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October 6, 2008

 

Motivating different types of people on a Sales Team

I took a seminar years ago by a great teacher Ron Marks. He has a short and concise video up on CanDoGo about how to motivate different types of people in your sale organization. I currently manage engineers engaged in services, who in essence are reponsible for future sales efforts, simple, good stuff.   http://www.candogo.com/search/insight?i=6080

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Posted by Mike Dietz at 9:26 AM

October 3, 2008

 

Top 5 character traits of great teachers

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Posted by Mike Dietz at 11:26 AM

September 24, 2008

 

Coolest invention, the rollable water drum, helping to  change the world.

I attend a handful of venture capital events occasionally. Recently at one in San Jose one of the supporters of the coolest invention I've seen in a while did a demo to raise some money, the Q Drum. It is remarkably simple. It is just a rolling water drum!  In third world countries, it allows people to get clean water easier.   qdrum.co.za

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Posted by Mike Dietz at 10:51 PM

September 2, 2008

 

Companies and their personalities

http://ad.vu/ej8m  I've been slammed this summer with a TV Pilot, but a book that my friend Guy Kawasaki gave me last year, companies and their personalities.  A definite read for those with copmanies that have important brands.

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Posted by Mike Dietz at 8:09 AM

August 20, 2008

 

Hmmm, Bubble calendar?

Got to check this out. The Bubble calendar, http://www.bubblecalendar.com/index.htm  I can't say I have one, but I might get one for 2009.

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Posted by Mike Dietz at 7:36 AM

August 19, 2008

 

Hmmm, Bubble Bike? Very cool!  This would make New York City delightful!

Lawrence Welk would love this....  http://www.design21sdn.com/competitions/11/entries/3147/gallery/18793

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Mike Dietz at 10:01 PM

bubble bike

June 22, 2008

 

My Idea on TV show  "Saving Grace!"

I am friends with showrunner Nancy Miller who writes the hip edgy show "Saving Grace."  She is one of the few believers in Hollywood who dares to infuse the gospel into her story writing and is fearless!  So, I have a production company called " One Lost Dog" ( www.OneLostDog.com ) and over lunch I told her the theme. Jesus told us the parable of the Lost Sheep, but - I don't RELATE to sheep! But... I do know the fear of losing a dog, and the joy of finding that beloved "Lost Dog." She wrote an amazing episode where the main character "Grace" loses her dog and can barely function, and then the incredible joy & peace Grace experiences when she finds this old, crazy mutt that in my opinion, steals every scene he is in on the show! This is how God feels about us, he loves us that much, as much as people today feel when they lose their pets - and he wants us to experience the same joy when one of those pets is found!

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Posted by Mike Dietz at 11:56 AM

August 9, 200

 

Grand Canyon

For part of our very short vacation this year (summer school this year so Kyle and Kellie can do music and theater next year) we flew over the grand canyon.  WOW....

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Mike Dietz at 11:24 AM

August 1, 2008

 

Mid year semiconductor industry report, thank you Jeff.

http://ad.vu/dvyg    Finally some good news for the embedded industry!

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Posted by Mike Dietz at 2:31 PM

July 10, 2008

 

Teen Sailor: Youngest Solo Circumventor launch

Kellie & Kyle have a friend from school at Grace Brethren who is truly a remarkable kid, Zac Sunderland. He is trying to be the youngest person ever to solo circumvent the globle in a sailboat. He will be sailing alone and he launched la few weekends ago from Marina Del Rey. We are shooting a teen based TV pilot and took out a camera crew for Kyle to interview him. It was crazy! There was like media from all over, CBS, ABC, CNN, it was very cool.  His family are believers, they had a prayer service, probably about 300 people came out to see Zac off.  Pray for him. You can follow his trip here.  ZacSunderland.com  So far he is already past Hawaii!  WOW, what an adventure for a 17 year old.

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Posted by Mike Dietz at 7:12 PM

June 30, 2008

 

Everyone is going to India! Spielberg looking to start Indian based studio.

While some are going to be negative about this, I thnk it is great. Bollywood films are the most watched films in the world (and some are pretty cool!).  India is an amazing democratic country that needs our help. http://adjix.com/eug6

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Posted by Mike Dietz at 2:31 PM

June 2, 2008

 

Image resources online.

whoa, need an image online?  This link has like, more than you'll ever need.  http://ad.vu/u29y 

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Posted by Mike Dietz at 11:56 AM