Had trouble finding followers?

That's the trouble... why do we even think of this as trouble. Are we Pied Pipers driving the art of writing to its death? Those who truly think independently, don't quite care about a fan following. The real independent thinkers and philosophers wrote their ideas or expressed them. Because they made sense we read about … Continue reading Had trouble finding followers?

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SEO tools, or cheese tactics? Back Links, Cross links, Outbound Links…

As a blog reader, have you noticed that often you're reading a particular post, and all of a sudden you find you're somewhere else - either on another post written by the same blogger, or on an entirely different blog! Sometimes, you land on a totally different site. This happens not just in the blogosphere, … Continue reading SEO tools, or cheese tactics? Back Links, Cross links, Outbound Links…

Monday morning blues… it’s that darned typo!

However, this may draw a smile... reproduced from The Shawinigan Standard - December 24, 1947.

He wanted to be a “Quant”…

In the late 90s, my close buddy quit his well-paid job of 'research scientist' with a leading oil company. He wanted to be a "quant". Lured, not by the money; that would follow (and plenty of it, although not quite as much as the obscene figures that Wall Street traders take home), but by the … Continue reading He wanted to be a “Quant”…

Ad Agency layoffs

In Spring 2008, when I referred to layoffs at marketing companies and ad agencies, some smart alecks scoffed at my words, merrily mocking me and my writing. Numerous people holding jobs then dropped pearls of wisdom... "Network, get yet another degree (since my MBA does not seem to cut it), or better still, change your … Continue reading Ad Agency layoffs

“People sure stay busy trying to cheat us, don’t they?”

Time and again you may have heard people say, "An idle mind is a devil's work-shop!" Well, here's a little story to illustrate that. Someone cooked up a chain email which has been in circulation since 2004. When you read it today, especially due to the current economic downturn, it sounds plausible [and by that … Continue reading “People sure stay busy trying to cheat us, don’t they?”

Shifting Careers… they never write, they never call.

Now, they even think my comments are inappropriate (or who knows, may be irrelevant?) and do not publish them... boy, am I amused! Yesterday, I was reading Michael Melcher's rather common sense advice on how to handle the silence, which job-seekers are faced with during their job search endeavors. There were about 11 comments from … Continue reading Shifting Careers… they never write, they never call.

Lost your domain name?

Ever been mad at yourself for "mea culpa"... for having lost your domain name; your very first website, simply because you missed out on renewing the domain name with the hosting company, for a variety of legitimate reasons (or otherwise)? Well, that's how I feel at this moment. Eight years back I came up with … Continue reading Lost your domain name?

Class in Copy: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet aresd building

Who needs a freelance advertising copywriter, especially if s/he has: over 10 years of ad agency experience learned the ropes at full-service agencies climbed up the ladder... surely, successfully demonstrated, proven skills in managing client-agency relations number-crunched for Econometrics (learned to value 'residual' term 'e') studied Linear Programming (OR) for an accredited Executive MBA an … Continue reading Class in Copy: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet aresd building