Posts Tagged ‘connectivity’

A Twitter Manifesto

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

I love Twitter. It has helped me meet several remarkable thought leaders and given me a new venue for sharing my own ideas. So it distresses me to see how rapidly Twitter is getting devalued by junk. You know, the programs that troll for followers, push the same generic automated tweets through subscribers’ feeds, and litter the twitosphere with garbage.

This is my reply to Twitter Trolls and those folks who promise to make you rich and famous if you buy their software, program, or advice. It’s a personal manifesto. Read the rest of this entry »

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Slow Advice, Fast Growth

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

You’ve heard of the Slow Food movement? I’d like to recommend something similar for those dispensing business advice. These days, a lot of people are trying to force-fit whatever they’re selling into every situation, and they make their fast food one-size-fits-all approach sound haute cuisine by saying they’ll coach you.

Yuck.

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The Tyranny of Connectivity

Monday, December 27th, 2010

[I've posted this before, but it seems an appropriate gift for readers during this holiday season]

Recently I decided to take a snow day. I had just completed a major project, and the prospect of going out did not entice. Over coffee, watching the blizzard, I happily made mental lists of books to read and articles to write.

Eight hours later I gave up.

In between, I rode the never ending wave of email, tweets, news feeds, text messages, etc. I was busy. I felt productive. But it was delusion. I kept up, but went nowhere. Read the rest of this entry »

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Entrepreneurs, Where Can You Find Help?

Monday, December 20th, 2010

It’s a big bad world out there. Anyone who says they never need help is either lying or in denial. But when it’s your company, it is often difficult to know where to turn. Here is a brief list of thought-starters. Read the rest of this entry »

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