No 1,000-plus words of wisdom this morning. Just the following graphic for your enjoyment.
Gotta pay the bills somehow. There are lots of places to read to read reviews of marketing technology applications. There is one place to buy martech tools.
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Millions of us check the news each morning. We start our days with a quick update on the top stories, whether on our phones, laptops, TV, or radio. Focusing on current headlines (rather than on what really matters), it’s easy to feel there isn’t a lot to be thankful for right now.
It’s not just the stories about war, crime, or the latest environmental scare, all of which have been staples of news coverage for decades (centuries?). The amplification of the news through 24-hour cable networks and social media can make things unprecedentedly bad.
Politically, after a presidential race pitting the two most unpopular candidates in polling history against each other, we the people seem divided as seldom before. Each side sees the other as not just misinformed or misguided, but as bad, even hateful.
And it’s not merely the usual partisan divide. [Read more…]
To all American readers of this blog—happy Independence Day! Hopefully you are enjoying an extended 4th of July holiday weekend with friends and family.
To those outside the U.S.—best wishes for your happiness and freedom on this day as well. And please rest assured the people of America want our country to continue to be a beacon of light and hope to the world, no matter what you read in the news.
One of the bedrocks of our liberty is freedom of speech. It’s a rare gift in human history, and may we keep it forever.
But we seem to be at risk of forgetting how to use it properly. [Read more…]
Sales consultant and recruiter Jim Keenan wrote a blog post a few weeks ago about the individual who influenced him the most in 2016. Beyond that, he challenged his readers to write about “the person (who) had the greatest effect on your personal or professional life in 2016 and thank them publicly.”
A week later, I was stunned, humbled and honored to see that two of the business professionals I had the opportunity to help with optimizing their online presence last year had written one of those posts about me. Deb Calvert and Babette Ten Haken are both amazing, brilliant experts on leadership and collaboration. Asked in the abstract who had the greatest professional impact on me in 2016, both of them would have been at the top of list.
But the nature of Jim’s challenge is such that reciprocation isn’t permitted. I need to pay it forward. So I’ll focus my friendly fire on another individual unquestionably right up at the top of the list as well, Shelly Kramer.
Best wishes to all for a joyous holiday season! May you be surrounded by and celebrate with those you hold most dear.