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  • Looking forward to the next edition worth subscribing to print and online newsletter,
  • Good tips for fundraising. But, first step is to understand how ready you are by getting everything investors need… ,
  • Great tips from a deal maker and good observations on use of machines learning and AI to build better services… ,
  • Great read - love that is smashes the rampant ageism and myth of youth ... Alan Patricof: An Ageless VC Makes a Spl… ,
  • Some of the best music you'll ever listen too... stacked-up and ready to stream ,
  • Warm up for the Sydney to Hobart. ,
  • The power of brand influencers - interesting read. Interested in views on their methodology - might work for US mar… ,
  • Very clever... A Microsoft Excel Artist ,
  • While the problem underlying M&A integration is big, Material Information Platforms implemented pre-transaction wil… ,
  • Wow... t/sheets acquired by Intuit ,
  • Way to start the morning. Beautiful Balmoral.. Balmoral Sailing Club ,
  • Bank inquiry puts global investment at risk: Westpac's David Lindberg.. spot on ,
  • Why are taxi apps so appalling. Slow, lousy interface, freeze... hopeless attempt to satisfy customers and so easily fixed,
  • should give us the option of only accepting drivers who aren’t on a job. Stop “forcing” drivers to take a job while on a job. ,
  • National looks more desperate every day. NZ is lucky to have a leader with this much experience. ,

Archive for December, 2008

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Blog Response guide

This is actually pretty good. Hat tip to the airforce and globalnerdy

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Reads & Feeds

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Pushing The Reset Button

Good thoughts here on pushing the reset button in 2009. I especially like this one:

  • Maintain the chain. There are so many fitness goals and programs you can get into. If you live anywhere like I do, the guys from 24 Hour Fitness are on the corner downtown recruiting people like gangbusters. With all these fitness routines and exercises you can find, it’s hard to see through the noise. A simplified resolution is to create an exercise chain and all you need is a calendar. Now for the month of January make a pact to exercise every day. Each day you exercise, you put an X through that day on calendar. Your job is to not break the chain. I’ve personally found this to be an awesome motivator because you can see all the progress you’ve made and it would hurt too much to break the chain.
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Michael Is Right

Twittering etc. is useful but it can’t compromise the kind of thinking that occurs in a blog. Michael is right with regard Scoble. Chattering and conversations are a way of discovering and forming ideas, but at some point hitting pause to assemble something more than a tweet is critical.

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FEDEX BEST PRACTICE

I really like how FEDEX is breaking down the barrier between internal and external comms, posting announcements like this to their blog. Really interesting to read the comments which blend both internal and external comms.

This gets at a point I made yesterday in terms of evolving comms strategies where the onus is shifting to direct communications and engagement.