Admittedly I have taken a few days off from writing in order to enjoy a brief time with family, but today I am reading my favorite blogs to begin shaking the hangover effects and return to some Cabernet Logic. Here are some stories to sip upon:
1. Penelope Trunk shares some great business myths via Guy's How to Change the World - I could not be happier that in addition to quite light-hearted and humorous, Penelope is 100% correct in the observations. PS - You can buy her new book here.
2. The age of viral and 15 minutes of e-fame are upon us. Businesses are all looking for gimmicks, hitches, and angles...John at Duct Tape Marketing reminds us of the importance of Long Term Marketing.
3. Via Steve Rubel's Micro Persuasion, here is a wonderful article from eMarketer reminding the electronic world that everyone must set the blackberry or treo down from time to time and spend a few minutes in front of your customers. It covers word of mouth and face to face and their continued importance in the every growing electronic society we are living in today. For a talker like me, this is very good news...almost justifies more and more business lunches.
...and in honor of my vacation here is a nice list from Tim Ferriss with some wonderful vices for less than $5. His article and my time off serves as a nice reminder that succeeding without taking the time to enjoy those successes is not really success at all!