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What I’m Reading

Quick list – there’s been lots of good stuff lately, but I’m sharing most of it via my Twitter feed these days. Great post from John Haydon about the human factors that influence email open rates (hint: it should be … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading

Looking to hire a consultant? Here’s some good advice. Social media, IP, and the awesome that is Creative Commons. Re-doing your website? Here are some key design elements to keep in mind. Bursting your filter bubble. Everything you know about … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading

On goofing off for fun and profit. Jamie Notter on what to take away from the demise of Google’s 20% time. Crowdsourcing leads to dramatic progress in sentiment analysis, a key ingredient to social media success. By now you’ve no … Continue reading

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In Order to Advance, Sometimes You Have to Retreat

Next week will mark one year in business for Spark Consulting. Thanks to the advice of several wise friends who’ve been down this road before me, I scheduled my first “get outta Dodge” corporate retreat, and spent the early part … Continue reading

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Productivity Hacks

Sharing a fun presentation from Etienne Garbugli on how to be more productive: 26 Time Management Hacks I Wish I’d Known at 20 from Etienne Garbugli @egarbugli My favorite tips include: Work when you’re in the zone – relax when … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading

Looking for innovation? Better create a culture of unique strategy, leadership, trust, autonomy, comfort with failure, and GSD. Want to blog better? Social Media Examiner has a list of tools to help you get there (also, my head just exploded … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading

Did you observe the National Day of Unplugging last week? What did you learn? You know what’s awesome? Minimum Viable Awesome. Jeff De Cagna challenges boards to be better in the March issue of Associations Now, and offers advice on … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading

What you can – and can’t – learn from A/B testing. Another fantastic, challenging post from Joe Gerstandt on actor-observer bias and the myth of reverse discrimination. Fear = lunch. No really, stick with Jeff Haden here. The insights that … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading

Short list this week – lots of writers were off for the holiday. Tips for networking in the real world (these work, trust). Five important fixes for your 2013 content marketing efforts. Does “Big Data” just equal “data models behaving … Continue reading

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Little Billy

OK, so Tuesday, I posted a serious video about information overload. Today it’s time for a funny video on the same topic:

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