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Printed Books Not Dying

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Printed Books Not DyingLast week I read an interesting post by Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten – although I am not able to find it back on The Next Web – who’s basic gist was: dead trees are dead, read electrons.After reading the statistics below, I’m not so sure…

Will Gutenberg laugh last?

It has been taken on faith by many, including your benighted scribe, that the future of book publishing is digital, that the e-book will displace the printed codex as the dominant form of the domin….

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January 6, 2013 at 9:28 am

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Prepaid Creditcard

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Prepaid CreditcardWould you opt for a prepaid creditcard if it was cheaper?

Prepaid Cards Grow Despite Stigma Over Fees

It s nearly a full year since finance guru Suze Orman faced a backlash over her prepaid card fees and two years since the pricey Kardashian Kard went kaput — and yet the prepaid card market remains u…

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January 2, 2013 at 2:41 pm

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Artist CrowdFunding – Making Inspiration Happen

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Artist CrowdFunding – Making Inspiration HappenI’ve been working on WorkingTitle365, a new way for artists to crowd fund their work. The??goal is to unite Makers and their admirers, the Fans, in creating Beautiful Things.

Makers share their work and request support from Fans. The platform is aimed at encountering Makers, beautiful things and creative processes that a Fan would want to support.

Makers continue doing what Makers do best: Making Beautiful Things, performing or exhibiting, and inspiring…

WorkingTitle365 – You Make Inspiration Happen

You Make Inspiration Happen. Support a Maker, Be Rewarded. Roos Blufpand. Fan This Maker. Sumadi. Fan This Maker. Frank Ruiter. Fan This Maker. Harry de Leeuw. Fan This Maker. Petra Groen. Fan This Ma…

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December 27, 2012 at 2:43 pm

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New Years Thoughts

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Chris Hoeller
Strategic Thinking and Systems Thinking Strategic Thinking is also called Systems Thinking, critical thinking, solutions thinking, future and forward thinking, long-term thinking, and high level thinking.It is not analytic thinking, which is tactical, mechanistic, reductionist, and either/or thinking, one-best-method.

Systems Thinking focuses on relationships, multiple outcomes, holism and boundaries, the environment, the larger system, and feedback.

Strategic Thinking is about clarity and simplicity…

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December 27, 2012 at 2:34 pm

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Habits of Wealthy Entrepreneurs

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Habits of Wealthy Entrepreneurs

Filled with confirmation bias, and still an interesting read.

Seb Paquet
What are some of the habits wealthy entrepreneurs have that other people don’t? http://www.quora.com/Entrepreneurship/What-are-some-of-the-habits-wealthy-entrepreneurs-have-that-other-people-dont
What are some of the habits wealthy entrepreneurs have that other people don’t?

Answer (1 of 9): Most people spend their money to get the most utility – fun, food, whatever. Entrepreneurs spend their money to make the most money. This one habit pretty much accounts for everythin…

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December 25, 2012 at 8:08 pm

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Be careful what you wish for!

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Neville Hobson
FIR Cut: Starbucks Twitter hashtag hijacked by critics

Overflow from FIR #683 on December 24, 2012. Mashable: Starbucks Twitter Hashtag Campaign Becomes Forum for Brand-Bashing Telegraph: Starbucks Twitter campaign hijacked by tax protests Twitter: #Sp….

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December 24, 2012 at 9:37 pm

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Amazon Should Be Disrupted

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Amazon Should Be DisruptedI read the article and thought, if what the authors want is analytics why aren’t Amazon.com??adding that? In one of the later stages of WorkingTitle365 I will be giving much of the analytics information the Makers want, directly from Google Analytics??or any other analytics engine I attach.

I’m sure Werner Vogels has a machine which is gathering these statistics for Amazon.com, why not MapReduce the global data and push reports to the publishers and authors.

Amazon Is Ripe For Disruption – Forbes

Amazon, the great disintermediator that put a spanner in the businesses of many a retailer, is going to face exactly the same fate if it doesn???t start to address its weaknesses soon, particularly in t…

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December 23, 2012 at 10:34 pm

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Project Management Oracle

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Project Management OracleStill collecting data for my Project Management Oracle, you can help me here.

Assignment Oracle

Lean & Lasting is a project management training and consulting company. We give training and advice on how to best manage projects. To be effective your project management style has to suit the re…

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December 20, 2012 at 8:20 pm

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Will following checklists make your company good at anything?

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Will following checklists make your company good at anything?

The main problem is that most people don’t realize that they are incompetent at performing the task they set themselves, so they grasp at every straw that comes along such as these kind of checklists rather than taking the methodical approach of setting clearly defined goals with achievable metrics.

They think they are learning by doing. Learning by doing is all well and good when you can prove that your actions and the results have a relationship…

Denis Labelle
Main reasons a social initiative falls flat on its face:

  • Poorly-defined (or no) success metrics or goals
  • Hiring a “professional” social community manager??and/or
  • Hiring a professional expert to be your company???s voice
  • Lack of executive participation
  • Viewing social as a marketing silo
  • Looking at social as a one-way, “push” messaging model
  • Pushing product or service incessantly
  • Having nothing valuable to say
  • Inconsistent level of activity
  • Implementing a “one size fits none” strategy
10 Reasons Your Social Marketing Initiative Will Fail

A 2012 study by the Social Media Examiner found that 83% of marketers said social media is important to their businesses. These folks have almost all initiated social marketing initiatives to connect …

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December 20, 2012 at 7:01 pm

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LinkedIn endorsements. Slacktivism at it’s finest.

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LinkedIn’s Endorsements

All hail, or fail?

Evo Terra
LinkedIn endorsements. Slacktivism at it’s finest.I know that the folks at LinkedIn are trying to re-invigorate their network. I like the intent, but it seems to be falling short of the goal. The photo in this post shows my own LinkedIn Endorsement section. And while it’s technically correct, it’s far from an accurate of my skills and expertise.

Sure, some are true, but… wow. Don’t I have some say in at least what not to show? Yes, I can install a WordPress blog. I can also breathe. Not all that…

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October 10, 2012 at 7:49 am

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