Fourth Revolution of Mankind

I've just been introduced to a theory that I agree with about the impact of the information revolution on mankind.  Transforming the nature of what we are. The revolutions were: "A round Earth" - The realisation that the earth is not flat "Evolution" - Acceptance of Darwin's theory that we evolved and were not simply put here by G-d in our current form "Unconscious mind" - Psychology & Freud...

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Client’s Budgets, PR & Reputation

ty7zracu4i Sometimes it’s excellent to be reminded about what you already know. Pearlfinders interviewed 100 senior decision makers from 100 leading UK companies: 55% said that budgets were down from last year. Cost cutting was the most common reason cited. 33% said that their budgets have stayed the same, with most stating their aim was to cement their ...

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Reputation Management Book

Some of you make know that I've been writing a book with Roy Murphy about Personal Reputation Management. It's nearly there. It's being self published so we've sent a draft to the printer to define the format of the book.   The three formats are coming back soon then it will be time to commit the first few thousand copies. Here's a quick peak at the cover of...

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#iranelection

I was going to tweet but they postponed planned maintenance to aid the Iranian protestors [http://is.gd/13MDT] I’m not sure if I know enough about Mousavi’s positions about lots of issues that are important to me. I am sure that I do not like oppression. I am sure that I like the way that the Internet and what we call social media is a democratizing force that allows humans...

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Don’t Lose Your New Job

15% of final job applicants don't actually get an offer due to their online postings, according to LinkedIn’s General Council, Erika Rottenberg.  She revealed this information at a lunch time talk at Santa Clara University on the 29th January 2009.  At the same time she gave some great examples of good and bad personal reputation [brand] management.  The good. Henk van Ess, the "Accidental Entrepreneur," who is...

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talking about the Semantic Internet

London 9:38 29th Jan 2009 Transcript - talking about the Semantic Internet. Louis: It was originally a concept thought of by Tim Berners-Lee. Do you know who Tim Berners-Lee is? Tommy: No. Louis: Tim Berners-Lee was the founding father of the internet. He is also the head of W3C. He kind of is credited with inventing it [the internet]. Tommy: Okay. Louis: In 1999 he...

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Child Tax Credits

This is a little off subject for me but I think it's important. Apparently (and I'm not a tax expert) if you fill in the form I've posted below you can get tax credits (ie a reduction in tax) to help you with the expense of having children. They're household income related but apparently for the 01/02 tax year I'm told will be paid regardless of household...

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A new way to post

As I read more and more of other people's blogs there is more stuff I want to say. As it takes me ages to put my thoughts down so I'm going to change the way I blog. I'm going to record my posts from conversations I have with colleagues, clients and sometimes even just my thoughts.   I'm then going to convert them to text, review once and...

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Gorillas in our Midst

It is probably worth me starting by telling you that this isn’t a blog about guerilla marketing. I have recently started taking the morning meeting with my team and I have become somewhat paranoid. I am scared that I am turning into a Big Hairy Gorilla!! As in all gatherings, the young apes gather with their offerings. Slowly the ape-folk congregate at the table. The sun...

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Harsh Political Realities

The Internet is where good political intentions clash with harsh realities. Dick Morris, the famous political strategist and former adviser to Bill Clinton, calls the internet "the fifth estate". He believes the net will shape politics in the 21st century, end representative government and bring a return to "direct democracy". For Morris, this will end the corruption in political life: "If legislatures become beholden to big money...

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