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Warning Signs of Covert Eavesdropping or Bugging
Not for the paranoid: checklist "what to watch for" if you are under surveillance
surveillance  list  eavesdrop  bug  security  privacy 
july 2012
Depth of Processing: Supermarket Tomatoes Lack Chloroplasts in the Fruit -- that is why They Taste Bland.
A trade-off between appearance and taste: the science of why store-bought tomatoes taste nothing
tomato  science  taste  research  photo  variety 
july 2012
Thumbs Up: Digg Wasn’t A Failure, It Was A Beginning | TechCrunch
Valuable lessons from Digg: how to cr8/leverage culture & merge on/offline to create community
digg  post  mortem  marketing  culture  community  event  online  offline  strategy  tactic  q3  2012  2008  2009  2010 
july 2012
CHART OF THE DAY: Global PC Shipments By Manufacturer - Business Insider
Interesting, "PC" defined by MSFT O/S, not form factor; if so, MSFT could redefine PC market by running on iPad ;^)
PC  demand  market  q3  2012  chart  Statistics  tablet  ipad  disruption  netbook 
july 2012
10 technologies that changed business forever - InfoWorld
Putting into perspective technologies we take for granted + links to more info #fb
productivity  software  hardware  mobile  cloud  device  process  Enterprise  q3  2012  2csrollyson  google  apple  open  source 
july 2012
Rethinking the Concept of "Outliers": Why Non-Experts are Better at Disruptive Innovation - Forbes
SURPRISE: the nature & value of "expertise" is changing! How to adjust your approach & power your business & career
innovation  expert  amateur  proam  csrblogcomment  pointofview  disruption  brain  collaboration  career  knowledge  economy 
july 2012
Digg Sold To LinkedIn AND The Washington Post And Betaworks | TechCrunch
Looks like the Digg selloff did better than previously reported; assets sold to 3 firms, incl. LinkedIn
digg  acquisition  q3  2012  linkedin  msm  asset  news  human  capital  hightech  2csra 
july 2012
"Orphan Ideas" by Luigi Zingales | Project Syndicate
How ideas become popular in politics & economics; forces of influence
politics  influence  business  lobbying  university  research  career  fund  idea  2ghcj 
july 2012
Canada - Public debt - Historical Data Graphs per Year
Neat simple calculator & graph displays data from any country; very simple but comprehensive
economy  statistics  tool  debt  GNP  calculator  global  demographics  disease  telecom  transport  military 
july 2012
Total Debt in Selected Countries Around the World | Global Finance
Interesting yardstick for stats geeks: govt, household, corporate & FSI debt as percent of GNP
debt  g7  economy  statistics  eurozone  usa  japan  gnp  2ghcj 
july 2012
the art of being weird enough (+ the success secret of the “rule of thirds”) | Justine Musk
MUSTread: whimsical yet practical post on how living one's individuality is the only way to go Thx @jhagel #fb
specialization  art  hollywood  film  network  csrblogcomment  mass  disruption  culture  influence  integrity  congruence  2csrollyson 
july 2012
Digg sold for $500,000 |
Short post suggests possible value-add by acquirer Betaworks; final shot priceless [grins]
digg  news  acquisition  failure  2012  q3  humor  2csra  social  media  community 
july 2012
Diplomazia Digitale di Antonio Deruda | Vincos Blog
Diplomazia digitale italiana [Brief author interview of new book on Italian digital diplomacy; former Italian ambassador to the USA] grazie @vincos
diplomacy  social  media  government  business  italiano  italia  italy  analysis  2ghcj  Diplomazia 
july 2012
Bank of England says took Geithner Libor views on board | Article | Top News |
very interesting disclosure: Geithner rec'd in 08 LIBOR audit process that may not have been heeded by BBA
libor  Newyorkcity  fed  central  bank  scandal  evidence  bba  accountability  debt  2008  2012  usa  uk  2ghcj 
july 2012
San Diego fireworks fiasco blamed on overzealous computer backup -
Wow! details of how San Diego's fireworks shot *all at once* due to computer error [+good link] #fb
fireworks  usa  computer  software  backup  error  snafu  california  sandiego  2012  2csrollyson 
july 2012
JPMorgan Says Trading Loss Tops $5.8 Billion; Profit for Quarter Falls 9% -
JPM's synthetic credit position loss balloons [where have we seen this before?]; good comments
jpmorgan  bank  retail  Financialservices  fsi  scandal  trading  loss  q3  2012 
july 2012
The Facebook tweak that killed a billion-dollar industry - Fortune Tech
INSIGHTFUL analysis of how #Facebook #timeline forces brands to interact more, jettison marketing approach
facebook  management  business  social  network  analysis  timeline  landing  Page  interaction  marketing  q3  2012  content  brand  2blog 
july 2012
Mis-selling drugs: The settlers | The Economist
Large settlement for intentionally mis-selling drugs [guilt admitted]; even $3B pales in comparison w profits though; what to do?
healthcare  pharma  legal  lawsuit  marketing  influence  drug  physician  promotion  antidepressant  2blog  trust  settlement  usa 
july 2012
Advertising on mobile phones: Attack of the covert commercials | The Economist
How marketers push the wrong buttons w mobile apps' sneaky pop-ups, intrusions & data stealing; mentions vendors
privacy  mobile  advertising  hack  trust  experience  customer  client  2blog  data  iphone  android  ios  marketing  application  vendors  2csra 
july 2012
Volkswagen: VW conquers the world | The Economist
The re-emergence of volkswagen; highlights management; underlying story: too many brands, overcapacity & consolidation
automotive  market  share  global  Competition  economy  management  performance  germany  japan  korea  brand  2blog  2ghcj 
july 2012
Family cars: Not sexy, but selling - Fortune Features
Family sedan growing as a segment of auto sales; fuel efficiency cited
Automotive  manufacturer  adoption  family  q3  2012  cpg  oem  fuel  green  environment 
july 2012
Trader Joe's
Exceptional dark Belgian
chocolate  paleo  food  organic 
july 2012
The Financial Services Club's Blog: Who’s going to come to your funeral?
Fantastic whimsical post on "engagement," trust & relationship: Who's coming to your funeral?
Financialservices  csrblogcomment  trust  relationship  commitment  community  money  greed  individual 
july 2012
Yoast's WordPress SEO Plugin - how it helps you write SEO friendly pages and posts
Sounds fantastic, injects a "teaching level" of value into user workstream
wordpress  plugin  blog  review  howto 
july 2012
5 Takeaways from the AllFacebook Conference - B2B Marketing
This debrief makes Facebook sound like an old school media firm; not sure that's true, but it's sounding like it Thx @madmagz #fb
facebook  conference  marketing  engagement  brand  ads  story  statistics  algorithm  newsfeed  2csra 
july 2012
Business - Matthew O'Brien - The Myth That Entitlements Ruin Countries, Busted in 1 Little Graph - The Atlantic
Interesting if overly simplistic point of view that Eurozone crisis is grounded in currency, not debt, problems; spicy comments; wrong abt USA tho
pointofview  debt  euro  eurozone  currency  discussion  2ghcj  economy  usa 
july 2012
Social Customer Service [infographic]
This has been out a while, some useful tidbits
customer  service  infographic  social  business  2012 
july 2012
3 key tools for managing social media
USEFUL review of 3rd party dashboards for Twitter|Facebook|LinkedIn + use-cases #kudos Thx @shonali #fb
twitter  app  dashboard  tool  review  google  hootsuite  buffer  usecase  facebook  2csra 
july 2012
The Case for Leaving Voice Mails — S. Anthony Iannarino
Sales' client focus built on research, commitment & crisp value prop; build trust, let emotion shine in voice mails
relationship  trust  sales  b2b  telephone  voicemail  howto  insight  client  2csra 
july 2012
Why Nashville Companies Are Targeting Tweens For High-Tech Jobs | Fast Company
This is smart: engaging middle school students to drive interest in hightech careers; high school too late
elementary  school  middle  nashville  engagement  student  hightech  healthcare  economy  development  vision 
july 2012
ROWE - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Follow this: Emerging employment arrangement based on results not hours
humanresources  enterprise  productivity  employee  employer  freeagency  web  2.0  social 
july 2012
British Facebook users are drunk in 76% of their photos | ZDNet
Short post on statistics of UK Facebook users with alcohol-related photos
facebook  social  network  alcohol  statistics  privacy  uk  culture  photos 
july 2012
Chicago to get hyper-connected under Rahm Emanuel's grand Wi-Fi plan | World news |
Practical: "Washington is not moving, Springfield, our state capital, is not moving. I cannot tie this city's – my city's – future to that dysfunction
chicago  mayor  future  infrastructure  global  strategy  education  wifi  internet  valueprop  2ghcj 
july 2012
Business Insider
LinkedIn: the Apple of social networks? Interesting business [stats]
linkedin  firm  profit  comparison  facebook  business  Statistics  q3  2012  revenue  2csra 
july 2012
Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine / Start It Up
5 solid how-to tactics for competing w more
powerful rivals + examples
entrepreneur  tactic  Competition  brand  Enterprise  marketing  online  2csra  strategy 
july 2012
How to prune your Twitter following
Highlights 3 Twitter tools to help you manage your "following" [eliminate deadbeats]
twitter  social  media  business  management  tool  community  howto  google  plus  Platform  google+ 
july 2012
The Self-Service Triple Crown: Social Media, Mobile and PFM - Bank Technology News Article
3 leading edge tech offers: social, mobile & PFM (personal financial management); mentions key vendors
bank  Financialservices  q1  2011  technology  social  business  mobile  PFM  vision  customer  vendor 
july 2012
The Financial Services Club's Blog
Blog covers emerging trends in financial services, esp. banking & insurance
Financialservices  blog  bank  insurance  future  strategy  uk  europe  asia  vision  pfacfg 
july 2012
The Financial Services Club's Blog: Barclays advert
;^) priceless photo with a thick slice of dry British wit on LIBOR manipulation scandal Thx @chris_skinner #fb
bank  humor  irony  uk  barlcays  scandal  photo  libor  q3  2012  2csra 
july 2012
Mobile Banking, Social Media Shaping Channel Strategies at First Tennessee - Bank Systems & Technology
Bank CMO discusses retail customer adoption of mobile banking, social media; cites successes at engaging new bank customers
mobile  bank  Financialservices  2010  q4  executive  pointofview  adoption  retail  customer  trend  debit  credit  card  2csra  acquisition 
july 2012
Why Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Google Are Winning Mobile and Social Media Mind Share - American Banker Article
Posits that banks' strongest competitors in mobile payments may be Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon: strong technologies & relationships
bank  Financialservices  retail  mobile  apple  google  facebook  amazon  tablet  phone  payment  relationship  competition  analysis  2csra 
july 2012
IBM - Banking - Blog
Nascent banking blog features off-the-cuff thought leadership by bank-focused IBMers
banking  blog  professionalservices  hightech  ibm  Financialservices 
july 2012
FINS: Facebook to Launch Job Postings Board--Sources -
Facebook reportedly dips toes into business/employment service w imminent job board offering #fb
facebook  linkedin  employment  jobs  service  feature  government  q3  2012  enterprise  recruitment  business  2csra 
july 2012
A Bruised Iceland Heals Amid Europe's Malaise - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Checking on on Iceland's progress; acute part of recovery done, uncertainty around medium term
economy  iceland  crisis  recovery  government  q3  2012  analysis  employment  management  legal  bank  2ghcj 
july 2012
Why Modern Innovation Traffics in Trifles -
Interesting rationale for the current Zeitgeist of innovation: uses Maslow's pyramid to explain the nature of innovations
maslow  adoption  history  technology  innovation  entrepreneur  stage  framework  insight  pointofview 
july 2012
America’s Last Stimulus: 5 Ways to Use Europe's Crisis to Create US Jobs
Acerbic & on the mark about the U.S. economy; scrape off the cultural mold; there's good bread underneath
usa  economy  eurozone  humor  china  policy  government  globalization  manufacturing  employment  2ghcj 
july 2012
Welcome - Next Door ™
State Farm pilot project for community hangout with financial advisors & classes in Chicago
insurance  innovation  chicago  Financialservices  advisor  community  cafe  cowork 
july 2012
Retail renaissance | The Economist
Predicts rapid innovation and disruption in "banking": startups, retailers, crossborder players; wealth management/investment bank crossover; big data
banking  research  report  international  global  financialservices  retail  internet  consumer  mobile  asia  wealth  management  europe  emea  americas  usa  future  disruption  startup  siliconvalley  innovation  Cross-border  big  data  branch 
july 2012
Libya election surreal for twice-jailed writer | Article | Top News |
Libyan dissident's reflections on many years of emprisonment & today's election
libya  election  q3  2012  dissident  reflection  history  gaddafi  protest  politics  2ghcj  liban 
july 2012
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