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Will I Buy an iPad Saturday?

By: Arment Dietrich | April 2, 2010 | 
The iPad is finally making its launch tomorrow after about as much hype as only Apple can bring. So will you be in line to buy it? Is yours waiting to be mailed? Me? A week ago I would have said no, but now? Several months ago, in typical Apple fashion, there was a leak (I am sure it was a complete mistake, uhhhhh). Apple was [&hellip... Read More
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Predictable Success: The Lifecycle of Successful Businesses

By: Gini Dietrich | March 31, 2010 | 
Never have I felt so normal in the five year life of Arment Dietrich. I’m reading Les McKeown’s book, “Predictable Success” (due out in June, but you can get a copy of it electronically now), which is about the stages businesses (and their leaders) go through as they grow. The drawing above is of the business stages Les discusses in his book, but I’d like to [&hellip... Read More
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Introverts in Business

By: Gini Dietrich | March 30, 2010 | 
I’m an introvert. Go ahead. Debate me on it. Most don’t believe me. But it’s true. When I was a kid, my mom used to make me call to order pizza because I was so terrified of the phone (for those of you who call me, you’ll understand I’m still terrified). I was not popular in high school because I was so painfully shy I couldn’t [&hellip... Read More
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iPhone Apps: My Top 10 Favorites

By: Gini Dietrich | March 15, 2010 | 
When I moved from a BlackBerry to an iPhone, my life was changed. Those of you who know me well know that I wasn’t super keen on switching, mostly because I was super efficient on my BlackBerry and was afraid the learning curve on typing on the iPhone would be too much. Well, I was wrong! I’ve often joked on Facebook that I’d love to marry [&hellip... Read More
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Get Organized: Streamlining News, Articles, and Blogs for Time Efficiency

By: Gini Dietrich | January 5, 2010 | 
Sometimes you have to hit me over the head with a 2 x 4 to get me to realize what I do every day A LOT of people would love to know. That’s what Robin Scott did when she direct messaged me about a comment I left on Julio Varela’s blog this afternoon (watch his vlog here - it’s about the importance of commenting on other’s [&hellip... Read More
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Recommended Business Books

By: Gini Dietrich | December 7, 2009 | 
A few weeks ago, I asked each of you what you’d like to read about on this blog. Robert Saric asked if I would blog, “the books you recommend and why they are great.” Since that request, I’ve been compiling a list of business books (fun reading will come during the holidays) and it follows. 1. Don’t Be That Boss. I met Mark Wiskup a few [&hellip... Read More
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Business Holiday Gifts

By: Gini Dietrich | November 30, 2009 | 
On Friday, my Facebook stream was all a flutter about the craziness of Black Friday. I responded to multiple friends that Black Friday is the reason Al Gore invented the Internet (which got a few chuckles and even quote of the day on some status updates). And then I remembered today is Cyber Monday, which supports my online shopping ideal. So in honor, following are my [&hellip... Read More
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Using the Power of Social Media for Business Growth

By: Gini Dietrich | November 23, 2009 | 
In honor of the holiday this week, I am going to post articles I’ve written for other publications in order to thank them for their support and drive traffic to their sites. Today is from (with a few changes made from franchising to a small business). Immensely powerful right now, social media tools are changing the ways businesses communicate with customers and the ways customers [&hellip... Read More
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It’s Okay to Fail

By: Gini Dietrich | November 3, 2009 | 
Today I have a guest blog post on Find Your Nerve, the brain child of my friend Steve McKee. Steve runs an ad agency in Albuquerque, McKee Wallwork Cleveland, and is the author of “When Growth Stalls.” A couple of months he called me and said, “The economists claim the recession is over, but what are we, as business owners, doing to reinstate spending?” And then [&hellip... Read More