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Meet the Mormon brothers who make adorable ads about disgusting things - The Washington Post
marketing-tactics--writing-copy =
"Historian Juliann Sivulka says ads for personal hygiene products started appearing more in the 1920s, in response to forces including the spread of indoor plumbing and a rise in cleanliness standards. They coincided with advertising’s growing reliance on emotional appeals. Quickly, ad men learned to prey on consumers’ insecurities with fear-based “whisper copy.” A 1920 ad for an antiperspirant called Odorono featured a “Chicago girl” confessing her shame upon learning her sweaty armpits were “the cause of my unpopularity among men.”

In the ’30s, says Sivulka, author of “Stronger Than Dirt: A Cultural History of Advertising Personal Hygiene in America, 1875 to 1940,” advertisers desperate to boost sales went further. ScotTissue ran ads saying the wrong kind of toilet paper could cause “at least 15 painful diseases” and land children in the hospital."
marketing-tactics--comedy-harmon-brothers  analysis  biography  marketing-tactics--writing-copy 
january 2018 by daguti
Lucille Ball, late 1930s : OldSchoolCool
Read the comments about her life, she was a real pioneer:

"The only reason we get to enjoy "I Love Lucy" is because Lucille Ball decided everything shot at Desilu should be on shot on 35 mm film and preserved. The networks destroyed many of their early recordings of TV shows or never recorded them at all. She was a visionary television pioneer and her shows are just as fresh and fun to watch now as they were 65 years ago. I can't imagine the hurdles it took to be a self-made female television executive and TV studio owner in the early 1950's."

"Lucille was known as the "Queen of the B's" because she never really broke into starring roles in Hollywood, which actually probably helped her. Her management kept a loose hold on her because she wasn't a major money mover, but she got to see a side of the business that most people, and especially, women, didn't. So being as smart as she was she saw how to do the job and the mistakes not to make."
photos  beauty  people-lucille-ball  biography 
january 2018 by daguti
Ted Kaczynski - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Just reading the summaries on his philosophies and I am shocked that this guy was so far ahead of the curve with regard modern societal ills. He went to shocking, unnecessary and completely illogical and useless means to get his message out, but the basis of his philosophy is correct. The problem lies in the fact that he wants to go backward whereas the only way out of this is forward.
people-unabomber  reference  biography  me-stuff 
may 2016 by daguti
Donella Meadows - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the vein of Norman Borlaug and Gene Sharp, someone who observed and reported. RIP Donella Meadows. Here I am 15 years after your death, just coming to learn of this incredible body of work.
biography  large-systems  people-donella-meadows 
december 2015 by daguti
Martha Stewart - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The epitome of marketing boring products... Sort of. Her stuff is not "boring" per se, but it is common in the sense that crafts and creativity are not hard. You can find millions of people selling their crafts all over the world, but if Martha Stewart can turn crafts into a million/billion dollar empire, ANY product with proper execution can earn a handsome reward. ................. comeback = "In 2004, Stewart was convicted of charges related to the ImClone insider trading affair and sentenced to prison. There was speculation that the incident would effectively end her media empire,[3][4][5] although Stewart began a comeback campaign in 2005[6] and her company returned to profitability in 2006"
marketing-boring-products  biography  standing-out-or-differentiating  business-executing  business-executing-its-not-the-idea-its-the-execution  obsolete-discontinued-abandoned--comeback 
november 2015 by daguti
Brigitte Gabriel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"by not judging others ... we have helped create the monsters we are dealing with today" -- The more I read about her, the more I like her. However, she reminds me of Ayn Rand and the father of the Koch brothers - Someone who had something terrible happen to her at the hands of "fill in the blank" and now her entire ideology is based on fighting that one thing, rather than finding the "truth" -Still, I find her voice a refreshing breath of air in a politically-correct stifled society.
biography  people-brigitte-gabriel  quotes  books-to-buy 
december 2014 by daguti
Yanni - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"As this genre of music was not well suited for commercial pop radio and music television, Yanni achieved international recognition by producing concerts at historic monuments and by producing videos that were broadcast on public television."
standing-out-or-differentiating  music-industry  marketing-tactics--shocking-or-weird  biography 
december 2014 by daguti
Holes in My Shoes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Amazing story. If I hadn't seen Jack's life story, I would have thought they combined 4 people's lives into one - that's how full his life was. From being NYC's Strongest Boy to making a pivotal invention that hastened the end of WWII to his work as a structural engineer building some of NYC's most iconic structures to his 30+ year acting career, this guy is incredible.
amazing  life-affirming  biography  movies-watched-documentaries 
january 2014 by daguti
Roberta Gambarini - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
She started following Jazzville in Sept(?) 2012 and I liked her voice.
biography  jazz 
october 2012 by daguti
Musician Bill Evans (Piano) @ All About Jazz
"Bill Evans was born in Plainfield, New Jersey, in 1929, of a devout Russian Orthodox mother and an alcoholic father of Welsh origins, who managed a golf course."
history-nj  history-music  biography  people-bill-evans 
august 2012 by daguti
Fred Rogers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Excerpt from his testimony to Congress on the VCR:
"Some public stations, as well as commercial stations, program the "Neighborhood" at hours when some children cannot use it ... I have always felt that with the advent of all of this new technology that allows people to tape the "Neighborhood" off-the-air, and I'm speaking for the "Neighborhood" because that's what I produce, that they then become much more active in the programming of their family's television life. Very frankly, I am opposed to people being programmed by others. My whole approach in broadcasting has always been "You are an important person just the way you are. You can make healthy decisions." Maybe I'm going on too long, but I just feel that anything that allows a person to be more active in the control of his or her life, in a healthy way, is important."
biography  people-mr-rogers 
june 2012 by daguti
Clinton . American Experience . WGBH | PBS
Saw part of part 1 of this at parents' house when I was there tonight. Really engrossing and amazing to see such a young Clinton at work. At 34 he had already lost his first re-election to be governor of Arkansas for a 2nd term. I'm almost 34 right now! And I can't even imagine running for board of education!
people-bill-clinton  biography  movies  movies-to-watch-documentaries 
may 2012 by daguti
Mr. T - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
marketing, marketing-educating = "In accepting a client for Tureaud there were two rules: 1) A client cannot lie to him. 2) All potential clients are required to shop around the field of security before coming to him."

I like #2, where he required potential clients to shop around to his competitors first. Shows a degree of confidence in his skills.
marketing-tactics--educating-or-content-marketing  marketing  biography 
may 2012 by daguti
Henry Darger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is the guy on who the Netflix movie I have on my queue is based on.. The film is "In The Realms Of The Unreal" and his whole career is an example of "outsider art"
art  biography 
november 2011 by daguti
Bernie Taupin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bernie Taupin - one of those names you hear and you just know they are famous cubed. (i.e. as in famous to the third power.)
music-industry  biography 
september 2011 by daguti
Burt Bacharach - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Burt Bacharach - one of those names you hear and you just know they are famous cubed. (i.e. as in famous to the third power.)
music-industry  biography 
september 2011 by daguti
Jim Steinman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jim Steinman - one of those names you hear and you just know they are famous cubed. (i.e. as in famous to the third power.)

NOTE: Mike Dube has a picture (and is Facebook friends) with Jim Steinman.
music-industry  biography 
september 2011 by daguti
Hal David - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hal David - one of those names you hear and you just know they are famous cubed. (i.e. as in famous to the third power.)
music-industry  biography 
september 2011 by daguti
Robert H. Goddard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Every vision is a joke until the first man accomplishes it; once realized, it becomes commonplace." - Robert H. Goddard
quotes  personal-development  biography 
august 2011 by daguti
John D. Rockefeller - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
history-business = We see oil today as a pillar of modern society, but back in those days it was unproven and even considered risky. Rockefeller took a risk and won big: 
"The rise of the Standard Oil men to great wealth was not from poverty. It was not meteor-like, but accomplished over a quarter of a century by courageous venturing in a field so risky that most large capitalists avoided it, by arduous labors, and by more sagacious and farsighted planning than had been applied to any other American industry."
people-rockefeller-family  biography  success  history-business 
may 2011 by daguti
Franklin D. Roosevelt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Was just reading what happened between 4th term and Harry Truman's first term. Amazing.
people-fdr  history  biography 
april 2011 by daguti
Thomas Edison - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thomas Edison was a bit of a jerk:
"nother of Edison's assistants was Nikola Tesla, to whom Edison promised $50,000 if he succeeded in making improvements to his DC generation plants. Several months later, when Tesla had finished the work and asked to be paid, Edison said, "When you become a full-fledged American you will appreciate an American joke."[45] Tesla immediately resigned."
people-thomas-edison  biography 
november 2010 by daguti
Fats Waller - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
jazz-facts = Fats Waller was once kidnapped and told to play at a party for Al Capone. According to rumor, Waller played for three days. When he left the Hawthorne Inn, he was very drunk, extremely tired, and had earned thousands of dollars in cash from Capone and other party-goers as tips.
jazz-facts  biography  jazz 
may 2010 by daguti
Morris Levy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"As a result he founded his first publishing company, Patricia Music, and commissioned George Shearing to write a signature piece for the club - the now-famous "Lullaby of Birdland""
jazz  history  biography 
march 2010 by daguti
Malcolm X - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In a 1965 conversation with Gordon Parks, two days before his assassination, Malcolm said:
[L]istening to leaders like Nasser, Ben Bella, and Nkrumah awakened me to the dangers of racism. I realized racism isn't just a black and white problem. It's brought bloodbaths to about every nation on earth at one time or another.
Brother, remember the time that white college girl came into the restaurant—the one who wanted to help the [Black] Muslims and the whites get together—and I told her there wasn't a ghost of a chance and she went away crying? Well, I've lived to regret that incident. In many parts of the African continent I saw white students helping black people. Something like this kills a lot of argument. I did many things as a [Black] Muslim that I'm sorry for now. I was a zombie then—like all [Black] Muslims—I was hypnotized, pointed in a certain direction and told to march. Well, I guess a man's entitled to make a fool of himself if he's ready to pay the cost. It cost m
race  history  biography  people-malcolm-x 
january 2010 by daguti
Mel Tormé - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
jazzville-marketing-material =
"In a scene in the 1988 Warner Bros. cartoon Night of the Living Duck, Daffy Duck has to sing in front of several monsters, but lacks a good singing voice. So, he inhales a substance called "Eau de Tormé" and sings like Mel Tormé (who in fact provided the voice during this one scene, while Mel Blanc provided Daffy's voice during most of the cartoon)."

This can be seen here, with the performance starting sometime around 1:40:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sv1Nr695ZVs
jazzville-marketing-material  jazz  people-mel-torme  biography 
january 2010 by daguti
Chet Holmes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Stadium Pitch: Presentation method that focuses on the prospect in a way that grabs their attention and their curiosity.[6]

Core Story: Educational-based, Using market research data and buying criteria, the core story addresses buyer objections and educates the buyer to help them make an informed decision. [7]

Best buyer strategy: Methods to do highly targeted marketing to your absolute best cupotential customers. Since there are fewer best buyers, marketing to them is less expensive then marketing to all buyers. [8]

Super star strategy: Methods to attract and recruit top sales people. [9]
people-chet-holmes  biography  frameworks-for-marketing 
october 2009 by daguti
Timothy Ferriss - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The release of his book moved Ferriss' blog to the Top 1000 on Technorati.[32] According to Fast Company, it is read by many of the "top tech CEOs in the world."[33]
biography  people-tim-ferriss 
june 2009 by daguti
Tim Ferriss - Lifestyle Design and The 4-Hour Workweek - Home
Tim Ferriss is a start-up angel investor (Twitter, Posterous, RescueTime, and others), blogger, and entrepreneur. His best-known written work is The 4-Hour Workweek, which had been sold into 35 languages and reached #1 on The New York Times, BusinessWeek, and The Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. On May 3, 2009, it celebrated its 2nd straight year on The New York Times business bestseller list since its publication on April 27, 2007.
biography  people-tim-ferriss 
june 2009 by daguti
Kreskin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Though Kresge makes "predictions," he does not claim to have paranormal or clairvoyant powers, and is annoyed to be lumped with psychics.[2] He teaches classes for law enforcement groups, which "focuses on psychological methods such as jogging lost memories through relaxation techniques or detecting lies through body language and voice inflections."[2]
biography  mind  brain  psychology  people-kreskin 
may 2009 by daguti
Claus von Bülow - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1982, von Bülow was tried for the attempted murder of Sunny, which allegedly occurred at her estate, Clarendon Court, in Newport, Rhode Island. "Clarendon Court, Yznaga Street and Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI, USA."
crime  to-do-ri  crime-murder  history  biography 
may 2009 by daguti
Carolyn Davidson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Davidson designed the swoosh in 1971 while a graphic design student at Portland State University. Phil Knight, who was teaching an accounting class at the university, noticed Davidson working on an assignment, and asked her to do some work for what was then Blue Ribbon Sports, Inc. Needing to choose a logo in order to meet looming production deadlines, Knight settled on the swoosh, after rejecting various other designs. At the time, he stated of the logo, "I don't love it, but it will grow on me."[1]
biography  inspiration  success 
may 2009 by daguti
InBubbleWrap: Titan - The Biography of John D. Rockefeller
Bill Gates was on Charlie Rose last night with his father, Bill Gates. And, while Gates has come to represent great wealth and philanthropy in our time, before the rise of the computer, the name Rockefeller, more than any other in this country's history, has epitomized dynastic wealth, power and prestige. It is Ron Chernow's riveting biogrpaphy of John Davison Rockefeller, Sr.—aptly titled Titan—that we have for you today.

By the time of his death in 1937, John D. Rockefeller, Sr. had amassed 1.4 billion dollars; this when the GDP of the entire country was 91.9 billion (according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis statistics). Let's take a moment to put that in perspective. Last year, the GDP was 14,264.6 billion, and the world's richest person—according to Forbes recent 2009 list—was none other than Bill Gates himself, whose fortune is estimated at 40 billion. If I'm doing my math right, which I must tell you is dubious at best, then Rockefeller was roughly five times wealthier
business  books  biography  books-to-buy 
april 2009 by daguti
Things Other People Accomplished When They Were Your Age
Enter your age and it will tell you what some famous people have accomplished by that age.
motivation-for-me  inspiration  biography  reference 
november 2008 by daguti
John Howard (prison reformer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Prison reform advocate from the 1700's. Several organizations bear his name and are dedicated to corrections reform.
prison  crime  society  biography 
october 2008 by daguti
Obama: From unknown to nominee, a meteoric rise | Print Article | Newsweek.com
Summary news report of Barack Obama's meteoric rise to Democratic Presidential nominee.
people-barack-obama  politics  government  inspiration  biography 
august 2008 by daguti
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