2013 Race Calendar

Posted by on Jan 4, 2013 in Triathlon | 0 comments

2013 Race Calendar

These are events that I’ve committed to for the 2013 calendar year.  I’ll likely add some more events, such as 5Ks and half-marathons, but these are the events I’m focused on.  My ‘A’ race this year is definitely the Vineman in July, but I plan to put in a strong showing for the Austin half-ironman.  Last year I finished the Austin HIM in 5:45, I’d like to be under 5 hours this year. Photo taken at the 2012 Austin Half Ironman April 2013 PlayTri King Tut Sprint – April 14,...

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Top 10 Twitter 101 tips & tricks

Posted by on Jan 24, 2012 in Tips & Tricks | 0 comments

Top 10 Twitter 101 tips & tricks

Recently I’ve had quite a few friends ask me how to get started on Twitter.  Below is a list of basic Twitter tips and tricks that I use: 1. Build an audience: Follow People It’s not fun talking to yourself … the good news is that building an audience on Twitter is pretty straight-forward: be relevant, focus on specific topics, but most importantly follow other people. Typically, if you follow someone on Twitter, they will follow you back. Not always, but typically.  This is a quick way to build an audience and Twitter...

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Kindle Fire … not for me

Posted by on Nov 17, 2011 in Personal | 5 comments

Kindle Fire … not for me

I’ve carried both an iPad (1st generation) and an Amazon Kindle (3rd generation).  I really like both.  The iPad was like a mini-laptop and the Kindle was great to travel with, especially with its amazing battery life. About 6 months ago my first generation iPad was stolen.  The plan was to wait for the iPad 3, but along comes the Amazon Kindle Fire in September at a paltry $200. I couldn’t wait, the Fire looked like it would be the perfect replacement for the iPad: smaller, many of the same apps, integrated with my Amazon...

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It’s on the Internet, so it must be true

Posted by on Oct 2, 2011 in Industry | 0 comments

It’s on the Internet, so it must be true

A bit tongue-in-cheek, but here is a recent statistic I saw quoted on Twitter: “90% of txts are open w/in 14 seconds of receipt.” I’m always looking for great new statistics to quote, but I also always research them — if they are not linked to research — to figure out where the statistic originated. I started with the above quote in Google.  Not much came back so I refined the search to “90% of texts are opened.” This uncovered: “90% of texts are opened within 3 minutes...

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Top 10 best travel tools

Posted by on Aug 3, 2011 in Travel | 0 comments

A quick list of some of my favorite travel tools (not in any particular order). 1.Seatguru If you travel frequently Seatguru will help you find the best seat on the flight.  I use this all the time to figure out which seat has power so I can run my laptop on those long international flights. 2. Room77.com Kind of like Seatguru.com but for hotel rooms.  I don’t use this as frequently because generally I don’t care about the view, but if I’m staying more than a few nights… 3. Hipmunk.com Trying to get from point A to...

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World Class Communities

Posted by on Feb 2, 2011 in Telligent | 0 comments

World Class Communities

The past few months I’ve spent a lot of my time working on our research for what it takes to build a world class community.  This morning I posted an article about setting a clear business objective. Below I’ve included a few links and images to material we’ve created — and this is just the start! The first is a white paper, World Class Communities: The Characteristics of Community Excellence white paper, an on-demand webinar, and a series of blog posts detailing the findings of our research. We’ve also created...

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Do you magnify efficiency?

Posted by on Dec 22, 2010 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Do you magnify efficiency?

When you think about designing [something] using technology, do you magnify the efficiency or the inefficiency? I came across this quote from Bill Gates in The 4-Hour Workweek: “The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applies to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.” — Bill...

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Pick one

Posted by on Dec 17, 2010 in Simplicity | 0 comments

Pick one

Recently I’ve been thinking more about simplicity in software: how limited choices create better results. Photography is quickly becoming one of my passions and I have a healthy collection of digital picture frames.  Before digital frames I was be forced choose one great photo to put into a frame, but now, since the digital frame can carousel 50+ photos, I load the maximum into it. Sure I could pick just one, but I don’t.  Instead I rotate through a collection at random. This is marketed as a benefit, but is it really a...

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Telligent customer Dell receives award

Posted by on Oct 21, 2010 in Customers | 0 comments

Telligent customer Dell receives award

I added some more details here on the Telligent blog, but it’s really exciting to see the continued recognition of Dell in the market for all the great work they have done. Dell received an Altimeter Open Leadership award for Dell: A Company Built on Direct and Open Communications. Here is what Altimeter had to say “Dell has been an active participant in social media but what continues to impress us is that they are committed to continually pushing the boundaries of social business by pushing engagement into all areas of ...

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Secrets to building sustainable online communities

Posted by on Sep 24, 2010 in Industry | Comments Off

Secrets to building sustainable online communities

This past week I gave a talk on building sustainable online communities. You can access the presentation on slideshare and register on telligent.com to view the full webinar.

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