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Monday, March 21, 2011

Run for San Francisco Mayor. Seriously. YOU Do It. I Would but I'd Get in Trouble

Posted By on Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 7:30 AM


[Warning: Severe misspellings ahead. Bad even for Chicken. Enjoy. -Eds]

Do we hate Mayor Lee yet?

Well in 6 months or so we are gonna be voting for a new mayor. Again, there is no left candidate. I was the best you had 4 years ago and I'm never allowed to run for office again or I'm going to go to jail. So who will you vote for? Anyone of the gaggle of moderates that are really conservatives in moderate clothing?

  • BFL?

I believe President Chew is a liar. A big, fat liar. Sen Yee is creepy to me. I think Dufty is in bed with the nightmare at our Park and Rex. Michealla Aliota Peir might actually be related to enough people to win an election just within her family. But who else? Where is the right guy? Girl? Where is our Kennedy? Matt Gonzolez? Tom Ammiano? Jesus, it's the same names from 4 years ago. 8 years ago. These well connected names just keep coming back like cold sores.

What to do?

Well, I've got an idea. Why don't one of you just change your name legally to Gavin Newsome. Pull the paperwork, it costs around $5k. Then you'll be mayor. Done. Because as stupid as you might think this idea is, it will work. It's all you have to do. People are that stupid. You don't want to admit it, but you know I'm right. I dare someone to do it. I'll run your campaign. Someone step forward, I did it last time.

Change your name to his! Or something like his!
  • Change your name to his! Or something like his!

You might think I'm kidding, but this is really all it takes to do something like this. A spark. You have to change the way you think. This isn't a Showman's trick, this is actual meaningful change. But how? How to change the way you think? Is that even possible?

Absolutely. Take a seminar from Guy Kawasaki, author of Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds and Actions.

Here is an invitation to sit in a room with a group of people who will change the way you think. Gross? Maybe. Trite? Probably. Effective? Absolutely. But!!!!! Different. I'm gonna go. Join me...

Here's the invite: "Marketing these days is strategic, holistic and involves a whole lot of genuine social media engagement. Guy Kawasaki, a venture capitalist, is famous for helping to birth Apple product evangelism and for his legendary marketing methods. Kawasaki explains how to develop the highest level of relations with customers, employees, and colleagues by affecting their hearts, minds, and actions. His message is that the goal is not to get your own way but to bring about voluntary, enduring, and delightful change. Can Guy's methods help you enchant your boss and change the world?"

Let's find out.

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