Connecting your organization with new media

Rob Neppell just launched a new company: Kithbridge, Inc. was launched as an evolution of one of the blogosphere’s original and most successful blog-tracking sites, The Truth Laid Bear. While The Truth Laid Bear provides a portal and blog search engine for individual bloggers and blog-readers, Kithbridge provides customized technology, services, and strategies for businesses,…

In The Mail: Communicating Design

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=josuesierra-20&o=1&p=8&l=as1&asins=0321392353&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr I just ordered my own copy of Communicating Design, by Dan Brown. I’m trying to strengthen my skills in Usability and Information Architecture, and this book sounds like its just the thing for me. Christian Crumlish published a review in Extra! Extra!, his company’s blog: I probably learned the most from his discussion of…

New Book — Trust: The One Thing That Makes or Breaks a Leader

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=bigideasbusin-20&o=1&p=8&l=as1&asins=0785261540&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr I bought this book about a month ago, but just picked it up this weekend. It’s by author Les T. Csorba, a former White House Advisor for Presidential Personnel and is now a Partner at Heidrick & Struggles, Inc. So far is sounds real good. I have been reading a lot about trust in…

I’m still here…and some thoughts on personal outsourcing

Sorry I have been missing in action in these last couple weeks. Summer term started (MBA) and my wife was out of town for a week, so I decided to take some time off from blogging. But, I’m still here. Maybe I should outsource my blog writing? LOL Here is an article that got my…

What I am reading now: The Distance Manager

I’m taking a Project Management course this summer semester, and my main reading assignment is “The Distance Manager” by Kimball Fisher & Mareen Duncan Fisher. I have poured through the first 3 chapters so far and it has been awesome! Even though many of the management and organizational development principles outlines are targed at Distance…

The importance of a Chief Digital Officer & the outsourcing option

Jacob, a blogger at Silas Notes and staff member at Silas Partners highlights a blog post that “discusses the need for a Chief Digital Officer, someone who is concerned with all the digital communication of your organization.” These are considerable responsibilities. It’s a bigger job than “webmaster.” It requires both broad vision and technical insight….

Ten Rules for Web Startups

I found this awesome list with some key thoughts on launching a web startup. But reading through it, the truth is that this could easily be applicable to starting any business. Technology is now an integral part of any business. If you are willing to face your fears of technology, and battle the learning curve,…