Heads up: this is going to a short riff. I realized the other day that I'm feeling muzzled in my blogging. Too often recently I find myself thinking in short, 140 character bursts. It's not enough to articulate full thoughts. Seth Godin makes the point that microblogging sets you up to be misunderstood. I agree. So... after turkey I'll be back with some longer-form thoughts. In the meantime, take a look at TweetsGiving and consider a
It's back! I admit to being an Elf Yourself junkie although my kids tell me it's stupid. Whatever. I've done it every year (OK the two years prior to this). Office Max has gotten JibJab to add a few more bells and whistles. Now you can create a mousepad or mug of your elf. Or embed on your blog and Facebook. And add colleagues - or your boss - as additional elves. A nice upbeat note amidst even grimmer news about the economy.
So thought I'd run a quick survey: Is Blogging Dead?
Update: there are now
477 773 comments from readers on Cuban's post, many saying "I support you" - others quite critical.
Kudos to Mark Cuban, CEO of the Dallas Mavericks, for posting the following on his blog today. Proves the point that you can almost always say something on a CEO or corporate blog -- even if it's to say that you can't say much. In this case, by posting his attorney's letter, Cuban is being open about the SEC's
It will be interesting to see how many CEO bloggers (and corporate blogs) step up to the plate and talk about lay-offs and downsizing. Here's an Oct. 15, 2008 post by Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk which does just that, although in a bit of corporate-speak: "There will also be some headcount reduction due to consolidation of operations."
The NYTimes makes the point yesterday that this is particularly effective when it is done on the
As a young child, I remember waking up on Wednesday Nov. 9, 1960, elated to learn that John F. Kennedy had been elected President. This is the most exciting and historic post-election day since then. Simon Hoggart, a British journalist and good friend, emailed this morning to say it more eloquently. I am at a loss for words.
"What a joy and what a relief! Of course it could go terribly wrong, but right now it is a fabulous day for