Wanna stay at the Taco Bell hotel?

Happy Monday, kemosabe. Yesterday, the business newsletter “Seeking Alpha” reported the following: Hotel Taco Bell: The power of a strong brand will be on display when Yum Brands’ (NYSE: YUM) The Bell: A Taco Bell Hotel and Resort starts taking reservations on June 27 for the taco-inspired destination in Palm Springs, California. When the hotel officially opens in August, guests will …

Weasels, weasels, and more weasels…

I shouldn’t be ranting on this fantastic Friday, but I’m tired of the marketing weasels scamming people. This past week I received a number pitches all with the same underlying theme: Work very little and make mucho DEEnero. One of the most egregious was how to make six figures a month working only eight hours a week with Facebook groups. …

Why I was disliked at my previous j-o-b

Earlier this week, I wrote a little bit about my job at the former GKIC. If you missed it, you can read it here. I mentioned that I made more money than all of the three C.E.O’s and two out of the three, were not pleased with that fact. I wasn’t the most popular person among many of the other …

Freedom

My guess is that freedom, or if you prefer, autonomy is one of the things you value the most, correct? It’s one of the main reasons I’m an entrepreneur. You? I took a four-year hiatus from being my own boss when I took the job working with the former GKIC, the company founded by marketing legend Dan Kennedy. I had …

How hot is it?

Let’s start the weekend with a little humor from sizzling hot Las Vegas. How hot is it? It’s so hot that corn on the stalks starts popping. How hot is it? It’s so hot that all chocolate is drinkable. How hot is it? It’s so hot that chickens are laying omelets. How hot is it? It’s so hot that you …

You arrogant S.O.B.

I’m about to head over to the ultra-cool SAM marketing conference. The organizers smartly have Dr. Dee as the finale for the day. I’m going to rock the house – guaranteed. Some might call me an arrogant S.O.B. but that over the top confidence when it comes to speaking makes up the third ingredient in my secret sauce recipe for …

Gangsta success

I love mob movies. I’m watching a series on Netflix titled “Bad Blood,” which is loosely based on the mafia in Canada. (Who knew there was a strong mafia presence in Canada.) Even though the bosses in all of these movies commit despicable acts, there are on some level appealing. Think of Vito or Michael Corleone or Tony Soprano. You …

The red-headed stepchild of lead generation

I’m flying on a jet plane to Sin City today to speak at the SAM marketing conference with legend, Jay Abraham and other sales and marketing luminaries. Can ya guess what your fearless leader will be talking about? If you answered,  “one-to-many selling,” then dang it, pat yourself on the back. There ‘tis no better way to sell your products …