Latest News

Is there such a thing as a “Bad Idea”?

20130807-160919.jpg

A very weighted question indeed.. And a tricky answer.

One of my favorite things to tell clients is that when it come to innovation,

“There are no bad ideas.. Just ideas that distract you from more profitable choices.”

I recently shared this philosophy with a fellow innovator and not only did he agree, but he told me he was going to shamelessly steal the quote and market it as his own. All in jest (I think) but then again, he is a seasoned, brilliant marketer so you never know.

So this post not only serves to stake a formal copyright claim on this quote, but to share why I think this is an important concept for all innovators, brand managers and business owner to embrace.

After all, the expression “think outside the box” can, in fact, quickly take you “out over your skis”.

Read More…

Traveling North in Vietnam: Seafood Focus

20130312-073137.jpg

Traveling North in Vietnam to Dong Ha in the Quang Tri Providence has brought us closer to the sea and thusly Seafood. And it has been wonderful to taste that influence in the foods.

Read More…

The food of Ho Chi Minh City

20130311-211057.jpg

So much good food to eat, so little time to blog.. A week in to my culinary travels around Vietnam and this is the first post I am squeaking out. To say the food is fabulous and stop there is a tempting place to stop given how complex and foreign many of the ingredients and techniques are. Not to mention how hard it is to remember the Vietnamese names to dishes. But for you who are interested in food, I will try.

Read More…

Overview of Vietnamese Cooking and Flavors

Next week I leave for Vietnam.  As only a foodie will, my preparation has been focused around, well, food.

I have visited my doctor for my needed shots but really to get prescriptions to assist me if I consume anything that doesn’t “agree with me”.  I have downloaded my English to Vietnamese smartphone application and earmarked the words associated with food and eating.  I have packed my veggie peeler to take the skins off of fruits and veggies that may not be clean and my travel knife set.

And I have been reading Kim Fay’s wonderful book “Communion : A Culinary Journey through Vietnam” to become familiar with the flavors and techniques of the regions I will be traveling through.

Read More…