Facebook Friday: Trend Hunter

Trend Hunter is Facebook app from Trend Hunter magazine. It displays the “finds” of a community dedicated to spotting new trends and cool stuff. The app enables you to feature galleries of the latest trends or focus on your favorite category including: Technology Trends, Style & Fashion Trends, The Environment, Business & Marketing or Art [...]

By |2015-03-17T09:35:14+00:00August 31st, 2007|Categories: Uncategorized|5 Comments

You Know You’re Old When:

Last night a cute blonde girl bought me a drink. However, she knew me because she’s my kids’ summer camp counselor. This incident got me thinking about how you know you’re old—today is my 53rd birthday. So I decided to start a list: You know you’re old when… A cute blonde buys you a drink, [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:19:01+00:00August 30th, 2007|Categories: Uncategorized|164 Comments

Data Visualization

My buddy Laura Fitton pointed me to a terrific explanation of visualization techniques. The article is called “Data Visualization: Modern Approaches,” and it’s in Smashing Magazine. The techniques and uses examined are mindmaps, displaying news, displaying data, displaying connections, displaying websites, articles & resources, and tools & services. This picture is an example from Time [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:19:03+00:00August 28th, 2007|Categories: Cool Stuff, Pitching and Presenting|Tags: |19 Comments

Starting to Twitter

God help me, I’m going to start Twittering. Dave Winer and Laura Fitton convinced me to take the leap, so it’s their fault. This all started because I spoke at Gnomdex. Here’s my Twitter info. Now you can see how boring my life is. :-)

By |2016-10-24T14:19:07+00:00August 28th, 2007|Categories: Cool Stuff|28 Comments

How to Not Hire Someone Via Craigslist

After reading my posting about how to get a job on Craigslist, my buddy Danny Kay sent me a link to illustrate what employers do wrong. I was amazed by the example that he sent me from the New York edition of Craigslist: We seek a talented, highly motivated & resourceful individual skilled/experienced in web [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:19:10+00:00August 27th, 2007|Categories: Human Capital|50 Comments

Facebook Friday: Pollection

Pollection enables Facebook users to create online polls. People can then deploy these polls in their Facebook profile, MySpace page, blog, or website. They can embed images, videos, and sounds into the poll. They also control access to the poll: private, friends only, and public. One intended use is to create gossip, celebrity, and rumor [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:19:12+00:00August 24th, 2007|Categories: Uncategorized|10 Comments

How to Get a Job on Craigslist

I recently ran a help-wanted ad on Craigslist. The position was a photo-editor job for a site that I dare not mention because some people will complain that I promote it too often. Here’s what I learned a lot from this experience—much of which you may apply to a job search if you respond to [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:19:14+00:00August 21st, 2007|Categories: Human Capital|54 Comments

Reality Check: LicketyShip

LicketyShip provides courier-service shipping. Its prices are comparable to, and often less than, companies like FedEx, UPS, and DHL. Basically, LicketyShip acts as a aggregator of multiple couriers: it’s researched couriers’ reputations and prices for you. When you want to ship something, go to LicketyShip’s site to enter what you need delivered, where, and when, [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:19:16+00:00August 20th, 2007|Categories: Books, Uncategorized|Tags: |11 Comments

Facebook Friday: Photobucket Postcards

Today’s featured product is Photobucket Postcards. This Facebook app enables you to send postcards to Facebook friends. The postcard can include a photo, image, slideshow, mashup, or video plus a greeting. You can pick content from your own Photobucket album or from Photobucket’s online library of images and videos. Click here to learn more.

By |2016-10-24T14:19:20+00:00August 17th, 2007|Categories: Uncategorized|10 Comments

How to Get a Free, Autographed Copy of The Art of the Start

Facebook reduced the number of people that a developer can invite to add an application. The limit went from infinity to ten; thus, it is much harder to achieve critical mass. However, if a developer can evangelize people to invite ten friends each, the outlook is brighter. The question is, “How do you get people [...]

By |2015-03-18T07:42:34+00:00August 15th, 2007|Categories: Books, Marketing and Sales|Tags: |41 Comments

MBA in a Page

My buddy Ray Schraff from Hyland Software pointed me to this site containing a comprehensive list of management theories. It is an “MBA in a page,” and I mean that in a pejorative way. Here are some examples from the page: GE/McKinsey matrix, Kaizen philosophy, Capital Asset Pricing Model, Business Process Reengineering, and Scenario Planning. [...]

By |2015-03-17T09:35:31+00:00August 13th, 2007|Categories: Management|96 Comments

Facebook Friday: Celeb Heads

I am going to feature a Facebook app every Friday—“Facebook Friday.” (An evangelist never rests.) Today’s app is Celeb Heads from Fafarazzi.com. Celeb Heads enables people to send their friends free celebrity heads (also known as “fafa heads”). These heads mark a mood, attitude, event, trait, or feature of a friend. There are currently sixty-two [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:19:24+00:00August 10th, 2007|Categories: Uncategorized|16 Comments

My Visit to Trek: Two Guys in a Barn

The Discovery Channel Team dominated this year’s Tour de France with three riders in the top ten (Contador-1st; Leipheimer-3rd; Yaroslav Popovych-8th) and first place in the team classification. The team used Trek bikes called Madone. Honestly, the most bike riding that I do is to a park less than a mile from my house, but [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:19:27+00:00August 9th, 2007|Categories: Cool Stuff|Tags: |37 Comments

The Seven Sins of Solutions

I introduced you to Matt May in January. He’s the author of The Elegant Solution and the ChangeThis manifesto called Elegant Solutions: Breakthrough Thinking the Toyota Way. He added a new manifesto called Mind of the Innovator: Taming the Traps of Traditional Thinking. Here’s an excerpt for you: Shortcutting. Leaping to solutions in an instinctive [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:19:29+00:00August 8th, 2007|Categories: Innovation|17 Comments

Life Remix

I came across a very interesting blog called Life Remix. Actually, the site represents a bunch of bloggers who have banded together to make “enrich people’s lives.” Here’s an example of the type of articles you’ll find there: How to Work Like the Masters Even Simple Multi-tasking Can Make a Project 30% Late Things Your [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:19:31+00:00August 7th, 2007|Categories: Blogging, Cool Stuff|10 Comments

How to Talk to the Press

Here’s a video featuring editors and reporters from the Wall Street Journal, Wired, TechCrunch, Seattle Times, and Seattle Post Intelligence discussing how entrepreneurs should pitch the press. You can also read the wrap up if you’re too busy to watch the video. Also, here's a video featuring only Michael Arrington from November, 2006. The short [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:19:33+00:00August 6th, 2007|Categories: Marketing and Sales, Pitching and Presenting|Tags: |13 Comments