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Net Semi-Neutrality: New Rules from the FCC

By: Gini Dietrich | December 22, 2010 | 
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Well, the FCC has made their decision on net neutrality and we are now faced with two versions of the web. One where we are protected on our computers, but not on our phones. Which means we can gain access to anything we want if we’re using our browsers, but the wireless carriers can block apps if they want (i.e. AT&T could block Yelp or Verizon [&hellip... Read More
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WikiLeaks End Our Perception of Control

By: Gini Dietrich | December 21, 2010 | 
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When I speak, my audiences are typically white men over the age of 50 and the vast majority of them don’t believe (or don’t want to believe) the web is changing not only the way we do business, but the way we communicate with one another. I always hear, “Oh my kids shop online” or “My younger employees use Facebook” but they believe the use of [&hellip... Read More
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Nine Books to Give as Holiday Gifts

By: Gini Dietrich | December 20, 2010 | 
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If you shop like Martin Waxman, you have four (and a half) more shopping days. And Amazon is offering shipping that will get you your gifts on time if you order by Wednesday. So I have prepared a list of books (business and fiction) that you can buy this week and still look like a hero. It will save you time and a trip to the [&hellip... Read More
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Jay vs. Conan: Lessons in Leadership Amid Chaos

By: Guest | December 14, 2010 | 
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Guest post by Robert Herzog, chief financial officer at Harrison College. Chaos. You’ve been there. How did you handle it as a leader? A recent Twitter conversation between Gini Dietrich and me around the “Jay vs. Conan” debate helped illuminate a few points for me on how to lead – and not lead – in times of chaos. As Conan started his new show on TBS [&hellip... Read More
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Eight Steps for Getting Buy-In and Managing Change

By: Gini Dietrich | December 13, 2010 | 
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It’s an interesting time at Arment Dietrich right now. We have the AD team and we have the Project Jack Bauer team and some of us are straddling both. To say I’m doing a great job at leading both teams is being overly nice. And because I’m not doing a great job, it’s something I’ve been thinking a lot about and talking about with individuals on [&hellip... Read More
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Why Groupon Should Have Taken the Google Deal

By: Guest | December 6, 2010 | 
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Guest post by Rusty Speidel, founder of Rowdy.com. I’ve been reading all week about the incredible numbers surrounding the Groupon/Google deal. Six billion dollars is a LOT of cash for a digital business, no matter how mature. There are so many pundits on both sides of this thing that it’s starting to make me dizzy and I have to say everyone has been making some pretty compelling arguments. [&hellip... Read More
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My Groupon Prediction

By: Gini Dietrich | December 6, 2010 | 
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I’ve been thinking a lot about Groupon walking away from the $6 billion offer from  Google on Friday night. Our guest blogger today, Rusty Speidel, and I had a text message marathon  about it after it happened and I asked him to give his perspective on the deal. So I don’t want to steal his thunder, which will publish at noon central time today. But I’m [&hellip... Read More
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Introducing Megan Beausang!

By: Gini Dietrich | December 2, 2010 | 
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As promised, I have a little treat for you! Rather than listen to me all congested and sniffling up a storm, you get to hear our new chief financial officer, Megan Beausang, talk about what it’s like to work here and what she plans to do to help us achieve Global Domination.  Plus, you can’t tell by looking at her, but she has a little surprise [&hellip... Read More
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Money Is Not a Motivator

By: Gini Dietrich | December 1, 2010 | 
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In my quest to become a better leader and a better communicator, I read everything I can get my hands on and I practice, practice, practice (my piano teacher, who was also my great-aunt, used to say, “Perfect practice makes perfect). I likely drive my team nuts at times because I practice on them. Sometimes the skills I’m developing work and sometimes they don’t. It’s not [&hellip... Read More
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Terror Management Theory

By: Gini Dietrich | November 29, 2010 | 
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I’d be lying if I said Arment Dietrich hasn’t had a lot of change since October of 2008. It started with the bank cutting off our access to capital, then we got letters during the holidays from clients expressing their wish to discontinue our services because of the economy, then we did (what we thought) a really deep lay-off, then we had to do another round [&hellip... Read More