Inspiration

[caption id="attachment_12200" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Jakob Dylan Interviews Roger McGuinn[/caption] The Brits may have had their rock invasion, but in the ’60s California had its sun-dappled version, headquartered in the wooded slopes and curling roads of Laurel Canyon, where a singular collection of musicians from all over...

Do you have a go-to eating spot when you go back to visit family and friends where you grew up? I make the pilgrimage to Sal’s Pizza at least once whenever I go home. My West Coast low-carb diet? Forget about it. These carbs are worth...

Marketing inspiration is more likely to be found in arts and literature than business books, classrooms and the mind-numbing “how to” listicles found on LinkedIn. And I say this as a marketing professor who opines on marketing in blogs and has contributed a few (but...

This week I had the pleasure of sitting on the capstone projects of graduate students for the Communications Management program @USCAnnenberg , where I am an Adjunct Professor teaching Branding and Integrated Marketing. What a privilege to be invited to share my feedback and offer advice...

Tiger Woods celebrated a return to past glory yesterday which very few, including me, ever felt he’d achieve. His Masters victory was a beautiful thing to watch. Bunched up with 10 other players on the leaderboard into the back nine of the final round, Tiger...

With the exception of Seinfeld reruns, I never watch sitcoms. In fact, sports aside, I don’t watch anything on the big broadcast networks. The great thing about network shows is that they are highly formulaic, providing a great sense of comfort to the viewer, a commodity...

The phrase “There’s no there there” was written by by Gertrud Stein after returning to her childhood home in Oakland only to find that her family house had been torn down and replaced by an office park. The title of Tommy Orange’s stunning novel pays...

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