From: 2008

Wish List for 2009

I have avoided stock market and stock predictions for 2009 the last few weeks and just doling out ideas and thoughts. I feel juiced from the energy of this great community and less pressured to be ON all the time. I am excited to write in 2009. I have no idea what to wish for …

2009…'BROKE is the NEW RICH'…BITCH!

It’s been a good year for taglines on this blog. ‘Too Small to Fail’ and ‘Social Leverage’ are my faves, but now ‘Broke is the new Rich’ is coming into play. Being broke is your fastest path to wealth in late 2008 and should continue in 2009. If you are rich, you will get poor …

2008…Could Have…Should Have…

Dinosaur Trader asked many financial bloggers to submit their favorite post of 2008. He will be posting them all sometime this week. Here is last years grouping . I am terrible at tagging and therefore finding just one is tough seeing that I had over 1000 posts in 2008. I do know that most of …

2009…Customers as ASSETS

I love Disqus and I completely disagree with people that say the web is not about conversations. As Fred Wilson blogged today : ‘Correspondence is Making A Comeback ‘ In the comments to my post : ‘2009…The Year of Ideas’, frequent commenter Ivanhoff had some great insight into the social web and assets of corporations …

2009…Out With the Old…Seriously

Fred says it best today in his post entitled ‘Bits of Destruction ‘: This downturn will be marked in history as the time where many of the business models built in the industrial era finally collapsed as a result of being undermined by the information age. Its creative destruction at work. It’s painful and many …

2009…The Year of MicroGiving

It has been a tough year financially for most Americans and like retailers pushing end of year sales that consumers won’t buy, charities are facing the same crunch. Numbers will be down. People never plan well, never will. No matter what planning tools are available, we just procrastinate as a nation. I found myself writing …

2009…The Year of IDEAS!

I agree with Jevon of StartupNorth.ca that you must keep your strength in 2009 to NOT lose ground. I will spend much of my work time 2009 in the microblog world. Why? It’s my business now, it’s fun, it’s downright funny and positive, foreward focused and there are dollars to be had. If ideas are …

2009…The Year of Financial Chaos?

I think so. Let’s face it, despite the criminals, financial asshats, insanely long presidential race, and all the other disruptive and horrific financial events, we really had no chaos in 2008. The losses still seemed kind of orderly. If not orderly, than the losers seem pretty damn quiet. I can’t shake the feeling that the …