It’s tough out there. The economy is still struggling, which means that businesses are still struggling, which means people are still worrying about getting or keeping their jobs. If you happen to be one of these people, I have a few things, well, really only ONE THING you should know this year. Okay, so let … Continue reading ONE Thing YOU Should Know for 2013
A wise friend of mine gave me some sage advice one night, without even knowing it. But before I tell you what she told me, I should say that my friend is über productive. Uber. She is a Fulbright scholar, was a tenured professor ( a couple of times), has written over TWENTY books, is … Continue reading The Value of Plodding (Not all progress takes place in a New York Minute)
I tend to find friends in unexpected places–and kind of like jobs or new opportunities, often when I’m not looking for them and am just going along living life. I’m writing about this today because I’m meeting a friend for lunch. I haven’t seen her since last fall, when I was in New York City … Continue reading Unexpected Friends
This is the reason I’m writing to you: the MINUTE you get the iphone, I will switch back to your service. THE MINUTE.
SO, you wanna be my friend on Facebook because we met virtually on Linkedin and we follow each other on Twitter? More than likely, I’ll “ignore” your request. No hesitation required.
“Gasp! That is SO RUDE! How can you IGNORE people!”
Glad you asked. Here’s the deal: I use social media tools functionally. This means that I use Facebook for true friends and some closer acquaintances, LinkedIn for business connections and Twitter for research/social broadcasting to the masses that may care. In essence, I put boundaries around my use of these spaces. Yes, I put them in a box! (and really, isn’t it time for a resurgence of thinking inside the box?)
There are benefits to this functional use and here are a few: Continue reading Social Media from a Functional Perspective
“I’m not addicted to Twitter,” you say. Uh huh. Then clearly you don’t know how to use it.
Here are my top 3 reasons why Twitter is like crack…and it’s bound to get ugly.
Continue reading How is Twitter like Crack? Let me count the ways…
My grandmother had a saying on her wall which I attribute to some of my foundational thinking on perfectionism: “Good, better, best. Never let it rest; until your good is better and your better, best.” Wow. I wonder if the guy who wrote that even bothered getting up in the morning. Like Sisyphus, that daily rock of perfectionism is bound to get heavy…and keep us from really getting things done. Continue reading Great is the Enemy of Good (aka Getting It Done!)
“Dear friends and apparently long lost acquaintances,
It is with great pleasure that I announce my liberation from facebook.”
here as an example to those of us who think we can’t live without social media: some people are opting out.
Oh no! Really? That can’t be! What does that mean for the rest of us?
Take a minute to calm your inner lemming before you, too, decide to abandon your facebook friends…and consider this:
Continue reading In or Out? Social Media Choices for the “Fogeys”
Okay, so here’s a quick and easy plan that will help get you into twitter without a lot of pain and more gain. You’ll have “tweet cred” (like street cred, but different) in no time!
Continue reading A Novice’s Twitter Primer: Why & How To Get “Tweet Cred”