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by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder Of Atomic Tango + Guy With A Hang-Up About Phone Calls… As I typed my very first email in 1994, I thought, “Writer’s dream come true!” No more fumbling for the perfect words while speaking on the phone. No more trying to end a rambling call in a polite yet immediate way. And no more timing my calls to suit someone else’s schedule or mood. Today, texting lovers have taken those anti-call sentiments a step further. And on an enterprise level, chat tools like SlackRead More
Anti-spam Cat
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango; photo courtesy of MarcyVeryMuch.com… Email is back! … Well, actually, it never left. It just got overshadowed by all the social media hype. But now that marketers have finally acknowledged that most social media marketing is a waste of time, everyone’s launching an e-newsletter. Or worse. While a well-crafted marketing email works far better than Twitter stalking (marketing at its lamest… and creepiest), the key is the “well-crafted” part. I receive unsolicited marketing emails every day, and I don’t really mind asRead More
Trader Joe's Smoked Sardines
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Trader Joe’s Junkie… If we are what we eat, then I’m 99% Trader Joe’s. (In case you don’t know, Trader Joe’s is a beloved chain of low-priced gourmet food stores that’s more cult than grocery. Like Scientology with kale.) I’m lucky to live walking distance to a Trader Joe’s, so I can get my fix of their branded dark chocolate and hazelnut bars, peanut butter with flax and chia, frozen pineapple tidbits, handmade tortillas, and Kentucky bourbon almost anytime I want.Read More
Sam Adams' Beer Dudes
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Sam Adams’ Fan and Investor… One of my more rewarding discoveries while attending college in Boston was Samuel Adams beer. In the 80’s, Sam existed primarily in New England, so after I moved to L.A., I found myself bereft and bewildered. For all its creative profligacy, Los Angeles was still dominated by the usual beer suspects: Budweiser, Miller, and Coors (the bland leading the bland). Naturally, I celebrated when Sam started appearing in L.A. bars as an “import.” Yes, there’s aRead More