Five Must-Read Posts from Last Week

There are a broad series of topics this week – each reminding us to find value in what we do (for ourselves, our friends and our businesses).

  1. What happens if you send an email and the person doesn’t respond within 24 hours? Do you follow up? On a recent trip to the UK, Chris Brogan was out of contact for less than a day and received a number of follow-up emails. As he points out – “none of us are performing surgery”. The beauty of the web is that it works asynchronously (or as Chris says, “anywhen”). Let’s keep it that way.
  2. Drew McLellan explains how social media has changed his world – he’s smarter, better connected, in demand – and a whole lot more. How has social media changed your world?
  3. Katie Chatfield shares her passion for visualisation and data – tell me and I’ll forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I’ll understand. There is a great presentation and a video included.
  4. Chris Jarvis writes about the three stages in the journey of a volunteer – explaining just how the volunteer-NFP relationship can go sour at any stage. Some great lessons here for anyone working with interns or volunteers.
  5. Think social media is a fad? Need some facts and thoughts to challenge your assumption – look no further than Mandi Bateman’s post – this is why you need good content. It’s not about your big idea – it’s about how your big idea spreads.