Sometimes the best marketing ideas don’t come when you’re standing in front of a whiteboard, listening to a focus group behind a 2-way mirror, tossing a squishy ball back and forth, or conducting a meeting on your feet. They come when you least expect it—when your brain is occupied on navigating the hairpin turn on the coastal highway, when you’re watching that movie you’ve been meaning to see for months, or in the quiet reflection of waves hitting a beach.

It’s in that spirit that I sign off for a few weeks to recharge my batteries and get ready for a great September—thanks for your readership in the past few months and talk to you all again soon—aloha!