Monthly Archives: June 2011

"Only do what only you can do"

About a month ago I listened to this great NPR interview with Thomas Dolby, and at one point he proclaimed loyalty to the philosophy “Only do what only you can do.” While it sounds like an old adage, it was … Continue reading

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Every strength is a weakness

When you’re looking at the competitive landscape, it’s good to remember that in every strength lies a potential weakness.  That’s true of your competitors, and that’s true of yourself.  Your success depends on exploiting the weakness that lies inside your … Continue reading

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RSS feed added to Tim Callan on Marketing and Technology

In response to a request from a few months ago, I finally got around to digging in to the rather robust set of Blogger customization tools and have added an RSS option at the upper left.

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The biggest challenge I have when writing my blog posts

The biggest challenge I have when writing my blog posts is figuring out how to end them.  I have to learn that when I’ve said everything I have to say on a topic that I simply should stop.

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Is Twitter just Mafia Wars for business people?

Somewhere along the line you reach this point of critical mass when strangers start showing up as followers all on their own.  Although as of writing I have a mere 186 followers, not a good showing at all by Twitter … Continue reading

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James Bond management: Permission to fail

The two most critical aspects of James Bond management are the employer’s trust of the employee and the employee’s trust of the employer. The employer must trust the employee’s ability and intention.  In terms of ability, the employer must be … Continue reading

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What not to say: Corporate greed

With our present financial uncertainty, pundits and commentators are pulling out one of their stalwart phrases:  Corporate greed.  This expression is used to vilify the lawful behaviors that companies use when seeking to maximize revenue, profit, competitive advantage, or growth.  … Continue reading

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