Lela Davidson

  • 10 Financial Resolutions For The New Year

    As 2009 winds to a close, time has once again come to make your new year’s resolutions. If personal finance is important to you, you undoubtedly wish to set financial goals for yourself in 2010.

  • A Look at America’s Top 200 Charities

    As the year comes to a close, many Americans will consider giving to charity. Of the top 200 charitable organizations in the US, let’s look at which ones received the bulk of the $47 billion in charitable revenue given so far in 2009 and which ones rely most heavily on private support and donations.

  • Mistake #5: Blending In

    Okay, so maybe you don’t want to wear Technicolor socks, but if you’ve ever walked into a business meeting without a smile and a handshake, this post is for you. This post is the fifth in the series 8 Mistakes Men Don’t Make. Blending in at the outset can ensure that no one takes you […]

  • Mistake #1: Seeking Validation

    Today’s post is part of the series of 8 Mistakes Men Don’t Make, and we’re looking at the bad, bad habit of seeking validation. It’s not only women who do this. So listen up, men. There are a few different ways people seek approval or validation. All of them send a message: Hey, um, I’m […]

  • The Magic of Disney

    Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment announced this week the launch of their new Diamond Collection, which they hail as the ‘definitive collection of the Walt Disney Studios most historic and beloved animated classics’. These gems will debut beginning with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on October 6 on Blu-ray Hi-Def. “Walt Disney’s gift of telling captivating […]

  • Safe Call and Text with Cell Phone Number Nickname

    MobiDigger is a relatively new service that allows users to mask their phone number with a chosen nickname. Two months after launching, MobiDigger expects reaching the half million user point by the end of 2009. Why a Cell Phone Nickname? Similar to how email addresses and online IDs display a nickname to the public whilst routing […]

  • Facebook Chronicles: Consulting the Files

    When I was a kid I was amazed every time I went to the dentist and they remembered stuff about me. Not only did they know my name, but they knew what school I went to and the books I liked to read. They knew what sports I played and what my favorite shows were […]

  • People of Walmart: Beware

    The new People of Walmart blog relies on user-submitted images of “outrageously bad / ugly / creepy / crazy shoppers” that grace the aisles of the world’s largest retailer. Based on their About page, the guys who started the website seem pretty cool. I can’t quote my favorite bits here, but part of their philosophy […]

  • RIP Dominick Dunne

    It seems oddly fitting that news of Dominick Dunne’s death is lost in the coverage of Ted Kennedy’s. Dunne wrote about the lives of the rich and powerful, including the Kennedys. The Australian has a nice piece, by — get this Dominic Dunne. DOMINICK Dunne, the celebrated American novelist and diarist who dissected the crimes […]

  • Facebook Chronicles: Who’s Talking About You?

    I like Facebook. I like the way it helps me turn acquaintances into friends. I like the way it allows me to stay connected to acquaintances I would otherwise lose track of. And perhaps most important for my future as *famous author* (a girl can dream) I like the way it allows strangers to get […]

  • Are You Satisficing?

    What is satisficing? Well, if you’re kicking back after a job well done – hoping someone else is going to craft a killer marketing message for your product, you might be satisficing. That’s the gist of Stephen Denny’s idea in a new post on Note to CMO. If you’re not reading this marketing blog, you’re […]