Category Archives: Random

The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions

We’ve all heard the quote before:

The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions ~Samuel Johnson

There are many instances where people had the best intentions but ended up either directly or indirectly creating something disastrous in the end.

Zyklon B
Fritz Haber was a Nobel Prize winning Jewish scientist who created an insecticide called Zyklon B.

It became the preferred method of execution in gas chambers during the Holocaust Continue reading

New Educational Requirements

Here is a quick list of a few of the classes I did take while in school:

Astronomy
Interestingly enough, I’ve never had to explain the difference between a yellow dwarf star and a red dwarf star

Mythology
While I did find this class interesting, I’ve never had to identify which Roman god equates to its Greek counterpart

Musics of Texas
I love me some Buddy Holly, but no one has ever asked me the name of the band that played with him.

And, I find it interesting that I did not take any classes related to the following topics before I stepped into the “real world” Continue reading

12 Step Program for Twitterholics

Twitterholics is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience and knowledge with each other that they may educate and learn from others. The only requirement for membership is a desire to continue Tweeting.

1. Admit you are powerless over Twitter – that your life has become unmanageable Continue reading

Stalking Dominique Hind

Dominique Hind, Digital Managing Partner for Leo Burnett, subscribed to my blog today. Now, I’m not saying I’m famous or anything, but this is a pretty big deal. In fact, it’s the 2nd most exciting event to happen on Clever Title, followed by Seth Godin actually commenting on my blog.

So, when I notice that someone from Leo Burnett subscribing to Clever Title, I naturally do my do diligence by researching them thoroughly. Here’s a few things I’ve learned so far Continue reading

Find Your Passion

My mother raised over $2,000 so that she could walk in a 60 mile 3-day walk in order to promote a cure for breast cancer. Can you imagine training for half a year to walk for 60 miles over the course of 3 days all while using port-a-potties, taking open showers in an 18 wheeler truck and sleeping in tents at night?

My mom’s so passionate about finding a cure for breast cancer that she has purchased every single pin ever made available and actually wears a different one each day of the year. (Okay, I don’t know if she actually wears a different one every day, but I promise she has enough to do so.)

Why is she so passionate about finding a cure for breast cancer? Because her mom is going on 25 years of being a 2 time survior of breast cancer. Breast cancer almost killed her mom – twice – and she wants to do something about it. She actively showed her passion by raising money for the cause and walking in a 3 day event.

What are you willing to walk that far for? If you can’t think of something, find something. Be passionate about a cause and carry the torch that will educate and invigorate others to join you.

Which of your departments is strangling you?

I couldn’t say it better myself, so I won’t even try.

Check out Which of your departments is strangling you?, an article by Donor Power Blog.

I love Seth Godin

I was first introduced to Seth Godin in my Interactive Advertising class at the University of Texas at Austin, where we read Permission Marketing.

Within the past year, I began reading Seth’s blog, and I have grown to think he is such a great author, entrepenuer and marketing/business genius.

I just finished watching his recent interview on New Perspectives on Business, and I am totally in love. I hope I grow up to be Seth Godin one day (minus the glasses).