Posts Tagged with Lion + Panda

How to Build a Web Application

Applications take many forms in today’s digital world. From web applications to native mobile apps, we are creating more and more tools to be added to our digital toolbox. For many people, creating something like a web application is a very new experience from previous work they have done. In a previous post, I spend […]


The Quintessential Gentleman

High atop his perch in Yellow Springs, he sits with a keyboard and a monitor. He stares at it with his dancing, spry eyes and starts to type something out, evaluates it with a practiced eye, then beings to mold it. Fingers dance over the keyboard with the ease of a master pianist, selecting the […]


Daring Greatly: Taking Risks Like A President

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 […]


20 Lessons from Month 12

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

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

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 […]


Exit Stage Right: When the CEO Needs to go.

“He doesn’t like his picture being taken.” Jason said.“He tells people that…” Mark responded.“Anyone who is the president of a company is always a little vain.” +Richard Kaiser I said it jokingly, but I think it’s funny because it is true. There’s are two ways to become president or CEO of a company one is […]


Advertising + Marketing Book List

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 […]