First Rule of Knowledge Workers: The Professional is Personal

One common theme I hear from “social media experts” is to make sure and keep your personal business out of the professional image you create for yourself online. Many people have come to interpret that as keeping separate profiles for their personal life and their professional life. This could be a mistake. Typically the argument…

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Maybe they Should Title the Comments "Why Everyone Hates IT"

Why Does IT Hate Facebook and Twitter. The article itself really doesn’t shed much light on why, it just throws out some numbers about the number of IT departments that block them, etc. The comments, on the other hand, are a treasure trove of why people hate their IT departments. A sampling (with my comments…

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Kurt Leafstrand Gets It

On the e-discovery 2.0 blog yesterday at least, he gets what I’ve been saying about social media in regards to legal risks, there’s not much that’s new here: There‚Äôs talk of intellectual property being cast out, irrevocably, onto the Internet for all to see. Or slanderous things being uttered for which your company may be…

Why Most Speeches Suck, and Why It’s not Hard to Stand Out

Chris Elliott talks about the reason most speeches suck on his Toastmasters blog. It’s because most people go in with the wrong intentions: As you are speaking, you are not there to make money, sell a product, or make a name for yourself. You are there to improve the lives of the audience. Making money,…