The Magic of Positive Thinking
By 1991, Earvin “Magic” Johnson accomplished what most NBA players couldn’t fathom. Unfortunately, his legacy was in danger of being overshadowed by three letters: HIV. During the press conference where he announced his retirement, and what many saw as his death sentence, Magic made a comment that might have seemed like humor in the face of tragedy, “I plan to go on living a long time and bugging you like I always have.”
Inside the Digital Sales Mind
We love our business development team, and just like the glimpses we’ve given you into the PPC, SEO and Developer Minds, we wanted to have some fun and dive into the inner workings of the biz dev mind:
Taking the High Road, One Scoop at a Time
Keith Schroeder sat in his car, contemplating his integrity, his happiness, his life as a hotel chef. At a time when business was most profitable, he had been forced to make cuts. Not usually one to talk to himself, Schroeder nevertheless relented out loud, “I have to find a way to take the high road.” At that very moment, his radio, like a Greek chorus mocking the one melodramatic moment he had ever allowed himself, began to play “High Road” by Broken Bells; and in that moment, High Road Craft Ice Cream & Sorbet was conceived.
Why T-SPLOST Failed: A Marketing Blunder
Atlanta, notorious throughout the United States for its traffic congestion, is part of a 10-county economic development region that last week ruthlessly shot down T-SPLOST, a 1% sales tax that would go toward a slew of transportation enhancements.
Throughout the suburbs, where distrust of Atlanta's use of tax-payer money is the strongest, residents were utterly unpersuaded that tax dollars weren't going down the drain.
Inside the Web Developer Mind
We love our developers, and just like the glimpse we gave into the PPC mind, we wanted to give everyone a glimpse into how developers view their surroundings.
How French Fries Became the Default Side Item
Walk into any American fast food restaurant, look at the Sides menu, and you’ll see it:
French fries. Right at the top of the list. Every time.
A burger and fries is the most uniquely American pairing this side of hot dogs at the ball park, but the reign of French fries as the side item of choice extends way beyond just burgers. Sandwiches, fried chicken and pizza all seem to taste a little better when paired with a basket of golden fried potato wedges. The question is, how did this become the norm? How did French fries become the default side item for, well, everything?