Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

How to organize and moderate a panel that creates real value for your audience (Part 1 of 2)

September 3, 2009 by Jared Goralnick

Moderating "Presenting Straight to the Brain" at SXSWi 2008 We’ve all been to events where the panel was a waste of our time.  It’s because it’s not as easy as “get people on it and then ask them to talk.”  It takes preparation.

But it doesn’t take that much preparation.  Here’s what I’ve been doing for the last half dozen or so panels I’ve organized/moderated.  And I’d love to hear what’s worked for you…

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Stop waiting for others…and you’ll find autonomy, flexibility, and productivity

August 12, 2009 by Jared Goralnick

WaitingBeing in a very different time zone than my team and clients this summer, it becomes clear who gets things done and who is suited for government work*.

Of which sort are you?  It’s easy to fall into the government camp from time to time, so this is a quick reminder of how much you can do on your own.

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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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To manage your money with less effort and greater returns, follow these steps from Ramit Sethi

May 25, 2009 by Jared Goralnick

Ramit Sethi Three years ago I went through a bunch of books and paid $500 for advice to get my finances in order.  I’m so glad I built a system for myself, and I’ve been happy to help many friends since.

Much of my interest in personal finance started when I began reading a blog that’s just now morphed into a book.  This book would’ve made my life easier and wallet thicker three years ago.  The following are some highlights from the bestselling I Will Teach You To Be Rich.

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6 timesaving Gmail Labs tools to install now (and 4 more to consider)

May 17, 2009 by Jared Goralnick

image Gmail has a series of optional features called Gmail Labs.  If you’re a Gmail user, some of these can add serious time to your day.

If you want to get yourself out of trouble and be more efficient in Gmail, installing these takes about 60 seconds.

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Before Project Mojave, a Clay Collins interview: market selection & moving on

May 11, 2009 by Jared Goralnick

Clay Collins, photo by me I interviewed Clay  in February.  He talked about why he moved on from a success that didn’t fit him, and his approach toward his next (now pretty big) endeavor.

In the interview below you can skip right to the best snippets about balance, education, and social media.

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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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Time with people vs. paying-the-bills: a difficult balancing act?

April 22, 2009 by Jared Goralnick

Skeletons drinking Jeff Widman recognizes the long term value in building relationships and connecting others.  But he knows that right now (he’s young and without his own business) it doesn’t pay the bills.

He wrote in to ask how/why I divide my time, knowing how much travel, meetings, and community things keep me busy.  With his permission, I’m turning my thoughts on this into a blog post.

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Inspiration is 1%, the rest is making it happen: takeaways from The 99% Conference

April 17, 2009 by Jared Goralnick

The 99% Conference The 99 Percent Conference was full of practical tips and poignant insight for turning your ideas into reality.

The following are highlights from one of the best events I’ve attended.

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