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Gin and Topics: Righting Yourself In This Crazy World

By: Gini Dietrich | July 29, 2011 | 
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Well, for the second time EVER, Spin Sucks has beat Danny Brown in the AdAge rankings.

Today we are #35 and he is #36.

Because the universe will have righted itself by Monday and he’ll jump back ahead of us, I have to take advantage and brag today!

My mom would say, “You’re going to break your arm patting yourself on the back.”

Love you tons, Danny, but I love beating you even more…even if it’s only for one day out of 13,000 gazillion billion.

OK…no more. Don’t want to break my arm.

Gin and Topics…at your service!

5. Where Good Ideas Come From. I found this awesome “good ideas” video on iBlogZone. So, thank you, Francisco Perez! I first saw this presentation format when Dan Pink did a 15 minute version of “Drive” and it’s become a fascination. If you haven’t ever experience it, this is a great intro because the information is excellent, too.

4. Six Signs You’ve Lost Faith In Yourself. I’m not going to sit here and pretend life is rosy for any of us. If you live in the U.S., the pending deadline for the debt ceiling is likely stressing you out. As a small business owner, I’m beyond stressed about it. If you’re feeling like you’re in a rut, this article will help. It has six tips for getting yourself back on track.

3. Seven Habits that Make Great Opportunities Happen. Liz Strauss writes this really intelligent piece for OpenForum about making things happen for yourself. I think we’re all guilty of doing the same thing over and over again so we get bored with it. We tend to forget that, even though we’re bored, the person we’re working with has never seen it before. Liz highlights this and other tips for encouraging a shift in fate.

2. The Last Mogul Moments. It’s no surprise I love Jeff Jarvis. But I hardly ever include him here because, well, it’s hard to get around his use of the F word. But I found a blog post that works! He’s not exactly been quiet about his feelings toward Rupert Murdoch and this post is no exception. But he makes a really interesting point that Murdoch is the last of the media moguls and we’re about to see the breed die. Completely.

1. Hey Ya! My friend Brankica Underwood had this posted on Google+ and I was so happy to find it! Watch the kid on the right. He has some SERIOUS moves.

And  now that you’re in a good mood, I want you to watch this Commit65 video with my friend Matt Pipkin. I think it’s important for everyone to see how far $30, a black marker, and some big paper goes to advancing a cause when you really believe in it.

And, if you can donate, even better!

Happy weekend! And, don’t forget, Sunday is unplug your technology day!

About Gini Dietrich


Gini Dietrich is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, an integrated marketing communications firm. She is the author of Spin Sucks, co-author of Marketing in the Round, and co-host of Inside PR. She also is the lead blogger at Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro.

42 comments
Hajra
Hajra

The video of the kids was awesome! I missed it when Brankica posted it; the kid on the right definitely knows how to move his hips... Shakira, better watch out! And what, they are two of them...can't get better than this!

autumnmthompson
autumnmthompson

LOVE the kids! Especially how the one on the right can't be bothered with all the singing!

On a side note.....One of my friends and I use to do the same dance to this song. We tried to mimic Outkast but we weren't as cute and usually had too many adult beverages. This video brought a smile to my face thinking about him. He was tragically killed on Thanksgiving 8 years ago. I think I will go have a gin and toast him. Thanks for reminding me of him today and realizing that I am blessed to be able to spend more time with my family.

KenMueller
KenMueller

I got better moves than that kid!

TomRedwine
TomRedwine

@kdillabough Haven't tried that mixer yet, though it isnearly time for liquid experimentation to beGin!

DiTesco
DiTesco

Those kids are awesome and clearly the one on the right has some moves that some of us may even envy, lol. The one on the left although lacks in moves, appears to be the "guy" with the cool voice :) Good pair indeed.

Thanks for the mention and have a great weekend. Off to check my #adage position to see if I am even close to Danny and yourself.. yeah, dreaming is good, lol

Finally, the speak your silence video was very moving and it is something that needs to be shared.. The initiative is just great..

NancyD68
NancyD68

Those kids are too cute. I need to take video of my son the baseball executive at my computer discussing possible trades.

Love what they are doing with the Speak Your Silence campaign. That is great. What campuses will they be at?

Loved the links this week too. "Six Signs You Lost Faith In Yourself" made a lot of sense to me.

CONGRATS on beating Danny! he seems mad, maybe he needs a hug (or some cake!)

Danny Brown
Danny Brown

What's AdAge? ;-)

See you on Monday - I have an evil plan to divert all the posts about Google+ by A-listers and such as to my blog's feed, and jump up the list by eleventy billion places. Neh neh! :)

Lisa Gerber
Lisa Gerber

From creepy (last week) to just totally hopeful, optimistic and downright inspirational this week. Awesome!!

and @themattpipkin from Idaho, you are amazing. That is a great video, and I love what you are doing.

ParkRidgeDDS
ParkRidgeDDS

Today's Gin and Topics was just wonderful. I LOVED Steven Johnson's Where Good Ideas Come From....so compelling...I might Kindle his book. And @lizstrauss post was awesome...inspirational and a reminder that we all DO have the power to create opportunity. The video of the twins was one I had seen before but was just as cute today...I'm hoping no one posts a video of me dancing last weekend at my nephew's wedding....not a pretty site. And finally, the Commit 65: Days: Hours: Seconds was powerful...I was so moved by it, I shared the video on FB...something more people should know about. Thank you @ginidietrich xoxo

TheJackB
TheJackB

That poor kid on the left is going to be known as the brother who can't dance. So young and so unfair. ;)

One day I am going to hire a team of monkeys to stuff the ballot boxes over at Ad Age and I'll beat Spin Sucks and Danny. And when that day comes I'll tape myself dancing a jig- boy what a moment that will be. ;)

Todd Lyden
Todd Lyden

i always try to unplug on sunday

TRY being the operative word

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

@Hajra I love how the one on the left sings and the one on the right swivels his hips. Clearly they're destined for something huge!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

@DiTesco isn't the speak the silence video great? I love the work he's doing and thought the way they're raising money for this particular event is particularly moving. And you're welcome for the mention! Thanks for the awesome find.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

@TheJackB I will let you beat me in exchange for the video of you dancing a jig!

ParkRidgeDDS
ParkRidgeDDS

@TheJackB ...in defense of the kid on the right, he was awesome at singing the song so, while he didn't have the amazing moves that his silent brother had, I think he has a future in singing...perhaps a singing/dancing act? Hello....America's Got Talent??? ;-)

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