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Tuesday, November 26, 2002

Radio For the Rest of Us.
Idea Guru DOUG HALL now broadcasts from WVXU every Monday from 5-6pm EST.

Anyone who's known me for any length of time, knows that this guy is one of my heroes. I'm constantly telling people to buy his books, and occasionally forking over my own hard-earned greenbacks to buy copies as gifts for anyone I'm having trouble convincing. Imagine my surprise to find out Dougie-boy has his own radio show!

Of course, I've only just learned about it today -- TUESDAY -- (jeez, Doug send a devoted sycophant an email will ya?) So that means I have to wait an entire WEEK to hear the show. Which leads me to ask: why aren't his shows aren't archived for poor souls like me to catch up on?

Join me next Monday and point your browser to WXVU and click the "on-air" button to start playing the broadcast.
You can learn more about the radio show and listen to a listen short sample by clicking here.

If you're one of the people who've not yet read Doug's books, I hope you'll take this as an invitation and click the links below to buy them from Amazon.com.
Jump Start Your Brain
Jump Start Your Business Brain

Monday, November 18, 2002

Amazon.com Now Accepting IDEAS!
Release of Segway Opens New Wave of Possibilities
Today's announcement of the Segway's availability at Amazon.com is accompanied by a link from the Segway page allowing the public to present their ideas to Amazon for possible inclusion within the internet's most famous store.

Think you've got the next Segway? How about the next mood ring or pet rock? See the details on how to get YOUR big idea to Amazon.com by clicking HERE.

Sunday, November 17, 2002

Making Creativity Work
Business 2.0 article shares insight on businesses that sell creativity
Read the article HERE.

Tuesday, November 05, 2002

Hear it FIRST!
If you like to be the one who tells your friends about the coolest new tunes, you gotta check out this site.
PromoSquad.com has created an excellent online music research site. By collecting members who are willing to listen to clips of new music, then rate and comment on each song, PromoSquad has positioned itself as one of the first and best online music research sites.

A one minute clip is played three times and then the member is prompted to either play the clip again, or to rate the song via a check-box, and then leave a brief written opinion (this is a required field) before the system plays the next song. PromoSquad members are awarded 5 points for each song they rate. Points can be redeemed for some fairly decent prizes including CDs, software, electronics, and even the opportunity to have one of their favorite unsigned bands featured on the playlist. Additional points are awarded for participating in online polls, referring friends, suggesting new bands to feature, etc.

There are only a couple things I would change: Add the ability to completely bypass (or at least reduce the number of required plays) of songs that you immediately dislike, and provide the artist names for songs. I've heard at least 4 songs during my initial listening period that I would have liked to known more about -- but there doesn't seem to be a way to find this info on the site. So far my email requests for artist info have gone unanswered.

Overall, this is a very cool site and definitely worth a look... and listen. ;)

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