Added by Susan Baroncini-Moe on January 31, 2009 at 5:44pm —
Social Networking: Lessons 1 2 3 It's natural.
Lesson One: Expanding our Network.
We begin our social networking on our mother's knee, after all. What would life be without friends and family? I still remember the eureka moment I felt as a babe in my mother's arms when I realized a strong connection between my mother and two other people. My father picked me up from my crib and passed me to one of the people in the room, who held me, spoke to me, then passed me to the… Continue
Added by Marita Topmiller on January 31, 2009 at 5:30pm —
I am brand new to all this social media networking. The marketing team I am using for my new business, strong armed me into it. For good reason.
The tweeting began with my hands hovering over the keyboard. What Am I Doing Now? Easily answered over a phone line, but for some reason I couldn't figure out what to say. Should it be business related? I am here, after all, to help put my product on the map. Do I talk about what I am really doing? Having an anxiety attack! Surely, that… Continue
Added by Cynthia Wise on January 31, 2009 at 1:19pm —
Links are provided, but if you have difficulty, just cut and paste or Google said information.
ESPN Evans Scholarship
The Evans Scholarship--a full-tuition college scholarship renewable up to four years. This article appeared recently on ESPN.com:…
Added by Cissi Sherlock on January 31, 2009 at 12:22pm —
For a quick shot of 'happy' in your day --watch this short video.
It was shot at Liverpool station in London. They used 400 dancers and 10 hidden cameras. No one but the station employees and dancers knew what was going on... it was aired on youtube and tv and you can see the number of passers- by that shot what they could with their phones...…
Added by Lynn Zettler on January 31, 2009 at 10:30am —
Added by Dr. Bryan Bingham on January 31, 2009 at 10:22am —
For the last 10 years I have obsessed with building "cool" technologies. I have built "cool" products that: help recruiters find job seekers, help Realtors sell houses, help businesses sell stuff online and help radio stations migrate online.
But, I still feel hollow.
I have yet to build anything that helped the people I care the most about - us, the human race. I have helped rich men get richer, but have yet to deliver anything, in my opinion, that truly makes a… Continue
Added by Brandon Corbin on January 31, 2009 at 9:40am —
Remember the good 'ol days when you were with your family and wanted to call to wish someone happy birthday? Each person in your family would run to a separate room and grab an extension phone so they could all listen and speak at the same time. Well, actually one person would dial the phone number and once it started ringing would yell "PICK IT UP!" to everyone else in the house.
Fast forward a couple decades where cell phones are commonplace. So commonplace in fact that many people… Continue
Added by Patric Welch on January 31, 2009 at 7:32am —
In light of the infectious rash of posts with 7 things about yourself that has been clogging my Google Reader feed from Smaller Indiana I have decided to give you all 7 reasons why conformity is bad.
1) Unimaginative. Simply doing a blog post that has been done by everybody else on this site in an effort to discuss yourself is a little bit self serving and ridiculous. The rules of the site prevent you from actually touting your own work here, so I see this meme as an attempt to do… Continue
Added by Joh Padgett on January 31, 2009 at 6:39am —
Most couples with kids can define their lives in two parts: BC and AC -- before children and after children. In our BC life, Mike and I did lots of cool cultural things, like going to the theater (the kind where the floor is not sticky with spilled pop). Tonight we had a BC date and went to see "To Kill a Mockingbird" at the Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT).
After we picked up our tickets at Will Call in the IRT's new lobby, we checked our coats (and Mike's ever present Indiana Jones… Continue
Added by Amy Magan on January 31, 2009 at 1:00am —
Okay, so I have been absolutely enthralled with Fox's
new series, Lie To Me
. First off, not only am I a HUGE Tim Roth
fan (Reservoir Dogs
, Pulp Fiction
, People!), but as much as this show is entertaining, it is also very real. For anyone who has had the chance to check it out,… Continue
Added by Lindsay Manfredi on January 30, 2009 at 3:30pm —
I remember a few years ago I engaged a business coach to help me examine the ways I create hurdles or barriers to success. I was only somewhat surprised to hear this highly experienced business consultant say, "Most business owners have a screw loose and are somewhat emotionally unstable." Well, that may not have been his exact words, yet that is how I interpreted his comments.
The overall idea I believe he expressed is that entrepreneurs are not like normal people. (Of course, who… Continue
Added by Ann Clifford on January 30, 2009 at 1:49pm —
This story below is about Wayon Tisdale, former Indiana Pacer. It is of particular interest to me because of how I met Wayman Tisdale and what transpired. It was not a pleasant event and I, being only human, harbored residual animosity.
I met him in 1987 or 1988 when I was working for the Karma Records store formerly located on 52nd and Keystone. I had been in Indianapolis only a year and was really not attuned to the sports community in this city. Lo, one day a man came into the… Continue
Added by Cissi Sherlock on January 30, 2009 at 10:44am —
From Matt Breeden's SportsLawGuru.com
After a week of R&R on the beaches of Jamaica with his new bride, Mrs. Guru, The Guru is back in the saddle and ready to provide you with some new coffee break reading.
In an opinion issued earlier this week by the… Continue
Added by Matt Breeden on January 30, 2009 at 9:17am —
It is a simply question - if you could pick just three people ( they actually still have to be alive) to have lunch with, who would you pick? Celebrity, scientist, politician or business leader who would it be?
This question circled twitter a few days ago - here are some of the most recent answers from around the world:
nolanwhite: #3forlunch Clint Eastwood, Kate Beckinsale, George Carlin
Melivision: #3forlunch: my biological mother, Obama, Joni Mitchell
Added by Admin Smaller Indiana on January 30, 2009 at 7:30am —
My 7-year-old son called his friend today to see if he wanted to go play outside in the snow (we received a foot of snow here this week). Using our home phone line, my son picked up the phone, dialed the number, put the phone to his ear and then suddenly got a really weird look on his face.
I asked him about the look on his face and he said, "Dad, the phone's making a really weird noise. It's going like bzzzz-bzzzz-bzzzz."
I told him that the sound he was hearing was a… Continue
Added by Patric Welch on January 30, 2009 at 7:18am —
"FOCUS ON OPPORTUNITIES"- "Rich people see opportunities, poor people see....." - from T. Harv Ekers "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind Cards"
When I focus on the opportunity of a situation I am focused on the positive. Harv teaches that rich people have different ways of thinking than poor people. But when I think of opportunity, I think about seizing the chances to get something I wanted. I can think of two examples from just this… Continue
Added by Deanna Sipe on January 30, 2009 at 1:30am —
1. I send/receive a lot of text messages. My thumb moves more quickly than it should for anyone over the age of 17.
2. I read a neurology blog and applied for a "neuroscience bootcamp" simply because it fascinates me. I've considered a PhD in neuropsychology, but haven't figured out yet how it would be marketable or applicable.
3. My primary social group enjoys discussing world politics and regularly emails and debates interesting articles. It is the most diverse group of… Continue
Added by Brooke Randolph on January 30, 2009 at 1:29am —
Twitter is the preeminent emerging-technology used by social media advocates, architects and early adapters on every continent. It is a platform on which digital grassroots conversations occur in real time.
While being interviewed by Joe Dager - @business901
- for a podcast, I likened the twitter platform to a huge pick-up bar/dance-club, where you can walk over and chat with anyone. The person… Continue
Added by Amy Stark on January 29, 2009 at 11:19pm —
Greetings to all from an igloo in Franklin, Indiana. My commute lasted all of 12 seconds yesterday, and fortunately a neighbor with a shovel was able to assist me in re-parking the vehicle in my driveway. I returned the favor by helping him find his vehicle (it was still in his driveway). I shoveled snow and daydreamed about the snow-blower my other neighbor had offered in her yard sale this past summer. Having originated in Alabama, I still have not quite gotten used to it. I am, however,… Continue
Added by David Grigsby on January 29, 2009 at 4:35pm —