Monthly Archive: March 2009

Dear Ambassadors and Respected Representatives of UW-Madison and Education

In the back of my mind I’m always thinking about education and change. Below is an open letter written to some faculty members of my alma-mater about the importance in recognizing that change. (Before reading this letter, please note that I will be making this letter publicly available on my blog. Also, kindly take note of the recipients.) To: Chancellor Carolyn Martin – chancellor@news.wisc.edu To: …

Dear Jeff Jarvis – Here’s Some GoogleJuice

I recently finished reading What Would Google Do by Jeff Jarvis. This book is important for so many reasons, but the most important point of the book is that fundamentally, business in general is changing. Economics, supply and demand, manufacturing, education, fashion, government, finance, all of it is changing and unless you understand these changes and adopt a newer way of thinking, you will be …

Be sure and cancel your credit cards before you die – $C

Image via Wikipedia This was too funny to not post… (Sent to me from Rachel Glickman) Be sure and cancel your credit cards before you die. This is so priceless, and so, so easy to see happening, customer service being what it is today. A lady died this past January, and Citibank billed her for February and March for its annual service charges on her …

Looking for a job?

So is Jamie Varon… “My name is Jamie Varon and I’m living in Danville, CA (if you haven’t heard of it, no worries) right now, hoping to move into San Francisco soonish, rather than laterish. The sole purpose of this site is simple: I want to get hired at Twitter and the only way to stand out in this competitive job market is to do …

Google Search Your Idea

Image via Wikipedia Do you have a really cool idea? Are you involved in a start up? Are you looking to add value to your current business or organization? Try this exercise: Do a Google search of “your idea” and see what comes up. Think about the opportunities around partnerships, advertising, events, media, etc with the people and companies that show up in the results. …

HOW TO: Build A Custom Website With WordPress and GoDaddy

Image via CrunchBase Lately, people have been asking me about websites and internet businesses in general. Is their internet idea a good one? Is it realistic? How to build it? Who to involve? But in all of these conversations I’ve been asked every single time “How could I build my own website?” Today, you don’t have to be a computer expert, graphic artist or an …