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What I’m Reading

The Snowmageddon/Snowpocalypse/snowMG/Snowdiculous/I snowrredner edition:

  • Shelly Alcorn on the recent SCOTUS decision on campaign financing. Not sure why it matters? Let Shelly school you.
  • Web sites? We don’t need no stinking web sites!
  • 5 Questions with Seth Godin on the release of his new book Linchpin.
  • Jeff Hurt on room block insanity.
  • I’m not a foursquare user, but I find the who douchebag fracas hilarious. Maggie McGary weighs in.
  • Deirdre Reid’s put together a convenient list of the best and worst of conference schwag, so you can prepare your shopping list for your next show.
  • Dull website? Focus on the future rather than the past.
  • Fast Company helps you tame the email beast (and you’ll need the help whenever you manage to get back to the office).
  • The latest release from the Pew Internet & the American Life project has some surprising findings about teens and social media.
  • Stop talking – start doing. Notes from a panel at SMWNYC.
  • Tweeting about the snowpocalypse is great fun for individuals, but if you want to tweet to build your brand, you better have a plan.
  • Just finished Aravind Adiga’s Man Booker prize-winning and quite excellent The White Tiger. Orientalist fantasies about India? This book blows them out of the water and is a great read. Now re-reading Nine Lives, a fantastic book by Dan Baum about nine New Orleanians both before and after Hurricane Katrina. If the snow keeps up, I may re-read my way through all the TC Boyle novels on my bookshelf, which should keep me busy for at least a little while!


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About Elizabeth Weaver Engel, CAE

Elizabeth Weaver Engel, M.A., CAE, is CEO and Chief Strategist at Spark Consulting LLC. Elizabeth has over fifteen years of experience helping associations grow, in membership, marketing, communications, public presence, and especially revenue, which is what Spark is all about. She speaks and writes frequently on a variety of topics in association management. When she's not helping associations grow, Elizabeth love to dance, listen to live music, cook, garden, and blog about the Philadelphia Eagles.
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