May 2010 Blog Posts (32)

Trust in 21st Century Business

Trust Circle When we enter into a relationship, business or personal, we do so by analyzing the information presented to us and then making decisions that are tempered by our own personal set of values and morality. We may factor in other social indicators when present, education, background, references, gender, political outlook, appearance, etc…


Added by Barrie Featherstone on May 28, 2010 at 5:58pm — No Comments

Is 5000 years of history coming to an end with "The End of Cash?"

A number of new products have come to market recently which remove the need for cash by making payments between individuals and to small businesses easy and instantaneous - using your telephone and a credit card or deposit account. Is money as we know it going to disappear and be replaced solely by electrons?

Added by Guy Whitcroft on May 27, 2010 at 9:49am — No Comments

Will Social Media Change Banking?

The banking industry needs to transform itself from a transactional business model to an engagement model.

Banks make money on our deposits, our transactions and lending us money. The economic models for banks are old and subsequently there is little differential from one bank to another. The customer experience is… Continue

Added by Jay Deragon on May 26, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

Having an unchecked social media profile is like having an unchecked business card...

Could you be losing THOUSANDS of DOLLARS due to typos on your own social media profile?

I'm fully aware that this is not one of those "sexy" social media topics but, for those seeking to not only socialize but to monetize, you may want to make sure that such mundane things as your web site and email addresses are correct. DON'T just rely on someone else to check it, do your own checks, as well...

Having an unchecked profile is like having an unchecked business…


Added by Vincent Wright on May 25, 2010 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

Copper River Sockeye Salmon Primer

Fresh Wild Alaskan Copper River Sockeye Salmon

Chef David w/ Copper River Sockeye Salmon

Copper River Sockeye Salmon and King Salmon are some of the most sought after fish in the world. Every year in mid May restaurants in the Pacific Northwest jockey to be among the first

to serve the year's first run of fresh Copper River Sockeye Salmon on their menus. And various news agencies including…


Added by David Buchanan on May 24, 2010 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Chefs-Resources: Culinary Information for Chefs and Foodies is the informational resource for Professional Chefs

Where do Chefs go to find the information they require? Chefs-Resources is a new website geared towards the Professional Chef & culinary enthusiasts and it is a solid starting point. The purpose of the site is to build a culinary resource where Chefs can go for all their informational needs regarding culinary, kitchen…


Added by David Buchanan on May 24, 2010 at 12:03pm — 1 Comment

Facebook's Strategy: Surround & Capture

Facebook's massive growth and recent tactics paint a clear picture as to their strategy, surround and capture. Is Facebook following a military strategy?

Military strategies try to surround and capture as an… Continue

Added by Jay Deragon on May 24, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

Vincent Wright Interviewed by Author Dave Taylor

I'm humbled to be interviewed by one of my very favorite writers, Dave Taylor, author of "Growing Your Business with Google", among other great business books.

To check out the interview, please visit:…

Added by Vincent Wright on May 20, 2010 at 10:14pm — No Comments

Lutonya M. Lang Has Been Selected for Own Network Audition. Please Forward & VOTE VOTE VOTE

Feel free to post on your twitter, facebook, myspace & share with all your friends and family!!! Thank you so much for your support

RT RT Lutonya has been selected for OWN Network Audition: @LutonyaMLang - OWN TV Let the voting… Continue

Added by Lutonya M. Russell on May 19, 2010 at 5:35pm — 1 Comment

Non Denominational Wedding Officiant

Wedding Services include:

* Initial consultation

* In person meeting to review ceremony

* Ceremony –whether marriage, vow renewal, commitment or elopement ceremony

* Unity candle, sand, wine, water, planting or handfasting ceremonies available

* Any tradition that you would like to incorporate

* Rehearsal available (extra charge)

My goal is to deliver the wedding ceremony…

Added by Renee Mundy on May 19, 2010 at 10:01am — No Comments

Factors That Drive the Social Pyramid

Summary Points:

* Action is the ultimate reaction

* Reaction is driven by intent

* Intent is driven by relational attributes

* Mass media to media from the masses

* Culture is the foundation of intent

In an previous post titled "5X6 Social Media… Continue

Added by Jay Deragon on May 19, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

Still Don't Know Enough?

I am still amazed at how many people and businesses I talk to whom have no idea what is happening around them.

Business dynamics are changing. Markets are shifting. Media, both online and off, feeds us the "story" of the day aimed at grabbing our attention. Consumers and businesses alike are inundated with information but few know how to vet the information and find relevant… Continue

Added by Jay Deragon on May 17, 2010 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

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Added by Diane Dillihunt on May 14, 2010 at 2:11am — No Comments

Citi Launches $200 Million Fund to Spur Small-Business Lending

Citi Launches $200 Million Fund to Spur Small-Business Lending

in Low-Income U.S. Communities (5/05/10)

Global financial services company Citi ( )

has announced the launch of Communities at Work

( ), a $200 million fund

that will work with nonprofit and for-profit Community Develop-

ment Financial… Continue

Added by howard lee on May 11, 2010 at 9:54pm — No Comments

5X6 Social Media Revenue Matrix

This post is a summary of a 19 page white paper available here.

New market dynamics are emerging as social technology and the use of it proliferates. Making sense of the dynamics and the strategic implications is everyone's goal. The goal is not an end rather a never-ending pursuit to learn, share and… Continue

Added by Jay Deragon on May 11, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

Who's Firing - Layoffs week ended 5-7-10

Who's Firing summarizes weekly research of companies announcing and rumoring layoffs for the week ended 5-7-10.

For the past week retail, government, publishing, banking and energy employers announced the largest layoffs.

This information is intended for…


Added by Phil Rosenberg on May 10, 2010 at 6:06pm — No Comments

6 Ways To Become the Top Dog Before Your Interview

Did you realize that nearly all hiring managers pre-rank candidates before they’ve interviewed even one? If you’re the top candidate before interviews, then it’s basically your job to lose.

So how can you position yourself as the top candidate?

It takes a lot of planning, and takes… Continue

Added by Phil Rosenberg on May 10, 2010 at 3:32pm — No Comments

Use Of Mobile Devices In Texting

Overall 49% of consumers use their mobile devices to test. A study by Merkle showed that the percent of opt ins drops off as age increases.

26% - All Respondents…


Added by Howard Larson on May 7, 2010 at 11:54am — No Comments

Top 3 Job Search Strategies To Set Yourself Apart

The job market may be improving slightly, but it's still ridiculously tough out there.

I often hear candidate frustration over hiring managers' extremely exacting criteria - criteria that seems impossible for any candidate to fulfill. It's not the employer's fault - there's an… Continue

Added by Phil Rosenberg on May 6, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

A City with Social Compassion: Nashville

When people move to help out others in need it moves others to do the same. The unselfish demonstration of "compassion" for your neighbors pain is a true representation of a "city's" social capital.

Social capital is not a commercial equity rather it is human equity that creates a "social system" worthy of recognition. I am proud to share with you the "social… Continue

Added by Jay Deragon on May 6, 2010 at 10:28am — 1 Comment

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