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Seven Things I Learned from Tony Hsieh

By: Gini Dietrich | September 8, 2010 | 
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On Friday morning, the Entrepreneurs’ Organization hosted Tony Hsieh, the CEO of Zappos and author of “Delivering Happiness”. Daniel Hindin and I went to hear him speak and to see if we could learn something we hadn’t already considered about building Arment Dietrich and Spin Sucks. I have to say, I was a tiny bit disappointed. Tony is not a great speaker. He’s not charismatic or [&hellip... Read More
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Drive Blog Traffic Without Using Twitter

By: Gini Dietrich | September 7, 2010 | 
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Happy Tuesday everyone! Welcome back to the real world. Other than the wind (I keep telling myself the wind makes me super strong on my bike, though it doesn’t really help when you’re riding in it), we had a perfect weekend in Chicago. Hope you did, too! I was catching up on my Google Reader on Friday night and I came across Scott Hepburn’s “Wanna Help [&hellip... Read More
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Top Five Stories for Week Ending Sept. 3, 2010

By: Gini Dietrich | September 3, 2010 | 
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Happy Labor Day weekend! When we were kids my dad told us that Labor Day was for work and we’d end up helping in the yard…tilling the garden, mowing the lawn, washing the car, or (sometimes) big projects like laying new concrete. Not our idea of fun. I hope you’re getting off work early today to enjoy your long weekend without working. We close the office [&hellip... Read More
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How Do We Get On the First Page of Google?

By: Gini Dietrich | September 2, 2010 | 
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Nicole Ashton asks on the Arment Dietrich Facebook wall, “How do we get on the first page of Google without paying an arm and a leg?” I have three resources for her, ranging from free to $500 per month. Which resources do you recommend?? (If you’re receiving this via RSS and can’t view the video, click here)... Read More
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Equality in the Workplace for Women

By: Gini Dietrich | September 1, 2010 | 
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As of late, there has been quite a bit written about equality in the workplace for women. First an absolutely scathing article, “Equality, Suffrage, and a Fetish for Money” was posted on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce blog about how ridiculous women are being in wanting equality (read the comments – it absolutely blows my mind people like Harrytoo exist in our country). Yes, on the [&hellip... Read More
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You No Longer Control Your Company’s Brand

By: Gini Dietrich | August 31, 2010 | 
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Steve McKee, the founder of McKee Wallwork Cleveland, BusinessWeek advertising columnist, author of When Growth Stalls, and friend wrote recently here about branding and how the tide has shifted. He says you no longer control your company’s brand; your customers do. Think about that for a second. You no longer control your company’s brand; your customers do. It used to be that the big, Fortune 500 [&hellip... Read More
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Paying Employees for Innovative Ideas: Why It Doesn’t Work

By: Gini Dietrich | August 30, 2010 | 
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Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Christopher Burgess in person. He is a senior security advisor at Cisco and we had a delightful debate about social media, networking online, and location-based technologies. A blog post with his advice on keeping yourself safe online is forthcoming, but today I want to talk about the discussion we had around paying employees for innovative ideas. Though I [&hellip... Read More
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Top Five Stories for Week Ending August 27, 2010

By: Gini Dietrich | August 27, 2010 | 
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Last week Daniel Hindin and I had a Twitter brainstorm while I was in LA and he was in our office. While we were talking to one another, because it was publicly, a few of our friends jumped in to help. The idea? A round-up of five blogs, articles, videos, podcasts, or columns from the week that you should read/listen to/view. We have decided to do the [&hellip... Read More