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Newsletter #819: The “Do It Differently” Issue

[Welcome back to the Damn, I Wish I 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 If it isn’t remarkable, it isn’t worth it. If you’re making something, make sure it’s wonderful, outrageous, purple, strange, smelly, […]

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Newsletter #812: The “Celebrate the Holidays” Issue

[Welcome back to the Damn, I Wish I 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.] ‘Tis the season for great food, good times with friends and family, and lots of great marketing ideas. Here’s how […]

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Let’s talk like real people

Google’s browser asks me if I want to translate a web page. Not with a complicated menu item, just with a simple plain-English question: “This page is in Japanese. Would you like to translate it?” And if I don’t want to? I click “Nope”. Would the techies and marketers at your company hold a committee […]

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Is this theft?

When I read Seth’s blog post via Google Reader, I never go to Seth’s site. Google gets the traffic, Google sells the ads, Google makes the money. Seth does the work. But Seth doesn’t sell the ad, doesn’t get the subscriber, doesn’t get people to the other pages on his web sites. Google wins, the […]

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Why Microsoft Wins: Persistence

People always criticize Microsoft for shabby software, especially in new products. Their new software is so often so very bad. How do they end up with the most popular and successful software in the world? John Murrell nails it in this post from Good Morning Silicon Valley: But the thing about Microsoft is that on […]

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The other Google bombshell. Newspapers, please freak out now.

{From my lastest Huffington Post article.} Everyone is talking about Google's new operating system. A threat to Microsoft? Journalists should note he way Google announced it – in a blog post.  A threat to newspapers? From the Wall Street Journal's email alert (emphasis added): News Alert from The Wall Street Journal Google Inc. is preparing […]

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Newsletter #731: The “Make it Outrageous” Issue

{Welcome back to the Damn, I Wish I Thought of That Email Newsletter. This is text of the great issue all of our email subscribers just received. Sign yourself up using the handy form on the left.} Shake it up, go bigger, have some fun, and don't be afraid of getting outrageous to give your […]

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