Gini Dietrich

Groupon IPO In Jeopardy As They Violate SEC Rules

By: Gini Dietrich | August 31, 2011 | 
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On the radio yesterday, they did an interview with Daniel Kibblesmith, a 27-year-old comedy writer for Groupon. Rumor has it he’s one of Chicago’s most eligible bachelors. And, apparently last night, he was the guy date on The Millionaire Matchmaker. I’ve never seen the show, but I’ve heard the guys who are typically on there are douchebags. But that’s neither here nor there... Read More
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Use the Tool, Don’t Be a Tool

By: Guest | August 30, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Shad Boots. Unpopular wars, untrusted government, and unemployment levels are high due to recession. Then there’s the increased gas prices, the “me” mindset, terrorist attacks, and governments in foreign lands being usurped. A lot to be negative, uncertain, or otherwise overwhelmed over, but there are some positives. Technology has advanced: A supercomputer, e-commerce, and email have all been invented to [&hellip... Read More
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Using LinkedIn to Prospect

By: Gini Dietrich | August 30, 2011 | 
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When I speak to CEO groups, the first thing I ask the audience is what they want to learn during our three hours together. More often than not, they want to know how to use LinkedIn for prospecting. It’s so simple, it’s a wonder hardly anyone uses it. If you love to make cold calls, you’re sick in the head and there is no need for [&hellip... Read More
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A Woman In a Man’s Sand Castle

By: Guest | August 29, 2011 | 
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Today’s post is written by Ameena Falchetto. My experience as an entrepreneur in Dubai was largely affected by two factors. First, I am half-Egyptian, half-English which means I am often discounted by both cultures. Secondly, the company I built with John Falchetto was one of the most male-dominated businesses out there; we provided safety and rescue training for government and corporations... Read More
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Be the Leader In Your Industry: Blaze the Trail

By: Gini Dietrich | August 29, 2011 | 
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Steve Jobs resigned last week. This is likely not news to you. But what is interesting is it likely will cripple the consumer electronics industry. Spending quite a bit of time on the speaking circuit, I constantly hear from leaders that they’re afraid to use the web for business reasons because they don’t want the competition to know what they’re doing... Read More
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We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Programming

By: Gini Dietrich | August 28, 2011 | 
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We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to bring you some news. I’m writing a book. With Geoff Livingston. Yes, the guy who dresses in drag. But he only does it for charity, so he can’t be all that bad. Right? The problem? ... Read More
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Gin and Topics: Mourning, Whining, and Rolling

By: Gini Dietrich | August 26, 2011 | 
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What a crazy week! First there is an earthquake on the East Coast (I know it’s not a big deal to you West Coasters, but those buildings can’t withstand that kind of shaking). Then Steve Jobs resigned (which makes me really sad because I think we’ll soon hear of his death). What’s going to be the third big piece of news this week? I hope it’s [&hellip... Read More
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Two Ways Charities Use Social Games Successfully

By: Guest | August 25, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Yasin Akgun. Traditional marketing methods of charities have, for a long time, been offline based activities. For instance, door to door sales, leafleting, street vendors, and tele-sales. Of course, we’ve all seen this changing as more and more charities turn to digital marketing strategies to raise awareness and increase profitability. In the U.K., the BBC published a report showing that millions of [&hellip... Read More
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The Key to Starting a Blogger Outreach Program

By: Gini Dietrich | August 25, 2011 | 
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I’m going to be frank. Between two speaking engagements, an earthquake, an airport evacuation, sitting on the tarmac for three hours, and missing my bike ride two days in a row, I’m grouchy, tired, and I look like poop. So instead of Facebook question of the week (clap, clap, clap or long whistle as John Trader does), I’m going to post the video I did with [&hellip... Read More