Philly Phundraising Phollies
You aren't going to like the Strathmore Hall in Rockville, Md. either. Depending on where you sit, it's either so loud you're holding your ears or so silent you have to look to be sure they're playing. Also, I saw "In Your Life," one of your newsletter subjects a few weeks ago. Great sets, costumes and performers, bad book.
The corollary to the "beat the control" business model was most succinctly stated by Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist.com, when he said, "Choose your mistakes carefully". Keep up the great work, Denny!
I just wanted to say, your newsletter makes my day. As a child, my dad brought home Ad Age and other publications and I devoured them. Marketing has been in my blood. Now having been a direct mail copywriter for 25 years, there's not a lot of provocative material out there. Business Common Sense is an exception.
--David J. Vella
Wonderful. You had me laughing out loud. I've read many articles about the acoustics of halls. I live in a city with a major one that's had many expensive redos ... that doesn't work. I've never seen the suggestions of: "new concert halls should start with what works--the control--the shape of Carnegie Hall."
Readers respond to "Are Voles and Moles Eating Your Profits?" which was published Dec. 8, 2005.
Great article on Penn Treaty. As Bugs would say, "What a bunch of maroons." Regarding Medicaid--at least in Connecticut--being on Medicaid does not mean going into a second-rate public nursing home if the need arises. My mother is on Medicaid and lives in a beautiful nursing home in Greenwich, Conn., completely paid for by Medicaid. Most of the residents in this home are private-pay and the care level is superior. Medicaid pays the same basic rate whether public or private. In fact, the private nursing homes rely on Medicaid-supported residents to meet their expenses. Many could not stay open without them. The choice of nursing home is up to the family, depending of course on the availability of open beds. I have no idea if all states operate this way, but I am certainly glad Connecticut does. Needless to say, long-term care coverage is still a smart choice when possible.