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  • Access Assumptions

    Access Assumptions

    Instead, I found a thriving entrepreneurial culture, where everyone - from the richest to the (almost) poorest - is connected in two ways: by cellphone, and in the real world.  The majority of the billion (95% to be exact) are busy living, rather than voyeuristically watching others live via Facebook [More]

  • Signalling Your Intentions

    Signalling Your Intentions

    In a land where lane markings are ignored at best, as each vehicle (autorickshaw, car, motorcycle or truck) approaches from the side or rear, they honk their horns as if to say, "I'm here". The response is a quick honk back, "I heard you", to which the passing vehicle will [More]

  • Tools of the Trade

    Tools of the Trade

    If you are reading this and profess to have some expertise in Social Media, then you may be offended by my next comment: it soon won't matter, and your "expertise" is fast becoming irrelevant. Your long term career is in jeopardy, and your short term prospects are also questionable. Note [More]

  • Five Social Media New Year’s Career Resolutions

    Five Social Media New Year’s Career Resolutions

    1) Resolve to become more proactive: Social media is a great resource for connecting with people, but it is the most powerful when it is used to "amplify" real-world relationships proactively.  This year, get in the habit of checking a connection's profile before a meeting.  Get in the habit of [More]

  • 13 Social Media New Year’s Resolutions

    13 Social Media New Year’s Resolutions

    Are you one of those people who have given up on New Year's resolutions?  Even if you have, an annual review of your digital profile - and a few resolutions - can make a significant difference to your effectiveness.  Here's my take on a few you should consider: This Week's [More]

  • All the world’s a stage

    All the world’s a stage

    ...and all the men and women merely players.  Shakespeare may have said this in the 1600's, but it is more true than ever today. Politicians, celebrities and others have always known that an audience was watching and judging. Today, a different paparazzi watch and judge us - we call them [More]

  • Who is your Mahamood?

    Who is your Mahamood?

    Ever wonder about the impact you made with those you've touched? Whether you would be remembered or not? And for what? Every so often, we get a stark reminder of this: someone doesn't remember you - but you think they should. Or someone comes up to you and reminds you [More]

  • Repurpose or Repeat?

    Repurpose or Repeat?

    Have you ever considered how many ways there are to express one of your ideas? Here's a short list: A book A whitepaper A case study A brochure A blog post A newspaper op-ed A voice message or phone call A tweet A magazine article A TV series A documentary [More]

  • Viewpoint: Planning for an Uncertain Future

    Viewpoint: Planning for an Uncertain Future

    In 1997 there was no Google. In 2002 there was no Facebook. There was no Twitter in 2004, Alexa only made it's debut in 2014, and TikTok in 2017. There is no indication that the pace of innovation will slow, so how can you plan for the future when the [More]

  • Are you a Social Media addict?

    Are you a Social Media addict?

    Have you ever been "captured" by an activity, finding it almost impossible to let go? Marathon runners call it the runner's high. Smokers call it an addiction. But what is it called when you can't tear yourself from Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, TikTok or other social networks? If it is part [More]

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