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How about Adam Gilbert? I know Adam personally and his company MyBodyTutor.com has helped thousands of people lose weight and keep it off. Unlike some of the experts on the list, that traffic in fads, Adam preaches consistency in the less trendy but empirically effective stuff like food journaling and daily accountability. It's a shame he's not on here.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on The 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness 2012
It's easy to blame the boss, Gerard. I'd argue, taking no risks because you don't want to rock the boat, is way more damaging to your career.
2 years, 5 months ago on Testing the Speed Limit
@adycoles Thanks for reading, Ady.
Amen, Craig. This is so important for many reasons...one of which is that it sends a signal: we're going to do business differently today...
2 years, 11 months ago on 5 Reasons to Ban Technology in Your Meeting
I've been looking for a new writing tool...Word isn't doing it for me anymore. Hopefully they get the Windows version out of beta soon...
2 years, 12 months ago on Save Time Writing With Scrivener
We should treat the Reply All button like the nuclear launch codes...only a few responsible people should be able to use them. Alas...it doesn't work that way.
3 years ago on 10 Reasons You Shouldn't Send That Email
@adycoles@TMNinja Glad we got this resolved. Thanks Craig for the support on this issue!
3 years, 1 month ago on Read This Before Our Next Meeting
@adycoles Hey Ady, I'm looking into this right now, will post as soon as I get an answer.
I've heard so many great things about Wunderlist. Maybe it's finally time I give it a try. Thanks for the rec, Craig.
3 years, 2 months ago on Simply the Best Todo List: Wunderlist
Vacation can sometimes feel like you're cheating on your work! But that's silly, disengaging is the best thing we can do in service of the work sometimes. Thanks for the reminder.
3 years, 2 months ago on Will You Fail at Your Vacation?
Great reminder, Craig. Turning it off is incredibly difficult. I'm working on it. I think it's a skill, one that comes with maturity. Has nothing to do with age...but a comfort with yourself, your mission, and your real purpose.
3 years, 2 months ago on Can You Turn Off Your Work?
Thanks for this post. Now if I could only get an invite to Google+, I could actually use it! :)
3 years, 2 months ago on Connect Google + and Instagram in six easy steps
Great month, Craig. I'd like to hear your thoughts on consistency. How do we form the habitual rituals that we know we need to create, but find it hard to implement day in and day out?
3 years, 2 months ago on My Best Advice From June
Great list. I would add: no strong leadership, no clear purpose...and the most important: nobody to step up and admit this meeting could have been done with just a memo.
3 years, 2 months ago on Why Your Meetings Are Not Working
IDEO has built a model of creativity for the ages. I love how IDEO refuses to take on clients where there is no real actionable outcome. What a statement that makes. They know who they are as a company, and what they stand for, and they're not willing to compromise. Bravo.
3 years, 2 months ago on What ad agencies could learn from IDEO
Craig, when I'm off balance, I'm undoubtedly not going to the gym and exercising. I'm not sure if consistent exercise leads to balance in my life, or balance in my life leads to consistent exercise (or maybe it's both), but either way, going to the gym is key for me. Once I'm back on the daily morning grind, I'm good.
I think your number 2 suggestion is so critical, and everyone needs to find their anchor activity that will allow everything else to fall into place. And if they haven't yet, my suggestion: make it exercise.
3 years, 2 months ago on 7 Ways to Regain Your Balance
Great post. I hadn't really thought about keeping my priorities connected, Craig. But you're absolutely right, all our priorities do intersect , and if we treat them as silos we may miss how we can leverage actions that might make us progress in multiple areas.
3 years, 2 months ago on How to Get Your Priorities on Track
I think we all gasped, when we heard the news of the acquisition. I trust in the powers of the market though, Apple's speed and innovation in this space will force Microsoft to enable the same for Skype, and we'll have a great war that will ultimately benefit the consumer.
3 years, 2 months ago on Microsoft Acquires Skype
This is an inevitable cycle. A new trend or technology emerges with great value, then a flood of imitators copy, and most of them miss the point. You can see this with the daily deals space, which used to be about finding fun things to do in your city, but now has become a near efficient marketplace to get commodity services cheap.
3 years, 3 months ago on Games, Gaming & Gamification
Wow, thanks for point to Holz's article Shel. And thanks for continually shedding light on topics like this, that I don't hear about on almost any other blog that I read. I think it's absolutely true, that the blogosphere is seduced by superficial measurements, like traffic and subscribers, that are often better served by sticking to less serious topics. This instead of intellectual ones that deal with real issues like ethics. Not sure what the solution is, but I'm glad the question has been posed.
3 years, 3 months ago on Avatars, Military Ethics & Elevating the Conversation
I don't ever buy physical books anymore. I prefer them, but the convenience, speed, and ease of Kindle is too overwhelming. The backlit nature of the iPad is a turn off for me. I don't want to feel like i'm reading off a computer...or else I would. The kindle screen feels special.
3 years, 3 months ago on Reading Books on iPad & Kindle--a comparison
Clay Hebert has a great term for this: Carpe Defect. Seize the defect, clean it up, make it better, and create life long fans. Good post, Chris.
3 years, 3 months ago on 4 Keys to Turning Negative Commenters Into Brand Advocates
I just started reading Jon's blog. I always found it fascinating that people find it so hard to "find their passion"...I think people know they're passion, they're just afraid to own it...or as Jon points out, they're not willing to look in the past at what they've truly enjoyed in life. Thanks for this recommendation Craig.
3 years, 3 months ago on Do You Dream of Quitting Your Day Job?
Myth: you HAVE to use social media. Reality: of course you don't. Of course we're living in an age where the companies that are using social media well are winning in extraordinary ways...but that certainly doesn't mean every business has to use it. Social media is a set of tools, but offline businesses or just those that utilize offline traditional marketing tactics can still thrive in the right environments.
3 years, 3 months ago on Three Social Media Myths
One word: Wikipedia. The world's largest encyclopedia developed by volunteers who weren't paid. We're living in a revolution, and great social change finally can be created without permission from large institutions. We can do it ourselves. Heard much about this book, sounds like an interesting read.
3 years, 3 months ago on We First: marketing social change
@shelisrael That's a good point Shel. Not sure my friends are as diverse as I might've thought.
3 years, 3 months ago on Privacy, personalization & why I'm so concerned
This is fascinating. This polarization effect seems to hold true for the individual, but as we expand it to the level of group does it still hold? For example, as I visit Facebook, I'm surrounded by links to articles and media from my friends from every genre I could imagine (the opposite of polarization). Before I was active in social media, I feel I was being fed a narrow set of options through mainstream media. Facebook seems to be battling this by allowing everyone of us to be publishers.
I might have to read this book. Interesting thoughts.
For #2, it definitely depends. It really does come down to passion. Social tends to surface inauthenticity, so whoever is leading the charge needs to be totally congruent with the brand and aligned with the company values. Sometimes that's a PR person...sometimes that's an intern. Good point.
3 years, 3 months ago on Where Does Social Belong?
Looks like a great lineup of guest posts. Enjoy the vaca.
3 years, 3 months ago on 10 Great Ideas Coming Right Up
Hi Edward, it's amazing how a little personal touch, can make a marketing tactic feel like a warm suggestion. There is no truth to either perception, just the belief of the customer. Bravo, Road ID. Great product idea BTW.
3 years, 3 months ago on Simple, smart email marketing from Road ID
Incredibly powerful posture, Craig. This is how great things are achieved, and mediocrity avoided. Reminds me of the famous words of Julius Caesar as he crossed the Rubicon to wage civil war. Iacta Alea Esto, the Die is Cast! There is no turning back...really powerful (but scary) stuff.
3 years, 3 months ago on Sometimes You Have to Jump In
Gary is a fiery one, and you can't take what he says too literally. He makes generalizations out of his passion for change. I think if you were to sit him down and talk to him, he would admit that there are good PR folks that get it too.
3 years, 3 months ago on PR Firms Botch 95% of Social Media Campaigns?
Thanks for these recommendations, Gini. I just started reading Danny Brown's blog regularly. I'm sure his eBook is fantastic.
3 years, 3 months ago on Three Premium eBooks
The Google doodle is so creative, I found myself playing with it for much longer than I want to admit. I like your mention of entrepreneurs being less likely to be depressed. Not surprising. We're risk takers, and we take full responsibility for our destinies. Good post, Gini.
3 years, 3 months ago on Gin and Topics: The Magnited States of America
You're right Shel, FB should have an easy opt-out. Facebook's only crime is one of transparency. Their strategy is clear to make information accessible which requires reducing individual privacy. But they hide their tactics for fear of the backlash. Either they make it clear that they're taking steps like this, and encourage people to leave that have problems with it, or make it easy to opt out. Good post.
3 years, 3 months ago on Facebook, Facial Recognition & Privacy
Thanks for sharing this video Edward. Jobs is brilliantly humble. Sure he's got a questionable internal reputation, but even if it's just a show, it's a brilliant one. He exemplifies leadership, and one of the best presenters ever.
3 years, 3 months ago on The art of presentation according to Steve Jobs
Great post, Craig. I only use Evernote right now one dimensionally, looking forward to exploring it's more advanced uses. Michael Hyatt just had a great post about using Evernote as a blogger, worth checking out: http://michaelhyatt.com/how-to-use-evernote-as-a-blogger.html
3 years, 3 months ago on 10 Ways to Save Time with Evernote
awesome. can't wait to try this.
3 years, 3 months ago on How to Hold a Quick & Easy Virtual Meeting - Join.me
@TMNinja @al.pittampalli I have read it! One of my favorites!
3 years, 3 months ago on Is it Really an Emergency? 5 Reasons Not to Panic
Good post. Most of the time we do overreact to emergencies. And I think many times we do so subconsciously to avoid the important work we're supposed to be doing. It's the fear, or as Steven Pressfield calls the resistance that stops us.
Absolutely right. Spot on. A world of can't isn't worth our time. That language locks us into a box. Can is a language of possibility. It's the first step to realizing how incredibly powerful we are when we set our minds towards something.
3 years, 3 months ago on 20 Things You Can't Do