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Leaving a Market Behind?

Have you ever slipped into the assumption that just about everything (and everyone) is fully connected over the social web?  That a connection is one click away on the latest smartphone? [caption id="attachment_3485" align="alignright" width="252"] Sorting food at North York Harvest Food Bank[/caption] Recently I had a stark reminder, in the most unlikely of places, that this is absolutely not the case.  For several hours, I spent sorting food at the local food bank. Instead of going through the front, where patrons were able to pick up their food, I went through the back, where poten [...]
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Activating your learning investment

We spend hours reading books, attending seminars, and taking courses, but too often, the knowledge is lost, and virtually no change takes place. Must this always be the case? Instead, after you read, what can you do? Here are eight specific ideas… Summarize for colleagues Make reference notes Create an action plan – do something Blog about it Forward the book to a friend or colleague Reach out to the author on their site Join a discussion group on the book’s topic Review on Amazon or other book sites And what have you accomplished by doing these eight items? [...]
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Insight: Improving Creative Potential

 

What is the one rubbish statement that single-handedly limits our creative potential?

"Some people are incredibly creative, and others are not.  I am more analytical than creative."  Rubbish!

Creativity is a skill to be mastered - not an endpoint of a so-called creative-analytical continuum.

In the interest of providing practical ideas to improve creative performance, here are five "creative" insights that can help:

1) Your Environment: Where do you actually do your work?  Your surroundings have bo [...]

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About 

Randall has been advising on Web and Social Strategy since 1994 when he put the Toronto Star online, the Globe and Mail's GlobeInvestor/Globefund, several financial institutions, and about 100+ other major organizations. He is the author of seven books, including the recently released "Everything Guide to Starting an Online Business", and speaks across North America on Social Media and Web Strategy. More at randallcraig.com and 108ideaspace.com.