Archive for March 2012

'The 12 Lessons I learned from Steve Jobs' – Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki ‘survived’ working for Steve Jobs twice! Or at least thats how Guy describes it. The lessons aren’t necessarily intentional, but certainly riveting. The tone is set by the first lesson – Don’t listen to experts, as they don’t know what they are on about! Guy mentions Western Telegraph, who decided the telephone would…

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Mark Schaefer to give keynote at Social Media conference for Wales

Mark Schaefer is a big name in social media and marketing. He is a Forbes magazine top 50 influencer in the world, a Adage magazine Power 150 marketing blogger, he was TweetSmarter’s top tweeter of the year in 2011 and had the UK’s B2B magazines social media book of the year for the Tao of…

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When is it time to dump your best client?

I know it feels a bit of a strange thing to say, but dumping some of your clients may be the best way of growing your business. It feels weird, because our natural inclination is to hang on to these people through thick and thin, and certainly for as long as possible! But what about…

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5 ways that Mountain Biking is like Business

I was out for a long ride this evening, the first for a while, and as is always the case after a bit of a lay off from riding, I was knocked out by the breathtaking beauty of the area I am lucky enough to ride in, the exhilaration born of swooping down trails under…

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Latest News: A Social Media Conference for Wales

Things are hotting up! There are so many people who are willing and have offered to help, I feel like I should list them all! But I’d be here all day I think. But here’s where we have got too. Based on the general consensus of opinion, a few things are quite clear, so I wanted to get…

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UPDATE: A Social Media Conference for Wales

This is getting very exciting! We have a load of volunteers coming forward, though no sponsors as yet, and a ton of ideas given freely by all sorts. I have to thank Barbara Chidgey, @waveriderswidow, @mrsmoti, @edwardoregan, @Brandnatter, @tinhuttales, and @joel_hughes in addition to the others already mentioned, and those that have RT’d the message, as…

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A special Social Media Conference for Wales?

In a little over an hour last night, a special thing started to happen. After a brief conversation between me and @markwschaefer, author of The Tao of Twitter and most recently, his new book, Return On Influence, twitter started to flicker with an idea. A special idea for Wales. The idea was to put on…

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Google are winning, does anyone care?

There was an event in Cardiff very recently, and from what I can gather, it was in part at least, hosted by the Welsh Government. The not usually associated with altruism mega business Google presented the latest step in their ‘quest’ to get British business on-line, imaginatively entitled ‘Getting Welsh Business On line’  As you…

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