The word “empathy” became a topic for discussion last month when President Obama used it in the context of choosing a Supreme Court Justice to replace Justice Souter.Â Specifically, the President said he wanted a Justice who “understands that justice isn’t about some abstract legal theory or footnote in a casebook; it is also about… Continue reading The View From Here? Pass the empathy, please!
#CMClassof2013 As every family in America who has a college senior with an acceptance letter knows, tomorrow, May 1, is the day that deposits are due. I am relieved and happy to report that our check to Carnegie Mellon University is on the way. A few minutes ago Campus Bound, who describe themselves as professional… Continue reading Part 3: College Admissions Through The Social Media Looking Glass
â€œHI TWITTERS . THANK YOU FOR A WARM WELCOME. FEELING REALLY 21st CENTURY .â€ On April 17, 2009 Oprah Winfrey typed these words Twitter history. She now has 695,000 followers, follows 11 and has not Tweeted since April 24th. Oh my! 5 days? Whoops I just checked again before hitting publish and phew! she just… Continue reading Will New Twits Quit or Stay? Oprah, Influence & Value
In my last post on the topic of social media and the college admissions process I noted that in part 2 I would discuss what social media in the admissions process means to the applicany and thought there might be a part 3. So part 2 will be about social media and the application process;… Continue reading Part 2: College Admissions Through The Social Media Looking Glass
Josh Bernoff recently released a report entitled “Time to Re-Think Your Corporate Blogging Ideas” and wrote a blog post with the provocative title People Don’t Trust Company Blogs. What You Should Do About It. Although I agree with Josh’s recommendations to corporations on how to use blogs most effectively which begins on page five in… Continue reading Trustiness: Forrester’s Report on Corporate Blogs
Today would have been my mom’s 96th birthday. She passed away in May, a week after Mother’s Day,Â so it is really with this birthday that the circle of firsts begin. The first October 27th when we are not celebrating her birthday; the first Thanksgiving without her, the first Christmas without her and then the… Continue reading My Amazing Mother
When my kids were young and one of those things happened that no one could exactly remember doing… a bike was left in the driveway, a baseball went through a window, there was a large grape juice colored spot on the carpet…their nanny would smile and say, “the bluebird did it.” That bluebird became a… Continue reading The Bailout & the Bluebird
It was lots of fun. Thanks to Dave Gray, Bill Streeter and Melody Meiners for making the panel,Â Branding Yourself On-Line, work so well. And Dana, Melody you two did an amazing job making it happen! If you missed it, you can still catch a part of it here.
The late Randy Pausch wrote of an experience he had as a child at Walt Disney World in Orlando he referred to as the $100,000 salt and pepper shaker. He and his sister had purchased the salt and pepper shaker at a gift shop and were planning on giving it to their parents as a… Continue reading Run Forrest, Run
This weekend, September 18th and 19th,Â the St. Louis Bloggers’ Guild is partnering with the play:STL music festival to create InterPLAY, the first ever St. Louis interactive social media festival. Last year’s play:STL had 90 bands on 9 stages with thousands of attendees. This year is expected to be even bigger with 99 bands PLUS… Continue reading Where will Dave Gray, Matt Homann, Dana Loesch and I Be This Weekend? InterPLAY St. Louis!