Month: March 2008

  • That New Coke moment

    Companies often have the uncanny ability to do precisely the wrong thing at the exact right time. Business history is a virtual junkyard of Edsels, New Cokes, Bic pantyhose. Decisions months or years later reveal themselves as the turning point to a failed strategy or tactic. How is it that bright, highly successful business people […]

  • Earth Hour gets buzz

    There was a lot of buzz on Twitter this morning about Earth Hour. Here’s a sampling from Tweet Scan, a “real time” Twitter search engine. Oh yeah, follow me on Twitter. Despil : @scarab I thought we have about 6 hours ’till Earth Hour. It’s not even noon yet << (2008-03-29 06:52:21) rgabostyle : Turn […]

  • Black is the new green

    Betcha noticed this today. Good for Google; let’s see if we notice lights out between 8 and 9 p.m.  tonight. I somewhat suspect that life will go on fairly normally between 8 and 9 p.m.  And granted “Earth Hour” is mainly symbolic. But in an ironic sense, the lack of being able to discern much […]