Archive for the ‘Learnings’ Category

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How Fab.com Turned “Oopsie” into “Opportunity”

As the finger that pulls the trigger on Brains on Fire’s monthly newsletter, MailChimp’s sense of humor makes me laugh. In those final moments before you push the button and relinquish control, the longer you linger above the button, the sweatier the nervous monkey arm gets.  In August, the popular site Fab.com had a moment […]

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Happiness Leads to Success.

This very happy illustration is from my super talented niece Alice Ratterree. You can check out her work here. For years and years the title of this post (Happiness leads to success.) has been at the bottom of every email I send. I heard it long ago and can’t for the life of me find […]

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A Lesson from the DiGiorno Disaster

By now, pretty much the entire world has heard about DiGiorno’s major flub earlier this week. Long story short, earlier this week, survivors of domestic violence stepped forward to share their stories on Twitter using the hashtag #WhyIStayed. Apparently DiGiorno’s Community Manager saw the trending hashtag, but didn’t take time to explore what it was about, […]

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Try Stuff.

I took this photo on my iphone in the mountains of North Carolina this weekend. Doesn’t have much to do with this post, but I just had to share this view with you. Our world is so amazing and beautiful. “Try stuff. Luck is a big part of many successes, so (a) don’t get too […]

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