Career

Social media, smartphones, e-mail: they can all help take your career to the next level, or they can ensure you get utterly consumed by your work. Here are my best strategies, tools and stories to help you harness your online time to creating the work of your dreams — even if your dreams include sometimes leaving the office.

6 ways to speed up your social media response times

6 ways to speed up your social media response times

Speed is essential to developing the right social media campaign, response or update. In my last post, I looked at how the right kind of market research program can support faster and more responsive social media management, inspired by The Quick and the Dead, a new...
Why the speed of research matters in social media

Why the speed of research matters in social media

How quickly do you have to reply to a critical tweet? How long does it take for the right video to go viral? How often do you have to update your company’s Facebook page? Speed is at the heart of many of the questions that come up over and over again in social...
A new path to social media insight at Vision Critical

A new path to social media insight at Vision Critical

People who post frequently on Facebook and Twitter are more than 3 times as likely to care about being the most fashionable person in the room, compared to more passive social media users. That was one of the surprising findings that came out of a major social media...
5 questions about your personal brand and your day job

5 questions about your personal brand and your day job

My latest for the Wall Street Journal addresses the challenges that companies face in managing “co-branded” employees: employees who have built a significant reputation and following through social media. The story covers a range of issues managers need to...
How quickly should you reply to email?

How quickly should you reply to email?

I’m a judgemental email sender and an anxious email recipient. When I send someone an email, I judge them based on their response time: instant? slow? eternal? And by judgement, let me be clear: I’m not judging them on their email skills alone....
Take these ideas…please

Take these ideas…please

If you think a good idea is a potential goldmine, you’re going to love the next month on this blog. Starting today, I’m giving my ideas away, from now until June 30. This is an experiment in how to handle an abundant resource: my crazy, sometimes evil,...
A bird’s eye view of hashtag diffusion

A bird’s eye view of hashtag diffusion

What’s it like to be on a panel with rock stars Peter Shankman, Julien Smith, Chris Brogan and Russell Bowers? For all who have wondered, I can answer that question with a video — at the same time, answering a question that came in on Twitter during...
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