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Collaboration: Digg & Tom’s Style

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Collaboration. I call it the new distribution strategy. Remember the 4 P's and then the 3 C's? Well in my mind community and collaboration are the new distribution. A great example is the collaborative effort between Kevin Rose founder of Digg and Blake Mycoskie at Tom's Shoes. I'm less likely to look at traditional channel options […]

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Impoverished Thinking: Bill Strickland Social Entrepreneur

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  "Poverty is essentially, the acceptance of meager possibility," say's Bill Strickland founder of Manchester Bidwell.  Strickland argues that all of us are poor in some fashion. We all suffer from some form of poverty; poverty of creativity, humility, generosity, vision, love, courage, effort, will or perhaps integrity.  Sometimes our thinking is impoverished. Sometimes the ghetto is in our own mind. Our own ideas, beliefs about […]

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Mission Strain: “TAKE COVER!!”

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SIXTYFOUR | threesixtyfive "TAKE COVER!!", originally uploaded by ortizmj12. Yesterday I spent an hour with Paul Shoemaker from Social Venture Partners Seattle and Jeris Miller from Compassion Action Network, Heart of The Matter Blog and Microsoft as  philanthropist and social entrepreneurs Aaron from G2Bventures and Gideon from Groundwire shared their thoughts on Doing Good; is Good Business. During the program […]

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Change The World Or Go Home

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  I know Gapingvoid created the blue Monster for Microsoft . But as important as Microsoft is, it's not the whole world and  Microsoft's not the only one that needs reminding that we are here to CHANGE THE WORLD… OR GO HOME.  In the movie ,The Matrix Morpheus shows Neo how the world blinds us from the truth, […]

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Love what you do; DO WHAT YOU LOVE: NOW

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@garyvee Twitter: Wine Library DO what you LOVE! If swearing bothers you – don't watch the video. If you want to be inspired; Listen. I Passion. Care. Do what you love; love what you do. This is your one incredible life. How are you investing it? Do you love what you do? Are you using […]

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From Monologue To Dialogue: Social Cues

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I am curious, as in curious George. I too would have eaten the puzzle piece thinking it was an interesting piece of chocolate or burnt almond roca. So it is my curiosity that leads me to ask; clients, peers, friends, business types, social change experts, life hackers, spiritual ones and let's be honest ;anyone that will […]

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Have you upgraded from ROI to LROI?

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I love the Mashable blog. The other day I was reading an interesting post about social media and ROI and I couldn’t help but smile. ROI seems so web 1.0 to me. As I read the article, I found myself inserting  ‘LROI’ everytime the author mentioned ROI, that’s when I knew it was time to […]

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Failure or Success: You Decide

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I often talk about the front side and the back side of an entrepreneur's resume/bio. The back side of your life, resume is the side most of us are least comfortable letting other people see or know. Most of us spend our life presenting the 'front side,' our best side, the successes and home runs of […]

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Show Me The PROBLEM!

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Do you love problems? Do you love to turn problems into enterprises or new businesses? If so you are a most likely a problemeur. ( yes another new word for you!)  You love problems and you know that Jerry McQuire was wrong; it isn't show me the money ( well not first anyways) it's show me the problem, […]

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Talking is not Relating; Get Over Yourself…( Pam)

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If you don't stand for something you're likely to fall for anything."Is the line to a country song that speaks to this whole idea that is spinning around my head right now. You see I mostly write about that which I want to understand and am still curious about and learning. So this morning after my gratitude list I reminded […]

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