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Reconstructing The Parthenon: Greek Week

The Parthenon is the famous monument that sits atop a large rock hill called the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. It was build over 2,500 years ago, dedicated to the goddess Athena. And it is amazing. Over the centuries the structure was used as a temple, cathedral, mosque, government headquarters and even a munitions warehouse. The original structure of the Parthenon …

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History of the Olympic Marathon: Greek Week

With just eight days before the Olympic Games launch in Beijing… And it being Greek Week at Idea Sandbox, I thought you’d be interested in some interesting Olympic history. Do you know the history of the marathon? The marathon race wasn’t part of the ancient Olympic events. It was added in the contemporary Olympic games in the 1800s… Wait a …

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A Few Greek Symbols: Greek Week

When you visit another town – whether local or far away – tourist gift shops offer a nice table of contents to what you may expect within the destination. In Athens, gift shops are loaded with items featuring the Parthenon, ancient pottery, owls, items with a Greek zig-zag pattern, and a strange round blue thing that looks like an eye. …

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Greek Week At Idea Sandbox

I’m not looking for college freshmen “pledge” students – I’m actually in Athens, Greece this week. This is my second visit to Athens. It’s one of my favorite cities in the world – filled with incredible history, knowledge, and tradition. I plan to share some highlights with you… and of course… relate it back to marketing and creative problem solving. …

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Five Tips to Beat Procrastination

Sand for Your Inbox July 2008 Ah, procrastination. I would have sent this e-newsletter sooner, but I did not get around to it. You see, I’ve been procrastinating. Do you have projects that seem to linger? Tasks that nomadically drift from one day’s todo list to the next? Yah, me too. Most procrastination cures prescribe productivity tips. However, we both …

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The Three Elements of Business Success

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Starbucks Hand-Crafted Sign In Athens, Greece

In the oldest part of Athens, Greece called The Plaka, the guidelines for commercial signage requires that signs be hand-crafted. So Starbucks had a wooden, hand-painted sign created locally. The slight (and I mean slight) imperfections make it cooler. [click for larger view]

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“Jack’s Notebook” Virtual Book Tour Concludes at The Brand Chef

Today is the last stop for the virtual book tour featuring the business novel Jack’s Notebook, by Gregg Fraley. Andrew Clark provides his impression of the book and shares an engaging exchange he had with Gregg. You can read the entire tour here! Today: The Brand Chef by Andrew Clark Thursday: InnoBlog by Renee Hopkins Callahan Wednesday: Marketing Fresh Peel …

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This One Time At Brand Camp…

Fans of the marketing cartoonist Tom Fishburne will be excited to learn he’s got a new book coming out in September called, This One Time At Brand Camp: Marketing Cartoons By Tom Fishburne. I’m especially excited to let you know that Tom will be participating in the Post2Post Virtual Book Tour so you can get a preview with Tom and …

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Read about “Jack’s Notebook” and Creative Problem Solving Today at Education Innovation

Today kicks off the first day of the Post2Post Virtual Book Tour featuring Gregg Fraley’s business novel “Jack’s Notebook.” The folks at Education Innovation start the conversation today and then the dialogue moves to The Naked Idea tomorrow (Tue. 15 July). Enjoy learning about this cool book!

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