Archive for March, 2008

Taylor said all of the cusswords

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Conversation this morning with my 7yo son:

William: Dad, yesterday Taylor (4yo girl) said all of the cusswords.

Me: Oh yeah, did mom hear?

William: yeah. And she didn’t even get in trouble.

Me: What did she say?

William: She said

  • stupid
  • dumb
  • your not the boss of me
  • and all the other cuss words there could be, except the V-word.

Me: What is the v-word? (thinking I knew all of the cusswords, but the gravity of this v-word issue was almost concerning…)

William: (hesitating, and in a whisper) … “vain”

I’m in the US News & World Report

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

boosting your sales with social networkingOne of my goals this year was to have a full article dedicated to me in The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times.  This is because I was told by someone that that is where JibberJobber would get credibility – not through any articles I wrote on my own.

I’m happy to share an article that just went live today, which has turned into one of my favorite articles… the title is Boosting Your Sales With Social Networking.  How cool is that?

LinkedIn Book Breaks 2,000… !

Monday, March 24th, 2008

I recently posted on the LI blog about hitting almost 2,000… in fact, it was at 2,058. You can see the braggy post here.

LinkedIn book, the guide to LinkedIn, breaks 2,000

… now, we just need to break 1,000!

MSN Does It Again

Monday, March 24th, 2008

When I first login I have the IM client set to automatically login, and I get the MSN news, gossip and all that stuff open in it’s own window. I always click over to “News” to see what’s going on.

But this one caught my eye:


I love it. It’s just missing one simple word. But this went to probably tens of millions. This is portraying their brand.

Why do I find and care about stuff like this? Probably because of the time when I presented new brochures in a board meeting at my old company and the chairman crumpled the pamphlet and threw it at the wall when he found something he didn’t like.

I got the impression we were mickey mouse, and that other real companies would never, ever make mistakes like that.

… alas, I love finding the big companies making mistakes.

Not that I’m immune from it, as I know my mistakes are (and will be plentiful), maybe I just like knowing that nothing is as perfect as it seems.

2 Twitter enhancements to make me smile for a week!

Monday, March 17th, 2008

I’m using real info on this, outting my new Twitter buddy. Actually, we met on Saturday in person, and I doubt Clint would care if you know he and I hang out (well, hung out for 20 minutes :p).

Here’s the e-mail I get when someone follows me on Twitter:

Herlo on Twitter is now following me

I would so love it if they also told me:

  1. If I was following this person. If the name and handle doesn’t ring a bell, it would be uber-helpful. Plus, if I already know who they are, and you TELL me that I’m following them, then I don’t have to click through to check. Please Ev, do that one for me?
  2. Please plug in their little summary. If I don’t recognize their name or handle, this would really help. Especially if you make their URL a hyperlink, so I can click on it from my e-mail. You know what I’m talking about, all this stuff:

Twitter about me area

Oh yeah, include the stats, also. That way if they are following 3,000+ people and have 4 people following them I KNOW I don’t want to be #5.

Herlo’s stats, as of right now.

Evan, seriously,this would take your programmer like 20 minutes to do. Please make my life just a little easier!

Bear Stearns Gets Fudning

Friday, March 14th, 2008

I love it. Because I know my mistake like this is coming.

Funding or fudning?

You can see the link here -it’s a CNN page.

Offshoring Childcare

Monday, March 10th, 2008

On Twitter I mentioned something about outsourcing parenting responsibilities… as I was headed out to take my kids to a babysitter. Notice, I said outsource, not offshore.

My buddy Tammy Lenski sent me this video:

That is excellent reporting 😉

Excellent NYT Articles

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

One of my online buddies and JibberJobber members sent me a couple of article that I really enjoyed… totally different but really cool:

Blogging’s a Low-Cost, High Return Marketing Tool – I like this because it’s inline with my new CEO Training for CEO’s of Me, Inc.  I’ll be referring to it in those sessions.

How to Lose Your Job on Your Own Time – This is about privacy online.  Love the first two paragraphs to set the stage (I didn’t know that about Ford).

Thanks NHR!