Two for the innovation show

“Guy Kawasaki on Innovation and the Myth of Lightning-Bolt Inspiration” by Diann Daniel (CIO Magazine, 25 February 2009). Mr. Kawasaki is the well respected venture capitalist so when he says that inspiration is free and development tools are cheap it’s worth a listen. Here’s a key pull quote to hook you in: Again, at an […]

Moving the moutain

“NPR Moves to Rewire Its Approach to the Web” by Elizabeth Jensen (New York Times, 26 July 2009). As one of the few true news outlets left, NPR’s decision to revamp has the potential to be significant in terms of widening their reach. As Vivian Schiller, NPR’s president and chief executive, notes: We are a […]

Say what you need to say

“Create and Monetize Podcasts on Any Budget” by Mark Underhill (Website Magazine, August 2009). Podcasting might not be the buzz phrase of the moment but despite it’s post-trendiness stature it’s still a great tool to have in the tool box. Audio is simple to produce and manage, as well as adds another dimension to The […]

You have to start somewhere

“The Essentials of E-Marketing” by Sara Baker (NICHE Magazine, Summer 2009). Time is tight so let’s get right to it. For some this article is a nice overview, or others it should function as a healthy refresher.

What? Yes. When? Not so much so.

“What Data Mining Can and Can’t Do” by Allan E. Alter (CIO Insight Magazine, June 2007) The subject of business intelligence (BI) came up in a meeting a couple days ago. The discussion centered around using broad patterns, as well as past behaviors of individuals to make future predictions. This article isn’t new but given […]

It never hurts to look

“30 Light and Sleek Web Designs for Inspiration” by Jacob Gube (Six Revisions, 12 July 2009). How about a little web eye candy for a change? Granted the general aesthetic is somewhat trendy at the moment but here’s a nice run down that should get your creative juices flowing. Enjoy!

Still looking for a good summer read?

“What You Pay For (a review of Wired’s Chris Anderson’s new book ‘Free’)” by Virginia Postrel (New York Times, 10 July 2009). Mr. Anderson is often a voice worth listening to and thus his latest book is worth investigating. The question seems to be, is the biz model he champions where things are or where […]

Bees or flies?

“Search Engineering” by Jessica Tsai (CRM Magazine, July 2009). Beautiful. The theory is, why chase customers when they can find you? Yes, when done right it can work quite well. Search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM) and online marketing in general continue to be hot topics. Ms. Tsai does the subject matter justice. […]

Big Brother is Googling

Google watch: “Google Plans a PC Operating System” By Miguel Helft and Ashlee Vance (New York Times, 8 July 2009). What so many have been saying for so long. Time will tell if this will be good news for the rest of us. “Great Wall of Facebook: The Social Network’s Plan to Dominate the Internet […]

Don’t stop ’til you get enough

“10 Questions for Robert Kiyosaki” by Robert Kiyosaki (Time Magazine, 13 July 2009) The concept behind Time’s 10 Questions is fascinating. For those who are not familiar, Time asks its reader to submit questions for a particular “celeb”, editors pick their 10 favorites, and then those get answered and published. Similar to Letter to the […]

Chocolate & wine

“Sweet Talker” by Nicole Perloth (Forbes Magazine, 24 June 2009). We hope to be partnering with an organization in a semi-similar space and want to share this short & sweet (pun intended) kiss of inspiration. Also, we also bumped into another article on Wine Library TV’s Gary Vee. “GaryVee Uncorked: Wine Library TV’s Gary Vaynerchuk” […]

The sweet spot and the silver bullet

“Debunking Innovation’s Buzz” by Larry Bonfante (CIO Insight, June 2009). It’s worth mentioning that Mr. Bonfante is the CIO of the United States Tennis Association (USTA). Pardon the heavy handed cliche but he serves up a couple  aces when he notes: Innovation isn’t some sort of mystical silver bullet that will solve all of our […]

Stop being your own worst enemy – Part 2

“The Human Element of IT” by Chris Dowse and Dr. Paul Hertz (CIO Insight, June 2009). More or less a follow up to their article in the same publication in May, but applied in a slightly different way. For the non-IT types please  look past the IT-centric focus and apply the broader concepts. That is, […]