Be creative. Take notice: Ignore Everybody

Hugh MacLeod doesn’t attract READERS with his short book on creativity entitled Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity. He attracts USERS. Reading Ignore Everybody is akin to having a few beers with an interesting, worldwise stranger. Time passes quickly.  Streams of consciousness weave into philosophy.  Secrets of the universe are scribbled on the Read more about Be creative. Take notice: Ignore Everybody[…]

Ten Top Tweets: Parting sylables for Farrah, Ed and Michael

This week, our Ten Top Tweets explores haiku poems celebrating the lives, and marking the passing, of Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett and Ed MacMahon. Ten Top Tweets is a weekly compilation based on a Twitter Meme — trends, activities or sayings associated with Twitter. In this case, the Twitter Meme is #haiku. One of the Read more about Ten Top Tweets: Parting sylables for Farrah, Ed and Michael[…]

Netscaping: Pruning dead branches from your LinkedIn network

The quality of contacts and value of the relationships in your LinkedIn network change over time. Some become more valuable. Others wither away. This is why it’s important to prune your LinkedIn networks from time to time, to remove dead branches and create opportunities for new growth. In social network terms, a dead branch is Read more about Netscaping: Pruning dead branches from your LinkedIn network[…]

Stalkers versus suitors: Effective email marketing relationships

Subscribing to an electronic newsletter is like giving out your phone number on a blind date. It’s a gamble. Sometimes you get what you want. Sometimes you never hear from them again. And, sometimes they never stop bothering you. They are the blind date from hell. You are deluged by a rapid array of one-sided Read more about Stalkers versus suitors: Effective email marketing relationships[…]

Ten Top Tweets: If famous people in history tweeted

This week, our Ten Top Tweets explores favorite responses to the question: “What if famous people in history had Twitter?” Ten Top Tweets is a weekly compilation based on a Twitter Meme — trends, activities or sayings associated with Twitter. In this case, the Twitter Meme is #iftheytweeted. One of the most popular Twitter Memes Read more about Ten Top Tweets: If famous people in history tweeted[…]

Scheduled maintenance: Tune search engines to get more mileage from paid search

Don’t let your search engine marketing tactics run out of gas. In a challenging economy, it’s more important than ever to get the mileage you need from paid ads on Google, Yahoo, and MSN. When it comes to pay per click such as ppc services advertising (PPC), three aspects of location are important: the site, Read more about Scheduled maintenance: Tune search engines to get more mileage from paid search[…]

Nerdfights and Microloans: Make a difference in the US economy with $25 and your social network

Entrepreneurship and credit for small businesses will be VITAL to economic recovery in the US. This is why I’m starting to loan money directly to small business owners in the United States. You can do the same thing using Kiva.org, a non-profit that allows you to lend as little as $25 to a specific low-income entrepreneur Read more about Nerdfights and Microloans: Make a difference in the US economy with $25 and your social network[…]

Armchair economics: Social media is key for professionals in a weak economy

Net worth and consumption are falling. Unemployment and interest rates are rising. The economic outlook is weak for years. What can you do? If you’re concerned about the economy, you can use social media to hedge your bets. This week, I had the opportunity to listen to an economic outlook presented by world-class economist Nouriel Read more about Armchair economics: Social media is key for professionals in a weak economy[…]