100 Best Damn Stock Traders on Twitter

January 4, 2010

Tweet People always ask me, “Can I really make money on Twitter?” Usually I answer with a long-winded response about listening first, then starting conversations and so on until I see their eyes gloss over. But when I tell them there are also some very direct ways to start making money—like harvesting free, actionable stock […]

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Wall Street Beware: Top 7 Social Networks for Investors

December 7, 2009

Tweet People find online social networks rewarding in different ways. The rewards are usually non-monetary, like keeping up with friends on Facebook, or the satisfaction of writing an authoritative article on Wikipedia. Introducing market norms (aka: you try to overtly pitch yourself to make money) to these socially driven communities is the shortest path to […]

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Is Wall Street Ready for the Social Investor?

November 3, 2009

That’s especially true in the investing world, where millions of retail investors (day traders & other individual investors) are connecting through services like Twitter, SeekingAlpha, StockTwits, SkyGrid and Facebook to give each other advice and exchange investment ideas.

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3 Ways to Get Your Vanilla Networking Emails to Go Viral

October 12, 2009

Tweet I get mass emails from my professional network all the time. Most of them are lengthy updates on where somebody is on their job search. I don’t mind getting them and I try to help when I can, but unfortunately I rarely ever feel compelled to forward those messages on to the rest of […]

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Will Executives Over 50 Ever Get Social Media?

October 8, 2009

Tweet Forbes Insights, in association with Google, surveyed 354 top executives at large (annual sales greater than $1 billion) corporations to understand how they use the Internet to gather information. A clear generational gap emerged, especially when it comes to social media tools like blogs and Twitter. Here are some of the major findings: A […]

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You Have 15 Seconds. Why Should I Hire you?

October 5, 2009

Tweet The world is an elevator. That’s especially true for an executive in transition. Every interaction with a fellow executive, potential employer and recruiter is an opportunity to deliver a clear, crisp and compelling elevator pitch that proves you’re a stand out job candidate. But how do you cram an entire career’s worth of work […]

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Free E-Book: 30 Ideas for a Successful Job Search

August 17, 2009

Tweet Career maven Tim Tyrell-Smith just released a free ebook highlighting his top “30 Ideas for a Successful Job Search.” The ebook is a greatest hits compilation from Tim’s thoughtful and highly-practical career blog at www.spinstrategy.com. The book discusses what he believes to be the “three most important keys to successful job search: strategy, psychology […]

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5 Ways to Job Search in Real Time on Twitter

July 20, 2009

Tweet Yes, Twitter is crude and simple but it offers something few services can—access to the world as it unfolds. It’s called real time search, a powerful concept that’s redefining the web and opening new doors for job seekers willing to brave off the beaten path. For those that do, job searching in real time means instant access […]

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Michael Jackson, The Matrix and the Future of Information

July 13, 2009

Tweet Remember The Matrix? You might recall how people watched events unfold as an endless stream of code running down a computer screen. Reality doesn’t always play out like the movies, but increasingly true life is reflecting that fiction. Instead of complex code, we’re consuming massive amounts of bite-sized, real time information also known as […]

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You Are the New Media

June 14, 2009

Tweet It’s easy to get bogged down in the minutiae of new social media technologies like Twitter, Blogs, LinkedIn, Facebook, Squidoo or whatever the service dujour. However, from time to time it’s good to take a step back to fully understand how everyday people are using these tools to redefine and sometimes replace cultural institutions […]

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