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Tribe Building magic at a Conference – Re-connect, cross-connect, deep-connect

NOTE: This posts mentions topics of Integral Theory and Holacracy, but it isn’t about those topics. This post is about making connections within and across your tribe by exploring commonalities and intersections you may not havethought of.  Going to a conference can be a tribe-building experience! I’m taking a break from packing for the Second Bi-Annual Integral Theory Conference in Concord, California to write this post.  I wasn’t originally going to attend, but my friend and fellow Meetup Organizer Marc talked me into it. After bargaining with the summer vacation and budget committee (i.e. my wife) and committing to attend, I […]

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Simple and Focused: Jim Sterne’s Social Media Metrics

How refreshing to come to the end of a book on a deep topic and feel like I have a number of actionable take-aways.  Jim Sterne is a founding father of Internet Marketing and his wisdom comes through in his latest book loud and clear. “Social Media Metrics: How to Measure and Optimize Your Marketing Investment” (2010 published by John Wiley & Sons) lays out a solid strategic framework that covers all the Social Media bases.  He makes generous use of the thinking from other thought leaders and their blogs, tweets and reports. As a result, its not a bad […]

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Samurai Women and Renaissance Men – Social Media changes business

This presentation runs through the reasons why business people should care about Social Media, where it is heading and what we should do about it. The meat of the presentation contains a framework for Social Media Strategy – as well as some case studies illustrating different objectives in Social Media. We also touch on using teams to create your business Samurai… when you can’t do it all yourself. […]

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Talking Dog shares insights into community building

We interviewed a remarkable talking dog about his community building insights. Jesse shared his thoughts only after we promised to provide breakfast… but listen closely and see if you find any useful ideas! Happy April 1st! Share a chuckle with us below – or with someone else somewhere else. […]

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