USC EMBA – Post program reflection

It’s been 2 years since I started the USC EMBA program and 4 months since graduation.   I’m beginning to feel a little empty because I’m no longer traveling to Southern California every other weekend to attend class.  I don’t have reading assignments, case studies, and homework to complete.  I don’t have the opportunity to have conversations with my classmates & professors… Continue reading

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Light or Full body beer?

I recently ran across this article on the 8 beers America no longer drinks and it made me pause for thought…what is my favorite beer?  After a few minutes, I quickly jotted down a few of my favorites (in no particular order): Continue reading

At the end of the day, it’s all about execution (Customer Service)

Many businesses invest millions of dollars on their building, furniture, advertising, and marketing.  However, most fail to invest on the most critical element of their business, people. Continue reading

Groupon, Living Social, Deal Chicken – Good or bad for businesses?

The recent craze over these deep discount coupon sites (Groupon, Living Social, and Deal Chicken) has many businesses making rash decisions without thinking about the full cost for this type of marketing.  Here’s how it works….

A sales person from one of these sites will call the business and present to them an opportunity to reach out to millions of users with an offer to try their business (at a severe discount often times 30% to 75% off regular prices) for no advertising costs.  That’s right, it’s FREE advertising.  Wait, it’s not really FREE.  Typically, these sites will charge 25% to 50% as a commission for any sales generated from the deal.  Let’s do the math. Continue reading

Still A Virgin?

Caught your attention didn’t I?  When I saw this billboard driving down the streets of San Diego, I had to stop and take a picture.

Still A Virgin?

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Ridiculous Pic of the Week

So I was traveling from Seattle, WA back to Las Vegas yesterday when I noticed this seat near Gate B-14 at Sea-Tac International Airport.  Seriously, what the hell are they thinking?  LOL  Who is going to sit there?  Hilarious.

Who's going to sit in that last seat? Ha!

Pinball Hall of Fame – Blast From The Past and Creepshow All In 1 Spot

I first heard about the Pinball Hall of Fame from Yelp! about a month ago.  When I heard that they had dozens of old pinball machines & old school video games, I knew I had to take my son there to check it out.  The hall of fame is located on East Tropicana in a nondescript, older shopping mall.  A small vinyl banner hangs above the entrance of the hall of fame, hardly what you would expect for a HOF!

Pinball Lord @ the Pinball Hall of Fame

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