Poke the box!

I wrote this a while back…thought I would put it on my blog.   Sitting on the plane on my way back to South Carolina to pick up my family.  I just finished the book “Poke The Box” by Seth Godin.  Seth has written many books (like 13) and I have pretty much read all of them.  Much of what he writes is under 200 pages, thought provoking and riddled with takeaways that can be applied to what we do in radio. The book “Poke The Box” is a compilation of short examples and stories of people, businesses and ideas that provoke the reader to do something that might be uncomfortable…actually follow up on your ideas.  It is meant to […]

In case you need a quick toast at a wedding..

Last night I watched my friend Matthew Taylor get married.  We’ve been friends since 6th grade, went to high school together and even roomed together in college.  So very proud and excited for him.  I was asked to do the official toast for the evening and this is what I did. (yes, had to keep it Irish!)  In case you need a quick blessing/toast, might I suggest this one… May you always have work for your hands to do May your pockets hold always a coin or two May the sun shine bright on your windowpane May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain May the hand of a friend always be near you And may God fill your […]

It’s a small world after all (sing it with me)

You may not know…but no grown male in his 30s knows more about Disney than I do.  (insert your own jokes here)   With that said…   Whenever Disney introduces a new ride at WDW or DL, they take out the ride with the lowest “ridership”.  Even though there is a lot of historical significance to the park, Disney is constantly evolving and creating new opportunities and excitement.  This same philosophy holds true in our business.    Be honest with yourself and take 2-3 steps back from the emotional attachment of your station or your title or even your client.  Are you living up to the goals you are setting for yourself and your team?  Is the client you are […]