Monthly Archives: July 2008

Great Stories Make Great Newsletters

I was in the basement yesterday morning, looking for a metal file that I could use to shave down the edge of a piece of wood. I’ll spare you the details regarding what I was trying to accomplish, but I felt confident that if I could get my hands on such a device, my problem would be solved. Sure enough, after rummaging around in the big toolbox under the ping pong table, I found what I was looking for. I […] Click to read more…

 

Ironing Out the Rankles

So I’m eating my bagel, sipping my coffee, reading the Boston Business Journal this morning and minding my own business. When suddenly, I come upon page 10 of the July 11th edition and spot this headline:  “Commuter railing: Travel time rankles most readers.” Apparently, the  folks at the BBJ asked their readers to answer the following question: “Which work-related thing would you like the most independence from?” Here are the top five answers, in descending order of frequency: My commute […] Click to read more…

 

Happy Anniversary To Me

You hold in your hands (sort of) the 200th edition of this newsletter. It’s the bicentennial. It’s equal to the number of NASCAR races won by Richard Petty. It’s 1,400 in dog newsletters. Eight and a half years, every other week, through wind, rain, sleet, snow, dead of night and two presidential elections. Any way you slice it, that’s a lot of newsletters. More specifically, that’s a lot of topics, words and content. I mention this today because one question […] Click to read more…