I write about Gordon Ramsey and his gaggle of TV shows, but I was bested by Richard when it comes to pop culture references. You win this round, Richard. Plus, see why I may just email Hal next time I need the use of a thesaurus. We’ve got a lot of talent here on our writing staff…and me. Enjoy it all in this edition of the Weekly Wrap!
A Stress-Free Playlist
I got my playlist Zen on. Just don’t blame me if you go full-on George Costanza and nap under your desk. Relax and listen to A Stress-Free Playlist.
How Mobile Device Manufacturers Preach the Gospel of Stock
Even for someone who drank the Apple Kool-Aid long ago, Hal makes some good points on How Mobile Device Manufacturers Preach the Gospel of Stock.
Red Flag Signs of a Failing Team
Thankfully, it’s all green flags over here at team Benchmark. Be on the lookout for these Red Flag Signs of a Failing Team.
The Importance of Marketing Research on Your Email Marketing Campaign
Sometimes we all need a common sense reminder. Discover The Importance of Marketing Research on Your Email Marketing Campaign.
Touch Screens in the Enterprise Are Imbecilic
I liked Hal’s original choice of words with imbecilic. He emailed me to offer up this list of alternatives, just in case:

Unworkable, Unrealistic, Impracticable, Boneheaded, Silly, Pointless, Useless, Nonsensical, Fallacious, Crazy, Balmy, Daft, Mad, Fatuous, Birdbrained

So, find out why Touch Screens in the Enterprise Are Imbecilic.

Clever Marketing: Emails in Disguise
Emails that transform, right before your eyes! Don’t miss this example of Clever Marketing: Emails in Disguise.
Benchmark 5: Things Kitchen Nightmares Teaches Us About Marketing
I got through an entire post discussing Gordon Ramsey without once saying “bloody.” I’ll assume my reward is in the mail. Check out this week’s Benchmark 5: Things Kitchen Nightmares Teaches Us About Marketing.