Happy Valentine’s. Storytelling is an indelible driver of success in both business and romance. So check out how one comedian wooed audiences with his parents’ incredible love story – via Twitter.
If you want people to actually return your carefully crafted email, take a close look at this article from Mashable, who presents an infographic that analyzes Google‘s finding from its Boomerang plugin.
> Avoid using words like “join” or “invite” in the title. These get junked.
> Want your email [...]
According to the Chronicle’s venerable Matier and Ross, the city of Oakland is committing $3M to HKS Inc. (designers of this year’s Super Bowl site,) JRDV Architects, and Forest City Enterprises, in the hopes of sculpting a plan that will keep the A’s — and the [...]
A few months back, a friend asked me whether social media is still the biggest, newest thing in marketing. Thinking of the explosion of couponing sites and the locavore movement, I answered, “No: local is.”
The lifecycle of such trends used to be years, even decades; now it’s months. And today, the [...]
Flipping through a recent Social Media primer today on Flowtown, I had twin epiphanies.
1) Women make up a distinct majority of users on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest. (According to TechCrunch, they also stay 30% longer.)
2) It seems like no one’s talking about this.
Writing and exercise are two of my favorite topics, so I’m pleased to pass along this Fast Company piece on famed author Haruki Murakami and his obsessive running routine. As the title implies, Murakami’s insights are applicable to anyone looking to apply physical activity to the creative world, or vice versa.
Depending on who you are, P2P (for Peer-to-Peer, or Person-to-Person) Lending is a unique, high-growth investment opportunity; a predatory practice that might run afoul of the laws of ethics; your only chance to shore up your finances; or too small to bother discussing. One consensus exists: this fledgling field is growing fast.
Industry leaders Prosper [...]
A recent HBR piece from Tony Schwartz covers a lot of ground. Beginning at the World Economic Forum, Schwartz queries Nobel Prizewinners and CEOs about neglecting the future in favor of immediate results, often to our detriment. There’s a lot of meat in this article (don’t forget to follow [...]
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