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My son and I disagree about proposals to ban guns and large sugary drinks. On the surface, I believe unchecked access to guns and soda makes society less safe, less healthy. According to The Atlantic two-thirds of all homicides in the US last year were caused by gun violence at an estimated cost-to-society of $100 [...]
I'm not sure about the logic that says a company that provides a free service - Facebook, Twitter, Quora -- should also provide free telephone support. Users shouldn't confuse them not doing this with not listening - I suspect it is pure business economics. What drives me mad is when companies like eBay and PayPal , who charge for a service can't be bothered providing easy to access support.
by Katie Delahaye Paine Ragan and NASDAQ OMX just released the results of what could be the most comprehensive study of attitudes about measurement in a decade. Click here to download the Ragan_PR Measurement_study. They surveyed 1467 public relations professionals, asking them everything from how satisfied they were with measurement, to “Do we need standards?” The results could be incredibly depressing if there weren’t a few signs of progress. For example, most respondents said that measuring outcomes was more important than measuring outputs.
Thoughts on watching the fascinating interplay between Mike Diasey, Ira Glass of the NPR radio program "This American Life," and Apple. . . In a nutshell: Mike Daisey describes himself as "Actor, author, commentator, playwright, and general layabout." He took a trip to China to see how Apple products are made in a factory at Foxconn, then wrote a monologue about it, which he delivers off-broadway in a show called " The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs ." Ira Glass' " This American Life " is a non-fiction radio program that tells stories about people (I've written about Ira before.)
Which VC invested the most frequently in Silicon Valley Social Networks? Surprise! They’re from NY! This is part of my continue industry analysis of the changing digital space (see all posts tagged VC ), but probing which investors are most active –and are bellwethers for finding future growth companies.
Soren Gordhamer, Wisdom 2.0 Summit Organizer I am filled with gratitude to Soren Gordhamer for his vision of bringing together an amazing group of people who work in the area of mindfulness and technology for Wisdom 2.0 , a three-day event aimed at addressing an compelling issue: "The question for most of us is not if we will use the technologies of our age, from cell phones to social media, the question is how can we do so with mindfulness, meaning, and wisdom?" Soren is the author of the book, " Wisdom 2.0 " and writes about mindfulness and technology use for Huffington Post and on Mashable . If you want to explore the intersection of technology use and mindfulness, follow Soren's work. Technology stress and information overload have been around for decades. I've been looking for ways to reduce techno stress since I first started working in the nonprofit technology field in 1992.
Analysts: Put up or shut up time! This blog is centered around creating incredible digital experiences powered by qualitative and quantitative data insights. Every post is about unleashing the power of digital analytics (the potent combination of data, systems, software and people). But we've never stopped to consider this question: What is the return on investment (ROI) of digital analytics?