Posts made in September, 2011

Recharging the batteries

I’m a big believer in vacations and taking a break from work every once in a while. Most people need some time away to recharge their batteries and rejuvenate their creative juices, so blog posts may be light through September. I’ll leave you with this post on 10 Tips to Create More Personal Resilience.

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Save time (and frustration) with this app

I’ll admit that I’m a little impatient when it comes to waiting on hold to have a customer service issue resolved. I absolutely hate wasting time in an endless loop of press 1 for this, press 2 for that and it appears that I’m not the only one who shares this frustration. There’s a new app — Fast Customer — that helps resolve this problem. Check out my full review here.

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The new rules of marketing aren’t so new

For those of us working in marketing, we’re always trying to see what strategies are working for the competitors and how we might be able to implement those for our own organizations. I also read a ton of business articles to try to learn about the best best practices. I came across this article and I realized that the new rules of marketing are actually the same old rules of marketing. The key is helping your customer realize how you’re going to help solve his/her problem — this could be through products, services, etc. Back to business as usual…at least for now.

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Archiving messages in Gmail

I really, really, really love Gmail. I was an “early adopter” and have stuck with it for several years, but there’s one minor thing that I would like to change about Gmail. When I label something, I’d like those messages to be moved from my inbox. I’m asking for a lot, aren’t I? I guess it was all those years using Outlook and its folder setup that brainwashed me! Then I stumbled across this article. It’s not exactly a solution, but it does take some clutter out of my inbox. Check it out and let me know what you think.

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Google’s recent purchase of Motorola

I had the opportunity to chat with Paltalk CEO Jason Katz and get his take on Google’s recent purchase of Motorola. Here’s a copy of the interview on Want2Dish.com.

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