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Newsletter #154 Nobody Cares About Your Logo

Posted by Alex on 28 June 2012

"I don't love it, but it will grow on me." said Phil Knight when he chose what would become the Nike swoosh.

"I don't love it, but it will grow on me." said Phil Knight when he chose what would become the Nike swoosh. Carolyn Davidson who was student at Portland State University had originally met Phil Knight in the late 1960s when he was an associate professor. He had overheard her say she couldn't afford to take an oil painting class. At the time Knight was also co-founder of Blue Ribbon Sports who were distributors for Tiger Shoes and he wanted Davidson to produce some charts and graphs in preparation for a meeting.

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Newsletter #153 How to Use LinkedIn To Grow Your Business

Posted by Alex on 30 April 2012

It's been called the business Facebook but many people see it as just a job search board. True it can be used by job seekers...

It's been called the business Facebook but many people see it as just a job search board. True it can be used by job seekers and recruiters but its potential is significantly more wide ranging than that. A recent comment by LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman in a Wired interview is of interest here: ....

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Newsletter #152 Can't Keep Up? 7 Ways to Keep on Top of Email

Posted by Alex on 29 February 2012

Of all the Internet technologies, email is the one that has totally transformed work place communication....

Of all the Internet technologies, email is the one that has totally transformed work place communication. While email itself is hugely beneficial, email overload has become a major issue in businesses everywhere. Most knowledge workers exist with at least part of their attention on incoming email, with constantly switching from what they are doing to the latest email ping. Yes it's you I'm talking about!

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Newsletter #151 The Year of Voice Assistance

Posted by Alex on 31 January 2012

The launch of Siri, Apple's voice-based personal assistant for the iPhone has once again sent competitors scrambling.

The launch of Siri, Apple's voice-based personal assistant for the iPhone (4S only) has once again sent competitors scrambling. Siri is being seriously underestimated and it will change the way we interact with all our devices - not just our smartphones.

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Newsletter #150 Why Apple Has Changed the World

Posted by Alex on 10 November 2011

The rise of Apple over the last decade has been something to behold. As an example it's amazing to think....

The rise of Apple over the last decade has been something to behold. As an example it's amazing to think that 19 months ago the iPad had not even been released, yet the impact of one of the latest Apple products has been extraordinary.

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