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Inspiration

5 Web Design Trends To Look For In 2021

by Laura Osburn on January 10th, 2021


It’s a bit ironic that I am writing a top trend post given my habit of largely eschewing trends in my own work. The issue I have with trends is that they are…well, trends. By their nature, they may make your website aesthetically obsolete in a year. Nonetheless, every January I find myself consuming top […]

Daring Greatly: Taking Risks Like A President

by Lion and Panda on February 16th, 2015


Winston Churchill one wrote “History is written by the victors.” Some version of this has been passed on over the centuries, but this statement, by a British statesman, is particularly relevant. George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe, the first five presidents, were perilously close to being hanged as traitors to […]

A Little Less Mookie Blaylock, A Lot More Pearl Jam

by Lion and Panda on January 14th, 2015


       Mookie Blaylock are rock legends, arguably one of the most loved bands of the 90’s, became the voice of a generation, took on Ticketmaster, and a strong part of building a new genre in music; grunge rock. Their humble beginnings started with a stolen name of an NBA star that had no […]

20 Lessons from Month 12

by Lion and Panda on November 5th, 2014


Know the WHOLE business. “Your pizza is so good, you should start a restaurant!” Bob’s friend tell him.  After thinking about it for awhile and discussing with his wife, Bob realizes that he has enough in his savings and retirement plan that he really could do this.  Besides it would be a great transition away […]

Mobile Productivity Remastered in a World of Innovation

by Lion and Panda on October 24th, 2014


It is said that it took the first humans 110,000 generations before they could control fire, another 20,000 generations until written language was invented, and then only another 250 to put a man on the moon.  Talk about exponential growth!  Think about the fact that it in around three generations, we went from Benjamin Franklin […]

The Radical Transformation of Ralph Lifshitz

by Lion and Panda on October 21st, 2014


Ralph Lifshitz was born to Ashkenazi Jewish immigrants from Belarus. Despite his father, Frank making a living as a house painter Ralph hoped to acquire a movie star personality. He had heroes such as James Stewart and John F. Kennedy. He was a young entrepreneur selling ties to his class mates in high school. In […]

Bloody Mary Rundown

by Lion and Panda on October 17th, 2014


When you break it all down, a Bloody Mary is two simple ingredients. Spicy tomato juice and vodka blend together to create something that is better than the ingredients are on their own. We were looking forward to celebrating our first year developing radical new solutions to the problems our clients are facing. Sometimes ones […]

Advertising + Marketing Book List

by Lion and Panda on August 27th, 2014


I recently spoke at Wright State University to an Entrepreneurs class and was asked for a list of my favorite books.  I’ve tried to break these into segments to make it more digestible and manageable from creating the blog posts, but without further adieu here are some of my favorites in each category… Ogilvy on Advertising […]

Lessons in Perspective

by Lion and Panda on July 29th, 2014


Perspective is to painting what the bridle is to the horse, the rudder to a ship. +Leonardo da Vinci   Perspective is something that has been a defining element in the art world.  Whether it is done through showing depth in a painting or photographers who shoot landscape vs. tight shots it is something that […]

3 things I learned from 180° South

by Lion and Panda on June 13th, 2014


“Real adventure is defined best as a journey from which you may not come back alive, and certainly not as the same person.” ― Yvon Chouinard, Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman   In 1968, Yvon Chouinard, then, blacksmith and creator of climbing gear, and Doug Tompkins, friend and outdoor […]

A Bull, a Mouse, and a Train – Going Beyond an Idea

by Lion and Panda on May 20th, 2014


  Waking in the night or staring deep into the horizon, we all generate a spark of genius, even if it’s merely the flash of an idea. We possess the power of creativity far greater than ourselves, whether artistic or systemic – it’s there. This usually leaves our logical, day-to-day, pragmatic-selves to keep us small […]