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5 Social Media Rules for Entrepreneurs




A Dried River Bed is like an abandoned Twitter stream - neither one has much to offer.

A Dry River Bed is like an abandoned Twitter stream – neither one has much to offer.

Few things are more pathetic than looking at the abandoned twitter stream of a business. They start off robust and full of hope before dwindling to a few short screeds touting some sale before finally growing stale and stopping cold. Does this sound familiar?

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The Babson MBA – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly




Segio's Leone's Classic morality tale starring Clint Eastwood.

Segio's Leone's Classic morality tale starring Clint Eastwood.

 The Babson MBA in general, and the Babson Fast Track MBA  in particular, like most things, is a mix of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. You can play a snippet of the song yourself to get in the mood for the rest of the column.  Ennio_Morricone-The_Good,_The_Bad_And_The_Ugly Try not to whistle out loud as you play the clip.

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Inertia in IT – Changing Hearts and Minds




Tradition isn't just a song from Fiddler on the Roof - IT departments can be too traditional.

Tradition isn't just a song from Fiddler on the Roof – IT departments can be too traditional.

It is ironic that IT departments, whom people would assume would be most comfortable with change, can be in fact some of the most hide-bound corporate employees rigidly bound to traditions and policies that may no longer be relevant to today’s business environment.

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Bring Out Your Dead! Windows XP – Not Dead Yet




As much as Microsoft would love to put Windows XP onto the cart of Dead OS's, Windows XP isn't dead yet.

As much as Microsoft would love to put Windows XP onto the cart of Dead OS's, Windows XP isn't dead yet.

Fans of Monty Python’s Holy Grail will remember the infamous “Bring out your dead – I’m not dead yet” sketch. With the release of Windows 7, Windows XP is the guy saying “I’m not dead yet”, while Microsoft is the guy saying “you will be”.

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Updates – Revisiting Past Topics




Update columns are the crutch of columnists, both on and off-line.

Update columns are the crutch of columnists, both on and off-line.

A column of updates is every columnist’s favorite crutch when ideas aren’t flowing and blogging is no different. But of  course, I am doing an update column because I think that some of the previous topics I’ve written about earlier are worth updating, not because I’m suffering from a lack of ideas.

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