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Sun Jun 12 10pm EST: Inaugural #MyBookClub – @GuyKawasaki’s #Enchantment

Book Clubs provide a fantastic opportunity to meet people who love to read and think and who love to talk about what they read and think. They typically happen in someone’s living room with a side of gossip, some wine, … Continue reading

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Something Wicked this Way Comes (Beware the Google Looter)

Marauders are Lurking in Google Places When you sail into the waters of Google Places, watch out for pirates. Hijack, hostage, and extortion are the names of their game. Google has yet to shoot over their bows and some unsuspecting … Continue reading

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I Was Born this Way. Asking Entrepreneurs: Were you?

I grew up in a family of staunch adherents to the traditional path: 1. Survive adolescence 2. Go to University 3. Walk into an office 4. Walk out 25 years later with a pension and a watch 5. Retire, travel, … Continue reading

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Want to ‘get good service’? Consider ‘giving good customer’

In a recent post, Daniel Newman made the most salient point around why ‘I Can’t’ needs to be erased from customer service vernacular. He inspired me to take a closer look at my customer service experiences. I recently traveled, from … Continue reading

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Twitter making you Bitter? Suck it up, Buttercup

I joined the Twitter community about six months ago and am still figuring it out. I’ve had the opportunity to chat with several people about this ‘Twitter thing’ and noted some interesting sentiments: “Why bother.” “No one really cares about … Continue reading

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Social Media Biology 101

Mad props to Hugh MacLeod for his inspirational post about the porous membrane as analogy for social media. And thanks to Mack Collier for getting me there. (Read, follow, listen – these lads are wicked smart) Brought me back to … Continue reading

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What do you care what other people think?

Lateral thought is too often disdained. It goes against the grain; it upsets people. Going ‘with the flow’ is kinder and accepted. Nod and agree. It’s safe. But does it actually get you anywhere? I revere Richard Feynman as Gonzo, … Continue reading

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