Lyceum commented on the following stories on BizSugar
I agree with the Beatrice Whealan's statement: "There really is no such thing as a social media expert just people that do social media well." It is interesting that she has the title, "Social Media & Content Specialist at Sage." I have been called a "blogger and social media evangelist" by author, Stefan Engeseth. I started my first blog in 2002. You should have a knowledge about marketing that includes a sense of business philosophy due to the fact that successful social media activities should be integrated with core values of the whole organization. You should be able to answer the question why you are in business, before you start with conversational marketing (another word for new social media)."
Thanks for pointing out this new social media site. I am a member of a similar site (as it sounds according to your post), called SiteTalk that is also owned (49%) by the members of the community. The site has a shopping mall and a gaming site (first iPhone game app is called Herman's Adventure) there you could spend credits. They will start with favorable daily deals for the members. The goal is to become a publicly traded company in the near future. I bet you will hear more about SiteTalk in May. It will be a conference in Hungary on May 12. The company has been in a pre-launch mode until now."
Anita: I think you have develop a special kind of business environment that is open to innovation, progress and new thinking. One thing would to take inspiration from the leaders of the Renaissance, e.g., Leonardo da Vinci. He was both a great artist and inventor. Recommended reading: "How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci" by Michael J. Gelb. I commented on your post, Innovation Management Helps Make Your Idea Reality (December 20, 2011), that I would show that post to my friend, Stig Ottosson, author of Frontline Innovation Management – Dynamic Product and Business Development. Here is an excerpt from the description of his book: "In short the practical work and research has led us to the conclusion that, independent of the product and/or business to be developed, clear advantages are gained using dynamic methods instead of the old classical/traditional ones taught and used generally. Examples of such advantages are lower failure risk, shorter time to market, less money and effort, better solutions reached, etc." http://www.ottosson.biz/?p=139"