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Ubokia is now on Google+
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Well said.
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Worry is rent you pay for property that doesn't even exist... It's as useful as buying gasoline for your bicycle... or as helpful as asking a blind person if your dress makes your butt look big...
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If I have my way than I'll be needing to buy gasoline for my motorized bicycle!
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Could this pave the way for businesses to accept VRM?
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Boom!
You make data. A lot of it. From web browsing to link sharing to photos published online, from phone bills to medical records to online banking - almost all of us produce an incredible amount of elect...
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Speak with conviction.
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I love this short VIDEO by Taylor Mali on why no one seems to speak with authority any more. Hilarious! Perfect for The SCORRE Conference (a speaking conference) I am attending:
In this short video, Taylor Mali nails how so many people talk today. Hilarious. Unfortunately, I have even heard public speakers fall into this. That’s
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A powerful, relevant narrative has long been absent from American progressivism. Occupy Wall Street could become that narrative. And if it persists, it could change everything.
Tweet Share on Tumblr Tweet Share on TumblrAbout six months ago, I wrote about the need for a new progressive political narrative, one rooted in possibilities and human potential rather than demonizin...
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My thoughts on the recent education Groupon. In short, education is not a commodity.
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Part 2 of my six-part series on the future of marketing. Enjoy!
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All marketers are builders now. Not liars, not storytellers. Builders. As in, we have to build meaningful things and create value for people.
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Insightful look at how our understanding of change has to, well, change. And change radically.
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Change is changing

We talk about change management. Change as a process. We tend to think of change in business as something that needs to happen once in a while, when the need arises. It’s uncomfortable, but necessary. There is a whole industry called Change Management that has built up over the years to help people through these inflection points. Change management is big business these days, because just about every organization knows they need to change. And the bigger the org, the harder it is to change.

The general paradigm and “message to the troops” in change management goes something like this:
We are in a situation that’s problematic. Our profits are declining. We need to make a change. The vision for our future is (whatever it is). We all need to band together and change our routines and processes to get from here to there. Once we have gone through this difficult period we will be over there, in our happy place, and everything will be great.

But change is changing.

The problem with this approach is that it looks at change as a difficult transition between two states. But it’s becoming increasingly clear that change is not a once-in-a-while thing so much as something that is going to be happening all the time.

Change is accelerating, to the point where it will soon be nearly continuous. Periods of sustained competitive advantage are getting shorter, and there are a host of studies that confirm that this. It’s not just something that is happening in technology, either. It’s happening in every industry.

We need to change the way we think about change.

If change is a constant, then the only real sustainable competitive advantage is to be able to grow and evolve continually, to stay ahead of the competitive pack.

You can’t do this with the traditional business structure that we’ve inherited from the industrial revolution. This isn’t like redecorating a room in your house or moving the furniture around. This is a major rehab project that might affect the foundations, the plumbing and everything else. It requires some pretty fundamental rethinking of the way your company is structured, how you execute your strategy, and how you’re going to evolve.

What the world requires today is organizations that are capable of continuous creativity and innovation, that can adapt and evolve on a continual basis; organizations that can generate new businesses, that can sprout and branch into new categories and new industries; that can recover quickly from failures and move on.

This is not change management but portfolio management.

Portfolio management is not so much about taking big steps as it is about balancing risk with opportunity, planting a lot of seeds and nurturing them until they are big enough to succeed (or fail) on their own. Portfolio management requires a tolerance for risk balanced with some big expectations, and an expansive view of what’s possible.

The whole attitude toward change needs to change. It can’t be about leaving a rough patch and moving everyone to a happy place in some imaginary future. It’s got to be about the excitement of pursuing new business opportunities, not because it’s necessary to beat competitors (although that is certainly the case) but because it’s energizing to try new things, to explore new territories, and to experiment with new business ideas.

It can’t be change anymore. It’s got to be fun.
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Reality check for marketers: if your metrics suck, it's probably because your marketing does, too.
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I particularly like your list:


Help people become better at something.
Inspire people to take part in your cause.
When you do suck, admit it and make it better.
Bring people together to solve a problem.
Just try to be helpful.

That applies just as much to life in general as to marketing.
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In light of f8, it's only appropriate to ask Facebook to think bigger. A lot bigger. The kind of bigger that would make it truly meaningful.
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Pictures of my teepee. Enjoy!
Tweet Share on Tumblr Tweet Share on TumblrA lot of people have been asking for photos of my teepee, so I finally took some today. Believe me, I’m hardly roughing it. This teepee has electricity, a wa...
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