A post in honor of Labor Day here in the U.S. I guess you could say that less is more applies across the board.

I review Chris Anderson's new bestseller, FREE, in the latest issue of my newsletter, WordBiz Report.

Date: Aug. 25, 2009
Location: Coast of Maine
Subscribers: 9,092 cool peeps
Mood: Bittersweet end-of-summer. You?
Looking forward to: Gov 2.0 Summit (Sept. 9-10, 2009)
Stolen from: Silicon Valley bigshot Jason Calacanis

When I say "stolen from" I mean a few lines at the top of an e-newsletter that give you choice coordinates 


Mashable COO Adam Hirsch has been pouring energy into the Summer of Social Good campaign since he began organizing it in January 2009. In just four days this unique online fundraising effort - built around the velocity and reach of social media - culminates with the Social Good Conference in NYC (Aug. 28, 2009). Tickets are still available, BTW, and 100 percent of sales go towards the four charities benefiting from the

I'm a fan* of Michael McLaughlin's previous work (he's co-author of Guerrilla Marketing for Consultants) so I was predisposed to like his new book Winning the Professional Services Sale. However, my heart sank at the long, jargon-y title and subtitle. What could he possibly tell us that hasn't already been said about the sales process? I quickly found the answer in the first few pages of this well-written and accessible book. Michael

According to Gartner's just released 2009 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, corporate blogging is inching up towards mainstream adoption, while Twitter may be encountering a backlash. It's been a slow steady climb since 2005, as I've noted here (in August 2005, when I was writing my book) and here (in 2008). This is one of those charts that's fun to flash during a presentation to illlustrate what's hot and what's not. If I were

One of the ways to sharpen your writing chops is to parody another author. I’m interested in improving my skills at creative nonfiction so I’ve been reading John McPhee. Here’s my little parody, based on a Japanese sumi-e art class I’ve been taking in Maine this summer: "The road to the art studio dipped and turned between the dark green stands of fir and spruce trees just as the eye travels in an S curve through the landscape of a

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