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Is work killing you?
The sedentary lifestyle of an office worker can have a dramatic impact on health. This graphic breaks down the shocking stats.
Valid point. As technology has made it easier -- and sometimes even addictive, to sit longer at our desk, move less and be "more efficient" the sedentary lifestyle is not doing us any good.
Employers, managers and co-workers should encourage one another to get up and out of the office for 30 minutes of excercise a day. Is this happening in your office?
Success in business, requires attention to a vast array of different activities, that must collectively be successfully accomplished.
Having the appropriate knowledge and skills, are obviously fundamental elements, that contribute to one's ability to successfully undertake a wide variety of activities.
This excellent article, provides 20 good general business tips, that give a good indication of the scope of the challenges to be overcome in order to operate a succesful business.
You're a blogger and you spends a lot of time to write your blog posts. Maybe you would like make some money so that you could continued your blog, if it's the case, this excellent article will give you interesting information about how you can do it. [note mg]
Like most bloggers, you probably want to make some money from your blog. Chances are good you’ve tried things like writing product reviews or putting banners or links to affiliate products into your sidebar.
But while many bloggers have mastered the “Art of Blogging” (or at least the basic principles) successfully, earning money from your blog doesn’t seem to be that easy. So what could be better for you than to use your blogging experiences and skills to improve the results of your affiliate promotions?
In this post, I’ll show you how you can re-purpose three of the most successful blogging strategies to get more out of your affiliate promotions. As a nice extra, these tactics will also have a positive effect on your blog. But more importantly, you’ll learn how you can merge them into a combined and even more powerful strategy for your affiliate promotions.
Read more: http://bit.ly/wRpcaz
Despite Groupon's virtual stranglehold on the group-buying space, David Payne thinks it's vulnerable.
...This is still NOT what I'm working on. We are trying to see if we can create "deal mobs" where deal flow is influenced by membership present in a location at a certian time. If anyone has any threads on this idea please share as we are in early stage. Thanks, Martin
"With LJ Media, we are building upon LiveJournal’s greatest appeal: its treasure trove of user-generated content and communities. The formation of LJ Media is a natural progression for LiveJournal. We have been curating and facilitating the discovery of site content for a long time. LJ Media allows us to take this a step further by bringing interesting and active communities to the surface.”
here you go peeps, run these in the background this morning and i'll guarantee your mind will be reeling for the rest of the week :)
Dan Ariely asks, Are we in control of our decisions? - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X68dm92HVI
Dan Ariely: Why we think it's OK to cheat and steal (sometimes) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUdsTizSxSI
Barry Schwartz: The paradox of choice - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VO6XEQIsCoM
Dan Gilbert: Why are we happy? Why aren't we happy? - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTO_dZUvbJA&amp;amp;feature=channel
Daniel Kahneman: The riddle of experience vs. memory - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgRlrBl-7Yg
Sendhil Mullainathan: Solving social problems with a nudge - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBJQENjZJaA
Rory Sutherland: Sweat the small stuff - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkLcwHmnPV4
Robin Good: A great new downloadable app allows you to shoot micro-video clips of a second or less and to have them instantly transformed into publishable images called cinemagrams.
A few examples here: http://cinemagram.tumblr.com/ (wait until the page has fully loaded)
Must see. 9/10
Robin Good: According to Klout there are at least 16 different types of online influencers, ranging from those who love to actively share and participate, to those who more quitely like to explore, observe and report.
The Klout Influence Matrix identifies these specific 16 types:
Curator Broadcaster Syndicator Feeder Tastemaker Celebrity Thought Leader Pundit Dabbler Conversationalist Observer Explorer Socializer Networker Activist Specialist
Source: Klout.com Full image matrix: http://www.jkspeaks.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/klout-influence-matrix2.jpg Interesting. 8/10 | Thanks to Raymond Morin
Are you a fan of TEDTalks? Then you’re going to love TED Quotes, a new Allianz-sponsored service that offers “salient bits of TEDTalks, on everything from activism to storytelling, from chemistry to curiosity.”
“Everyone loves a good quote,” June Cohen, the executive producer of TED Media, said in a blog post post announcing the launch. “They challenge us. They change us. They make us think and make us laugh. They are — in their most compressed and contagious form — ideas.”
In addition to showcasing some of the best snippets from TED Talks, the new service also makes the quotes easily shareable to your social circles. You can view top-rated quotes, search by keyword and browse by topic. When you see a quote you like, you can share it to Facebook, Twitter or via email. “By making the ideas within a talk even more findable and shareable, we hope to spread ideas even farther,” says Cohen.
The entrepreneur's journey Navigating the business start-up process, through funding and foundation building, into a high growth stage and to a potentia...
"There's a new buzz on the airwaves and it's called Connect.me.
This is not another flash in the pan but a serious contender for building trust and reputation across your social network."
I like it a lot too. Go give it a try:
New ideas are the lifeblood of our new economy. Problem is most companies stomp on The New the minute any attempt is made to pop The New up out of a its hole. This is my ScentTrail Marketing post on a few tips to rescue new ideas from being stomped. The most important muscles for any Internet marketing company to keep in shape is their ability to create, implement and execute cool new ideas. In fact, sometimes it makes sense to implement a bad idea just because you can :). Marty
By Jason Sadler - http://bit.ly/yVOlFi
Community management is the attribute that every entrepreneur should add to their business model.
Have you adopted the five C’s?
How have I built this awesome community?
It only takes five words: http://bit.ly/yboVrP
Trying to combine gameification, mobile and Groupon. These Facebook game stats are amazing. My friend Phil Buckley calls our NOW "The Death of Free Time" and these stats speak to that. Can't remember the last time I just sat and thought about something (lol). Maybe that is a good thing :). Marty PS. Anyone with gamificaiton and mobile chops please share any resources as I'm out in the cold right now. TY. M
When customer service goes wrong, I am irate.
Tips on turning angry customers to advocates from an anrgy customer. Marty
Over the last year I've been speaking with many corporate business and HR leaders and have heard a common theme:we need our organizations to be more agile. We need to redesign the organization so we can learn faster, communicate better, and respond more rapidly to change. This quest for the agile organization has changed the nature of what we call a job.
Pfizer, for example, has set "increase business agility" as one of its four goals for the coming year. The company created an internal labor marketplace called PfizerWorksthat lets employees bid on work from each other. Executives at Siemens told me that one of their biggest challenges today is moving engineers into new roles so they can focus on new business areas. InBev (Anheuser Busch), Scotiabank, and MetLifehave all launched global talent mobility programs to force people to gain global awareness and expand business opportunities.
Something very profound is happening. Jobs are getting more specialized, people work in teams and cross functional boundaries, and success is being redefined by expertise, not span of control.
And people without specialized skills are finding it harder to find work. Seth Godin calls it “the end of the average worker.” As we prepare for our annual research conference (IMPACT 2012: Building Agility through People), I would like to talk a little bit about a theme which I call “the end of a job as we know it.”
The world of work is dramatically changing. Come to IMPACT 2012 and learn more.
This infographic has been put together by Ross Dawson, it's very straightforward and definitely makes its point. Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond" (How to Be Successful in a Connected World [Infographic]...
Robin Good: OneLoad lets users upload a video once and have it syndicated throughout multiple platforms.
"OneLoad is a video distribution service for brandadvertisers and content creators who want to easilyseed their videos to the top video and social networking sites."
The service, which was originally part of the TubeMogul service, in now fully independent.
Key features include:
Pricing info: http://www.oneload.com/solutions/features
Find out more: http://www.oneload.com/