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Make Your Web Site a Real-Time Machine…

By David Meerman Scott for ChangeThis.com So ubiquitous have Web sites become that it’s hard to believe they’ve been with us for less than 20 years. It was the 1994 introduction of the browser-enabled World Wide Web that gave birth to the Web site. Since then they have gone through about four stages of evolution… Now, we’re entering a fifth era of the evolution: transformation of the Web site into a real-time marketing (and sales) machine. This is the natural evolutionary outcome of a process that started with a new way to slip brochures under people’s doors… read on

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EXCEPTIONALL…the rise of new powerhouses in new brands

www.trendwatching.com. One of the world’s leading trend firms, trendwatching.com sends out its free, monthly Trend Briefings to more than 160,000 subscribers worldwide… here is the latest With the entire world now battling it out in the consumer arena, the number of innovations aimed at consumers from Brazil to Belgium is staggering. Enjoy! EXCEPTIONALL | “Exceptional B2C (business to consumer) innovations will increasingly come from all corners of the globe, with brands and talent from emerging markets in particular getting ready to shine.” Now that virtually the entire world has joined the consumer arena, prepare for an avalanche of new brands,…

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Look Around the Corner, not just ahead…

By Robert H. Bloom for ChangeThis.com Today, looking ahead is useless. Prior to this moment in our world, ‘looking ahead’ was the time-tested protocol, perhaps essential and potentially valuable when the world told time in seconds, not nanoseconds. Today, it is almost useless, because when you ‘look ahead,’ you will see and learn little or nothing… read on

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Survival of the Simplest: The Micro-Script Rules

By Bill Schley for ChangeThis.com I have found out how to simplify the confused and mucked-up world of communications so that your message can penetrate the maelstrom of modern media, whether you are a global corporation, a local politician, a college lecturer, a sales rep or a start-up. I have a magic bullet that will sharpen whatever story you have to tell so that it gets to the heart of the matter, cuts through mental barriers and lodges easily in the mind. As an advisor to companies, politicians and institutions of higher learning, I’ve been thinking about this problem for…

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ICA reports Small Business Policy and Program failure…

ICA Overview: Professor Ken O’Neill is one of the world’s pre-eminent authorities on small and medium policies. In a keynote address to the International Small Business Congress, Professor O’Neill has declared that government policies and programmes for SMEs globally over the last 25 years have produced no results and are a complete waste of money. He called for urgent review and reform. Below is an edited profile of Professor O’Neill and an edited version of his speech. This talk will suggest that much of what we variously (and imprecisely) describe as enterprise entrepreneurship and small business policy probably doesn’t work—with…

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“Vote for My Blog” in the Business Mums Network Blog Awards…

…please! 3 days to go… Winning an award such as the Business Mums Network Blog Awards will help to bring the wonderful and inspiring stories of all entrepreneurial mothers, especially the primary breadwinners, out of the shadows. Given there are so many of us, and growing, what’s wrong with world domination! All you have to do is click here and vote for this blog in particular. How simple is that! Thank you in advance…

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“Vote for my Blog” in the 2010 Business Mums Network Blog Awards…

…please! Winning an award such as the Business Mums Network Blog Awards will help to bring the wonderful and inspiring stories of all entrepreneurial mothers, especially the primary breadwinners, out of the shadows. Given there are so many of us, and growing, what’s wrong with world domination! All you have to do is click here and vote for this blog in particular. How simple is that! Thank you in advance…

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How Not to Choke Under Pressure…

Regardless of what part of entrepreneurial mothering you tackle, there are always pressure point situations that come up. How well do you handle it? “Being Clutch, Or How Not To Choke Under Pressure” By Paul Sullivan for ChangeThis.com Being great under pressure is hard work. This is part of the reason why we are so impressed by people who seem immune to choking. These people come through in the clutch when others don’t. If they’re business leaders, they become gurus other executives want to emulate. In politics, the person who runs the gauntlet wins the election, but if he can…

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Ambition: Why Some People Are Most Likely to Succeed…

this is a great article from Time.com; well worth reading… For every person consumed with the need to achieve, there’s someone content to accept whatever life brings. For everyone who chooses the 80-hour workweek, there’s someone punching out at 5. Men and women — so it’s said — express ambition differently; so do Americans and Europeans, baby boomers and Gen Xers, the middle class and the well-to-do. Even among the manifestly motivated, there are degrees of ambition… Read on…

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