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Yoni, Talking about pen and paper, I think you will enjoy my post, Back to Basics. "I will go back to basics and use a low-tech solution: * Stack of index cards with a clip, a.k.a a Hipster PDA. I am using pre-printed to-do cards by Stiernholm Consulting. * Small pens. I am using a TEC pico pen and a Fisher space pen. * Notebooks. I am using Moleskine notebooks." http://egoist.blogspot.com/2009/10/back-to-basics.html"
Pat Henry: I have talked about the silo effect for a long time. I saw it often as a purchaser when the sales department didn't provide us and the manufacturing department with sufficient data from the market place. The solution to this problem is to look at the organization as an integrated body and implement a supply chain approach. Have you listen to Zane Safrit's interview with John Hagel, III. He is the co-author of The Power of Pull. http://zanesafrit.typepad.com/zane_safrit/2010/05/john-hagel-iii-co-chairman-of-the-deloitte-center-for-edge-innovation-and-co-author-of-the-power-of-pull-how-small-moves.html"
This post is great material for me at the moment. Yesterday I started my Facebook page for EGO blog and podcast. I will seek out opinions, feedback, comments, suggestions for guests and topics, questions, etc. I will inform the readers and listeners ("fans" / "likes"?) about upcoming blog posts and podcasts. I will give them tips and knowledge I have learned from the interviews. I will follow the trends and report on new stuff. I will link to resources like books we have discussed during the podcasts and interesting material. #6 Run competitions will be an important thing in order to make the Facebook page sticky. I will ask my guests to offer some special thing for my listeners and readers."
Shawn, I have to check out his specific posts on business models. I agree that you have to find your own business model. That's why I wrote the post, inviting to a discussion thread. I added Google AdSense because it was so easy to set up at Blogger. I also wanted to find out what kind of ads that would be showing up on my blog. Could you explain it a bit more how you could use it for SEO? I think that the alternative ad system like BlogAds is an interesting take on the relation between blog readers and advertisers. It will be fascinating to see if the new social micropayment / donation service, Flattr, will take off. You could see it as a development of the old "tip jar" mug, but you add a social networking aspect to it and you get a commitment of a small money amount (flat-rate) and you could show support (flatter) in an easy way."
Pat Henry: I think that geo location based services could be of good use for local business, reaching out to loyal customers and "ambassadors" on the internet. I also think that this behavior will lead to more "meetups" in the future. The "Third Place" is getting more available. "
Listen to Anita Campbell's podcast, The Latest Trends Driving Small Business. She has a segment called, "Location Based Presence Online." Google Latitude and Foursquare are mentioned. http://www.smbtrendwire.com/2010/05/05/the-latest-trends-driving-small-business/ Personally I have been using Gowalla for sometime and I enjoy the way you could arrange meetings and keeping in touch with Twitter friends. Check out net@night's podcast interviews with Gowalla and Foursquare for more information. http://www.twit.tv/natn134 http://www.twit.tv/natn132"