Entries from November 2007

Monday, November 26th, 2007

So Long Lloyd…Les Is More

Last Monday, University of Michigan Head Football Coach Lloyd Carr announced his retirement. The Detroit sportswriter and author Mitch Albom gives a poigent recap of the retirement speech. You can also watch it. During his press conference he recited a poem by Pakenham Beatty. I had never heard of the 19th Century Irish poet but [...]

Friday, November 16th, 2007

Sports Media & Technology Conference

This week I attended the Sports Media & Technology conference presented by The Sports Business Journal and the Fantasy Sports Association. The conference is one of the few events in the sports industry where the spotlight is supposedly on digital sports media. While the conference certainly focused on leveraging new technologies and distribution platforms to [...]

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

Fratelli – Where everybody knows your name

I was walking home from the subway tonight after a killer day of work and decided to pick up food for a late night dinner (it was about 10:15). After some serious self-deliberation, I still wasn’t sure what I wanted to eat. I settled on CafĂ© Luka, which has quickly become my go to diner [...]

Monday, November 12th, 2007

Vitaminwater’s Magic Formula

I recently attended two separate yet similar presentations about Glaceau Vitamin Water given by their SVP of Marketing, Rohan Oza. The presentation was super impressive in both delivery and content. I was especially intrigued, as both a marketer and a sport fan, by how Vitaminwater has been able to build authentic relationships with its athlete [...]

Monday, November 5th, 2007

Go Green

I’ve been thinking an awful lot about the trends, industries and societal transformations that will shape the future. Trying to identify these movements might make it just a bit easier to uncover new opportunities in business, philanthropy and life. One concept that I’m starting to really believe will dominate the future and eventually transform society [...]