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Women, Invent Your Future: Attend Ruth Stergiou’s conference in Sunnyvale (CA) this week!

March 18th, 2012 · No Comments · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

Invent Your Future is the name of a Conference that Ruth Stergiou co-founded with Denise Brosseau in 2005 and of which Ruth is the CEO. The event will take place on March 22, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
I like the phrase: “Invent Your Future,” as even though women have come a long way over the [...]

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The New Relationship Marketing by Mari Smith: High Tech and High Touch

February 27th, 2012 · No Comments · Book Review

Mari Smith, probably the ultimate Facebook guru (see my review in March 2011), is also the author of The New Relationship Marketing that came out last October.
Social networks tend to be perceived as channels, or as conduits that enable us to broadcast information in order to attract attention, and more often than not we may [...]

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Klip launches privacy circles for mobile video (available for iPhone on the App Store)

February 2nd, 2012 · No Comments · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

Numbers speak by themselves: Klip surpassed 1 million downloads in just over 100 days. That simple. Even if mobile video and video sharing are the rage, it’s still spectacular.
Power Engineering = Ease of Use : A rather late comer to the app (no excuse when the founder is an old friend, Alain Rossmann), I must [...]

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A Must-Read: Not the Last Goodbye, by David Servan-Schreiber

January 29th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Book Review, Talents, Innovators

My friend Franklin Servan-Schreiber delivered a speech last week in Houston at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, and will speak on Tuesday at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh about the final weeks of his brother, David Servan-Schreiber. Co-founder of the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and [...]

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The Macintosh Way by Guy Kawasaki: Ageless Insights into Entrepreneurial Audacity

January 19th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

The huge success of Walter Isaacson’s book, Steve Jobs, shows the scope of our fascination for one of the top industry visionaries ever. While most people have come to realize the meaning of Steve Jobs almost in retrospect, for entrepreneurs starting in the eighties, he was already a thought-leader, and the Macintosh was already a metaphor for entrepreneurial audacity. [...]

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The End of Business as Usual by Brian Solis

January 18th, 2012 · No Comments · Book Review

“What are words for if not to inspire the hearts, minds, and actions of our employees and customers?” Brian Solis asks this before listing a series of buzzwords that operate as “crutches for characterless engagement,” and are “indicative of how businesses see (or don’t see) employees and customers.” His advice is simple: Take a moment [...]

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Digital Leader, 5 Simple Keys to Success and Influence by Erik Qualman

January 2nd, 2012 · 2 Comments · Book Review

Notoriety used to give you a chance to be immortalized with a postage stamp, but “now every single one of us has a digital stamp.” This is the opening statement of Erik Qualman’s new book: Digital Leader: 5 Simple Keys to Success and Influence. While Qualman’s previous book, Socialnomics*, analyzed the new challenges and opportunities [...]

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Social Technology in HR and Recruiting by John Sumser: Get a Move On!

December 22nd, 2011 · No Comments · Book Review

By Marylene Delbourg-Delphis
I just finished reading The 2012 Index of Social Technology in HR and Recruiting, put together by John Sumser and the HR Examiner team.
The report covers initial attempts in leveraging social media in the sourcing and recruiting industry. Although quite a large variety of products are surveyed, the report primarily focuses on the [...]

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Amazing customer service from United Airlines…

October 11th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Book Review

I am sure that I am not the only one to have been upset by United Airlines’ customer service many times – and complained. That’s why, this time, I have to admit that they have blown me away by the quality of their service!
Two weeks ago, I forgot a pair of reading glasses that look [...]

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Entrepreneurs! Tell the world how many jobs you have created at Startup Jobs Count

September 14th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Entrepreneurs

“Entrepreneurs are the engine for economic growth and jobs creation,” Chris Shipley, the founder of the GuideWire Group, reports. ”Now, it’s time to put some real numbers behind the conventional wisdom!” As a result she has created Startup Jobs Count.
Entrepreneurs! Speak up! It takes ages to get data from official reports. So getting back to the source [...]

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