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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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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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The Importance of Labeling




This model has been a workhorse producing labels for years.

This model has been a workhorse producing labels for years.

Recently I was labeling some bulk spices in the kitchen larder using a P-Touch Labeler  – can you tell the difference between fennel seed and caraway seed, well neither can I without a label –  And I thought about the times, places, whys and whens I’ve used a P-Touch Labeler and what I put on those labels.

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