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Creative Courage

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
T Taylor

New data from Forbes shows five reasons 80% of businesses fail. 1. Not really in touch with customers 2. No real differentiation in the market 3. Failure to communicate value propositions…

Paperclip Leadership

Monday, June 16, 2014
T Taylor

Ten years ago I designed the building we are in today. It wasn’t “something I always wanted to do” as much as making sure our vision came to life. My wife watched for a couple years as I sketched hundreds More

Website -or- Transformation

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
T Taylor

I was catching up with a business colleague the other day. As so often the conversation goes, he asked: “How much do you guys charge for a website?” Really? That question again? There’s a Grand Canyon-sized range for website costs. More

Turning 23 – April Fools’ Day

Monday, March 31, 2014
T Taylor

Passion and vision are great. But nothing beats making a dream come true. It was April Fools’ day, 1991. Many people thought I was a fool. I left a company that was the 10th fastest growing, privately held business in More

The wonder

Thursday, December 12, 2013
T Taylor

It’s somewhere in the middle of the night and I can’t sleep. Back when I was a child I also had a hard time sleeping this time of year. Why? It’s almost Christmas!

Are you paying attention?

Thursday, October 10, 2013
T Taylor

Tom Peters once said, “If you’re not confused, you’re not paying attention.” Now I’m really confused. A business I own decided to help…

Skepticism: A Marketer’s Best Friend

Thursday, June 20, 2013
David Heitman

“We lie to ourselves all the time.” That’s how a new business prospect opened up a discussion of their market relevance.

On vs. In

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
David Heitman

A friend recently mentioned reading an article on The Atlantic magazine. The word “on” fell curiously on the ear as the expected phrasing would be…

How Do You Perceive Yourself?

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
T Taylor

I used to do portraits in college to pay the bills. (It was also my little clever way to meet girls—but that’s another story.)…

Simple Truths

Thursday, January 24, 2013
T Taylor

In a world where complexity can keep us up at night, I thought I’d paint a little fresh air on this canvas called branding.