Archive for the ‘Social Media’ Category

The Critical Path, a snippet from my first journal article (download it free). We found some fascinating correlations…

September 24, 2009 by Jared Goralnick

I feel like a scholar... This summer, Cutter Benchmark Review invited me to create a workplace productivity survey with Joe Feller.  We were able to collect some interesting data and publish our analysis of it.

Normally $50, I’m able to offer both mine and Joe’s analysis, along with the survey results, as a free PDF to Technotheory readers.  Read on for a couple snippets and a link to download the full article.

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Today’s your best chance to become a Trust Agent online

August 17, 2009 by Jared Goralnick

Chris Brogan I haven’t had the privilege of reading Trust Agents yet.  But I do know authors Chris Brogan and Julien Smith—I know their writing, I know their reasoning, I know what they’ve given.  I respect and look up to them.

So I hope you’ll take my faith in them when I ask that you to consider their book today.  I’ve learned that today’s sales will affect the long-term impact of their book’s message, so I’m taking their advice and passing along this book recommendation today.

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Whether you have the time for them or not, you’ve made your decision

August 4, 2009 by Jared Goralnick

Whether you have 5 or 5,000 people to whom you ought to respond today, you still have just 24 hours and an infinite number of decisions.  I can’t offer you a solution.

But you can stay in people’s lives.  You can make enough time for a select few.  And, no matter what your decision, people will judge your actions.  This isn’t the internet, it’s the real world of real people.

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How to find balance…in 13 minutes

June 8, 2009 by Jared Goralnick

Balancing Act I haven’t blogged lately because I’ve overcommitted.  When I figure out how to say “no” to more things, I’ll be sure to write about that.  But I have figured out how to make better use of the time I do spend working and relaxing.

The following is a video of me from WordCamp Mid-Atlantic talking about both productivity at work and balance in life.  Though the presentation was initially geared toward blogging, there are 13 minutes I’ve highlighted that I hope you’ll enjoy.

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Bootstrap Maryland Recap

May 5, 2009 by Jared Goralnick

Attendees at Bootstrap Maryland The first Bootstrap Maryland conference was a success!  Over 200 people spent their Saturday discussing how to build and market a young business.  Their enthusiasm and acuity were electrifying.

The following are some of the key points that came up in the sessions.

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SXSW lessons, photos, and action items

March 26, 2009 by Jared Goralnick

All hands in, at SXSW Bowling SXSW is the best and most daunting conference for me.  Best because so many relevant people attend; most daunting because there are at least ten options for every hour.

Now that it’s over, the following are lessons-learned and things I’m doing now to still make the most of SXSW 2009.

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A step back from online participation to look at other paths

February 19, 2009 by Jared Goralnick

Factory It’s easy to see Twitter and blogging as necessary ingredients to getting a message out, building thought leadership, or acquiring customers.  There are thousands of examples of this.

But I think there are just as many examples of success without transparency or online participation.  Before your diet consists solely of the 2.0 Kool-Aid, it’s worth thinking it through.

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Little bit of productivity, great bit of happiness

February 6, 2009 by Jared Goralnick

Suzanne and I, 1985 Applying concepts of productivity to simply work more is missing the point.

Tonight I delivered a presentation at Ignite Baltimore that addressed applying concepts in productivity to make for a happier life.

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6 concrete lessons-learned in online relationship-building, as presented to the GBTC

January 27, 2009 by Jared Goralnick

image No matter what you do, online or off, your success will directly relate to the relationships you build.

I’ve gotten to know a lot of great people through the web, and the following are both observations and tips.

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How to say “thank you” in just 2 minutes. Please try this.

November 27, 2008 by Jared Goralnick

Me, pensive I’ve eaten too much.  The wine hath overflowed.  But the lesson is not lost: there’s a lot to be grateful for.

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, but it’s not really my holiday.  And it’s not yours; well, unless you bring others in…

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