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15 Websites to Find People On The Internet. In today’s Internet world of booming social networks, it’s easier to find lost friends and colleagues than it ever was before.

15 Websites to Find People On The Internet

In fact, the private world of yesterday is now an online world with open access to social networks, government databases, and public records. If you’re looking for a long lost friend, or maybe want to do a background check on someone, consider the following free resources to find people on the internet. Crawl the Internet The Internet is essentially a giant database, overflowing with data points about individuals. Today, it’s hard to find anyone who hasn’t commented on a blog entry, made a post in an online forum, or registered at Facebook or Flickr.

There are many websites that search standard social networks like MySpace or Facebook, but Pipl is one resource that conducts a “deep web” dig for the name you’re looking for on “non-typical sites.” Another powerful search is Google’s Blog Search which will find anyone who has published to a blog on the Internet. How to Tell Better Stories in Your Business. A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a High Converting Webinar. How to Pitch Your Idea for Investment. How to Pitch Your Idea for Investment What do these three people have in common?

How to Pitch Your Idea for Investment

An entrepreneur asking a venture capitalist to fund her ideaA product manager requesting her management team to invest in her productA CEO selling a candidate on joining her company All three are pitching. They are trying to convince someone with resources (money, headcount, or time) to invest in their idea. In my former life as a McKinsey consultant, we often pitched our recommendation to senior management around growth (startup) opportunities. During my time at McKinsey, I worked on several projects advising high-tech companies about growth opportunities. After working on a number of these McKinsey growth projects, my team and I began to develop a framework for pitching our ideas. To pitch investors, senior management, and even prospective employees on your idea, you can use a simple framework to motivate the investment: Worth winningWinnableWinnable by us Worth winning Winnable Winnable by us.

Top 10 Tips for Creating a Budget (Part 1) In this day and age, not living according to a well defined budget would mean heavy debt somewhere down the road.

Top 10 Tips for Creating a Budget (Part 1)

And even if you avoid the debt somehow, then you might find it hard to save something for the future. A well defined budget helps you avoid all that. Here is a list of things that help you create a successful budget. 1. A ton of useful information on social media marketing measurement! In today’s post I’ve provided two wonderful resources to get you over the hump of social media marketing measurement … a subject that seems to preoccupy so much of the online conversation.

A ton of useful information on social media marketing measurement!

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post explaining WHEN we measure our efforts is as important as WHAT we measure. This was one of my most popular posts ever and I was rewarded that it helped so many people! With some magic from my dear friend and art director Sarah Mason, we’ve turned some of the concepts from this post into a slick and colorful slide presentation that you can use for free in your own companies! Here it is: But wait … there’s more!! One of the things I love to do most of all as a college educator is hanging out with students and talking about their business problems.

The video embedded below is the first “Social Media Office Hours” program and it is a great one. A few key ideas from this presentation: I hope you enjoy this discussion. Illustration courtesy of Flickr CC and threesisters. 47 Lessons from 16 Most Influencial bloggers. I put together a list of 16 most influential bloggers today and added their 3 most important lessons from various interviews, podcasts, articles throughout their careers. 1.

47 Lessons from 16 Most Influencial bloggers

Gary Vaynerchuck He started his entrepreneur career right after college, when he took over his family wine business, and within five years he grew it from $3M to a $60M. Currently, he runs a company called VaynerMedia, which helps brands leverage social and content marketing more effectively. Besides that, he is an angel investor to many huge companies out there, including Facebook, Twitter, Uber and Birchbox. photo credit: flickr.com 3 lessons from Gary Vaynerchuck: Self-awareness. 2.

In early days of Facebook, he was the product manager for eight months. Photo credit: sweattheproduct.com 3 lessons from Noah Kagan: Ask the right questions. 3. He is an NYT bestselling author and probably most known for his blog iwillteachyoutoberich.com. Photo credit: iwillteachyoutoberich.com.