Bowling for Business: How to Succeed in Business by Really Trying

By networking, I mean more than attending mixers or posting status updates on Facebook. Real networking involves investing yourself in the lives of those around you. Only this kind of venture will produce dividends in business as well as life. But don’t take it from me. Some of the best business minds in the world agree.

Bowling for Business: Don’t Ignore the Voices in Your Head

This column first appeared on RIMOFTHEWORLD.net on January 25, 2010. Social Media—You Know You Need To I made a critical error in judgment last week. Despite reports from the National Weather Service that a nasty storm was on its way, I threw caution to the wind and headed down from Running Springs to Riverside for…

Bowling for Business: Everything but the Kitchen Link

The Top 10 Steps to Use LinkedIn for Business This column first appeared on RIMOFTHEWORLD.net on 10-05-09 I’m often on the Internet for work. Really…it’s for work. So it isn’t my fault that I was so engrossed in posting to social media accounts last week that I failed to wake up my 13-year-old daughter for…

Bowling for Business: Getting My Tweet Wet

This column first appeared on 9-21-09 at RIMOFTHEWORLD.net When it comes to games of chance, I’ve never been particularly lucky. In fact, I can probably count the number of times I’ve won contests on one hand. So it isn’t difficult recalling the win that meant the most. I was just five years old. My favorite…

Crowding in Cyberspace

Micro-blogging So as I grow more comfortable with blogging and micro-blogging, I’ve ventured out lately to post comments on platforms like LinkedIn and Twitter. Today’s LinkedIn E-Marketing Group discussion interested me because the first post was written by a guy who I think must hail from Sweden or something. His name is Hans. And he…

Twitter Me Confused

So, at first, this whole social media thing was intriguing. I took some time to sign up for a few social media networking sites, in an effort to learn the medium so I could share my findings with clients. But no sooner had I started trying to locate these sites than I realized that communicating…

Life in 3-D

When I got back to my office, I logged onto Twitter. And I stumbled across several tweets that actually interested me. Mind you, in the weeks and months since I started tweeting, I have been doing so almost like a blind squirrel crawling across a pile of acorns. My intentions were good. But I had no real idea of what I was doing.