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Influencer Analysis with Linkedin Inmaps

As part of my own work in reputation management and influencer analysis, this is often done by comparing how clusters of individuals (people, sites, brands) connect to one another. When examining how online elements affect each other, it is often very important to visualize how data is connected.

“Seeing data” is one of the most difficult things for non-savvy people to do. In order to imagine and visualize a connection, you need to inherently know it is there.

In my mind, this is one of the truest traits of being an expert: the ability to comprehend connective points that no one else can see. Read more

I’m baffled, that doesn’t happen very often.

This is a personal insight post, with little connection to my normal topics. If you feel like reading it to gain a better perspective on my thought process or care to engage in conversation, feel free.  I apologize if the specifics of the situation are vague, but due to confidentiality and relationships I don’t have the luxury of disclosing the problem at this time.

Today I shot coffee out my nose. I wanted to laugh, but it was too painful.

In dealing with executive teams, I give expert level insight to both tactical and strategic questions. I am also usually one of the handful of voices that has the character and professional understanding to ask the really hard questions or the questions that no one knows.

Don’t get me wrong. I am the nicest guy.
I can be casual and personable, but I can also be a hatchet man (disclaimer, I am a Gemini.) Read more

Seattle Social Media, a solution to my own workflow

To anyone in the Seattle social media scene, it is no great surprise that I have had personal conversations with hundreds (if not thousands) of like-minded entrepreneurs, business executives and coffee addicts. As someone who has been “in the trenches” of social media since before it was social media,  the massive amount of information and resource tracking skills that are integrated into my business life is pretty massive.

To help streamline my own calendar and prevent schedule conflicts, I decided to revamp my old seattlesocialmedia.com site that was used as a personal test site and provide a useful tool to the community focused around three problems I personally experienced Read more

Evolving your business trends… don’t slide down the curve

I apologize if I this article jumps a bit, but I will endeavor to tie it back together…

There is this great statement in the Harvard Business Review that details bullet points of my own thoughts around my eight year old son and an alarming problem in big business:

“When a 12-year-old can gather information faster, process it more efficiently, reference more diverse professionals, and get volunteer guidance from better sources than you can at work, how can you pretend to be competitive?..” Read more