Trusting Chris Brogan


Even though I haven’t read Chris Brogan’s new book, Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust, co-authored with Julien Smith, I know it will be good excellent. Because Chris doesn’t do less than excellent. So what is this “trust agent” stuff? The blurb on Amazon helps out: The book […]

Gary Vaynerchuk Videos as Social Media Consulting Filter

By way of a chance conversation after a Toastmasters meeting at which I was a guest the other night, I’ve found one way to share some information about social media in business without getting into lengthy and potentially confusing explanation. Namely to point people to a couple of videos of the amazing Gary Vaynerchuk, @garyvee […]

Twitter-Generated Business: China Travel 2.0


I have to admit I have no idea how pervasive the online social networking site, Twitter, is in China, let alone its current relevance for doing business in China. This post is about one instance in which Twitter seems to have served a good business purpose – i.e. putting a couple of entrepreneurial people together, […]

LinkedIn Tip #1: Review Your Profile Regularly

This is the first in a series of weekly posts in which I’ll be sharing some tips on how to use LinkedIn to good effect. This week’s tip is about having a well-crafted, up to date profile. And that includes paying close attention to keywords. The idea of a series of LinkedIn tips has been […]