Check out Rob Kelly’s 6 Easy Tools To Help You Name Stuff On The Web.
March 6th, 2011 — Marketing
- When I attended the Social Currency CrunchUp, there was a panel of businesses (all local except one (Levi’s)) whose members mentioned some tid-bits on how social media was working for them.
Here are my notes from the panel:
Curtis Kimball, The Creme Brulee Man
- Sells Creme Brulle, primarily in San Francisco and changes his location (a cart) regularly
- His customer Acquisition focuses on Twitter
- Has 14,100 followers) because it’s so easy…a majority of my customers come from Twitter or from friends who are on Twitter.
- Doesn’t have a fixed address because he doesn’t have a permit (“Permitting situation in San Francisco is a nightmare.”)
Dr. Robert Vaksman
September 26th, 2010 — Leadership
There was a great interview of Jack Ma on Charlie Rose — Ma is the Founder and Chairman of the leading Chinese Internet company Alibaba.
Ma is clearly an evolved thinker. Here are some highlights:
An Internet CEO Does Not Need To Be Technical
- Jack Ma doesn’t know how to code
- He says he uses the Web primarily to send and receive email and browse the Web
The Core Competency of Alibaba is Culture
- Grew from 18 to 20,000 people. We believe the customer is #1, employee #2 and shareholders #3
- Average age of employees is 26
August 23rd, 2010 — Career Advice
If you’re considering a new job, salary is of course important…but don’t forget about equity (especially in Internet/Silicon Valley-oriented companies).
Here are the simple questions to ask related to stock (I’m gonna keep this simple and limit discussion to stock options):
- Can stock options be part of my compensation program?
If the answer is “yes,” than you move on to these basic questions:
- How many stock options will be offered to this position?
- What are the total number of shares currently outstanding? (this allows you to calculate the % of the company you could own)
- What are the total number of shares that the company is
August 5th, 2010 — Networking
Have you ever wanted to meet someone, even though you don’t know them? Perhaps you read about them in a book or just heard that they were an awesome person.
Here are some approaches I use to get to know a “desired connection” better.
5 Tips On How To Get To Know Someone You’ve Never Met
1) Look up the desired connection on LinkedIn for your common connections…it’s not that simple: read on!
Firs off, look them up on LinkedIn to see what connections you have in common.
If the desired connection is a 2nd degree connection (i.e. a connection of mine is a 1st degree connection to them), then look closely at those 2nd degree connections and determine if you have such a fantastic relationship… Continue reading