Pandora. "This is like a last stand for webcasting."


This will be big news now that the main stream media is covering. It seems that Internet radio is under full assault. Pandora is one of the top apps for the Apple iPhone.

Expect this to be a trending topic on blogs next week. The furor over this could shake things up. Where do Obama and McCain stand on this and similar issues?

Thursday, August 14, 2008


The Likemind Detroit event for Friday August 15 has been moved to a different location. It has been relocated to Royal Oak, MI.

The address below is linked to a Google map for the event. Hope to see you there.

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where: Bean and Leaf Cafe, 106 S Main Street, Royal Oak, MI 48962

when: friday, august 15 at 9am

hosts: nev and eric

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Thought this was interesting. This was part of the Sitemeter report.

Domain Name ? (Commercial)
IP Address **.***.**.# (Google)
ISP Google
Continent : North America
Country : United States (Facts)
State : California
City : Mountain View
Lat/Long : 37.4192, -122.0574 (Map)
Distance : 2,083 miles

The IP address was removed before being posted here.

Brand Camp University 2008

Personal branding event that may interest you. Intro details below. Full details at link contained in headline.

2008 Brand Camp University

Coming to Detroit September 27, 2008

The 2008 Brand Camp University- Personal Branding 2.0 Conference, is the premier personal branding conference, the inaugural site is Lawrence Tech University in Southfield, MI.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Monday, August 4, 2008


Definition: To put into reality an idea, thought or physical force.


Repeat "I Act On" to yourself when you have an idea, thought or dream.
Take ACTION and make it happen. The effort and results will be worth the effort. Give it you best shot.

What have you got to lose?

Saturday, August 2, 2008


Came across a really good online presentation by Marta Kagan on social media. It includes some good points about who is using the Internet and how. Presentation is embedded nearby. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

From the 30 Lines blog.

WARNING: There are some images and text that some viewers may find offensive. Consider this the disclaimer.

A few points... Re: Social Media...
The Goal is to:
  • Enable
  • Inspire
  • Influence
  • & ...
  • Engage
Powerful stuff. Click through the whole presentation. You will not be disappointed.