Monday (to-be-Saturday) Roundup

I read a few things last week. I think they’re important, but at the time of reading, I was limited to 140 characters. Though Twitter’s character limit is summarizing practice, I am going to use extra characters below to expand on my original executive summary.

In the future I intend to publish this on Saturday. Remember to comment below to let me know what you think about the articles, my writing style, or anything else you think is relevant!


Smart Canada will be offering parking discounts to owners in Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto, and discounted rates at Enterprise Rent-a-Car. I like the second part: I am used to driving Smart cars thanks to my time at Three Point Motors and their size makes sense as a rental car. Hello, Montreal!

Oh, and I feel silly for mentioning municipalities. Yes, they should offer parking discounts for Smart cars, but they do not need to give us cheap rental rates.

More Maligning Target

Target is tapping Pinterest designers to create “party-planning” collections. Sure. Why not. I like this partnership on premise – leverage existing relationships forged online in an attempt to attract a younger customer base.

Will be successful? Recent evidence says that its shipping and stocking operations will not keep up with marketing. I will enjoy watching (and perhaps laughing).

Dog Food & Business

This short article by Ryan Holmes, Hootsuite CEO, posits that a start-up’s owners/operators are better off to eat their own dog food, which is to say that the toolmaker uses his own tools. I like it. If you wouldn’t use your own products, then what is the likelihood that anyone else will?

Wireless riffage

Acoustic Stream is a wireless acoustic pickup system that streams to mobile devices. I am not 100% tied to my phone yet. I think this device would turn me into the guy who is constantly on his phone, though I would always have one of these too.

Over to You…

So did I get it right? Do you agree (or not)? Are there 50 grammatical errors in this blog? Leave a comment with your thoughts, suggestions and questions.

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