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History Well Presented

The gold standard for the web sites of historical organizations has to be the site for Colonial Williamsburg.


Six Ways Leaders Can Help Others Measure Success

One of earliest tools I learned how to use growing up on a farm was a tape measure. There are several reasons for that – it is often used, using it won’t hurt you (think hammer, saw...


25 ideas for your social media network strategy

Behind every social media success there is a content strategy and a network strategy. Here are 25 ideas to build your audience. The post 25 ideas for your social media network strategy ap...



Quote of the Day

The authority to issue an order involves the responsibility of seeing that the order is carried out. - Henry L. Gantt


7 Stories You Need To Know Today

The voice of Hulu has been fired, LG teams up with YouTube for "Dude Perfect" content campaign and researchers are working to create a new cancer-detecting tool.


Dots - A New Conference About Innovation and Connecting Ideas

I'm happy to be working with the smart folk at Brilliant Noise to curate a brand new conference on innovation which will be a part of the excellent Brighton Digital Festival in September....


The Changing Face of Marketing

“It is nearly a truism that the needs and wants of the consumer are the critical issues today in creating new products and services, and developing the accompanying plans to merchandise t...


Chekkt: A Place To Discover Business Management Software

You’ve probably encountered this problem. You are searching for a software tool. Let’s say you’re looking for project management software. You go to Google or Bing. After an hour of jumpi...


Swiss Chocolate Maker Lindt Will Buy Russell Stover Candies

The deal to acquire Russell Stover, based in Kansas City, Mo., will make Lindt the third-largest chocolate manufacturer in North America. Terms were not disclosed.


Faced with child labor report, Samsung suspends Chinese factory contract

Samsung has suspended business with a supplier called Dongguan Shinyang Electronics, after China Labor Watch (CLW) exposed the apparent use of child labor in Shinyang’s factory (alo...


“Final evolution” of original Raspberry Pi gains micro-SD and lower power consumption

The Raspberry Pi Model B+ is different enough to warrant new cases, and has valuable new features, but the processor and RAM are the same as the Model B. The price remains the same too, a...


$1.50 off ONE (1) Starbucks VIA Instant Beverage

Hurry and print the $1.50 off ONE (1) Starbucks VIA Instant Beverage while it’s available. $1.50 off ONE (1) Starbucks VIA Instant Beverage Active Date: July 14, 2014 Expiration Date: Nov...


The Quick Take: Why do some tax avoiding companies pay tax?

In the last few days the question has been raised as to how a company can be accused of tax avoidance when it appears to be paying tax. This is my quick take on a response. Listen to ‘The...


Shire and AbbVie In Talks Over $53 Billion Pharmaceutical Merger

The board of the Irish drug maker Shire said it was in "detailed discussions" with AbbVie after the American pharmaceutical company sweetened its latest offer to about 53.20 pounds a shar...


4 Ways to Collect More Customer Information

Required for effective personalization is knowing thy visitor. You can infer intent by referral campaigns and keywords, on-site searches, site navigation, wishlist activity and cart conte...


International Authors’ Day Giveaway Hop (ends 7/20) WW

I am so pleased to be participating in this giveaway hop.  I am indebted to great authors, and books have been a major influence on my life.  When I was growing up, it was Little House on...


6.5 Million American Homes Face Hurricane Risk

More than 6.5 million homes along the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf coasts could be at risk of a storm surge from a hurricane, which could amount to nearly $1.5 trillion in potential reconstruct...


Prism Book Tours: “Second on the Right” by Elizabeth Los Tour Launch (Ends 8/3) WW

A themed book tour through Prism Book Tours. We’re launching the BOOK TOUR for Second on the Right by Elizabeth Los Come visit the world of Captain Hook! JULY TOUR SCHEDULE:   14  -...


Is It Time For Real Estate Pros To Bid Adios’ to BYOD?

BYOD has been a double-edged sword for the real estate industry, with both benefits and complications for agents and their broker partners. Should you BYOD or explore some of the new tech...


How to create marketing, which people WANT to receive!

Maybe one of the most important questions in marketing, is this: Would people miss my marketing, if it went away? If the answer is no, then your marketing is simply adding to all the nois...


Written Elegance: “The Certainty of Deception” by Jeanne McDonald Book Tour/Review

  the certainty of deception  by Jeanne McDonald Author: Jeanne McDonald Title: The Certainty of Deception (The Truth in Lies Saga #2) Genre: Contemporary Romance Cover Design: Jada DR...


“Crosscurrents” by Jane Jackson Book Tour

Book Blurb: Santo Innis is developing a revolutionary new engine to counter the lethal effects of high-pressure steam. His backer is Richard Vaughan, heir to Frederick Tregarron, owner of...


Pump Up Your Book: “When Shmack Happens” by Amber Neben Book Spotlight

Title: When Shmack Happens: The Making of a Spiritual Champion Author: Amber Neben Genre: Christian nonfiction/inspirational stories/sports autobiography Paperback: 172 pages Publisher: N...


Thanks – and what’s next

I was, I admit, very surprised and a little overwhelmed by the response to my blog entitled ‘What does matter?‘ written and published early on Saturday morning. If there is on...