email idea plagiarizing

My wife has been binging the Netflix show “Queen of Tears” recently. (when the baby isn’t crying…) It’s a good show, breaking the rating record of “Crash Landing On You” in 2019. But a lot of people are complaining: “There’s nothing special about this show. It’s only plagiarizing the story ideas from a bunch of …

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how to be entertaining even when you’re selling boring products

A parrot-looking British host with spider-like fingers popped on the screen. “As you know… our show is dedicated to covering the biggest news of the week, whatever that news may be…” “We have a long… proud…” “ONE WEEK history of doing that.” the host smirked. “So, what was the biggest news this week?” he continued. …

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the best marketing strategy

Today’s Valentine’s Day… But it’s also the last day of the Chinese New Year holiday. (which is infinitely more important in Asian culture) We grew up hearing stories like: etc  These stories shape our culture, teaching us the meaning of Chinese New Year. So, why do people tell these stories? Because storytelling is the only …

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I Messed Up

Last week, my wife gave me a challenge: “For the upcoming Chinese New Year, let’s do a full steakhouse dinner at home – filet mignon, baked potato, sauteed mushroom, corn, and spinach.” Challenge accepted. The only problem is – I’ve never made creamed spinach before. So, I decided to give it a try on Wednesday. …

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