What's Your Opinion?

By Ron Rosenberg

your opinion matters phrase handwritten on blackboard with heart symbol instead of O

I was recently searching on the Web for some input on a technical problem that was taking significantly longer to solve than it should have.

After reading some posts on a relevant site, I happened to notice the following statement after one person's signature line:

Everything I write is a personal opinion. Even when I quote facts, they are the facts I personally choose to accept.

This makes an interesting point about how you more...


Inspire Others

By Ron Rosenberg

RachelFlowers

Earlier this year, I wrote about another in a long string of losses suffered by the musical community - the suicide of keyboardist Keith Emerson.

He was suffering from muscle and nerve damage in his right hand, and, being a perfectionist, he didn't want to disappoint his fans at an upcoming concert in Tokyo.

I don't pretend to understand what was going through his head as he made the decision to take his own life, but I do know that there were still many other ways he more...


It's the Small Decisions...

By Ron Rosenberg

We recently attended the wedding of my cousin's daughter in New York.

Their story is very interesting, as they had first met seven years earlier when she spent a summer "couch surfing" across Europe with a friend.

When they were staying for a few days in Vienna, Austria, their host invited some of his friends over and they all went out to a local bar for some drinks. My cousin kind of hit it off with one of the guys, and they ended up spending quite a more...


Present in the Moment!

By Ron Rosenberg

Nikon D3300, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II Zoom, ISO 200 1/60 sec. f/5.6 18mm

As many of you know, we spend a little time during the summer at a lake in the Adirondack Mountains in Upstate New York.

Lorie's family is all in this general area, and we have some very good friends on the lake as well.

In addition to all of that, the area is strikingly beautiful. Bone-chilling cold in the winter, but absolutely spectacular during the summer. And one of the highlights is "West Lake" more...


Say Something Nice

By Ron Rosenberg

Ron Rosenberg - It's Important to be Nice.

In all of our efforts to share the most cutting-edge and technology-rich marketing solutions, we sometimes forget to talk about some of the basics, including the incredible power of interpersonal relationships.

One of the most important considerations in making purchase decisions is the simple fact that people do business with people they like. I know that other factors such as price, quality, and availability are all important, but frequently people make their choices based on "gut feel" and a more...


What You Put in the Frame...

By Ron Rosenberg

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We received a wonderful holiday gift last year: a Nikon D3300 DSLR camera.

This has proven to be a great asset for our company since it lets us produce amazing videos to share our business-growth strategies and promote our products and services.

But even though it shoots video, it's primarily a "still" camera and takes high-quality pictures. This has been fun for me because as a child, I dabbled in photography using my father's Pentax Spotmatic-F 35mm camera, and a darkroom a neighbor had set more...


Swimming Every Day!

By Ron Rosenberg

Water Areobics

I started training in karate back in college, and on several occasions, we had the great opportunity to train with Okinawan Master Angi Uezu during his visits to the United States.

Although his English was limited, he was an outstanding teacher - knowledgeable, passionate about his art, and extremely funny.

One thing he said constantly was "You must train each day, each day." This is good advice I have tried to follow - both in my karate training and in my life in general.

I more...


Painter Pants

By Ron Rosenberg

painter man at work with color swatches samples, wall painting concept

Mastery is an important concept, but one that is difficult to define.

There are guitarists like Pat Metheny, Don Ross, and Billy McLaughlin who have such an extraordinary connection with their music that all you can do is sit and stare in complete amazement as you watch them play.

One characteristic of mastery is that it allows a person to do something difficult and complicated, while making it seem easy and effortless.

And it presents itself in many more...


Can I See Your ID?

By Ron Rosenberg

ATL Term E Restaurant

I've been traveling lately, and that means trying to eat healthy while connecting through airports to get to my destination and back home again.

Fortunately, there are usually a couple of options, and I found this restaurant in Terminal E at the Atlanta Airport. As a bonus, I enjoyed not only a good meal, but also a great lesson in customer service.

I had a long layover, and it was dinner time, so I grabbed one of the "patio"tables outside the restaurant more...


Be Thankful

By Ron Rosenberg

Hand with marker writing the text Be Thankful For Today

I recently conducted an interview with Lisa Ryan, founder of Grategy, a company that shows people how to use gratitude as a business strategy.

She also provided some pointers on how we can incorporate gratitude into our personal lives on a daily basis. This certainly came in handy as we've had to deal with some bad news recently. They say that "good things come in threes," but for us, it's been a case of "bad things come more...