Skip Your Email Before You Go To Bed

There’s a new habit in our info-life.  A stop on our way to lala land every night.  Our Inbox. Sometimes, it’s a computer on a desk.  Others, it’s your iPhone by the bedpost. Any device will deliver your email, a constant string of welcome and unwelcome chatter.  And your curiosity kills you, just like a …

Why Linkiness Is A Blogger’s Form Of Truthiness

I’ve always loved Steven Colbert’s concept of Truthiness.  Believing in something “because it feels right” to believe in it.  It’s neatly installed into the gut of your sales target, making it easy to win your point.  Seen a lot of it lately from politics to business.  Doesn’t always mean it’s right and when it’s wrong, …

Finding Your Thanksgiving In Every Day

A few years ago, when I was working at Yahoo, I encountered a lucky soul that celebrates Thanksgiving 365 days a year.  He is almost always in a good mood. We were passing out gift certificates to employees, having some cake in the break room and knocking off early the Weds before Turkey Day.  My …

A Gift To Marketers: The Impact Equation

To me, books are like people in your life: You development a relationship with them that defines how you feel about them.  And I’m in love with The Impact Equation by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith.   Why? Style + Substance.  Hard to find in any professional book, but comes in spades in the highly …

How Would You Like To Work On a Game Changing Book?

We live in a world where 8 out of 10 people “have a book in them.”  But along the way, I’m come to a bigger discovery: Most of us have what it takes to contribute to a book project and find real meaning along the way.  Some of us have great editorial and writing skills, …

Warning For Facebook Page Owners: Pay The Piper Or Lose Your Following

As of today, I’m back to blogging as the epicentre of my social media plan.  For the last few months, my Facebook Page has been my go to for posting updates related to my business, writings and my outreach.  Why not?  It was easier than a blog post, and once you figured out what Edgerank …

Corrections To Love Is the Killer App

It’s been a dozen years since I wrote the first draft of my book, Love Is the Killer App: How To Win Business and Influence Friends.  Since then, the world has changed significantly, and so has my perspective.  In the digital future, it will be easy to make corrections to a book, to keep it …

Are You Engaging Your Company’s Haters?

Markets are conversations, and these days, they are often led by the crowd. Be it your customers or your employees, they are uniquely empowered to spread the good or bad word about you.  Question is, how closely are you listening? More than ever, internet users have two things going for them: Transparency and Tools.  They …

Here’s How Net Minds Works (an animation)

Here’s an update on the progress of Net Minds, a publishing startup I’ve co-founded.  A few weeks ago, we announced the addition of Chris Brogan to our team.  Not only will he advise us on publishing tools and social media, he’s contributing his music too!  For editors (of all types), book designers, publicists and marketing …

Why I (still) Enjoy NBC’s Olympic Coverage

For the last few weeks, bloggers have been ripping one on the Peacock’s Olympic coverage. The blogosphere (no link provided) focuses on NBC’s greed (saving the good stuff until Prime Time) and coverage’s irrelevance since Yahoo or CNN is happy to tell us what happened in advance.  The drum beat, this time around, is as …