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Winning the Free Business Model

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Winning the Free Business Model

There is a certain level of synergy with Rick MansSocial Design Elements. In the description of the business model I very much miss the Participation aspect Mans talks about, I tend to shy away from models that don’t also focus on why customers want the things they want. Also I think that some of the examples cited are not free, but rather Freemium.

I feel that as models both are valuable, although SDE has more of an edge.

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July 12, 2012 at 8:49 pm

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Dunning-Kruger Effect #event

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Dunning-Kruger Effect

In two week I will be going to a Hackers and Founders event discussing Startup Opportunities & Recruitment, so I thought I would remind myself of a few of the biases and pitfalls that occur when recruiting. As this event focuses on start ups it is even more important to have the right mix of knowledge and competence for any new members to the team.

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Peer assessment and the Dunning-Kruger effect #hr #management

What about it? Whilst having discussions on a ‘thinkers’ board that I infrequently-frequently visit, someone mentioned the Dunning-Kruger effect in relation to specific politicians. So I looked it ….

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July 12, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Value of a Tweet in Understanding Customer Needs

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Value of a Tweet in Understanding Customer Needs

Many of us value what we say a little too highly. And the businesses mining – trolling – Social Media for business opportunities are valuing what we say a little too highly.

We fill our streams with vapid content, that can be used to garner sentiment. However it will not pay the rent.

by Hutch Carpenter

Tweets Offer Little Value in Understanding Customer Needs

Social media. A rich source of insight and opportunity for companies. Why, it’s an article of faith that customers are talking…on their terms…where they want. So get out there and…

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June 27, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Reputation management is such a big deal …

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Reputation Management 2.0

Reputation Management is important, and hiring Social Responsibility specialists works only when you follow their advice. It’s not like the White Washing of old, if your company stinks no amount of specialists can help you scrub off the stink when it’s business as usual.

This is why The Yes Men can make such an impact, many of the companies they target are forced to wash their laundry in public. The current case with Matthew Inman is another example.

I see another case of specialists being hired to make a perceived problem go away, rather than dealing with the actual issue which is that the current way of doing business stinks.

Allan Maurer
Reputation management is such a big deal these days that companies are hiring corporate social responsibility specialists. Social media is changing the way we do business.
Crisis management top success factor for chief communications officers | TechJournal

Crisis management top success factor for chief communications officers

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June 27, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Warm US Welcome To Talent

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Warm US Welcome

Apparently if your a creative entrepreneur from outside the US you are not welcome, there are no visas to support foreign entrepreneurs. If you would like to serve the US markets you would be much better of going to Canada. Or learn, unlike many European companies are doing, to follow the sun – meaning to have your business hours coincide with the business hours of the country you are working in.

Phil Libin said at TNW: “My advice to aspiring entrepreneurs? Don’t do it … You’ll …

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June 9, 2012 at 2:13 pm

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Picking Employees from Job Candidates #hr #jobs

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I can tell you that the way I pick candidates to be interviewed is probably wrong, and the way I hire people is probably worse. It’s not that the people I pick are the wrong people for the job, it’s that I pick them based on my gut, rather than based on the metrics. Let me explain…

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May 21, 2012 at 4:26 pm

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Social Networking Job Trends 2012 #jobs

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In 2008, and again early 2011, I wrote articles about the Social Networking Job Trends, again I checked the graph I’d included, continued to be updating and had shot over 1% of all the job postings on Indeed.com in December 2011. Perhaps these employers and sourcers should be reading Why I Will Never, Ever Hire A “Social Media Expert”:

Social media is just another facet of marketing and customer service.
Say it with me.

What else could this mean?

It’s obvious to me that this graph shows that Social Media as a term is winning ground over web2.0, which is lost from the mid 2011 high of 0.35%.

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