With the stock market down about 30% this year and many investments down 40% or more, I would like to look at positive ways to feel better and reduce life stress. Stress from fiscal uncertainty does not need to be debilitating, and one of the best ways to overcome it is by engaging in worthy…Details
I recently bought an iPhone and decided to cancel my Verizon wireless service. When I called verizon to terminate they informed me they would charge me for the remainder of my month under contract (30 days) as well as a $90 pro rated early termination fee. I have been a customer with Verizon for over…Details
This flash video shows the remarkable growth of the Wal Mart chain of discount stores.
The graph plots the growth from 1 Wal-Mart store in 1962 to 3176 stores in 2008.
You can clearly see the tipping point occur at the end of 1971.
Original credit for this WalMart business growth map: View flash animation
Where do visitors to your site come from? 67 percent of search engine users are driven to search by an offline channel (direct mail, print advertising, radio, TV, etc.). This means that over half of the people that search for information about your products or services were triggered by offline information. Powerful statement for old…Details
I recently switched to an iPhone, and am sad. I’m sad i didn’t get one sooner, but also a bit sad at innocence lost. Every giant leap in technology is a little like loosing a piece of innocence and the iPhone has simply changed how much I can be connected and in touch with family,…Details
I have been promoting the Microsoft adCenter affiliate program since its inception, and made some great commissions off of it. After $900 in earnings promoting the Microsoft adcenter PPC program, the affiliate managers began changing service options, restricting usage, playing coy with their loyal affiliates, cancelling the program twice, and finally terminating all payouts in…Details
Here are the alleged tax proposals under a Barack Obama and McCain presidency. These figures were taken from the Americans for Tax Reform website and are not guaranteed to be accurate. I do not vote on a candidate based solely on the amount they wish to change taxes, and there are many factors to look…Details
Focus on what you do best. MySpace receives 95 Percent of Ad Revenues from only 9 Countries. The top countries clicking on social networking ads were not named but we have a good idea of which ones bring the most users susceptible to advertising . The countries are likely: United States UK Japan Germany France…Details
I was reading through my 50+ subscribed feeds in Google Reader and found a blog post about consumption and material items. It reminds me of a lesson: money can buy some comfort, but material items don’t bring happiness. The more stuff you own, the more it tends to own you. The things you own have…Details
What do Microsoft and Seinfeld have in common? They both peaked in the late 1990’s. Below is a video of the partnership of Microsoft, and Jerry Seinfeld, who was reportedly paid $10 million to do these ad spots. There is something strange about Microsoft’s advertising agency, they really try hard to copy apple, but fail…Details