Interview With Shaun Belding, Author of The Journey to WOW

Shaun Belding is a leading global expert on customer service, service recovery, leadership and building positive workplaces. His most recent book, The Journey to WOW: The Path to Outstanding Customer Experience and Loyalty, is now available as a Kindle Edition, hardcover, and paperback. Heidi: What are some words that employees use that can unintentionally sabotage their careers … [Read more…]

The Freemium Model – A Death Knell for Brands?

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Dr. Michael Solomon, author of Marketers, Tear Down These Walls! Liberating the Postmodern Consumer. We are exposed to 4000 to 10,000 ad messages everyday. There’s no doubt we’re all assaulted by brand messages that scream to us on billboards and screens, from within TV shows and movies, and even … [Read more…]

Review of Andy Weir’s The Martian

I just finished up reading Andy Weir’s The Martian on my Kindle. Science fiction when I’m starting to get heavily involved in science fact? Sure. It’s one of several books worth reading if you’re seriously considering a trip to Mars. To be honest, a book about an astronaut who is left behind by crewmates who … [Read more…]

Non-Canonical Books of Oz

There are forty books in the official Oz “Canon” but there are many more charming tales about Dorothy and her friends. Can you imagine what would happen if the Tin Man and Scarecrow visited our world? What if Ozma forgot who she was and disappeared? And who could forget about Wicked? There’s a lot of … [Read more…]

What To Read On The Way To Mars

So you’re packing for a trip to Mars. You know it’s going to be a Hohmann transfer that will take half a year to get there. This will make those long family road trips with four or five people in a too-small car, half of whom can’t sit still without judicious use of rope and … [Read more…]

Top Ten Isaac Asimov Novels

So I’ve done the “Top Ten Science Fiction Books,” but of course, there are so much good science fiction out there that I shouldn’t limit it to just ten. Isaac Asimov is the master of science fiction and most popular for his vision of robots constrained by the Three Laws of Robotics — if they … [Read more…]