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Winning the Free Business Model

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Winning the Free Business Model

There is a certain level of synergy with Rick MansSocial Design Elements. In the description of the business model I very much miss the Participation aspect Mans talks about, I tend to shy away from models that don’t also focus on why customers want the things they want. Also I think that some of the examples cited are not free, but rather Freemium.

I feel that as models both are valuable, although SDE has more of an edge.

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July 12, 2012 at 8:49 pm

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Dunning-Kruger Effect #event

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Dunning-Kruger Effect

In two week I will be going to a Hackers and Founders event discussing Startup Opportunities & Recruitment, so I thought I would remind myself of a few of the biases and pitfalls that occur when recruiting. As this event focuses on start ups it is even more important to have the right mix of knowledge and competence for any new members to the team.

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Peer assessment and the Dunning-Kruger effect #hr #management

What about it? Whilst having discussions on a ‘thinkers’ board that I infrequently-frequently visit, someone mentioned the Dunning-Kruger effect in relation to specific politicians. So I looked it ….

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July 12, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Value of a Tweet in Understanding Customer Needs

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Value of a Tweet in Understanding Customer Needs

Many of us value what we say a little too highly. And the businesses mining – trolling – Social Media for business opportunities are valuing what we say a little too highly.

We fill our streams with vapid content, that can be used to garner sentiment. However it will not pay the rent.

by Hutch Carpenter

Tweets Offer Little Value in Understanding Customer Needs

Social media. A rich source of insight and opportunity for companies. Why, it’s an article of faith that customers are talking…on their terms…where they want. So get out there and…

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June 27, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Reputation management is such a big deal …

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Reputation Management 2.0

Reputation Management is important, and hiring Social Responsibility specialists works only when you follow their advice. It’s not like the White Washing of old, if your company stinks no amount of specialists can help you scrub off the stink when it’s business as usual.

This is why The Yes Men can make such an impact, many of the companies they target are forced to wash their laundry in public. The current case with Matthew Inman is another example.

I see another case of specialists being hired to make a perceived problem go away, rather than dealing with the actual issue which is that the current way of doing business stinks.

Allan Maurer
Reputation management is such a big deal these days that companies are hiring corporate social responsibility specialists. Social media is changing the way we do business.
Crisis management top success factor for chief communications officers | TechJournal

Crisis management top success factor for chief communications officers

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June 27, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Warm US Welcome To Talent

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Warm US Welcome

Apparently if your a creative entrepreneur from outside the US you are not welcome, there are no visas to support foreign entrepreneurs. If you would like to serve the US markets you would be much better of going to Canada. Or learn, unlike many European companies are doing, to follow the sun – meaning to have your business hours coincide with the business hours of the country you are working in.

Phil Libin said at TNW: “My advice to aspiring entrepreneurs? Don’t do it … You’ll …

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June 9, 2012 at 2:13 pm

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Picking Employees from Job Candidates #hr #jobs

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I can tell you that the way I pick candidates to be interviewed is probably wrong, and the way I hire people is probably worse. It’s not that the people I pick are the wrong people for the job, it’s that I pick them based on my gut, rather than based on the metrics. Let me explain…

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May 21, 2012 at 4:26 pm

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Social Networking Job Trends 2012 #jobs

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In 2008, and again early 2011, I wrote articles about the Social Networking Job Trends, again I checked the graph I’d included, continued to be updating and had shot over 1% of all the job postings on Indeed.com in December 2011. Perhaps these employers and sourcers should be reading Why I Will Never, Ever Hire A “Social Media Expert”:

Social media is just another facet of marketing and customer service.
Say it with me.

What else could this mean?

It’s obvious to me that this graph shows that Social Media as a term is winning ground over web2.0, which is lost from the mid 2011 high of 0.35%.

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January 12, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Near Field Communication in iPhone5 #nfc

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Apple has been rumoured to be considering the integration of Near Field Communication technology for some time, there were rumours that the iPhone 4S would contain it and now there are rumours that the iPhone5 will contain an NFC Chip coming from handset manufacturers in Asia.

Google recently launched it’s own electronic payment application Google Wallet linked to its mobile platform Android. Research In Motion – maker of the BlackBerry –  has unveiled three new BlackBerry smartphones with the Blackberry 7 OS which support NFC. All behind Nokia who was one of the first to launch a NFC enabled phone.

And it is likely we will see iWallet for iPhone5 coming from Apple soon.

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November 26, 2011 at 7:40 pm

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Business Travel can be effective…

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Business Travel is sometimes very effective, when you use your time wisely. Rather than scheduling more tasks than you can handle, take the long term perspective and work from there to clear all the chave which doesn’t help you reach that goal. These slides when printed on flash cards can help you reach that goal.

I hope it creates value for you too!

The Essential Business Traveler

Print these slides on flashcards and use them to ensure you have a great trip.

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November 25, 2011 at 6:56 pm

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Social Networking Job Trends #jobs

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In 2008 I wrote an article about the Social Networking Job Trends, today I saw that the graph I’d included continued to be updating and had reached almost 1% of all the job postings on Indeed.com in January. Perhaps these employers should be reading Why I Will Never, Ever Hire A “Social Media Expert”:

Social media is just another facet of marketing and customer service. Say it with me.


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May 24, 2011 at 10:16 pm

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