The Difference Between Living Life And Not

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Not everyone has passion. Not everyone is moved emotionally by what they do. And, that’s extremely unfortunate. But fortunately, you are not like everyone else.

The winning organizations in every industry are filled with passionate, vocal, active people (also, we have more fun doing what we do). To us, it isn’t even really ‘work’ in the sense that it flows naturally and feels more like creative freedom.

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August 19, 2008 Author Adam Singer In Inspiration

More Summer Reading: 20 Free eBooks About Social Media

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Hey intrepid reader. I’m sure you’ve read plenty of great material this summer. Well today I’m going to give you just a bit more. The good news is, it’s all free.

Here’s a list of 20 free eBooks about social media on an array of topics you’ll find extremely useful as savvy bloggers, marketers, business owners and web professionals. Special thanks to Chris Brogan for compiling this:

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August 17, 2008 Author Adam Singer In Digital Marketing and PR

50 Common Mistakes Non-Geeks Make With Computers And The Web

I’ve been doing IT work (for fun?) ever since I was 13 – I’m 25 now. I’ve fixed my friend’s computers, my school’s computers, computers in my office and even built my own.

I’ve developed blogs for several of my peers, taught many friends/associates the basics of Adobe Photoshop, Ableton Live, Wordpress and tons of other useful applications.

Okay, you get the idea – and my subscribers already know – I’m the go-to guy for computer, web and software advice (as well as for social media strategy, web marketing and blog consulting).

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August 14, 2008 Author Adam Singer In Opinions, Randomness
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Google Search Insights: A Look At Social Media Trends

Google recently launched an insight tool for search trends. It’s a like a revved up version of Google Trends and offers a deeper level of analysis of search trends with the ability to compare volume patterns across regions, categories and time.

Really neat stuff and huge applications for web entreprenuers, bloggers and businesses across the nation. Be sure to check out the utility and experiment around a bit – I was able to get some useful metrics almost instantly.

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Your Resume Is Meaningless (And Building Career Security, Not Job Security)

Resumes and some observations

Do you want an average job with average pay? Do you like following the rules? Are you content to settle for mediocre at best? If yes, stop reading here – this article is not for you.

For everyone else, read on.

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Great Customer Service: The Ultimate PR/Marketing Tool

Earlier in the week I wrote on the terrible customer service I received from JetBlue and how to avoid these traps for your brand. Today I have the opposite example to share with you: great customer service and how it is the ultimate marketing/PR tool in an age where we’re all connected.

Currently I’m staying in Chicago at the Talbot Hotel, a hotel I found via Google and read positive reviews on throughout the web. I knew their customer service was stellar from the raving reviews of previous guests, and it also was in the perfect location for where I needed to be in the city – I figured it was the ideal choice.

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August 7, 2008 Author Adam Singer In Branding, Digital Marketing and PR