Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Thought provokers in my feed reader
In the past I used to write a post once a week or so listing articles I came across on google reader, things I thought readers may have missed. Recently I've also found that twitter hashtag streams and even google searches can yield some results worth pondering. No doubt I enjoy the art and science of thinking, of debating, of throwing out a concept and seeing if others care to engage. If you are similar, feel free to engage:
5:00 a.m. Jumped on the Ipad and first looked at overnight emails. Chance upon a marketing email from Ingram Micro, a top technology vendor hosting a cloud computing conference starting tomorrow. What fascinated me were the topics to be included in this conference ... frankly even though I'm the Business Development Director for Indiana's top IT Company, I really wanted to hear the information being discussed in some of those break-out sessions. Cloud computing is once again changing the face and nature of Business IT Management.
5:15 a.m. Mashable article on new site OhSoWe, a hyper local tool for communities to connect in some new ways caught my eye. Local is going to get much more competitive in the next couple months, and small local businesses should be the winners. I'm a long time fan of Chris Brogan's and really found his article on Mistakes Marketers Make, making self the focus and not the customer, to be very valuable as we launch some new marketing initiatives this month.
Note: I'm not surfing for backlinks or baiting ... I really do have long-time readers who like to see what I churned up in my morning ponderings.
5:30 a.m. Local professor and innovation evangelist Bud Labitan is finishing a book - Moats, Competitive Advantages of Buffet and Munger Businesses. Not sure I get the whole concept of the moats, but what I really like is his post asking for readers to adopt a company from the list and write up an analysis, with credits in the book to those that do! Crowd sourced content for a book with benefit to the crowd.
Oh well ... had to roll before I could finish the post ... more tomorrow perhaps.