How Best To Handle Those Linkedin Connection Requests?

I have written about handling Linkedin connection requests in the past, but there continues to be a thorny, never-ending stream of invitations in my Linkedin inbox. I’m sure that you, like me, get connection requests that leave you scratching your … Continue reading

How To Build A Great LinkedIn Network And Why Reducing Your LinkedIn Network May Be Key

I have to guess that, since you’re reading this post, you’re on LinkedIn? I also imagine that, like me, you wonder how worthwhile your LinkedIn network actually is? Maybe you have garnered a rather large network and you battle with the quandary of … Continue reading

What’s the best way to connect with people on LinkedIn?

Have you ever wanted to connect with someone on LinkedIn but weren’t sure how best to get that person to accept your invitation? For sure, even if that person is a 2nd degree connection (ie. a friend of a friend), the … Continue reading

Social media personality is vital for politics — the same reason why it’s important for business leaders

In order to get their ideas through parliament and, more broadly, to survive, politicians need to “market” their ideas. In democracies, they are voted in by their constituents and then need to keep a regular pulse on their stakeholders — those who helped vote … Continue reading

Justin Brown, co-founder of Ideapod, amplifying ideas that matter

Minter Dialogue Episode #107 This interview is with Justin Brown, co-founder with Mark Bakacs of Ideapod, a social platform for collecting and amplifying ideas that matter. It’s a really interesting initiative that has just opened a beta version. There are … Continue reading

Because I’m happy! In pursuit of happiness

Who isn’t in pursuit of happiness? Would you not agree that Pharrell William’s song, “Happy,” is wonderfully a propos for our times? Launched in November 2013, it’s small surprise that Happy has sold over 7 million copies around the world … Continue reading

WeChat… Message in a Bottle and more from Asian Social Media sites

As much as I may be a fan of Twitter (and I remain so, especially for business use), I cannot but admire the growth and functionalities of the “new” social media sites coming out of China and Japan.  The two … Continue reading

The Facebook Reunion – School reunions taking a new form

I just had my 20th year reunion at INSEAD in Fontainebleau. It was a magical affair. Some 80 of my year came, with about half accompanied by significant others, to bring the total on site up to 120+ people. It … Continue reading

Catch the wave – The right mindset on how to improve your digital IQ

With regard to the use of social media for your business, have you ever heard someone else say (or thought yourself): ”Why bother?  It probably won’t be around in a couple of years!” To each thought, one can find positive affirmation in … Continue reading