Gimme Back My Lunch Money!

The story is drilled deeply into our collective societal conscious. Happy school kid walking to school, backpack on their shoulder, without a care in the world. The sun shines its golden rays and the world is good and right. The gentle jingle of coins tinkles in their pocket with the promise of a delicious hot [...]

Rock Gods Never Die. David Bowie is Forever.

David Bowie isn't dead. David Bowie is a Rock God. Rock Gods never die. Rock n Roll will never die. David Bowie is alive and rocking still.   David Bowie was one of the most powerful rock and rollers of the last 50 years. He did more in his short time on this planet than [...]

Customers Don’t Exist

There is no such thing as Customers. There are 'your customers', 'not your customers' and 'possible customers'.  But there is no one customer. There is no single entity with a fixed set of attributes that is "the Customer." That is a fallacy and a fiction that will frustrate you into oblivion. If you have a [...]

Stumptown Coffee Plus Peet’s Coffee – Welcome To Peetstown

Today the Specialty coffee world is afire with the news about one of our own idols Stumptown Coffee being sold (again), this time to Peet's Coffee. The reactions range from FU$KI%G SELLOUTS! to HELL YEAH CONGRATS!   I'm firmly in the congratulations camp. The people at Stumptown have operated at the highest level of awesomeness [...]

Depth. Majesty. Silence so Loud it Roars. 

Slicing across the mighty Puget Sound on a ferry made of steel you still feel small and over matched. You lose all sense of time and place. All is enshrouded in the sound. It doesn't overwhelm, it doesn't need to. It is. Therefore you are as well. Moving stately across the waters, whilst seagulls pace [...]

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