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Wondering what is “hot” on the web?  Sure there are numerous ways to find new content on the internet, but none may be as easy as this.  The next time you decide to blow off your to do list in favor of mindlessly surfing the web for something interesting, try this fun and easy little […]

When The Muzak’s Over…

I saw on CNN.com yesterday that Muzak, you know the good people who sterilized music so that it was suitable for elevators, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  What surprised me more than the company filing bankruptcy, was the fact that the company was still around.  I just assumed that satellite radio, digital radio, internet radio, […]

For the Best in Men’s Clothing Call Paul’s Boutique

20 years ago this month, one of the finest albums ever made was released to the world – Paul’s Boutique by The Beastie Boys.  At the time, it was not widely appreciated.  The album was the B Boys follow up to the wildly popular album Licensed to Ill.  It was a radical departure from its […]

Ladies and Gentlemen… Tim Westergren

In January of 2006, I discovered Pandora.com.  Almost immediately, I began telling people about the site.  A few days later, I even posted a thank you note on my blog to Tim Westergren, the founder of Pandora.   Yesterday, I had the very distinct honor of introducing Tim at the Cincinnati Social Media Breakfast.  My […]

Take Me To Your Leader… Tribes by Seth Godin

Seth Godin has done it again – written an amazing, fresh, relevant, and useful book I love.  This time it is Tribes – a book about the importance of leadership.  The book is probably the least “marketing” oriented book Seth has written, focusing instead on addressing the much broader topic of leading other human beings. […]

Shiny Metal Objects – Google Chrome

Count on Google to invent yet another great product.  From the Search Engine to Gmail to Google Docs to Goog-411, the folks at Google continue to make my life better.  Enter Chrome – the new web browser from Google.  Now those who know me, know that I am a loyal Firefox user.  I love the […]

Sam’s 10 Charts You Can’t Live Without

Sam Lawrence is the CMO for Portland based company Jive Software.  He is a fascinating guy and a thought leader in enterprise social software.  His web site, GoBigAlways is full of great content, including his latest post 10 ROI Charts You Can’t Live Without.  The post concisely articulates several ideas that I believe to be […]

Xpenser + Jott = Expense Reporting Made Easy

Let’s be honest, filling out expense reports is horrible.  They are a necessary evil, often put off until the last possible minute.  When I finally get around to filling mine out, I usually find myself removing a mountain of crumpled receipts from my “George Costanza like” wallet and then trying in vein to make sense […]

Leverage LinkedIn with RSS

What if your number one competitor took away your number one client?  How much would you pay to know that they might be in conversation with one another?  Well, if you use LinkedIn and combine it with RSS you can discover a wealth of information about your friends, your clients, and your colleagues that might […]

David E. Bowman – Squidoo Lens Returns

I gave a speech earlier this week to the Dayton LinkedIn Group.  In the speech, I spoke about some easy ways that individuals can use the web to build their personal brand.  One tool I referenced was Squidoo – one of the most useful sites (or grouping of sites) on the web. Squidoo is a […]