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BlogDash Launches; Offers Relationship-Based Alternative

By: Gini Dietrich | February 8, 2011 | 
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Every once a while a tool comes around and you think, “I have to have that!” And you have to have it so much, you’re willing to pay for it (cough, see yesterday’s blog post, cough). Well, that’s the case with BlogDash. Truth be told, I was first enticed by David Spinks. I like him a whole bunch and I was curious what he had up [&hellip... Read More
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Not for Free: Why We’ll Pay for Content

By: Gini Dietrich | February 7, 2011 | 
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Yeah. I know. I spend a lot of time reading the blogs at Harvard Business Review. I can’t help it. So much of what they write is so far from reality that it’s great for me to read what they’re thinking in think tanks without any real world application. They have the university approach – really smart people who get theory, but have never applied it. [&hellip... Read More
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Monkeys, Ice Cream, and Everything In Between

By: Gini Dietrich | February 5, 2011 | 
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Back to our regularly scheduled programming, albeit a week late. I’ve been thinking about this series and I know it’s being received well because of the traffic numbers, but I hate “Top Five Stories for Week Ending XXX.” We need a new name. Danny Brown has Sunday Brunch. Beth Harte has Saturday Morning Reads. Lisa Barone has Weekend Coffee Links. Ingrid Abboud has SuperPost Sunday. And [&hellip... Read More
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Kenneth Cole Demonstrates How Not to Use Twitter

By: Gini Dietrich | February 4, 2011 | 
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We interrupt your regularly scheduled #FollowFriday to bring you the Kenneth Cole Twitter fiasco. Typically I would wait until Monday to write about it, but it’s unfolding as I write this and it’s too important to wait. Plus…it’s a PR nightmare and you all know how much I love a good crisis! But, first. Allow me to tell you a story about Habitat, the furniture company [&hellip... Read More
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New Facebook Setting Secures Your Data On Open Wireless

By: Gini Dietrich | February 3, 2011 | 
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It’s Facebook question of the week time but, I was so excited yesterday with the big Chicago blizzard, I took a video of the main streets that look like a war zone instead of answering a question. But the camera work is very Blair Witch Project-ish so I figured I’d do a real blog post and, if you really want to watch it, it’s only 43 [&hellip... Read More
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Grammar Pet Peeves

By: Gini Dietrich | February 2, 2011 | 
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Before I get started, WE HAVE SNOW!!! And a ton of it. I’ll do the Facebook question of the week tomorrow from the great outdoors so you can see all of the glorious white stuff that is making me so happy. But…we also lost power so I’m having to write quickly to conserve battery power. I have three hours and 55 minutes left right now. On [&hellip... Read More
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Social Media In Egypt

By: Gini Dietrich | February 1, 2011 | 
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By now you’ve certainly heard what’s going on in Egypt. A protest to topple their long-serving president that seems to have begun because of the cost of food. It’s sickening to me that looters are invading the museums and ruining history. There is a time and place for peaceful protests. But people taking advantage and doing damage that can’t be undone? Despicable. Not to mention people [&hellip... Read More
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Transforming Is Better than Changing

By: Gini Dietrich | January 31, 2011 | 
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Joel Libava, The Franchise King,® is the president of Franchise Selection Specialists Inc, a franchise consulting/advisory firm. For some people, the word “change,” is one of the scariest words in the English language. Some people get all weak in the knees, with just the thought of possibly having to change one or two things in their lives. Others thrive on it. I think that I’m the [&hellip... Read More
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Your Mom Tells You What You Want to Hear

By: Gini Dietrich | January 31, 2011 | 
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I was reading Umair Haque’s review of Davos titled, “Ten Things You’re Not Allowed to Say at Davos.” For those of you who don’t know (and why would you, if you’re not the CEO of a Fortune 10 company or, well, Bono), Davos, Switzerland is where the upper, upper, upper (did I say upper?) echelon meet for the World Economic Summit annual meeting. And it took place [&hellip... Read More