Apple’s Time Is Now – Do or Die

Who is the leading mobile company for consumers?  Is Apple still the biggest force in the industry?  Short answer for both questions:  not sure.  Now, more than ever, it’s unclear who has the competitive advantage between Google and Apple.  Apple’s iPhone used to be the “coolest” phone available–it became an accessory that everyone needed to […]

Samsung Smart TV Refrigerator – Apps On Your Fridge

Samsung Smart TV refrigerators are the new trend now.  With apps on your fridge like twitter, pandora, weather, recipe books, wifi and smart notes, who can’t resist?  A few years ago in 2006, I wrote about if smart refrigerators were a good buy and although I still believe they aren’t the best product, they’re intriguing. […]

How To Become A Leader In Business

Looking at how to become a leader in business?  Exemplifying leadership qualities is key to professional success and will create new opportunities for growth and to move up at your company.  But, you must be a leader first.  Illustrating leadership qualities will facilitate your lateral growth in business and will enable others to follow your same […]

Tips for Presenting to Senior Management and Executives

Presenting to senior management and executives, especially at Fortune 500 Companies, can be career-defining.  Very few get the opportunity to interact with senior executives, therefore, following tips and best practices on how to make the best presentation is vital. There are many useful tips on the web, but some of the best tips are from […]

How to Move Up at Your Company & the Corporate Ladder

Want to move up at your company and in the corporate ladder…but how do you do it?  Most people should always be thinking about ways to keep them relevant in a company and to keep moving up in an organization.  It’s not easy and needs to be earned, but how do you set yourself in […]

New “Web” Instagram Feed Is Live – What’s Missing Though? Functional #hashtags

Definitely looks like Instagram is working towards the mainstream audience and by their new “web feed” they take a big leap forward.  The look is appealing to newbies and definitely offers a good look into some of Instagram’s functionality, but not all. At first glance, the new “profile web feed” looks VERY similar to Facebook […]

#Hashtags Are the Future – Facebook Should Take Note

Super Bowl Spoiler Alert:  If you haven’t already seen the Super Bowl, the Ravens beat the Niners 34-31.  Aside from the big game, we learned a lot about the use of social media.  Besides text messaging, social media was the preferred way to talk about the game to peers; whether that be Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, […]

Managing for Success – Get the Best Out of Your Team

Creating a successful environment for a team is difficult and rewarding.  Managing different personalities and habits in itself is a gift, but how do you create an environment to win?  Winning doesn’t necessarily mean getting first place, selling the most or becoming the most recognizable team at work.  Instead, winning is about getting everyone involved […]

Full Circle in 7 Years at Hitachi Data Systems

I started this blog back in September 2005 with my first post about “Why Google Loves Weblogs.”  I had no idea social media would take off like it has and I’d still be blogging to this day in 2012. Why did I start blogging?  As a marketing intern at Hitachi Data Systems, I found a […]

TuneUp Heats Up Competition With Shazaam/SoundHound – How Can “Shazam” Declare Winner?

Techmeme reports that TuneUp is set to provide an unlimited song identification service for FREE (and with no ads).  TuneUp is already known for its ability to correct song titles and add album work and it looks like they’re trying to venture off into another vertical.  Perhaps providing the song identification service is their attempt […]