Ways to read my blog

I just wanted to make sure everyone is aware of the new email subscription form I have added to header of the blog, as well as the RSS subscription feed. I’m not 100% consistent with my blogging, as I try to provide time for my wife and other offline activities. So, the best way to…

Making The Case For Online Advertising ‘Inside The Beltway’

Interesting article by Dave Morgan, Chairman of Tacoda, that intersects the world of politics, and the clash with rapidly changing technology–some with legitimate use, and some not. As you might imagine, it’s not easy to draft highly detailed regulatory language that can clearly and effectively attack the bad uses of complex and fast-changing technologies without…

My MBA Courses in the Fall

I’m almost there!! It feels so close, I can almost see the diploma hanging on the wall! I am one semester away from getting my MBA and I can’t tell you how excited I am. The best thing is that I am finishing of the program with two great courses I’m looking forward to completing….

Blog Discovery: Olga How, Creative Thinker

This is a new blog I discovered today–Olga How, Creative Thinker. I haven’t started to dig in, but the first page had some interesting thoughts on usability and human interaction. Olga is an Information Architect and Usability Consultant. For 10 years Olga has worked in the Web industry including public sites, Intranets, Extranets, interactive television,…

Microsoft Live Writer

Just found out about this tool…man I’ve been working to hard! It sounds like a neat tool I’m going to have to check out. It might make it easier for me to blog here, which means of course, more frequent posting. That would be a good thing, right? Windows Live Writer Beta is a desktop…

Congress Needs to Get With the Times on Communication

Adfero’s Chris Battle wrote a guest column in today’s edition of Roll Call. A former Chief of Staff, Battle encourages Members to get with the times and welcome, not discourage increasing amounts of constituent email. I’m not a big fan of “big government” so there is no big surprise here. Turns out that a thriving…

‘Blog’, ‘cookie’, ‘wiki’ top list of hated Internet words

AFP has a story via Yahoo about a poll commissioned by the Lulu Blooker Prize, a literary award for books, conducted by British pollsters YouGov. According to the story, 2,091 adults where questioned on what where the most irritating words spawned by the Internet. “Blog”, “netiquette”, “cookie” and “wiki” have been voted among the most…

Streaming media video at Townhall.com

My employer just launched a new video section in partnership with ROO, an online video streaming service. StreamingMedia.com has the story. “Web-based publications and communities depend on compelling, targeted content to keep their visitors and participants engaged and active,” said Robert Petty, CEO of ROO. “Townhall’s devoted and passionate community members will be able to…

On my radar today

Busy day, but I thought I would share what I’m reading today. From imedia connection: 3 Steps to Measuring Blog Buzz Follow these steps outlined by Blastro Network’s founder to turn conversation on your company blog into consumer insight. The Politico covers friend and blogger Rob Bluey: BlogJam: Right-wing Bluey blog. You can read his…

What factors or practices make a good distance leader? How do these differ for a leader of a co-located team?

These questions came out of a Distance Project Management course I am taking this summer, and I thought I would share my notes. http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=bigideasbusin-20&o=1&p=8&l=as1&asins=0071360654&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr The authors, Fisher and Fisher, list seven competencies of an effective distance leader in “The Distance Manager.” These are leader, results catalyst, facilitator, barrier buster, business analyzer, coach and living example….

Branding through Behind the Scenes Video

I was uploading some behind the scenes video of a Republican presidential candidate, and was amazed at how a un-scripted casual video can make a huge positive difference in image building. Up to this point, I have not seen this particular candidate in a positive light. My impression has been that he is a typical…

Looking forward to being a dad

Seeing how this week is father’s day, I thought a dad-blog post would be appropriate. This is a step away from my usual subject matter, but I’m sure most of you won’t mind. Allow me to bring your attention to an article featured on the Wall Street Journal today. The headline says, “Life With Father:…