Culture Trumps Everything

Uber and Out

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

Culture Trumps Everything Yes, culture trumps everything AND . . . money still talks. On Tuesday, 6/20/17, Travis Kalanick, the co-founder of Uber resigned, as CEO. He had taken a leave of absence the week prior, but that wasn’t enough to satisfy those wanting to protect their investment in Uber. So, while Kalanick will remain on the board, he is …

Book Review: Socially Close by John Jackson; Social media marketing for small business

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

It took me longer than expected to read John Jackson’s excellent book Socially Close. I’m not a particularly fast reader, but that wasn’t the reason it took so long. Nor was it because the book was boring — it definitely isn’t. And it didn’t take me so long because Jackson’s writing is obtuse or difficult to understand. On the contrary, he …

HBR wants $ for their blog.

How Not to do Your Blog

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

As some of you may know, I “publish” a monthly e-newsletter. It comprises blog posts I’ve written as well as a column of the more active posts I’ve made on other social media sites — LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook, Twitter, etc. The social media posts go out every day — at least three each morning. I try to mix up the sources, but …

Told to change

Change someone?

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

In a recent blog post, Seth Godin stated that: “The only reason to build a website is to change someone.” Really? My first response is–I very much disagree. First, what gives me the right to try and change someone? This has to be sales at its worst: Manipulative and Self-Oriented. So maybe I misunderstand Godin’s meaning and intention? Perhaps I’m …

Google Plus takes the web by storm

The Googleplex strikes . . .

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

Could Google Plus (G+ or Google+ for short) be your one stop shop for Social Media? Personally, I’m thinking the answer is yes, even at this early stage of development. Well, okay, perhaps with the exception of LinkedIn. First, this is truly a beta release and is also being released in viral fashion. Presently, one can only join G+ (shorthand for Google …

Google Plus takes the web by storm

The Googleplex Strikes . . .Again. . .Third Time!

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

Could Google+ be your one stop shop for Social Media? Personally, I’m thinking the answer is yes, even at this early stage of development. Well, okay, perhaps with the exception of LinkedIn. First, this is truly a beta release and is also being released in viral fashion. Presently, one can only join G+ (shorthand for Google Plus or Google+) by …

e-riches 2.0

Book Review: e-Riches 2.0 by Scott Fox

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

Normally, I don’t win things when there are drawings for prizes. The day I attended the Technology Council of Southern California for a seminar on Internet Marketing was an exception. I thoroughly enjoyed the seminar given by Mr. Scott Fox, and threw my business card in the hat for a drawing. As luck would have it, I won an autographed …