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20 Secrets I Wish Someone Had Told Me BEFORE I Started a Business

By: Gini Dietrich | June 11, 2009 | 
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So you want to start a business? Well, here are a few things no one tells you, but you should know! 1. We all think we want to manage people. It has the perception of hitting the pinnacle of your career when you FINALLY get to manage people. It sucks. No one tells you that. It’s not fun at all. It’s way more fun to have [&hellip... Read More
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An Email Ban? Are You Kidding?

By: Gini Dietrich | June 9, 2009 | 
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Yes, it’s true. We instituted an internal email ban at Arment Dietrich. Well, it started as an email ban and now it also includes instant messaging. It all started when my colleague, Christine Heim, blogged about an internal email boycott by a single woman in an effort to communicate better at work (see it here). We discussed during our weekly meeting, but I wasn’t convinced. I [&hellip... Read More
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The June 5 #FollowFriday List!

By: Gini Dietrich | June 5, 2009 | 
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Last week’s blog post “WTH is FollowFriday” was very popular because people now have a reason to follow others on Twitter. Therefore, I’m making it a Friday tradition. If you’re not on Twitter, get there and follow these people! If you are on Twitter, following are my recommendations for today. @wiskup I met Mark when he spoke to my Vistage group three years ago. He’s one [&hellip... Read More
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Quantity vs. Quality?

By: Arment Dietrich | June 5, 2009 | 
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Yes, this headline is a question because I’m not sure I know the answer.  I know the right answer for me personally but I’m not sure there is a right answer that applies to everyone or everything... Read More
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Have we said too much?

By: Arment Dietrich | June 4, 2009 | 
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When Israel Hyman and his wife left on their trip to Hawaii, they had no idea that a goodbye “Tweet” would cause them to become victims of burglary.  But he believes that when he informed his Twitter followers he was off on vacation, that opened the door (no pun intended) for an opportunity for someone to rob him... Read More
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The instant coffee debate

By: Arment Dietrich | June 2, 2009 | 
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On 5/20/09 I shared The Webb MD article reporting the possible health benefits of drinking coffee.The report shared studies showing coffee could lower your risk of diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and colon cancer.The report also states coffee can lift your mood, treat headaches and lower the risk of cavities. After reading the article I was surprised when I searched a couple coffee company Web sites to find [&hellip... Read More
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WTH is #FollowFriday?

By: Gini Dietrich | May 29, 2009 | 
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I love #FollowFriday on Twitter. It’s fun to see what crazy things people will say about you (i.e. @StayBankdotCom today said people should follow me because I put words in people’s mouths for a living…to which I responded “SPIN SUCKS!”). But there also is some backlash happening because it turns out that most people just type in as many Twitter handles as they can in 140 [&hellip... Read More
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Death of the Corporate Web site?

By: Gini Dietrich | May 27, 2009 | 
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Last night I had a mini debate on Twitter about the death of the corporate Web site. What prompted my question, “Is the corporate Web site about to die?” was an article on Mashable about social media making corporate Web sites irrelevant. I am here to tell you, the corporate Web site is about to die. Do I think corporate Web site URLs are going to [&hellip... Read More
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What is the Definition of an American idol?

By: Arment Dietrich | May 22, 2009 | 
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Since Wednesday night there has been much said and written about the so-called upset in this season’s American Idol contest. Just for the record, in my opinion, Adam was certainly the better vocalist and stage performer but Kris suits my mainstream music tastes. Which leads me to the following points. What is the purpose of the American Idol show? To find the absolute best talent available [&hellip... Read More
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Finally good news for coffee drinkers!

By: Arment Dietrich | May 20, 2009 | 
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For years there have been reports that coffee is unhealthy.  I admit that I enjoy my daily cup of coffee (OK maybe two or three cups).  I have always wondered how something that tastes so good can be unhealthy.  I was pleased to hear on the morning news studies show coffee could lower your risk of diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and colon cancer to name a few [&hellip... Read More