Helen Mirren and the Experience Economy

Last week, our planet revolved out of summer and into a new season of work and ideas worth pursuing. I hope that, like me, all of you were able to enjoy and tuck away special memories from the past three … READ ON >

Racing To The Top or Racing To The Bottom

You are doing one or the other, always. The race to the bottom isn’t for me and it’s likely not for you either. I’m not trying to be predictable or comfortable or average or like anyone else, and I never … READ ON >

Now In 2-D!

The world is noisy, and I think we all enjoyed the blog more when it was a little quieter. So I am happy to announce that for the most part, I’m sticking to writing the blog versus producing blog videos. … READ ON >

Preying on Fear

  “The sky is falling.” – Chicken Little The phrase, “The sky is falling!” features prominently in the story of Chicken Little, and has passed into the English language as a common idiom indicating a hysterical or mistaken belief that … READ ON >

Where’s the Beef?

There was a series of fantastic Wendy’s commercials from the 80s that were focused on differentiating the value of a Wendy’s burger over McDonald’s and Burger King®. In the Experience Economy, it is critical that you find a means to … READ ON >

Fit and Trim

          Sometimes, inspiration can be found in one’s own back yard. Literally. Last week, I booked a local hedge trimming company to take care of grooming some hedges and trees on my property. The company is … READ ON >


Finding your audience means being creative about the unique, engaging value you offer. Standing out from the crowd means attracting and delighting people on a personal level in ways they might not always expect. Dennis on YouTube: https://youtu.be/LxKjXdFt0q4    


Don’t be overly concerned with who you are reaching, how many people you are reaching, how many other people everybody else is reaching. It’s important to stay true to yourself and to pay attention to the people who already matter … READ ON >

The Waste of Worry

  Who worries? Put up your hand. I hope you all put up your hand, I know I did. Worry is a natural human tendency. Why? I don’t know and I am not going to worry about that. I have … READ ON >

A Scary Word

So here it is. Are you ready? VULNERABILITY. I use this word all the time and am always interested in how people respond to it. Strong relationships require vulnerability. You have to open up at some point or another. You … READ ON >