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6 Ways To Make Your Product Sharable: Summary of the Book Contagious

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June 18, 2013

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6 Ways To Make Your Product Sharable: Summary of the Book Contagious

The Book Contagious by Wharton Marketing Profession Jonah Berger is a fun read with six takeaways to make your products and ideas more likely to be talked about and shared: Social Currency: “We Share Things That Make Us Look Good” “Does talking about your product or idea make people look […]

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3 Aspects of Big Bang Disruption

3 Aspects of Big Bang Disruption

Big Bang Disruption, an article recently in the Harvard Business Review, builds upon Everett Rogers classic customer adoption model and Geoffrey Moore’s “Crossing the Chasm”. Specifically, the previous model looks like this: And the new model looks like this: The authors describe three devastating features of big bang disrupters: Unencumbered Development As […]

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The Definition of Curation

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June 5, 2013

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The Definition of Curation

cu·ra·tion (kyəˈrāshən) The subjective selection, categorization, and arrangement of content. There are a vast variety of definitions of content curation on the web. Heidi Cohen aggregated 19 different definitions on her blog alone. Part of the cause behind such variety is the inadequate definition offered by Websters Dictionary: “past part. of curare to […]

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The Future of Retail is Curation

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June 4, 2013

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The Future of Retail is Curation

“In short, curation looks to provide customers with the best possible products instead of the most products possible.” The Motley Fool just wrote a great piece on curation entitled The Future of Retail is Curation. The article starts by observing that while, for example, the Amazon star rating system helped […]

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Leadership – Panel with the New York Times and Columbia University

Leadership – Panel with the New York Times and Columbia University

Today, I’m attending a panel with people from Columbia University and The New York Times speaking on leadership. Dr. Michel Alhadeff-Jones This guy is interesting. Leadership is about power, and leadership appears where there is unpredictability. Because if everyone knew what to do, they wouldn’t need a leader. He thinks leadership […]

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Leadership: Be In, Be Real and Be Bold

Leadership: Be In, Be Real and Be Bold

Brad Garlinghouse is C.E.O. at YouSendIt and, in this nice New York Times piece on leadership, shares the three core company values around which he is rallying the company: Be in, be real, and be bold. Be In Life is too short not to do what you’re doing with passion. […]

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Manipulate Strings With Excel – Add Characters

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May 9, 2013

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Manipulate Strings With Excel – Add Characters

My goal is to turn the string http://google.com into “http://google.com/*” for over 800 different domains, which is way too many to do manually. There are several ways to manipulate strings in excel using the CONCATENATE function, which is well described in this tech republic article, but I will share the […]

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Tools for Successful Virtual Teams – WordPress Case Study

Tools for Successful Virtual Teams – WordPress Case Study

Automattic, the company that owns and develops WordPress, is a fully distributed company with a team of hundreds where everyone works remotely. Matt Mullenweg, the founder of WordPress, shares the three indispensable tools they use to coordinate with each other: 1. Skype: one to one in text chats 2. Google Hangouts: […]

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Amazon S3 Log Analysis Made Simple With Excel

Amazon S3 Log Analysis Made Simple With Excel

It wasn’t straightforward finding an easy way to analyze my Amazon S3 logs. I unsuccessfully tried several instructions and services before arriving at the simple solution below. I looked into paid services like S3Log, S3STAT, and Qloudstat. I tried the free version of Qloudstat, until my logs quickly exceeded the “free” limit, […]

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Content Filter Framework

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April 26, 2013

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Content Filter Framework

Overview Organization starts in the mind. When we develop a sense of order in our minds and apply it to the world, we organize. Interestingly, our sense of order has predictable attributes. The first pair of attributes describes perspective, which can be subjective or objective. The second pair of attributes […]

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