It’s a Small World After All

October 6, 2010 Leave a comment

This amazing photo shows how the energy from the Japan Earthquake was spread in the form of a Tsunami. A fascinating glimpse into the power of mother nature and how an event that seems a whole world away can impact all of us on the planet.

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Taking Down the Big Guys

Online Social Media continues to deal body blows to traditional media delivery systems. Word came this week that media stalwart Newsweek is on the block. And while the purveyors of new media dance on the grave of fallen giants, the struggle to somehow make new media Commercially viable for more than just a few rages on,
 
Seth Godin weighs in on how that might come to pass in the foreseeable future. He makes some great points. There's no doubt that Social Media is exploding in terms of sheer numbers of participants and that tribes really do matter. But, how does Social Media Marketing become economically viable if the audiences keep segmenting smaller and smaller and receiving the bulk of their goods for free via the internet. How do new ideas (and Markets) emerge from among a group of people who all think alike or share the same interests? How does the benefit of differing perspective help shape the final product in this paradigm.
 
Scale seems to offer some hope. That is to say that you don't need many in your community to support your enterprise if you can shave the costs of production and delivery. But that doesn't leave much of an upside and the key to innovation has always been the promise of an upside.
 
The genius of Henry Ford was not so much the Model A or the introduction of assembly line production, but in creating the buyers for his product by allowing them to participate in and profit on the means of production and delivery of a tangible good.
 
An economy only works when you there are products to sell at a profit and there are buyers willing to pay the price. The business of Production and Delivery is still key to creating buyers within the tribe because if we were all just thinkers anad thought leaders, nothing would ever get done. 

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Oh My, What a Ride

Despite reports that the U.S. economy seems headed toward recovery, the people who lay money on it remain as skiddish as ever. I’ve long felt that those who talked us into the recession are now trying to talk us out of it. Not that that’s a bad thing if it works out. But premature declarations of renewed strength in the economy that bait unsophisticated investors back into the market is asking for trouble. The reservoir of trust is very shallow indeed and this is no time for jumping on the bandwagon if you can’t back up your bet.
The quick hit, high risk bet mentality is alive and well. Liquidity is hard to come by. Thus, those holding positions long in the market were forced to sell because those with nothing to back them up panicked and ran at the first sign of trouble. Even the most experienced traders were left weak in the knees by the sheer magnitude of the volatility. Evidence began to emerge by day’s end pointing in the direction of a botched trade or some other anomoly that triggered the mass sell off.  That said, there was no hiding the fact that many traders don’t have the stomach or the Capital to cover their positions when they sense the market beginning to move. Tells me there’s a lot less confidence in the broader market than the talking heads would lead you to believe.
 
As Wayne Dyer once said…. Don’t believe everything you think. 
We still have a long way to go.

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“Harmless Habits” That Take a Toll

 Here’s an eye opening article that shed’s some light on the little things in your life that may be having a big impact on how you are aging. Give yourself a couple of minutes to find out more on how to live longer, feel better and look your best. For more great ideas on how to Age Gracefully check out our friends over at Phoenix Wellness Technologies. While you’re there, become a fan!

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Quilting, The fabric of your life

April 23, 2010 Leave a comment

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When you’ve had enough, can’t tolerate your job any longer and are ready to quit, perhaps you could try one last thing.

Seth Godin share’s a thought or two about rethinking your efforts

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Allpoints Marketing – Readypost Autoblog

April 21, 2010 Leave a comment
Allpoints Marketing  of Lynnwood, Washington is thrilled to launch their new Readypost Autoblog service for casual bloggers. This service keeps your blog refreshed daily and allows indivduals to post content at their convenience. Check it out.

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