Monday, October 31, 2005
DISCLAIMER: I speak only for myself and none of the three dozen publications that have employed me to date. Or the dozen publications that currently use me. Or that TV station where I work once in a while. That's my disclaimer. Although I am quick to add that I will do my best not to embarrass myself or humiliate anyone who may cross my path as a current or future source of news. Or friend. Or employer, as an employer is a terrible thing to waste.... To (sorta) paraphrase Good Witch Glinda from the Wizard of Oz, "I want to use my blog for good, not evil." I also would like to drop 5 dress sizes and dance back-up in a Tina Turner tour. But we all know how that's going to turn out... But I will DO MY BEST to be good here.
Read A Little Pollyanna.
Here is her blog and here is her bio.
"Rebecca Blood challenged journalists to stop worrying so much about bloggers and concentrate on doing good journalism. It was refreshing to hear how an outsider views the strengths and weaknesses of mainstream journalism." — Kris Kodrich, journalism professor at Colorado State University and board member of the Colorado Professional Chapter of SPJ
Fred is a good writer. He is pragmatic and informative in a neighborly way.
I like Fred and I think you will, too.
Read Fragments from Floyd.
Ian is also a frequent reader of cph127 (also noted in this hitchhiker guide)
In his blogger profile, Ian says of himself:
My focus and professional interests and practice are in the area of design management. I consider China, India and Asia more generally to be of greatest importance in terms of opportunities for design as a profession to make significant difference to the future of all people on the planet. I am interested in contributing to the process of educating industry and people about the need to utilise design in these regions in order to maximise the potentials of collaborative practice, new technologies and education to solve the problems we face as a global community.Ian writes on East | West behavioural and thinking dichotomies
The Shanghai Swiss Chamber of Commerce swisscham.org recently commissioned Birds & Fish Communications to work on the development of a quarterly magazine appropriately titled “The Bridge”. Designed to foster more awareness of Swiss Chinese business relations in Shanghai and China generally the publication’s March 2005 issue featured a wonderful article “10 differences between Western and Eastern Behaviour and Thinking” by Hans J.Roth, Consul General of Switzerland in Shanghai. The article describes the most significant differences between European and Chinese cultural environments. Although quite broad brushstrokes the observations can be considered a solid general guideline. I thought it would be positive to share the main points of difference highlighted in the article.Read the remainder of this posting here.
So if you are interested in design and opportunities in China, read Ian!
Friday, October 28, 2005
Sometimes I write hypocritical, a blog on marketing. Its purpose, beyond feeding my pure unadulterated hubris, is to provide yet another forum for yet another a) frustrated writer, b) misunderstood genius, c) marketing slob to critique concepts, capture thoughts, pose questions, and share ideas, in hopes of gaining a better understanding of the art of communication. While it is doubtful I will uncover anything new, perhaps I will provoke thought or provide the right sugarcoating to make an idea digestible or inspire you, gentle reader, to comment, critique, and return.He writes with Blogger, has been having problems with trackbacks and wrote about it when he identified the problem.
In his posting on Take my RSS feed, please:
Just think. A few magic clicks of your mouse and you could be hosting such previous gems as:
* Want comments on your blog?
* RSS feeds: Can't we just all agree on a common home?
…. and much much more
But that's not all, act now and you'll get all the lame posts, too. At no additional cost. Hearken back to the times we all groaned when I wrote:
* St. Patrick's Day, an increasingly vulgar brand that continues to remain popular
* Don't recreate the wheel that has already been created: The fine art of creating a satirical marketing site (and using the word "create")
…. and much much more
Well worth taking the feed for!
Thursday, October 27, 2005
The background page says:
Idea Sandbox is about connecting people with solutions.
Solutions come in many packages. It may be a person, a place or thing. When you have a problem at your organization - where do you turn? Who can you call? What do you Google?
Idea Sandbox is all about bringing those people, places and things together to help solve your business problems.
The blog is the creation of Paul Williams.
Did you know you could turn your photos into real postage?
If you read this blog, you would have found out.
Make it a place to visit. Who knows what we'll learn next?
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Monday, October 24, 2005
Friday, October 21, 2005
Getting ready for my first Ironman in September, 2006, and I'm starting to feel like I might just be able to pull it off. A married mom of two preschoolers, here you'll find my insane account of juggling family, career and triathlon. Never a dull moment on this ride; promptly departing at 4:00 a.m. daily.From The Plan
THE PLAN is the mile marker that jumps into the path of the oncoming emotional blob and slaps it around a bit Â whips it into shape, you might say. Look at this, itÂs almost over. Get it together - this isnÂt so bad, have a gel, drink some water, get over yourself already and breathe. You know that spot when you get your wind back Â well, all of the emotional smelling salt stuff of that spot is THE PLAN.From Back to the Beginning
Physical ability can be carved, mental toughness can be forged, but passion must be born Â it takes flesh and blood and heart and guts. And thatÂs why you must bleed to be the best.Read more of Wil here.
Thursday, October 20, 2005
He is publishing his novella, The Boy Who Heard Music, in serial format via this blog, a chapter at a time.
What is well known is that I'm a rock star. You are not worthy etc. In fact you are worthy. And so am I. We deserve each other.
Chapter 1 through 5 is now published... so you are not far behind, can catch up quickly and hang in for the ride to the finish sometime in February 2006!
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Loved ones! Please! Do not mistakenly assume that you will always be blessed with the aroma of love. Today, while you have breath, do something to say “thanks”. Creatively code your passionate irrational insanity into an unforgettable message. When you next rest your head on a fragrant pillow, breathe deeply as you wink into sweet sleep.
From JD's profile:
Flooded passages and the feeble pointing finger of a WWII veteran point our way to tons of burried treasure. This blog began as a historical account of the search and recovery of golden bars of Japanese war booty. It is written as a fictional image of what happened to me yesterday. I have four sons. The fact that I have zero daughters proves the existence of God (I could neither discipline a daughter nor resist her requests). Seeing urgency to love others while time remains as being the crucial focus of each effort, I attempt to occasionally interject the philosophy of love.For more insights on the philosphy of love, check out JD!
This blog is temporarily abandoned.
Oh well, I hope it wasn't something I said.
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Never Work Alone is a blog where you'll find great advice for management and leadership related problems. Each week we post a problem and a summary of the response from the great community of managers and leaders over at the Never work Alone Googlegroup.
This is one blog to put into your reader and keep tabs on.
Who knows, you may have an opportunity to utilize it yourself someday.
Thursday, October 13, 2005
Gonzo Journal is the personal blog of Cowboy Caleb, editor of Tomorrow, the self-professed Boing Boing of Singapore. Cowboy has been blogging since 2002 and he turns 27 this year.
The Journal features imaginary conversations, invitations to virtual parties, colorful wedding photos, and massive linkage.
If you have some time to spend, this is a good place to do it.
It won't be time wasted.
Tom and Red have been quoted and featured by the liks of CNN, MSNBC, and Slate. They've made appearances on radio and television, as well. Now, they have expanded their offerings to new blogging enterprises.
Following are other Sacred Monkey blogs:
what more could one ask for???
try the freestyle way of Mick (or is it Mike?)
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
His insight on the tortoise and the hare story:
He is an Entrepreneur, Author and a Teacher (he describes himself as someone who EATs with passion!)
Stories can mis-lead us and take us in the wrong direction if we are not careful. If you really want to conclude "slow and steady wins the race", please go and find something else other than the above story to based your conclusions on.
My $.02: This story has run its course. When everyone around you is "fast and steady" and you are "slow", this story or the conclusion won't help. You need to change!
His advice on celebrating small victories:
Nobody is surprised when a small failure causes a major upset but everyone will raise their eyebrows if a small victory is celebrated in a big way. Both are extremes but each one gets a different treatment.
Happy people do things the other way around. It's fun to be around people who celebrate small victories. They are full of life and they bring life to people around them.
When was the last time you celebrated a small victory? May be it's time for a small celebration for a small victory...
Make it an event on your day to read Rajesh!
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Offers the view from his new apartment
And finds some chocolate afternoon tea
Now, why else would you want to read Steve?
Well, I might be a little biased, but the world can't have enough Steves!
Read more from Steven!
Monday, October 10, 2005
Want to keep up with what is happening in web tools?
Then you have one place to mark and check frequently! eHub by Emily Chang
eHub is a constantly updated list of web applications, services, resources, blogs or sites with a focus on next generation web (web 2.0), social software, blogging, Ajax, Ruby on Rails, location mapping, open source, folksonomy, design and digital media sharing.Check it out, it will be worth your time.
Friday, October 07, 2005
He is the author of An Educator's Guide to Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other New Web Tools that are Transforming the Classroom published by Corwin Press, scheduled for release in early 2006.
He as a great summary of how to use RSS for education.
He has found out that it is possible to write up a poor version of a research paper, post it to wikipedia, wait a couple of days for the world to edit and correct it for the originator. Oh my, now that is using the system. As a teacher he is concerned about it. As a former teacher, I am also. But fortunately the output would be easily cross checked so the "smart student" should see their day in court.
Read more about from Will here.
Thursday, October 06, 2005
She is in her final preparations for this year's Hartford Marathon which goes off this Saturday.
Good luck Dianna!
Read all about Dianna's running exploits here.
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
Read more of Mary Schmidt here.
Why read “Mary’s Blog?”
Well, I’m a business developer & marketing troubleshooter (working with all sizes and types of clients). As such, I cover a lot of ground in this blog. I’ve been working since I was 16 and have had an eclectic career (and have eclectic tastes in work and life). When talking about me, my clients and colleagues use phrases like, “No BS” “Straightshooter” “Fun to work with.” “Cuts to the chase.” “A true pro.” All of which I hope is reflected in my writing.
One day I’ll talk about a cool technology. Another I give “down and dirty” tips about how to get and keep customers. Yet another day, I’ll make reading recommendations that may help you think outside the box.
Monday, October 03, 2005
Aspiring fashionista, as recently confirmed by co-workers. Paramount leg-wrestler. Sassy linguist. Both leader and member of posse. Good drinker, for some values of good. Marathoner flirt social impresario. I kick ass.
She posted today on Food is Love and I had to reveal my love of Fluffernutters (that will be the subject of another post).
In the meantime check out Kieran here!
Why "Genuine Curiosity"?
Dwayne suggests, when in dialogue, eliminate the background noise. Try to neutralize any preconceived notions. Don't jump to conclusions or make assumptions. Refrain from asking open-ended questions, at least, at the onset. This will give the other the opportunity to tell you about herself.
This is difficult for some people, who won't stop talking long enough to listen to anybody else. If this is you, implement a change. Learn to listen.