My New Years Resolution for 2013: Put Away the Phone!

Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are. Jose Ortega y Gasset Compassion begins with attention. Daniel Goleman Want to take one simple step to improve your relationships, your family life, and your work relationships in 2013? Join me in my 2013 New Years Resolution to put away the … Continue reading

What My Birthday on Facebook Taught Me About Life and Leadership

Yesterday was my birthday, and I expected it to be a quiet day as I am fairly new to New York City, and I haven’t accumulated a circle of friends to fill up my special day quite yet. It turned out to be an incredibly busy and fulfilling day. Other than enjoying a Broadway show … Continue reading

Is Social Media Right for Your Organization? A Few Considerations

30 Days to a Better Social Media Experience / Luckie & Company

Luckie & Company describes 30 ways to improve your social media experience, and I agree with them all. See the list and links at the link below. Day 1: Flesh out your LinkedIn public profile. Day 2: Try Posterous, a better way to blog and bookmark. Day 3: Switch 10 of your Flickr photos to … Continue reading

Christmas 2.0: Social Media and the Nativity

  YouTube – THE DIGITAL STORY OF NATIVITY – ( or Christmas 2.0 ).

How to Stop Facebook from Sharing Your Information With Third Parties

  My readers know that I’m a huge fan of Facebook, and one of the reasons is its careful attention to user privacy. The settings are comprehensive, but there are still a few gaps where this treasure of information can be mined by marketers and advertisers. One of the primary privacy culprits is third party … Continue reading

“Catfish” and Our Online Fantasyland

“Catfish” the movie premiered around the same time as “The Social Network,” and it couldn’t be a more fitting accompaniment at the box office. “The Social Network” is about the forces that gave rise to Facebook. “Catfish” is about the new worlds made possible by Facebook. “The Social Network” is about origins. “Catfish” is about … Continue reading

5 Tips on Social Media for “Social Network” Week

How to Make LinkedIn Work for You and Your Business How to Make Twitter Work For You My Pet Peeve: People Who Refuse to Join Facebook How to Use LinkedIn to Get a Job and Develop Your Network How to Enjoy Facebook and Protect Your Privacy

Looking for a Job, Part 4: The Brand Called “You”

One of the biggest challenges facing those Americans under 40, and even some that are older, is the transition in the American economy from a nation of manufacturers to a nation of creatives. In this economy, freelance artists, designers, and software developers working from home and coffee shops are the face of the new workplace … Continue reading

Looking for a Job, Part 1: What Doesn’t Work

All of this week, I am going to share some insights I’ve gained on my own career journey and what I’ve learned from head hunters, HR managers, personal coaches and the school of hard knocks about looking for a job in this new economy. I should know. I suffered unemployment during the two worst economic … Continue reading