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This is the one thing about leadership you need to know

This is the one thing about leadership you need to know

Leadership FP

Leadership might be the most important ambiguous word in the English language, right up there with something like “culture.” There are so many different theories about it — from Blue Ocean to a focus on humility – and so many books (entire sections of bookstores), yet it’s pretty much a deceptively simple concept. Use the same…

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Content marketing is all the rage, but is it linked enough to business goals?

Content marketing is all the rage, but is it linked enough to business goals?

Content Marketing and Business Goals

I’d classify myself as in the “content marketing” space, although it can vary on a day-to-day basis (as can any job). I try to read stuff about it whenever I can, and I came across this post on ClickZ that was interesting, if for no other reason than this quote:

Most content marketers use engagement stats as a proxy for…

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The Alabama-Auburn trolling has really hit a fever pitch

The Alabama-Auburn trolling has really hit a fever pitch

Alabama Auburn Trolling

There are 37 days until college football is back, which is exciting. Although far more people get excited by the eventual return of the NFL, I personally think college football is the greatest thing on the American sporting landscape. I’m definitely not alone in that.

As you probably know if you follow college football, last season…

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What do restaurants mean to cities? A lot, apparently.

What do restaurants mean to cities? A lot, apparently.

Cheesecake Factory and Cities

This morning, my wife was driving me to work (because we now live in Texas and only have one car, and while I could take the bus it’s a little bit of a hassle — maybe when it gets a bit colder again) and when we got near downtown Fort Worth, we saw that an unique restaurant — something called Ferre— was being renovated into a…

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Dan Markel was the ‘intended victim’ of his shooting. Do you look at Wendi Adelson, then?

Dan Markel was the ‘intended victim’ of his shooting. Do you look at Wendi Adelson, then?

Dan Markel Wendi Adelson

Dan Markel, well-known and popular in the legal professor community, was ostensibly murdered at his home in Tallahassee a few days ago. This is a good collection of links related to the story as it now stands. The initial crux of this story was that it was probably a home invasion gone bad — there had been a string of robberies in…

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Brief thought exercise: does it really matter how many Twitter followers you have?

Brief thought exercise: does it really matter how many Twitter followers you have?

Do Twitter Followers Matter

I used to work with this kid back in the day; almost three or four times a workday, he would tell someone (or speak to himself out loud, which I would classify as awkward but I do too) how many Twitter followers he had. This is awkward. This was in the early days of Twitter, where people had a vague sense that it was important — it…

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Is the only reason that four-day work weeks aren’t catching on because of “… that’s how we’ve always done it?”

Is the only reason that four-day work weeks aren’t catching on because of “… that’s how we’ve always done it?”

Employee Morale

I’ve written about the idea of a four-day work week twice before — here and here — and I just wrote a piece for Vocoli (might be online tomorrow) on the same topic, so I’ve been thinking about it a lot recently. I’ve also written before about the idea of ROWE — Results-Only Work Environments — and how people aren’t quick to adopt…

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Here’s a pretty legitimate United States cost of living map (Honolulu, New York and San Jose are expensive)

Here’s a pretty legitimate United States cost of living map (Honolulu, New York and San Jose are expensive)

Migration Map 2010

From an article on CityLab about how cost-of-living really mostly means cost-of-your-rent:

American Cost Of Living

This is based on RPP, or Regional Price Parity. That’s a weighted statistic that tracks the different price levels of things like food, housing, etc. The data above is based on 2008-2012 and even though the stat is weighted, Jose Lobo at Arizona State pulled out the different effects on each specific area.…

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Long Distance Moving Company Review: I’d mostly recommend American National Van Lines

Long Distance Moving Company Review: I’d mostly recommend American National Van Lines

Long Distance Moving

I’ve moved more than 900 miles twice in the past 24 months. The first one was New York City to Minneapolis (about 1,200 miles) in July of 2014. The second one was Minneapolis to Dallas (about 900 miles) a few weeks ago. Both times, my wife and I used long-distance movers.

The first time, I don’t even completely remember the name of the company — oops — but I do remember I was nervous about moving…

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