The Fishday Friday Joke (Yes, I’m an Ex-Altar Boy)

Any other mackerel snappers out there remember fish on Friday? And your Protestant friend’s jokes about it? Well, in honor of that…

What do you call a fish with no eyes?
A fsh

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Miles don’t know

If you have any questions about whether Miles Nadal, the CEO of MDC Partners, is a sharp guy, this interview should help answer that question. He’s built an awfully sharp business made up of other sharp businesses (Crispin, Kirshenbaum, 72 and Sunny, etc.). And he answers his questions well.

I like this quote about the right way to get your brand message out there: Continue reading

Workspoitation and Kapitalism Deux

You never know what you’ll find next to the toilet.

Today, it was Breakfast With Socrates, a book my wife is reading. The author essentially shows how some of the most important philosophers, artists, musicians, and other thinkers actually address our real life issues, since, as the author says, philosophy was always meant to inform how we live our lives. (True dat.)

I had just enough time to peruse a bit of the chapter on work. It starts off by asking if you love or hate your job, and whether, like 35% of lottery winners, you’d do it even if you didn’t need the money. I think you can imagine which bearded figure this was all heading towards. It was an introduction for the man who haunted the British Public Library as he Continue reading

Client-Agency divorce is too easy

This is a really wonderful and important opinion piece by Avi Dan of Avidan Strategies, a company that matches and patches agency-client marriages. It’s about how quickly a client decides that the problem with their agency relationship is the agency. When often the problem is the nature of any relationship.

Relationships are hard to sustain. They get bruised and battered. Sometimes out is more attractive than doing the work to fix it. But, Continue reading