My friend Eric Kim at Twylah shared this most excellent TEDTalk with me yesterday. Watch it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=vVsXO9brK7M Here are the 5 questions that Adam Leipzig offers... What do you think? Helpful? Overly simplistic? Tell me... Here's a bonus list of my 'on purpose' videos... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTZMTV28QO8&list=PL-MNbC9qmAMAo8uV7nCehM68BARcqUn7X Related articles Searching for a Purpose (rcarterphoto.wordpress.com) Ted Talk Exercise with … Continue reading How to Know Your Life Purpose in 5 Minutes
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Some thoughts on beginning blogging from a writer at FlowingData... I answered a few questions for Amstat News not too long ago, and the questions were centered around why I, as a stat grad student, take the time to write for FlowingData and why others should give blogging a try. The questions were more from … Continue reading Why I blog
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We preach it every week. Attract the right kind of traffic by creating exceptional content. Engage your audience so they know, like, and trust you. Let them know you’re the likable expert who’s going to give them the information (and eventually the products and services) that won’t let them down. Then use smart copywriting and … Continue reading Is Content Marketing Worth the Effort?
People no longer want to be sold to; they want companies to help them find an informed way to buy the right product or service at the right price. They still watch ads, but often online rather than on TV, and they’re much more likely to view ads that friends have recommended. When something goes … Continue reading Richard Branson on ‘Social’ Relations
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Show me a modern political candidate who doesn’t understand television, and I’ll show you a loser.When TV became the dominant medium for Americans to consume news and entertainment, political candidates could no longer be successful without looking polished in televised debates, appearing on talk shows and spending big on commercials.Like the television boom of the … Continue reading 4 Predictions for the Future of Politics and Social Media
Image via CrunchBaseInteresting data from a great source that should have you thinking..."In the digital era, news has become omnipresent. Americans access it in multiple formats on multiple platforms on myriad devices. The days of loyalty to a particular news organization on a particular piece of technology in a particular form are gone. The overwhelming … Continue reading The way we get our news is changing
Image by thebittenword.com via FlickrInteresting perspective on the use of time and intelligence..."I was recently reminded of some reading I did in college, way back in the last century, by a British historian arguing that the critical technology, for the early phase of the industrial revolution, was gin. The transformation from rural to urban life … Continue reading Better than TV