From the Mind of a Gen Y Entrepreneur: John T. Meyer

In June 2009, after college and a brief stint in corporate America, John Meyer caught the entrepreneurial bug and, along with his brother Scott, created 9 Clouds. The company, which helps businesses and professionals develop online strategies and utilize the latest tools, is based in Sioux Falls, S.D., where small businesses are thriving. The Meyers saw an […]

Show, don’t tell, when selling a brand

The best way for a brand to make a real connection with consumers is by giving them an experience. Experiences give brands the potential to create memories filled with emotion. However, experiential marketing is currently in flux–it is no longer solely defined by engaging consumers through physical interactions. It may seem paradoxical, but the future […]

What the fuck is going on in Mexico?

Mexico is desperate and dismayed. Between government corruption, drug wars, poverty, and dangerous risks associated with migrant living – a lifestyle relatively common in the country – the rest of the world should be asking two questions: Where do we begin, and when does it end? Let’s begin. Mexico recently celebrated its bicentennial, and although […]

Music Review: The Script’s Science & Faith

Irish trio The Script spilled over into the U.S. mainstream with their hit song “Breakeven” in 2008. If you were a fan of The Script before this song became a hit on many U.S. networks and radio stations, you’d know that American Idol winner Kris Allen’s hit “Live Like We’re Dying” was originally created by […]

Repairing the Education System: A U.S. Tragedy

“For the first time in America, this generation will be less literate than the one before it,” warns the trailer for the documentary Waiting for Superman, a “deeply personal exploration of the current state of public education in the U.S. and how it is affecting our children.” Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, echoed this sentiment […]

DTD: Do you suffer from Drunk Tweeting Disorder?

Alcohol has the habit of lowering inhibitions and impairing our judgment. Intoxication strips away our psychological defenses, allowing emotions such as loneliness, frustration, anger, and sexual desire to seep out. I’m sure you remember that one night in which you threw pride and integrity right out the window, pressed send on your cell, and left […]