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@belllindsay The ownership thing, I really like that point too. Part of being good to oneself and to others is being clear about what you own, and then not trying to take on other people's stuff or vice versa. 

1 hour, 26 minutes ago on Don’t Maintain Your Reputation, Build It

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@jessostroff @Eleanor Pierce  Not to mention, getting angry, cynical, and lashing out doesn't really set a good example for oneself, either!

1 hour, 46 minutes ago on Don’t Maintain Your Reputation, Build It

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@LauraPetrolino  A nice corollary to this: be wary of people who seem to be and do everything. It's good to specialize, it increases the quality of one's life, ideas, and relationships. 

1 hour, 47 minutes ago on Online Integrity: Are You Who You Say You Are?

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Hessie, what a powerful post. I don't normally talk a lot about this sort of thing online but you posed the problem so eloquently that it made me dig in and think about a couple of things..

1) The concept of influence online incl. "influencers" & influence marketing is hard for me to swallow.

We all know people who talk pretty and that's about it, and while I've never had the experience you have I certainly see the same people in the PR/marketing/content space and it's disheartening. It's because of this that I'm not big on trading favors or influence... I think it displaces the real value, which is the inspiration, ideas, and curiosity that drive us all as humans. I think you, Amy, Danny, and the ARC team really get this, and although I haven't sent a referral your way yet, as soon as someone's ready for the level of clarity, hard work, and vision that you provide, it'll be coming. That's because the contents of your life, the actual things you do and share are something I believe in. I don't say that to puff you up at all, just to point out that the content of what you are doing, and not the influence you have or don't have, is what means stands out to me. Yes, that doesn't necessarily mean you'll ever make Facebook style money, but, as you know, mo' money mo problems. 

2) I commented in @LauraPetrolino's post about business ethics and Ben & Jerry's, but it's worth repeating here too... humans have a responsibility to be good to and for each other. Period. We all know this comes with grey areas, but it doesn't excuse us from trying every single day to be and become better. 


1 hour, 49 minutes ago on Online Integrity: Are You Who You Say You Are?

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I hate to say it, but for all the business acumen and talent that ends up on public co's boards, their actions in regards to quarterly and yearly dividends are typically shortly sighted and overshadow medium and long term sustainable profits, not to mention the CSR / doing well by doing good side of things. 

I agree w/@jelenawoehr 's point below... in fact, one of past roommates regularly says "you have to think about how you can be good to and for people" and hey if a corporation is going to have all the rights and privileges of a corporation than it darn well better have the ethical and moral responsibilities that we ascribe to actual, living, breathing, humans. 

2 hours, 9 minutes ago on Ice Cream, Business Ethics, and Fair-Trade Sprinkles

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@RobBiesenbach  Sorry I missed ya Rob! But excited to look through Q&A, not even a doubt in the world I'll learn something useful. 

2 hours, 52 minutes ago on Join Rob Biesenbach for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today

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I dig me some Lindsay Bell. 

That book about Katrina sounds really interesting, will have to check it out. Also, yeah the negativity online drives me crazy too. Sometimes I wonder how many people are actually trying to be good humans (well, most of the people around here are, which is nice). 

5 days, 4 hours ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Lindsay Bell

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@KateNolan @ginidietrich @belllindsay  Hang on just a second now...

SpinCon isn't going to be in Canada? I was looking forward to the resort life in Ottawa or Winnipeg..

5 days, 4 hours ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Lindsay Bell

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@biggreenpen  You might have caught this already, but this piece from Mark Joyella who's a long time FL area journo is quite moving as well https://medium.com/journalism-deliberated/6809e83f355e

2 weeks, 3 days ago on The Three Things, 75th Edition

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@Howie Goldfarb You are right - and even worse than that if there's even a hint from the audience side that off-label use is being discussed, it shuts the conversation down as well. I think there's a certain amount of irony there though, that pharma hasn't been able to find anything outside of the drugs to talk about. 

I suspect there are plenty of other things they could talk about on social (Uh, how exercise increases oxygen circulation? Sunshine / vitamin D improves mood?!) but really most pharma has given indications they are only interested in people insofar as they have a drug to prescribe to fix a problem, or a drug to fix another drug's side effects. I admit that's a bit rant-esque there, but is it not the truth? 

2 weeks, 3 days ago on The Three Things, 75th Edition

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@Patti Agnew  These folks have written a couple of smart things about that actually - http://crowdfundcapitaladvisors.com

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Financing a Growing Business: Options and Advice

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Pretty neat video of Chicago's cityscape on the tumblr too = )

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Financing a Growing Business: Options and Advice

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The other thing is time - VC vs. bank financing are vastly different when it comes to timelines (you already know that but thought I might point that out for other folks). 

I'm sure you are more than familiar with 37 Sig / Basecamp but you may want to check out NYC based Harvest, they've had solid growth over the last few years but skipped the rapid growth VC model as well http://harvest.tumblr.com

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Financing a Growing Business: Options and Advice

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Great post Gini.

You know how I feel about this stuff already (I'm largely in line with @LauraPetrolino's perspective). A great resource is Stanford's gender research dept, and particularly their focus on negotiation ---> http://gender.stanford.edu/negotiation

I've learned in both my professional and personal life that good negotiation is both fun and useful. It works with people who are risk averse + those who love a good fight. 

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Lean into Office Politics: Why You Should Control Your Own Destiny

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@Howie Goldfarb  I didn't want to make my writeup pages long but there's an argument to be made that Tesla isn't really even about cars at this point. Consider if they are able to make portable energy storage insanely efficient, which there is evidence they are on track for. That could affect anything from the average power generator to backup power for large scale infrastructure, and of course space travel too. 

3 weeks, 3 days ago on The Three Things, Edition 74

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@Digital_DRK @JoeCardillo  @Eleanor Pierce I think I might just leave that up with volume at max and then go to lunch 

3 weeks, 5 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Eleanor Pierce

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Nice to meet you Eleanor - I'm afraid I don't have anything snarky or funny to say today, but it's great to make your acquaintance. I like that you were a journo and that you understand what it means to build your own ethical framework, that goes a long way. 

3 weeks, 5 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Eleanor Pierce

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