It's a bit embarrassing to admit, but it just dawned on me that sharing these resources and synthesizing the lessons I’ve learned and will learn is an excuse to write more. I’m not sure why it took me this long to arrive at this realization.
All that being said, here are a few products, tools and books I've been obsessed with lately.
I do it for a living.
I believe each individual is capable of the amazing. I also believe each individual has the potential to be the catalyst by which others unlock their full potential.
Below is a break down of my social web ecosystem: The social networks I use daily to organize & archive my experiences.
I don’t view google+ as a social network, I view it as my unique identifier the web over. The central hub I use to openly organize my thoughts and digital activity as it relates to both life & business.
My Timeline on the other hand is a window into my personal life. Which is why it’s the only place I can be found on the web with a different profile picture.
Linkedin is pretty much my living resume, an archive of my professional experience. It’s also where I map and maintain my professional graph as well as stay on top of industry trends.
I rarely use twitter to actively communicate. In my case tweets replicate the functionality of the status update, both on google+ and on Facebook. I do however use it to publicly archive my process. I also use it to share content I find interesting during research. More importantly I use it to listen, actively consuming content from a carefully curated list of twitter accounts I follow using Flipboard.
Since then I’ve renewed my love for photography and find instagram perfect for capturing random observations & practicing photo composition.Your best camera is the one you have with you.
For me Foursquare is less about the broadcasting of my location, instead I view it as an archive of the places I’ve been. Again, framed in the context of passively documenting my experiences for future reference.
— In life and in business the journey is the destination.
- COCO CoworkingMarketing Manager, 2015 - present
- AIGAAssociate Director of Career Specialties, 2014 - presentIn my role I oversee the programming efforts and initiatives of the In-House Designers, UX Designers, and Solopreneurs committees. I help ensure that programs and initiatives generated for the benefit of these segments are developed in the Chapter’s best interests, offer benefits including inspirational, educational, and networking opportunities to members, are open to all members, are sustainably produced and within budget.
- The Advertising Federation of MinnesotaBoard Member, 2012 - 2015I oversee the #adfedmn website and our social media platform and analytics strategy. I do this in collaboration with a passionate and incredibly talented group of volunteers.
- Marketing Edge GroupContract — Digital Strategist, 2013 - 2014I helped clients navigate and effectively leverage the evolving social web. I did this by identifying opportunities through design thinking, network theory, collaboration, and the creation of integrated digital tools.
- CoCo Coworking & Collaborative SpaceDigital Strategist, 2012 - 2014I helped with the archiving of the CoCo story. I did this by helping to curate its social ecosystem and photography.
- The Advertising Federation of MinnesotaMembership Director, 2010 - 2012
- PUNYSocial Media Director, 2012 - 2012
- dblthinkPresident, 2010 - 2012
- CoCo Coworking & Collaborative SpaceResident Manager, 2010 - 2012
- CreatisGraphic Designer, 2007 - 2010
- Production ArtistErnst & Young, 2006 - 2007
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