Monthly Archive:: August 2011

#1 thing NOT to do on LinkedIn

The #1-with-a-bullet rule of social media, no matter what platform, is: be authentic. This does not mean that you should be an authentic idiot, however. I had a troubling conversation on LinkedIn a few days ago, with someone who sent me a connection request. I’m a pretty open networker – my only rules are Have [&hellip

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How far would you go for medical treatment?

No, not how far you’d go in the Denzel Washington/John Q/hold-a-hospital-hostage sense. In the get-on-a-plane-toward-care sense. Medical tourism has seen an exponential rise with patients in the US as health care costs and the number of uninsured patients have risen over the last 15 years. In a TIME magazine piece in 2006, Curtis Schroeder, CEO [&hellip

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From viral to vicious can be a short trip

I consider London to be one of my home-towns – I grew up in a government-service family, we moved frequently, and one of the places we called home was London in the ’60s and ’70s. I watched, with deep sorrow, as large parts of Greater London, and then Birmingham, fell under the torches and bricks [&hellip

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A funny thing happened on the way to the dairy counter

When I was still doing stand-up, one of my compadres had a regular bit where her punchline was “women: we make milk. We make eggs. We’re a dairy!” I’m a big fan of the dairy. No, not the human variety, the kind you find in grocery & gourmet stores. So imagine my surprise when I [&hellip

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Want to add humor to your message? Hire a comedy writer. Really.

It’s fascinating to watch something take hold in the zeitgeist (look it up). Particularly when it’s something that has been solidly planted in one’s own personal zeitgeist for … ever. The hot topic in business social media right now is humor. As in “bring the funny to get attention and customers” – which is true, [&hellip

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