Feeling good

Another year – and a decade – draws to a close. I don’t know about you but my thoughts tend to look forward to what may be coming in the New Year rather than only looking back on what has been. In spite of an uncertain economic outlook in 2011, I’m feeling good about the coming year both professionally and personally. One song in particular epitomizes that outlook for me, not coincidentally called Feeling Good. Many artists have covered this…

Introducing Bob LeDrew, FIR’s new book review editor

Your FIR co-hosts are delighted to welcome Bob LeDrew as the new editor of our book review feed. We started the book review podcast as a means by which we can share our views of books related to the themes we cover on FIR: business, communications, PR, social media, and the like. Our first review was posted in December 2006. Here we are four years later, and we have posted a total of eight reviews. With Bob focusing on book…

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #579: December 27, 2010

Content summary: Welcome to the holiday season episode; introducing our book review editor, Bob LeDrew; no report this week from Michael Netzley in Singapore; happy birthday, Allan Jenkins!; listener comments discussion; News That Fits: Dan York reports on snow in New Hampshire plus last week’s Skype outage and Quora, the Skype outage and continuity planning, the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop, the importance of designing an experience culture, marketers will spend more on social media in 2011 for the wrong…

Merry Christmas

The Christmas message in this someecards’ ecard seems pretty apt, a timely one given all the weather and shopping disasters of this month so far. Still, it’s Christmas Eve and, presents, Plan B presents or no presents (or even ‘IOU presents‘), it’s time to shut up shop for a few days at least and focus on things like family and friends. So here’s wishing you a terrific and Merry Christmas! Related posts: Chaos theory Do they know it’s Christmas?

FT names Steve Jobs their Man of The Year

Mark Zuckerberg can be Time’s person of the year but here we have the FT’s man of the year – Steve Jobs, the man behind the continuing success of Apple and those so-gorgeous products everyone desires that include iPhone, iPad, Macbook and more. The Financial Times says Jobs is a “Silicon Valley visionary who put Apple on top”: […] When Steven Paul Jobs first hit the headlines, he was younger even than Mark Zuckerberg is now. Long before it was…

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