Bad Translations. Funny Mistakes. And Best Practices to Avoid Making Them.
Even ace writers, working in their native language, struggle with getting their words and messages just right… the nuances of meaning, the turn of the phrase… So, imagine the challenges of translating a highly-technical business document. Bad translations and funny mistakes often result.
2013 Doodle 4 Google Kids Contest Winner Announced
Hurry! Today only, for 24 hours, you can view the 2013 Kids Doodle for Google (Doodle 4 Google) winning entry, live on the US Google home page at http://www.Google.com.
The Doors Keyboardist Ray Manzarek Gone But Not Forgotten
Yesterday, keyboardist and founding member of The Doors, Ray Manzarek died at age 74. I’m resurrecting, “In Music, Give the Fans Innovation or What They Want to Hear…?” as a tribute to Ray.
Photography Tips and Tricks: How to Look Beautiful in Pictures
Looking great in pictures has nothing to do with being beautiful. In fact, have you ever seen Oprah Winfrey without makeup? She’s not the beauty that she usually appears to be. … Continue reading
Logos: From Static to Alive to Morphing Before Your Eyes – Part II: The Wikipedia Rebranding Project
Logos don’t dance, move or change as you view them. Or so I always thought. Imagine my surprise when I heard about a morphing logo, the first of its kind, created for Wikipedia
Logos: Static to Alive to Morphing Before Your Eyes – Part I: Google Doodles & I Love NY
Today’s corporate and brand logos are like an octopus — capable of taking on new shapes and colors to fit the situation or campaign. They’re called “living logos” or “live marks.”
Doodle 4 Google Logo Competition for Kids – Over $100K in Prizes
March 12, 2013 — Parents, grandparents, teachers… do you know any artistic kids? Then hurry! Just 10 days left in the “Doodle 4 Google” logo design competition, open to U. … Continue reading
The Best Advertising Slogans Ever Written
Recently, I came across what I think is the greatest corporate slogan ever… that of the American Cancer Association which sports the slogan, “The official sponsor of birthdays.” Nice, right? … Continue reading
How to Create a Great Business Name
Did you ever wonder how successful businesses came up with their company name, or how to pick a great name for your own new business? You’d be surprised at how some … Continue reading
Prepare to Be Wowed: Nat Geo’s Photo Contest Winners Chosen From 22,000 Amazing Entries
National Geographic’s 2012 Photo Contest garnered 22,000 amazing images of people, places and nature. Check out the photo gallery, pick your favorites… then compare to their contest winners.
From Happiness Gardener to Schmooze Engineer – Fantastic Titles and Unique Perks to Motivate Employees!
Today I tripped across a company that surely knows how to attract and keep their employees motivated. How can I tell? Check out their job titles: Happiness Gardner, Schmooze Engineer, Lounge Manager…
83 New Year’s Resolutions to Enrich Your Life and Career
New Year’s resolutions for life and career. How to land a job. Succeed in your career. Find new friends and professional groups. Improve work-life balance. Donate to community…