Why I’d Never Connect to Charlotte Proudman on LinkedIn (and possibly you too)
Posted at 9/14/2015
A media storm has erupted surrounding the story of 27-year-old British Barrister, Charlotte Proudman, who asked senior solicitor Alexander Carter-Silk (aged 57) to connect on LinkedIn. He replied by commenting on her “stunning picture” and awarded her “the best LinkedIn picture I have ever seen.” She replied to tell him she considered his response “unacceptable and misogynistic behavior” and the...more
Time is Money -- Be Sure to Monetize Yours
Posted at 9/8/2015
“Remember that Time is Money…”
Benjamin Franklin wrote these words back in 1748 in an essay titled “Advice to a Young Tradesman, Written by an Old One.” He went on to further write that a man who could earn ten Shillings a day would waste five Shillings by sitting idle for a half-day.
The old adage stands the test of time and is ingrained in the American time-conscious and money-consci...more
Writing a book in an age of snacking tweets
Brainsy Launches ECN Lite Service
Posted at 9/8/2015
Brainsy, Inc. announced today that it has launched the ECN “Lite” Service – a transactional ECN Account for individual consultants, mentors, subject matter experts, or advisors that wish to get paid for providing expertise or guidance to others. By affixing an ECN Lite Badge or Widget to an existing social media profile, individuals can post their availability, rates, and get paid for phone disc...more
Fanaticall, Inc. is now Brainsy, Inc.
Posted at 8/31/2015
Fanaticall, Inc. is now Brainsy, Inc. The change in name coincides with a broadening of the company's mission -- to connect anyone with knowledge, expertise, or insights, to
anyone seeking it. In other words, to enable a type of "brain sync" between any two parties (with digital profiles on the web).
What is social media activity worth?
I have been an early adopter of much of the tech fads that come along for many years, not because I am entertained by it or even all that curious. Since I am in the tech industry, which is highly sensitive to fads, I felt I needed to understand the waves as they happened. Social media is not all that new and more have come and gone than I can remember. The ones that are left ha...more
Immunity to failure, roll it forward.
As an entrepreneur I live to create value in as many ways as possible and to have that value amplified through others I might trigger to act entrepreneurially. It's about having an impact both socially and economically. Getting a financial return in the future is part of the driver but it is not the only thing that would motivate me or others I decide to work with. I did not always hav...more
Can a corporation be too efficient?
If a company is so efficient that its processes do not permit its employees to think and make decisions on exceptions it may have passed the threshold of productive efficiency related to customer service quality. When the institution gets to the point where they depersonalize even the human interaction, where the customer service person needs to go through a mechanical process, where one i...more