The world is changing. Showing how is part of what I do. I travel a lot (less than I used to). G+ is my home in more ways than one. In one way or another, all of us here, are part of a vanguard that "gets" the change that's happening.
In my posts, interviews and podcasts I add pieces to the puzzle. I explain how each one fits in a bigger picture. How that bigger picture then makes sense.
Sensemaking changes everything.
In my offline time I indulge a lifelong passion in martial arts, I run, hit the heavy bag and try to find the limits at which we can go without sleep and still function. I also visit as many museums and cafes as possible. Funnily enough I regard what can be found in both museums and cafes as brain food.
- SEO in the Sun (SEO & Introduction to Social Media)
- Manchester SES (SEO)
- Business Group Digital Conference (SEO & Social Media)
- Rutgers University mini-MBA (SEO and Social Media Crisis Management)
- Shanghai APAC executive SEO & Social Media Crisis Management training.
- MxDE Senior Executive Program, Zug (Piercing the Search Bubble).
- SMX East (keynote speech on Entities in semantic search)
- Semantic Technology & Business Conference panelist
- SMX London
- The Tribe That Discovered Trust - How Trust is Created, Propagated, Lost and Regained in Commercial Transactions
- SEO Help: 20 Semantic Search Steps that will Help your Business Grow
- Google Semantic Search: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Techniques That Get Your Company More Traffic, Increases Brand Impact and Amplifies Your Online Presence
- Google+ Hangouts for Busines
- SEO Help: 20 steps to get your website to Google's #1 page
- Online Marketing Help: How to promote your online business using Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and other social networks.
- The Social Media Mind: How Social Media is Changing Business, Politics and Science and Helps Create a New World Order
- Getting to No. 1 on Google in Simple Steps
- Brilliant Search Engine Optimisation
- Working on a writing project about which I can't yet say anything. (Sorry)
- DavidAmerland.com (current)
- Forbes (current)
- NetApp (current)
- CIO (current)
- Rutgers CMD (current)
- Social Media Today (current)
- Technorati (past)
- Journalism.co.uk (current)
- Business2Community (current)
- Circle of Legal Trust (current)
- Goodreads (current)
- Red Room (current)
- Input Output - HPUK (past)
- Imassera (past)
- Galoo Blog (past)
- Digital Journal (past)
had some copies to give away in the UK last year. Their analytics tools are incredibly useful in this new SEO universe of constant change.
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It's been a day when I haven't had much time and tomorrow is the start of a new week. :) However, as I head to catch some Zzzzs I will leave you to consider the wisdom of our arming robots with katanas. (!?*#%) Yep. You're thinking it too. Right? ;)
Nothing new under the sun. makes perfect sense because he says things we intuitively understand to be correct. We then have to make them work at the more detail-driven digital stage.
Somebody was just asking me about good content writing. And I am like 'Stop writing about everything. So many companies and brands are trying to cover everything instead of finding one thing and becoming experts around it.
Find your niche and then go even more niche!'
I came up to the conclusion that success in whatever it is that you are doing is never an accident.
Wake up early. Work hard. Always stay positive.
"Being trusted is the single most sustainable way to grow your business." -
And if you think that I sound a little bit like Mr. , it is only because the guy is so so right.
Yesterday I met a bunch of local businessmen and one question kept on popping up. Why do I talk about Social Media so much? Why do I put so much emphasis on Social Media?
To understand my obsession with Social media I have to start from the very beginning.
The main goal of every organizational design is to ensure there is an efficient information flow - internally between different stakeholders, different departments, managers and externally with customers and suppliers - in order for a business to make a timely and informed decision for future products and services.
But now businesses that historically relied on top to down information flow are losing their competitive edge to smaller, more agile startups that are leveraging the power of the Social Media Brain in order to process information more efficiently.
Instead of relying on their limited knowledge pool they are diving into the sea of information that Social Media is creating.
So what's happening in real life is that in order to survive the so-called 'old companies' have to learn from the newcomers.
You can be one of those newcomers if you make the effort to leverage the power of Social Media.
#socialmedia #socialmediamarketing #TheSundayTalk #business #smallbusiness #businesstips
Fans of super-hero films may want to start anticipating an offering from Russia called Guardians. The special effects look insane and the concept is ... well, Russia. Plus, there's a bear. Need I say more? Really?
Piracy, as an act that fits within human economic behavior, is governed by the same dynamic that makes a company profitable and a business sustainable. In other words it has (or had) a place in the wider social construct that saw it as an acceptable behavior that acted as a counterbalance to something else. The moment that changed, piracy was gone. It's an interesting lesson to learn. Dive in: https://goo.gl/Fm06sV
I quickly snapped this one this afternoon. The wind has created downward pressure that's caused the clouds to crash on top of the mountain and, at the same time, it is pushing the clouds across it, heading south, towards the sea. The more sharp-eyed amongst you will see two dog-nosed clouds in the foreground, busy chasing each other. ;)
We think that we are the result of parenting, schooling, circumstances, life but really there are choices that took us to this point. And some of them were made subconsciously.
When we learn to actively see where we are and understand what we have to do, we stop feeling that we have no control over our lives and there is nothing we can do.
Join me in what will be a pretty deep dive until the book comes out and even deeper when it does :) https://goo.gl/rIr0lX
On days when the world just gets too much to bear I play a mental game. I sit and I think back on the person I have been and the journey (and choices) that have taken me to where I am, here. Now. Because I know well just how unreliable human memory really is (https://goo.gl/1skcpc) I focus on the ones where the emotional connection was so strong that the events remain crystal clear. Moments in which I can hear other people’s tone of voice like it was yesterday. Remember what I felt where I stood. See the color of the sky and recall the smells of my surroundings. Those moments and those events are always of other people and they always involve connecting with them, in some way.
In the quantum universe of my mind (https://goo.gl/ys095V) I know the risks involved in recalling the past (https://goo.gl/QxPO8A), each memory can be possibly subtly altered or even erased to fit a new narrative. This makes me all the more cautious, methodical and it makes the moments I do bring up all the more precious. Rare.
If our memories are constantly being rewritten (https://goo.gl/7OA1So) and who we are is a product of what we can recall (https://goo.gl/fWWrfu) what we then become is the result of what we have learnt and what we can remember: https://goo.gl/hkFqu0. In the 1987 classic Robocop helmer, Paul Verhoeven (https://goo.gl/FVsRtF) deftly and seemingly so easily encodes the empathy that the FX superior but empty shell of a movie 2014 remake (https://goo.gl/K9o26V) totally lacked, with a scene where the recently awakened Cyborg, Murphy, recalls the feeling of his missing family and lost humanity but can no longer recall their erased memory (https://goo.gl/UTNyFA).
And that’s just the point. Emotion helps anchor memory (https://goo.gl/SGuXq2), memory then shapes identity in a binary component of recall and ownership (a.k.a. personal feeling) - https://goo.gl/6P70VB. Our most vivid memories make us who we are: https://goo.gl/RVPvpf. A person may be defined by his actions, not his memories as Kuato (https://goo.gl/pXh6sp) so famously says (https://goo.gl/fAepke) in that other Verhoeven 1990 classic, Total Recall (https://goo.gl/s4rBCK) which, again, blows the remake (https://goo.gl/66fT8) out of the water (https://goo.gl/beUB8a) but it’s the recall of those memories that determines our actions.
Daniel Kahneman goes one step further linking memory and experience, the gap between the two and the narrative that ensues, with happiness: https://goo.gl/0miu1E. Memory does more than this, of course. It takes some very specialized hardware inside our heads (neurons) which interconnect and perform a complex, synchronized electrochemical dance so that we know where, physically, we are in the world: https://goo.gl/eNXaOr. A brain connecting disconnected neurons is one that is misfiring, forgetting not just where it is in the world, but also where we are.
In a way, disconnected memories have the same effect upon our sense of identity. Lacking an internal map (or recipe) of where to fit them and how, we lose sight of what it is that we actually are. As Julian Baggini says it is the narrative and the interconnection, the connectivity if you like, which actually creates the emergence of us: https://goo.gl/EFOSNX.
Connectivity, whether in the neural sense or a more physical manifestation as in this case of a ‘simple’ phone mast in a remote African village: https://goo.gl/NMsFYI is always transformative. It allows layers of meta data to emerge. Fresh classifications that redefine the world we see because we can better understand the context of what we see and judge its relevance.
Connectivity then is what adds content, context, narrative, meaning and a sense of self. It makes the brain happen (https://goo.gl/M00Eh4) as James Gleick suggests in The Information (https://goo.gl/OJRcBb). It also makes life itself happen as Paul Villard’s devastatingly touching story shows: https://goo.gl/C9ZqNK. Connectivity, whether between people or neurons, nations or tribes, nodes in a network or atoms in a matrix, requires the same thing. In chemical engineering we call it affinity. In a social context we call it kindness.
On that note I hope you are in the right physical context. Your brain knows where the percolator is and you have mapped the locations of the cookies, chocolate donuts, croissants and chocolate cake you need to make this day feel special. Have an awesome Sunday, wherever you are.
It was Arthur Hailey (https://goo.gl/wZgXKz) who most potently perhaps described what it's like to live with things, alone in your mind: https://goo.gl/GvKXx4.
For a species whose greatest weapon is the brain, we can be quite careless with it: https://goo.gl/jZYn71, despite a body of growing evidence (https://goo.gl/exH3g5) that is increasing all the time: https://goo.gl/4H0RVT.
What we do with the knowledge, on this, is really an indication of how much, or how little our rational mind can overcome our emotional side. Dive deep, it's a long read that will take you into a raw space. But some things cannot be avoided.
It's 2017 and a Friday and the 13th day of the year and in some other universe, somewhere, one of us lived in a storage unit for two months! I kid you not! Happy Friday. Stay out of the woods at night!
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