I was having coffee with a long time friend last month, and naturally, we got around to talking about The Nemesis Engines, which was kind of nice because I spend way too much time talking about social business and brand management anyway. The big question - and one that  get every time someone find ...
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A cool little piece from Alice Truong on FastCompany.com caught my eye yesterday. Here's a link. The central point was that Facebook numbers point to a little bit of unexpected weakness along a few specific growth curves. The first, which is several months old, dealt with teenagers abandoning Faceb ...
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Resource: 2014 Global Digital Statistics Report

Via TheNextWeb, here is WeAreSocial's 183-page Global Digital Statistics Report.Among the findings:35% of the world population uses the internet.26% of the world population is active on social media channels.There are 6.57 billion (with a B) mobile subscribers in the world. (93% market penetration.) ...
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3-Minute Insight: Customer Acquisition Channels

McKinsey & Company recently released an updated report that takes a look at customer acquisition. Check it out here. The biggest takeaway is that email, while not nearly as sexy as social platforms, is still an incredibly solid channel. How solid? Forty times (40x) more effective than Facebook a ...
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“Quantified Self,” fads, and shark-jumping.

This happens every few months: a few high profile bloggers pick up on a keyword, try to be the first to write a book about it, and legions of bloggers immediately roll in to try to score that fourth or fifth spot on Google searches for the term.Like some of you, I am not a huge fan of fads (or hype ...
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MLK

Today in the US is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Whether you choose to make it a day of reflection, a workday like any other or just a day off, take a few minutes to consider the man, his legacy, his wisdom and his sacrifice. He isn’t just a name and a footnote in history. He was a man with a family ...
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Just a quick reminder that we're less than two months away from the launch of #TNE1. (What's that? I hear you ask...)Well, ask no more. Here are the deets (and there will be lots more to come):The Nemesis Engines – Book One: The PeacemakersGenre: Historical Fiction, Adventure, Science Fict ...
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Here are a few lessons Gaius Julius Caesar might have taught us were he alive today.  He ultimately met a pretty brutal end, but until that point, the guy was so successful that his last name became synonymous with “Emperor”. (Point of note: the titles “Czar” and “Kaiser” come from the ...
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If you are still having trouble explaining or understanding the intricacies of social media R.O.I. (or social business R.O.I.), chances are that…1. You are asking the wrong question.Do you want to know what one of the worst questions dealing with the digital world is right now? This:Wh ...
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10 Truths About Social Business That You Need To Know

If I were to start a social media blog today, I would call it simply “Stating The Obvious.” Based on what I still run into on a far too regular basis, the types of topics we would cover would fall along the lines of:1. “Social” is something you are, not just something you do. If yo ...
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