Reading: Focus The Catalyst for Innovation →
By @focuscatalyst A slim book but big in its thoughts about how to get beyond the “no idea is a bad idea” techniques for coming up with new ideas. #endorsement
I love checklists. Thnx to @cindyalvarez for this... →
Checklists are so simple, and yet make such a difference. We can’t all remember everything all the time, and a checklist makes it so we don’t forget something crucial at exactly the wrong time. This particular checklist is useful for making sure we give our customers what they need, when they need it. #endorsement
‘Space is the breath of art.’– Frank Lloyd Wright, via @zen_habits
so many blogs, so little time →
There are so many great blogs out there with a wealth of good advice on leadership. @mikemyatt has compiled a list of the 30 he thinks are the best. via terrystarbucker.com
The Complete Guide To Using YouTube Insight To... →
I find Google Insights to be a very valuable tool for everything from keyword identification to watching product uptake around the globe. Now available for YouTube.
Group Auction Website Poised to Raise $100 Million... →
Glad to see that the consumerism that drives some of today’s social commerce is being put to good use!
Reading: Empowered by @jbernoff
I was lucky enough to get a preview copy of the new book by Forrester analyst Josh Bernoff and Ted Chadler. So far a good read, although the Kindle version doesn’t do the various tables much justice. Look for a longer review shortly.
Censoring CraigsList →
I don’t begin to understand this behavior, but If there’s one thing I learned in Second Life it’s that people will find a way to pursue whatever hurtful things they want. The efforts made by Craigslist to address the worst of these behaviors is far more effective, even if not perfect, than shutting down the service. I believe they’re right, and the ads will just show up...
Reading: The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
Reviews of Barbara Kingsolver’s novel The Lacuna are mixed, with some calling it breathtaking and others complaining about the main character’s somewhat understated (vapid?) manner. I’m in the first camp. But apart from the novelistic merits of the story, what struck me about this book is the depiction of the terrible combination of a press that often seems far too willing to...
Dear Tongue →
Every day I look forward to Leah Dieterich’s thank you note. She’s funny, creative, and remarkably observant. I’d love to meet her!