Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Strategic planning folks - my new website

If you are interested in strategic planning, you might want to check out my new website. It's just for people who want to hire me to speak, but I really like the way it looks:
Again, only interesting if you really like strategic planning...but then, that's what I do.

Sunday, June 3, 2007


My company publishes a newsletter for our clients and people who attend our seminars. Sometimes, we need to fill a little extra space in the newsletter, because an article turns out to be too short after editing, or we don't get an article on time. When that happens, it's very useful to turn to ezinearticles.com.

Ezinearticles.com is a site where writers can post articles on any topic for free syndication in other people's newsletters. If you are an author, it's a great way to get your name out there, and if you are a publisher, it's a wonderful source of free articles on any topic you can imagine.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Tiki! The Tiki Room - for drink recipes and restaurant reviews

I admit it...I have a weakness for all things Tiki. Perhaps it's my love of the Adventurers' Club, or just memories of warm tropical breezes while I sip rum drinks seated next to a flaming torch in the sand. Whatever the reason, if you are like me, you might enjoy the Tiki Room. The Tiki room has wonderful discussion forums giving tips on Tiki bars and restaurants, Tiki travel, collecting Tikibilia (is that a word?) and, of course, how to make the perfect Tiki drink. When I'm venturing into a new drink (this weekend it was Singapore Slings) I like to check a resource like this where knowledgeable people share the ups and downs of different ingredients and proportions in your drinks. Check this out before your next Tiki party and your friends will wonder at your amazing depth of Tiki know-how!


Friday, May 25, 2007

Ezinearticles.com - getting your writing out

If you write a lot - and I do - you've probably written a bunch of articles that went into a newsletter or blog and haven't really seen the light of day since. On great place to get additional readers for your articles is ezinearticles.com. Why? Well...from another perspective...that of someone putting together a newsletter, ezine or magazine...ezinearticles.com is a wonderful source of thousands of articles on almost any subject. Put the two together and you have a win-win for writers who want more exposure and editors who need more content.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Winestillsoldout- another great wine site

Winestilsoldout is a bit different from wine.woot.com. Instead of a single wine deal for a week, winestillsoldout tends to have 2-3 or sometimes more wines each day, listing the current deal until it is (of course) sold out. The wines are different, too - more foreign labels and proportionately less domestic, and a tendency towards the very expensive ("Reduced from $189 to $99 a bottle!") and, paradoxically, the inexpensive (more sub $10 bottles than wine.woot, certainly). I've tended to buy the cheap ones, and they are good, even if they aren't the rockstar wines I've gotten from wine.woot. Of course, they've been $10 a bottle or so cheaper, so I guess I shouldn't be surprised!


Saturday, May 19, 2007

What time is it EXACTLY?

As some of you know, I do a lot of teleseminars and teleconferences with my clients and employees. Since I value punctuality - and it's a big value for my clients - I've taken to checking the EXACT official time on the National Standard Clock (which I think is an atomic clock in Colorado somewhere). To find out the EXACT time, you can always check the government's official time site...and know that YOU have the absolute correct time!


Friday, May 18, 2007

Wine.woot.com - awesome wines, super prices

If you are already familiar with Woot.com, you may have taken a peek at their wine website, wine.woot.com. It's a very similar set up - there is one deal offered at a great price, and when it's gone, it's gone. The big difference, of course, is that all of the wine.woot deals are wine. Another difference is that wine.woot offerings are changed once a week, so you have a week to buy the wine that's being offered.

I've purchased several of the wine offers from this site. I can easily say that I'm a bit of a wine snob, since I have a good friend who used to write for wine magazines and a modest cellar full of excellent wine. I didn't really expect to see wonderful wines coming out of a bargain site, but these are AWESOME. Of the dozen or so wines I've ordered from wine.woot, I've liked every one...and several have been absolutely dynamite. The main drawback (if you can call it that) is that some of the wines I really enjoyed turned out to cost $50-$75 a bottle at retail when I went looking for them. Still, this site is a wonderful way to get your hands on some superb wine from small, relatively unknown vineyards at ridiculously low prices. My friends always look forward to having me bring the wine these days because it's always different - and it's always good.