Chef’s Blog

Why The Brain Pain?

In many industries (especially the communications industry), it is important that left-brainers (you business-minded sort) and right-brainers (us creative ilk) can communicate our thoughts and ideas efficiently and effectively. It’s often difficult for a right-brainer to grasp complex business concepts, as well as for a left-brainer to

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Follow Up – Simmering Judgments

In my maiden “Simmering Judgments” review, I outlined the personal brand of Bravo TV’s TopChef contestant Chef Richard Blais with an outstanding ranking of 3.625 stars (of 4 possible). In a nutshell, he was my pick for TopChef based on his TRUE (Truthful, Relevant, Unique, Engaging) personal

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Simmering Judgments – Hot Chef-On-Chef Action

My epiphany:br /br /If you can’t incorporate your hobby – or at least parts of it – into your daily work, you’re missing out on injecting span style=”font-weight: bold;”TRUE/span passion into your life and career.br /br /This revelation came to me after dinner with my wife and

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You Can’t Defeat Good Branding

Although actual “branding” is a somewhat passive, cerebral concept; this weekend, it jumped up and knocked me on my (cerebral) butt – ultimately making me declare that being employed in the marketing and communications industry is making me stupid. Or maybe it was as simple as “You

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How Waiting Taught Me A Lesson

If you’ve ever “visited” a hospital waiting room, you’re quite aware of the time that you’ll spend paging through magazines. In past visits, these sterile, silk flower adorned mausoleums have provided me with a plethora of subscriptions to choose from – everything from Diabetes Digest to Preserving

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(Let Them) READ ALL ABOUT IT!

One of the biggest challenges in business today is building strong relationships with customers and contacts. How do you establish and cultivate relationships while maintaining integrity and credibility? It’s important to share the success of your company, new products or ventures, while remaining sensitive of others’ time

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