Are You Underinvesting In A Lifetime Opportunity?
July 9, 2010 – 4:57 am | No Comment

It is a common sight in Chinatown (both San Francisco and New York City) and it has always disturbed me.  It is the sight of old, Chinese ladies hauling big bags of plastic bottles and …

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Levi’s Temporary Print Shop
July 19, 2010 – 6:49 am | No Comment
Levi’s Temporary Print Shop

Lover’s of design, art, and old fashioned printing presses celebrate! And, come check out Levi’s temporary print workshop down on 826 Valencia, San Francisco.  This shop is an amazing venue that allows local artists and …

Are You Underinvesting In A Lifetime Opportunity?
July 9, 2010 – 4:57 am | No Comment
Are You Underinvesting In A Lifetime Opportunity?

It is a common sight in Chinatown (both San Francisco and New York City) and it has always disturbed me.  It is the sight of old, Chinese ladies hauling big bags of plastic bottles and …

So, What Do YOU Do?
June 18, 2010 – 4:48 am | No Comment
So, What Do YOU Do?

With a pair of good eyes and a keen obseravation, you can tell a lot about a person before you open your mouth for a hello.  But, in this era of networking, we aren’t satisfied …

Doing Loyalty Rewards Programs Right!
May 18, 2010 – 3:49 am | No Comment
Doing Loyalty Rewards Programs Right!

The notion of Loyalty Rewards has become fairly popular in the business world.  PetSmart has Pets Perks.  Macy’s has its own loyalty credit card with 15% off all purchases. And, at Shutterfly you are immediately rewarded …

Business Culture Reincarnation
April 14, 2010 – 4:40 am | No Comment
Business Culture Reincarnation

Business cultures are born, grow old, die, and are reborn into something new and usually unrecognizable.  Kind have like people…if you believe in reincarnation.  This process used to take much longer to occur, even centuries. …

Innovation: Avoiding Nails and Finding Fertile Ground
January 29, 2010 – 12:26 am | No Comment
Innovation: Avoiding Nails and Finding Fertile Ground

The dotcom guys got each other excited and created a bust.  Banks verified moneymaking programs with other banks, but somehow, they went broke.  These groups sought to solve problems and produce value, but the solutions …

Culture Doesn’t Keep
December 3, 2009 – 4:22 am | One Comment
Culture Doesn’t Keep

Some cultures come with an expiration date.  Sometimes intentional, more often not, these movements are never meant to last.  One of the starkest examples is the formation and demise of cults.  It usually starts

Dinning With 10,000 Buddhas
November 6, 2009 – 10:45 pm | 2 Comments
Dinning With 10,000 Buddhas

Which came first, the temple or the restaurant? For a food-loving anthropologist, this is a very tough question! If you follow the path to enlightenment, in this case Highway 101, to the City of 10,000 …

How Much Is Your Company Culture Worth?
October 21, 2009 – 7:32 am | No Comment
How Much Is Your Company Culture Worth?

What does an entrepreneur CEO or a publicly traded company CEO really own? Usually their ownership is represented in the form of company stock.  So what does that stock really represent?  Is it the value …

Racing Dragons, Shining Sun, Treasure Island
September 28, 2009 – 8:18 pm | No Comment
Racing Dragons, Shining Sun, Treasure Island

Sometimes it just becomes pointless to talk about or describe culture.  There are moments that just need to be seen, felt, and experienced.  A whole day spent on Treasure Island in the sun for the …