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The Silent Man
5 of 5 stars
Another great John Wells book. I previously compared Alex Berenson and his hero, John Wells, with Vince Flynn and his troubled CIA agent/assassin, Mitch Rapp. Towards the end of Flynn's short life and in his final Rapp books, Flynn got a...
tagged: fiction and troubled-assassin
Getting Started with Hobby Quadcopters and Drones
2 of 5 stars
When I was looking up reviews of drones on the web, I found several mentions of this "book" (a pamphlet,really). It's OK,but all the information can be easily found elsewhere online. The repeated warning about crashing your drone and sta...
tagged: non-fiction
The Martian
5 of 5 stars
Wow. Just . . . wow. This was one of the most entertaining books I have read in a long time. The story is fabulous and the execution wonderful. Basically a diary of an astronaut left behind in an escape from a failed Mars mission (though...
tagged: fiction
The Target
2 of 5 stars
I can't even begin to imagine why this book has gotten good reviews. I have read and enjoyed Baldacci's books before, but this is the first book in the Will Robie series that I've read. Probably the last as well. It's the third one of t...
tagged: fiction and troubled-assassin
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
3 of 5 stars
I didn't love this book. While I generally like Gladwell's style and analysis, he seems to be running out of interesting observations or topics to cover. There are a few good tidbits and the book is short. If you love Gladwell, it's wor...
tagged: non-fiction
Anthem
4 of 5 stars
I love Ayn Rand's thought-provoking books and stories. I'm fundamentally aligned with her libertarian way of thinking so, for the most part, her stories are just one's that drive home a point that I already agree with or, at least, under...
tagged: fiction
Thinking, Fast and Slow
5 of 5 stars
This is simply a fabulous book about how the mind works and how our behavior is driven by our levels of thought. It's not a terribly difficult book to get through, although it does require a lot of System 2 thinking - Kahneman's term for...
tagged: non-fiction
Killing Jesus: A History
4 of 5 stars
As with the other "killing" books by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard, I really don't like the positioning that the book is based entirely on fact - insinuating the other crappy books I've read are made up. In the documenting of Jesus' li...
tagged: non-fiction
Wooden: A Coach's Life
4 of 5 stars
How can one not like a book about John Wooden? The man is a sports icon. Most of all, of course, he's a teacher, which is exactly what he wanted to be and prided himself on. He based his entire life on teaching basketball fundamentals an...
tagged: non-fiction and sports
Dead Eye
5 of 5 stars
Wow. Just. Wow. This is a great book. In the ex-CIA-troubled-assassin genre, this may be my favorite book ever. Greaney does a fabulous job of balancing action with storyline. Never gets boring, but the reader is overwhelmed by ridiculou...
tagged: fiction and troubled-assassin

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The History of Branding

[Note: it looks like the sites mentioned in this post have been taken down]

I ran across a reference to the site, The History of Branding on the trythisonforsize blog.   If you’re at all The History of Brandinginterested in brands and branding or corporate takeovers and spinouts, you gotta check this site out.  Each one of the logos on the site is clickable.  Clicking any one opens up a new page with the story behind the brand. 

There are links on most pages to the history information on the corporate site and to other resources related to the company and its history.

Warning: cruising through all the information may be addictive.

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  • Dave

    I took a quick look at a few and was disappointed. For example, under Mercedes-Benz, it doesn’t say anything about how Mercedes and Benz got together, nor does it say anything about the three pointed star logo. Wikipedia has a much more complete description and covers these issues. Similar with the others I looked at – a really brief synopsis of the company, but really nothing about the brand or how it was built or what the logo means.

  • Dave

    I took a quick look at a few and was disappointed. For example, under Mercedes-Benz, it doesn’t say anything about how Mercedes and Benz got together, nor does it say anything about the three pointed star logo. Wikipedia has a much more complete description and covers these issues. Similar with the others I looked at – a really brief synopsis of the company, but really nothing about the brand or how it was built or what the logo means.

  • http://digitalmail.blogspot.com/ Atul

    Yes Dave in few brands sections all information is not given but nice post Will Herman , thanks doe providing such a nice link because i have got what i was looking for and this is because of you .

  • http://digitalmail.blogspot.com Atul

    Yes Dave in few brands sections all information is not given but nice post Will Herman , thanks doe providing such a nice link because i have got what i was looking for and this is because of you .

  • Natalie

    somehow it is not working at all
    every click takes me to http://mobilesyrup.com/ 

  • http://2-speed.com/ Will

    Natalie, thanks for the heads up. Unfortunately, I can’t find the source for them anywhere. Too bad, the site was pretty cool when I posted about it.

  • Angus Frend

    what is he logo, 2 left from the Lacoste logo?

  • http://2-speed.com/ Will

    Diner’s Club

  • Maxi_k

    What’s the logo  right from NBA Logo?