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Author: Mike Mahanay

Larry Ellison Bought an Island in Hawaii. Now What?

“Henry Jolicoeur is a retired French Canadian hypnotherapist and a glass-products importer who enjoys making very low-budget documentary films. In the summer of 2012, Jolicoeur read that Larry Ellison, a founder of the Silicon Valley giant Oracle and the fifth-richest man in the world, had bought 97 percent of the Hawaiian island of Lanai — not a 97 percent stake in some kind of company, but 97 percent of the physical place. Jolicoeur was curious, so he booked a flight and packed his camera.” JON MOOALLEM, New York Times READ...

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How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

“If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: mise-en-place.” – Ron Friedman, Harvard Business Review READ...

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Adweek of the Day: After Skyping for 8 Years, Two Girls With a Special Bond Finally Meet

”There are lots of reasons why this new Skype ad from Pereira & O’Dell shouldn’t work. It’s more than three minutes long. It’s manipulative in the extreme. And its emotional high point has little to do with the service being advertised. It’s manipulative in the extreme. And its emotional high point has little to do with the service being advertised—in fact, it hints at everything Skype can’t provide. Yet, in the end, it’s irresistible.”  – Tim Nudd, ADWEEK READ...

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The Tragedy of Argentina

Excerpt: “WHEN the residents of Buenos Aires want to change the pesos they do not trust into the dollars they do, they go to a cueva, or “cave”, an office that acts as a front for a thriving illegal exchange market.” VIA THE ECONOMIST FULL...

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ABOUT

Mike Mahanay

Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at CTL. Productivity obsessed business fanatic. Technology junkie. EdTech evangelist.

I'm also the Founder of Information Click LLC., a digital marketing consulting firm and Take Back Main Street, a non-profit advocate for small-local business across America.

I’m into business, marketing, technology, exploring the great outdoors, & spending time with my family.

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