I think it’s time I talked about money for a little bit. This will be slightly awkward but I would like to get it off my chest, because I can often see people wanting to ask me, and some brave souls just go for it. Gotta admire those people. No fear.
I took a timid step at this in the past,…
I love Rick Webb so very much. For his brilliance, his support AND his transparency. I have a draft of a post that I’m now inspired to publish due to this on topics I think warrant more transparency…thanks, Rick, for the little above I needed. And for being you.
rickwebb’s tumblrmajig: On wealth
I’m in San Francisco for the week after having spent the weekend with Tim O’Reilly and folks at Foocamp. And I’m speaking at a Rock Health conference here on Friday, so I decided to save the environment and just stay and work here for the week. So I just checked in with my team and asked them…
My brilliant friend Jay continues to actually disrupt healthcare, again & again. Also, he has fantastic hair.
Dr. Jay Parkinson: Sometimes Sherpaa amazes me.
Aaron died one month ago this past Monday. This week I was intending to post a big update about all the various campaigns and policy changes we’re fighting for in the aftermath of Aaron’s death. I still will, but I haven’t been able to work up the energy to finish it yet.
Instead, I’ve been…
TarenSK: If the house is crooked and crumbling
We’ve long been expounding the virtues of Sailthru – albeit, we’re a bit biased – so it means even more when we’re recognized for the hard work we’re doing here. So we’re thrilled to have been chosen by Crunched as one of the “Top 26 Startups to Sell For”. The competition was vigorous, with…
AWW YEAH. Here’s the full text about Sailthru:
If you want your customer to feel that you’re talking to each of them individually about their preferences, their interests and the like, Sailthru should be your go-to product. The coolest thing about the product? Their ability to marry two marketing essentials – exceptional email delivery and behavior targeting. Oh, and they know neat things like people spend an average of 28 days on email a year. Now they’ve checked off the great product, the tons of money they’ve raised and their coolness quotient is high considering fun things they know that could empower companies, but what about their employee culture? Well. They call themselves a quirky company, and maybe it’s because their booze to caffeine ratio is 3:5, or maybe it’s because they give you unlimited vacation days. Whatever it is that makes them quirky, we like. We’re big fans of their policy to give autonomy to employees, conducting mandatory beer cruises and their SoHo home. Are you feeling the wind in your sails yet? ‘Coz we certainly are.
Sailthru Blog: Sailthru Named one of Crunched’s Top Startups
An important question arose during my marketing fundamentals class, and again when I wrote my post about key message:
How do you communicate to a two-sided market?
This is a particularly challenging question in the startup world, as many tech companies serve two sets of customers. For…
Outstanding post on the challenges of creating your company’s messaging, especially when it serves various audiences. See also: what keeps me up at night (well, besides those other things like pets & other more welcomed activities…)
startup marketing: Communicating to two-sided markets
(the number one question asked in my anon box tonight was to inquire why they were still single. Why somebody didn’t call. Why somebody didn’t like them. Why they were alone. How to find somebody. This is my best answer.)
You are not single because of the way your hair looked on September 8th, 2012. You are not single because you snort laugh in public, or because you forgot to shave your legs last Friday. You are not single because you got home last weekend and realized the little black dress you wore was unflattering to your butt, or because your hips are larger than Kate Hudson’s or your best friend’s. You are not single because you are a messy eater or a loud talker or your nose is pointy. You are not single because you think you are fat.
Erase it. This is wrong.
You are not alone because you told somebody how you felt or you texted too much. You are not alone because you came on too fast or slept with somebody too soon or didn’t play hard to get. You are not alone because somebody’s ex-girlfriend exists. You are not alone because you are not as pretty as that ex-girlfriend. You are not alone because you have had sex with a lot of other people. You are not alone because you are haven’t had sex in a long time. You are not alone because of anywhere you have put your legs. You are not alone because somebody has called you a slut. You are not alone because a book tells you you are not going to bars enough. You are not alone because your friends accuse you of not putting yourself out there.
Erase that too. It is wrong.
You are not single because you want it so bad or you know how important love could be. You are not single because you are enlightened on the depths of love. You are not single because you watch good television or good movies. You are not single because you are special. You are not single because you believe you are better than people in relationships. You are not single because other people put pictures of themselves kissing on Facebook. You are not single because everybody out there is taken.
You are not alone because you miss somebody. You are not alone because you remember what it was like to love somebody and can’t imagine doing that again. You are not alone because it makes you sad. You are not alone because the guy who texts you doesn’t love you. You are not alone because the guy who stopped calling you has stopped calling you. You are not alone because a lot of people are assholes.
You are single because of two reasons.
You are single because you deserve to be happy in many other ways—to love yourself, to like yourself, to discover what you love and what you want. You are single because you should try out things, to explore and to learn all of the things you are when you are single. You are single because you can be a good friend to yourself. You are single because you deserve to be your own best friend. You are single because you deserve to understand yourself before somebody else can. To get acquainted with all the wonderful moments you experience in solitude. You are single because you deserve to know your potential for somebody else and for you. You are single because they are coming. You are single because you are not ready for them yet.
You are alone because somebody who will love all those things that you arehasn’t shown up. They are not late. They will be exactly on time, no matter how much you curl up in a ball and cry and think they won’t show. You are alone because great big things don’t happen everyday and so they don’t just pop up for a snack. You are alone because you have been wrong about who you thought somebody was and that is okay. You are alone and this is not pathetic it is just true. You are alone because love comes in waves. You are alone because there is somebody who will make this easy for you and you will be excited and go “THERE THE FUCK YOOU ARE” and it will be nice and give it a SECOND. You are alone because you have put a lot of stock into somebody you don’t know yet. You are alone because it’s not your time to be not alone yet.
Sometimes, you are alone because that person will only appear when you start wondering what you’ve done to make them go away. Mostly, you are single because you are single. It is not a bad thing. It is just a thing you have to do.
You won’t always be alone. You won’t always be single. Just remember you never have to be lonely.
The Frenemy.: Why You Are Single
If you guessed “content creation”, then you’re absolutely right:
Source: Productive Social Marketing – Marketing Charts
As an enterprise, your most important resource is the time of your employees. In light of the above data it is no surprise that the biggest challenge brands face going forward in social is not measuring ROI: it is a lack of sufficient resources.
Source: Productive Social Marketing – Marketing Charts
These two images help explain why we are so excited about our latest release. Our technology is focused on building efficiencies around these two major points in a real way.
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What’s the most time consuming task in social?
People have only one way to be.
Buy, don’t rent.
Never marry a man you wouldn’t want to be divorced from.
Don’t cover a couch with anything that isn’t more or less beige.
Don’t buy anything that is 100 per cent wool even if it seems to be very soft and not particularly itchy when you try it on…
Wise words. RIP, Nora Ephron.
clara judgypants: Nora Ephron: What I Wish I’d Known