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Author Archives: Jeff Freedman

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No one is irreplaceable.

A few weeks ago, I went to the Bank of America Pavillion to see Night Ranger, Foreigner and Journey – a few of my all-time favorite bands.  (When you are done laughing, you may continue.) The stadium was filled with … Continue reading

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Have your senses been fooled lately?

Have you ever taken a sip of a drink, expecting one thing, but then tasting another? I once had a similar experience with this song, Mother Mother, by Tracy Bonham. It’s one of my favorites from the 90s. Each time … Continue reading

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A great performance can go a long way

Have you ever gone to see one of your favorite bands in concert, and walked away completely uninspired? It’s happened quite a few times to me – the worst of which was seeing Boston in 1988. They sounded great, but … Continue reading

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The only thing constant is change

Just before the holiday break, I had lunch with Small Army social media strategist, Kaitlin Maud about social media and storytelling – in particular, we talked about morals of stories, and how each of us should have a moral to … Continue reading

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You gotta look sharp

Years ago, I remember my boss walking into my office and handing me a $500 gift certificate to Country Road (thanks, Ben!). He said to me (paraphrased, of course –it was many years ago), “Jeff, if you want to earn … Continue reading

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Don't let perfection prevent success

I’m sure there are quite a few things that make Cher crazy – here, she credits “perfection” as being one of them. As an entrepreneur and marketer, I have been also been a victim of perfection. But, I have since … Continue reading

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What do you dream about?

When Foreigner’s Juke Box Hero began playing on my iPhone recently, a chill came over me.  I hadn’t heard this song in ages.  But, it immediately took me back to my high school days.  I remember listening to the song … Continue reading

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Old Spice: How trust and respect can create great advertising

Unless you’ve been living under a rock this week, you’ve likely heard the buzz about The Old Spice Man and his real-time video responses to questions from the social media community ( The advertising industry will be talking about this … Continue reading

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Stop the blaming. Start the learning.

Howard Jones had a good attitude. While listening to this song the other night, I began thinking about how much time people waste focusing on blame.  We live in a culture where everyone wants to accept responsibility for success, and … Continue reading

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A great time for the underdogs

This morning, I am sitting in my local neighborhood coffee shop in Newton. Not Dunkin’ Donuts, not Starbucks, not Pete’s – The Lincoln Street Café. After checking in on FourSquare to let my friends on Facebook and Twitter know of … Continue reading

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