IBM Watson Is Evidence Of A Growth Mindset

Not long ago, I watched a TED talk about “growth mindset.” Numerous studies have been done to evaluate children and adults and whether they have a “fixed” or “growth” mindset. The terms are fairly intuitive – are you closed to change or open to it? Are you rigid or flexible in your thinking, but it [...]

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Social Media Boot Camps To Help You Market Better

There’s a crowded, noisy, high intensity party going on and you decide to join later than everyone else. You stand at the door and hear a lot of laughter and hesitate before you ring the doorbell. You might wonder if maybe you are too late to join. That’s a bit what social media feels like [...]

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Is Your Cloud Secure?

Edward Snowden may have singlehandedly made the entire business world nervous about its data. Many analysts predicted we would see a frenzied flight from the cloud back to onsite, on-premise servers. What happened in reality is that we just started asking tougher questions and updating our own security plans and protocols. Despite the Snowden leaks, [...]

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3D Printing Innovation From Italy May Save Your Skull

As someone who covers cloud computing trends as well as 3D printing, I was excited to see this infographic from IBM that talked about both. One of the challenges I’ve heard from startups using 3D technology that requires collaboration is the difficulty of connecting remote workers who need to be involved. Working online together to [...]

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9 Steps To Career Zen: 50+ Quotes

It is all too easy to dispense advice to friends and co-workers, even to family. But what do you do when you want to help someone build a true foundation and inspire BIG thinking? My wife put together this list to help us capture the ideas and values we want to share with our young [...]

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Are You Ready For Customer Reviews?

Customers are increasingly in control of the buying process. They make decisions without calling your sales team. They don’t read your marketing materials. Then, they share their thoughts, good and bad, on review sites all around the web. Business owners don’t complain about the good ones, but the bad ones can drive them crazy. Positive [...]

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What Is The Hybrid Cloud?

Earlier this month, I joined in on a #hybridcloud tweetchat to discuss cloud computing. Some of the experts who joined in and shared their experience and insights include: Ron Miller, Paul Gillin (Moderator), and Alan Dickinson. One of the first questions was “what is a hybrid cloud?” We explored how there are three main types [...]

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Useful Online Cloud Backup Services

Depending on whom you ask there are two things you should do every day: Brush your teeth and back up your data. The maxim is 321 – 3 copies of your data on 2 different media types with 1 existing offsite. Mentioned in this post: Cubby, CrashPlan, Backblaze, Carbonite, and ioSafe. Your computer or device [...]

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Social Selling

Social selling is a term that is tossed around a bit lately. Marketing and sales execs are beginning to see the power in social media to truly engage with customers and prospects. So, social media marketing and social media in general is evolving into “social selling.” The logic is that social media is rapidly changing [...]

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Pinterest Case Studies Wanted

Thanks for visiting. I am looking for success stories of how you are using Pinterest to drive your business. Mostly,  I want proven examples, including revenue and sales numbers. If you are interested to share details, please email me at Q4Sales via Gmail. Or reach out on Twitter and mention Pinterest. Unrelated to this case study [...]

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