Archive for Misc.

Accountability–Who’s Responsibility Is It?

Earlier this week I was reading a post by Ron Ashkenas titled Why Accountability Is So Muddled, and How to Un-Muddle It. The post outlines 3 common reasons organizations have trouble with accountability, namely: complexity of an organizations structure constantly evolving work processes people work hard to avoid it The post was probably written with [...]

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John Wooden: the difference between winning and succeeding

How do you define success? Coach John Wooden redefines success and urges us all to pursue the best in ourselves in this TED talk

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Google’s Me on the Web

As use of social media and the web continues to grow, it is becoming increasingly important to manage your online reputation, including monitoring what is being said about you on the web. Many people have used Google Alerts for this task. Google recently made it easier to set up these type of alerts with the [...]

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Information-based organizations rest on responsibility

“Traditional organizations rest on command authority. Information-based organizations rest on responsibility.” That is my favorite line from today’s The Daily Drucker entry. Drucker goes on to explain that the information based system can only function if each individual accepts responsibility. Responsibility for what? For our relationships, our goals and priorities, and for our communications. It [...]

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Roger Ebert’s Ted Talk

Today’s post has nothing to do with marketing – I just found this recording of Roger Ebert’s Ted Talk to be a great story and wanted to share it. When film critic Roger Ebert lost his lower jaw to cancer, he lost the ability to eat and speak. But he did not lose his voice. [...]

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On Advertising Case Study Awards

An amusing “case study” from the folks at john st about case study awards and metrics If you can’t see the preview above you can view it on Youtube

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Creating a Goal Setting Contract

I know there is a lot of information about goal setting available already, but I recently sat through a goal setting session in my Sandler Sales President’s Club that was very helpful for me, so I thought I would share the main components of what we did. We wrote our goal down in the form [...]

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Help Women Fight Poverty With Entrepreneurship

[Hat tip to Tim Berry of Planning, Startups, Stories] FITE officially launched around the world late last week. FITE stands for Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship – I love that. Through FITE, you can  help women worldwide start or grow a business. From the FITE website: Our mission is to provide women entrepreneurs access to small [...]

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Last Day To Apply for a Free Google Chrome Notebook

Today is the last day to get your application in for Google’s pilot program for their new Google Chrome Laptop. The program is open to individuals, businesses, schools, non-profits and developers based in the U.S. The laptops will run the Chrome operating system. It is designed for people who “live on the web” and only runs [...]

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David McCandless’ The beauty of data visualization

David McCandless’ TED presentation about data visualization demonstrates some interesting examples of making data easier to understand by making it more visual. As both marketers and professional service providers, we are bombarded with data every day. Did you see any ways you can make this data more meaningful to you and your customers in this [...]

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