I’ve been out sick most of this week so I decided to pick up Simon Sinek’s Start With Why and Guy Kawasaki’s Enchantment. Hoping to read them tomorrow when I’m feeling a little better. I love Sinek’s notion that people don’t buy what you do but rather why you do what you do. It’s the reason why […]Read more "Start With Why by Simon Sinek"
Currently, my band is fighting a battle with the United States Patent and Trademark Office over the right to register a trademark on our name. It’s been going on for four years now. Today, the Oregonian published an opinion piece that I wrote talking about the case. You can read it here. I suppose in […]Read more "Oregonian Opinion post: A New Slant on Racism"
Today, your Facebook and blog feed is probably not unlike my own:it is full of reflections, resolutions, and promises of a new start. However, remember that the new year is all in the mind. Time – and the calendar we use to measure it with – is all just perspective. Because the biggest time zone […]Read more "The New Year: It’s All in Your Head"
I recently did an interview with US News: Education. The article was released today, Graduate Schools’ Political Leanings Concern Some Students. The report that “Simon Tam, an MBA student at Marylhurst University in Oregon, says it’s important for applicants to consider all aspects of a prospective school’s culture. “It can be a more enjoyable experience to find […]Read more "Do Graduate Schools’ Political Leanings Concern You?"
I was blessed to have been selected as a “luminary” on the site, inspiremetoday.com, which has hosted inspirational words of wisdom from the likes of Seth Godin, Sir Richard Branson, Guy Laliberte, and many others. I hope you’ll take a moment to check out the piece I wrote and share it with others. What I wrote today […]Read more "What Would You Write in 500 Words?"
I often like to compare business practices of other industries and to take the lessons learned to apply it towards a music career. The other day, I was thinking about the food industry and it was so much like our world in music. I grew up in a very entrepreneurial family and started helping my […]Read more "Comparing a Music Career to Opening a Food Cart"
I was one of nine Marketing specialists whose brains were picked in order to get our predictions for the future of email marketing. If you’re interested, you can pull up the report from MailerMailer here: Email Marketing: What’s in Store for 2012? Enjoy, I hope you find good information there.Read more "2012 Email Marketing Predictions"