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Hi Folks – You’ve probably noticed that there haven’t been any posts here for a few years. I’ve been focused on my current business and haven’t been working on word of mouth marketing. Still here: All the archives of timeless advice damniwish.com at wordofmouth.org. On hold: Startup advice, consulting, speaking.  Paused: Feel free to sign […]

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Oil: What the heck is happening?

Want to really understand what’s going on with all the crazy things happening in the oil business? Read this book: The Green and the Black. The Complete Story of the Shale Revolution, the Fight over Fracking, and the Future of Energy The book is by my brother, Gary Sernovitz, described as “a brilliant novelist, hilarious […]

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Newsletter #1063: The “Shared Space” Issue

[Welcome back to the Damn, I Wish I’d Thought of That! newsletter. This is text of the great issue all of our email subscribers just received. Sign yourself up using the handy form on the right.] Space is a highly valued commodity that most businesses have. And often, when you share it with another group, cool things […]

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My company’s moving to a 44-acre ranch next year

Last year, we bought 44 acres of land in northeast Austin to build a brand new campus for my company, GasPedal. It’s been our dream to have a place to make our own that’s both communal and private, where we can collaborate in shared spaces, but also retreat to somewhere quiet when we need to. […]

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Newsletter #1062: The “Stuff People Notice” Issue

[Welcome back to the Damn, I Wish I’d Thought of That! newsletter. This is text of the great issue all of our email subscribers just received. Sign yourself up using the handy form on the right.] None of this stuff will win awards, and it might not have a huge impact on your bottom line. But it’s […]

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Newsletter #1061: The “Food for Good” Issue

[Welcome back to the Damn, I Wish I’d Thought of That! newsletter. This is text of the great issue all of our email subscribers just received. Sign yourself up using the handy form on the right.] People have found ways to do something good for other people with food since the beginning of time. So it’s no […]

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Newsletter #1060: The “Like They Own the Place” Issue

[Welcome back to the Damn, I Wish I’d Thought of That! newsletter. This is text of the great issue all of our email subscribers just received. Sign yourself up using the handy form on the right.] Every once in awhile, you find customers who want more than to just buy your stuff and go home. Sometimes, they […]

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Newsletter #1059: The “Fake” Issue

[Welcome back to the Damn, I Wish I’d Thought of That! newsletter. This is text of the great issue all of our email subscribers just received. Sign yourself up using the handy form on the right.] We’ve gotten used to the onslaught of fake announcements, fake products, and fake news that come from big brands around every […]

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Newsletter #1058: The “Lessons from Los Angeles Businesses” Issue

[Welcome back to the Damn, I Wish I’d Thought of That! newsletter. This is text of the great issue all of our email subscribers just received. Sign yourself up using the handy form on the right.] Los Angeles is the second largest city in the US and the biggest city in California. It has the most area […]

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