Stop watching the news. Seriously. It's nothing but depressing stuff. It is no way to end the day (go to sleep) or no way to start the day. Read something for 15 minutes instead. Want some ideas?
- Seth's blog
- Nicholas Bates
- Fred Wilson
- James Altucher podcast
- PotterMore - JK Rowling's writing like Draco's life story
There are so many podcasts, blogs, newsletters that you could spend 15 minutes reading each day to start the day off on a good note. Try it for 30 days.
5 Simple Questions Successful People Ask Themselves Every Day. As a business leader you should ask yourself these questions each quarter:
- Am I in the right niche?
- Am I learning from my mistakes?
- What is my game plan?
- Is my website helping or hurting my business? (see Mojo)
Have you done your planning for 2015? The Passion Planner was a kickstarter project. It seems pretty interesting for individuals.
Top Challenges & Attributes for Tech Marketers - Infographic by IDG Knowledge Hub. I will give you 2 more: Branding/Positioning/Differentiation (we really only see it in cellular) and Budget.
The top email campaigns of 2014. Maybe it will help you think about how you want to approach your email marketing in 2015.
Connecticut - now a Frontier territory - is trying to become a Gigabit state. Interesting since Frontier's DSL has had numerous complaints since it took over AT&T's network and the cablecos don't feel the need to deploy or service their customers - because, hey, what are you going to do, go back to DSL? It is this lack of competition that is causing so many issues which the FCC has to decide on. To go from where they are now to a Gigabit state will be huge endeavor. Good luck! (I am from CT and TMC is HQ'ed in CT.)
This was an interesting read about Fairness and how our always on life is changing how we view the world. "The problem isn't that life is unfair - it's your broken idea of fairness." A similar article about How We Date Now will also provide a look into life online changing offline.
Winners of the 2014 Cloud Computing Product of the Year Award Announced. Quite a few in Wi-fi in 2014 picks.
Beka Publishing (Channel Vision magazine and CV Expo) announced Winners for 2015 Visionary Spotlight Awards.
4 charts that defined 2014 via the New Yorker
A friend of mine is launching an Internet Cafe and learning center in Nepal on IndieGoGo.
One thing to learn from the Sony hack: password management at the very least. Have you changed even one password in the last 30 days?