Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Planning stuff

As I start the blogging roll again (yay!), I want to get some more tools here at PlanningNewbie for all the juniors looking for guidance.

Russell addressed his digression from the discipline on his blog, but offers a set of books, websites, and academic opportunities here. I would like to add Miami Ad School to his list. And if you read this and have questions about MAS, feel free to write to me at the address to the right.

Dallas Likeminds

Likemind will be held every third Friday of the month at Buzzbrews from 8:30-10:30am. Anyone who reads this is welcome to come!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

making the world a better place

In the past, I used to blog...a lot. :) I miss those days, but I also can't let my mind be consumed by the desire to blog more, because frankly, I just don't have the time. I will cultivate it in time, if I don't then it wasn't meant to be.

Anyway, I have reason and time to post now, and it's to draw your attention to All Day Buffet. I was reading a magazine this weekend that I picked up in Austin, TX at Whole Foods central headquarters. It's called L & G style. It's a flip format where one side caters to women (ladies) and the other focuses on men (gents). So far the three articles I've read have covered homeopathy, yoga, and doing something GOOD for the world.

I wrote a blog post at All Day Buffet here about a spa owner who sees it as her mission to make people feel more comfortable, more beautiful, and less stressed. Sounds pretty good to me.

Monday, May 5, 2008

tips to write strategy

Richard has written 17, but here are the first fabulous five:

1. Time is not the problem in creating strategy, ideas are. If you can find an idea the time will find itself.

2. Ideas first, facts second. Facts only make sense in the light of an idea.

3. There are only two criteria for judging your creative strategies - are they simple and are they interesting.

4. It is vital to be interesting, it is merely important to be right.

5. If you look in the same place as everyone else you will never find something interesting, no matter how clever you are.

Stay informed and plan for time to think.