Lost in the streets of Modena

If you’ve ever been to Venice, you know that it’s easy to get lost while walking down the maze of streets. Modena is no different albeit smaller. Even with a map in hand, Karen and I have gotten lost more times than we can count. The other night, we had dinner reservations at a restaurant that was “right around the …

Fergie’s Disastrous National Anthem Rendition

The all-time worst concert I ever had the displeasure of attending was The Black Eyed Peas. I saw them in LA with a girlfriend at the time. It was excruciatingly bad especially during a long stint where no one played an instrument but rather, a “musician” used a computer to generate electronic beats. Fast forward to a couple of days …

Take control, grasshopper. Take control.

Karen and I are headed out of Rimini and going to Modena today, but before our driver picks us up, I wanted to send you a quick email reminding you of two important things that’ll increase your sales. You need to take control of your audience – whether it’s an audience of three or three thousand. The first thing I …

Just got off the stage and wanted to tell you about

What a thrill and what an audience. I just got off the stage at Frank Merenda’s spectacular marketing event in Rimi, Italy. I had the honor of teaching 3,000 business owners the art of one to many selling. No one was on their phone, and no one was surfing the net, they sat for two-hours taking copious notes and then …

Holy, moly am I sore [Pictures inside]

Mr. Yoga Man thought he was is in pretty good shape but my legs are a bit stiff from what Karen and I did yesterday. We walked the Alemannic portico that leads to the Sanctuary of St. Luca. Although it’s only half a mile long, it’s half a mile straight up. Of course, to show off for the Mrs, your …

Rose Petals Were Flying Last Night

Valentine’s Day at an Italian restaurant in Bologna is something to behold with a valuable lesson to be learned for our businesses. Karen and I walked through the cobbled-street roads to Franco Rossi Ristorante where an excellent glass of champagne greeted us. The five-course dinner was, as you would expect, fantastic and the wine flowed freely. The wine was in …

Apparently, I’m no rocket scientist

I’m sitting in the Delta Club waiting for my flight to Italy. I decided to get myself an espresso, so I walked up to the very modern looking machine and, well, just stood there looking at it. I couldn’t figure out how to dispense the coffee into my little cup. I didn’t see any buttons to push, pods to put …