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150 Years Ago Today…

While the news media today prefers to lead with the latest updates on malfunctioning government websites, I am opting to pause and reflect on a great and also humble moment in our nation’s history. May President Lincoln’s prayer be answered and fulfilled. Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent […]

Brand Innovation – On Tap

Ok, I realize that in the last post I spoke about brand innovation manifesting itself in a container rather than the product therein. Specifically KFC in the handy cup holder container. I mention this because I am about to rip the domestic beer industry for container innovation. Yes, it’s different. The KFC container actually adds […]

Brand Innovation is realizing that a new recipe for increased chicken sales does not have to have anything to do with the chicken.

I was going to write something about this new genius product I saw over the weekend from KFC. And the genius has nothing to do with the Colonel’s 11 herbs and spices. Then I saw tonight that someone has written the article for me. The money quote: I couldn’t help asking myself: How has no […]

A Thought From the Cemetery

I took some time today to visit my sister’s grave and to do some trimming and clean-up. Walking among the markers on the way from my car, I was struck by how often I read, “Beloved” father, mother, sister, son, etc.. Is the fact that there is so much division and absence of love in […]

The Save KCI Project

It started out as a frustrated, public cry by yours truly for a simple explanation to a proposal that made no sense. It has now exploded into something bigger than I ever imagined. There was even someone who flew a banner over Royals opening day. It would appear that I was not alone in my […]