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To Him, He’s Always Doing Both

Ever hear something and it just resonates with you? The way a song sounds? The voice of a loved one? Today in a meeting I had a prospect recite a James Michener quote to me. I have never heard it before and to be honest, I haven’t heard of Michener. Well stupid me…the...

How Business Is Like Pinball

I may or may not own a pinball machine…well ok, I do. I played this particular machine a lot in the year 1988 at the local pizza shop in Franklin Indiana. A favorite past time of mine was to spend lots of quarters on this machine and try to get the high score or in...

6 Reasons To Keep Your Day Job

Ever had a rough day at the office? Sometimes do you say to yourself that now is the time to start that business and take a chance on that brilliant idea your friends all think is a home-run? Have thoughts swirled around your head about walking into your boss’s office...

Thought Leadership?

How do you become a thought leader? Is it worth the time, effort and energy? Can I become a thought leader? Aren’t most thought leaders blowhards, fakes or phonies? These are the questions I think many people ask themselves, I know I do…especially after trolling...

The Curse of Knowledge

Recently I was exposed to a process that, unbeknownst to me, I had been performing for a long  while. In fact, I didn’t even know there was a name for it. Some smart people, probably funded by a  big government grant, did some research on what they call “tapping.” The...

The Day Tan Naked Died

So here is what happened. We, Fat Atom, did a Facebook fan page for one of our clients. The site took off like a rocket, hit almost 50,000 fans, and then we wake up one day to find Facebook had taken the page down. They sent no warning, had already validated our page,...

Live In Glory

If you live in a cave and haven’t heard, Alexander Rossi, a rookie, won the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. Not only is that a good story in and of itself, but it’s how he won that got me thinking. With only 3 laps to go, the leaders of the race, Munoz and...