Filed under: Advertising + Marketing, Business Related, Growth + Development, Health, Thought-Provoking | Tags: 2011 Social Business Summit, BRITE Conference, Charlene Li, Dachis Group, Empowered, I am Fedex, Josh Bernoff, JP Rangaswami, Open Leadership, Social business, SXSWi, Ted Schadler
What does integration mean to you?
To me, personal integration means that my life is working well. The parts that make up Jen Spencer are firing on all cylinders. They are connected and operate in a system. And the fruits of this integration yield efficiencies and possibilities for alignment that hadn’t existed before. The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
And what I have noticed is that when something is off in my work and life or I feel overextended, fragmented or disconnected, integration is usually the only way to realign and get me back on track moving towards my overall goal(s).
It’s been really interesting noticing the same patterns in business lately. In the past 3 months, I’ve been steeped in conferences, surrounded by experts in social business, brands + innovation and interactivity. What’s excited me is that these innovators in enterprise and social profit businesses are clear that – similar to working human beings – they have to integrate to achieve the next level of success. Integration is key to evolution.
Filed under: Advertising + Marketing, Business Related, Growth + Development, Thought-Provoking | Tags: Gary Vaynerchuk, SXSW, The Thank You Economy
34 x F*%$ Yous
16 x S*!ts
6 x D*&k Faces
1 x D*bag
An “improvement”, according to Gary V. The room erupted in laughter.
His pacing is not a nervous tick. It’s the pathway of a determined man on a mission.
We are in the era of humanization of business. And, the opportunity is great.
Filed under: Advertising + Marketing, Business Related, Creativity, Thought-Provoking | Tags: cost, donation, free, Jimmy Wales, Personal Appeal, wikipedia
I was looking for something on Wikipedia last week, and after reading the Please Read: A Personal Appeal from Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales banner for the 4th time, I finally clicked on it. Here is a snippet of the request:
It is the 5th most popular website in the world – but Wikipedia isn’t anything like a commercial website. It is a community creation, written by volunteers making one entry at a time. You are part of our community. And I’m writing today to ask you to protect and sustain Wikipedia.
Filed under: Advertising + Marketing, Business Related, Humor, Resources | Tags: Greenleaf Book Group, Relationship Marketing
Relationships matter. They are the single most important tool for making life happen on all levels – personally, professionally, organizationally, civically, and globally.
Relationships cause countries to make alliances, enterprise to be maximized, money to be exchanged, and personal fulfillment to happen.
In business, relationships can be easily confused with transactions. What can someone do for me? How can I get something out of this exchange?
Filed under: Advertising + Marketing, Business Related, Growth + Development, Resources | Tags: app, entrepreneur, Guy Kawasaki, Kevin Rose, Seth Godin, Tim Ferriss
Richard Lorbach is an anomaly. Based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he’s launched 5 companies (4 of which have been purchased) since 2002, all while keeping his full-time job as a graphic design consultant for a bank.
Filed under: Advertising + Marketing, Business Related, Growth + Development, Resources | Tags: blogging, brandbuilder, case studies, conference, damn i wish i thought of that, supergenius
It was a great day-long immersion into the “how to’s” and “case studies” of how we can share and leverage the specialness and love our brands create and foster for our consumers, clients, and customers.
Below is a resource share and some nuggets of wisdom from the conference: