Newsletter Nuggets – December 28, 2006
…tips and tricks for writing great ezines and blogs
Table of Contents
1. A Note from Patsi – Ideal Client Contest Voting Is Open
2. End of Year Article Sale
3. January 07 Featured Article: Open Source Innovation and Other Weird Ideas That Work
4. What’s New on the Blogs?
A note from Patsi –
The voting is open over at www.BloggingandBeyond.com, for our Ideal Client who will be showcased on our new Internet radio show. Finalists and others will be able to participate in a parallel mentorship group that runs simultaneously to the 13-week show.
We will coach our chosen Ideal Client live for 15-20 minutes, on the Blogging and Beyond Show, every Thursday morning starting January 11 at 11 a.m. ET, continuing through April 15. Our show “Blogging and Beyond” is produced on VoiceAmerica™ Channel.
Our goal is to show our listeners how someone can have a real marketing presence and start leveraging the Internet using simple online tools, in a relatively short time.
You can apply for the Blogging and Beyond Mentor Program (only $97 until December 31 at midnight ET). The information page isn’t quite finished yet, but it will be on Friday. Just email me for information on how you can be part of this program at the special price: Patsi@blogsquad.biz.
End of Year Article Sale: Here’s how you can get article content you can rewrite and use as your own to suit your executive or business coaching ezine and blog purposes:
Until midnight December 31, all articles are on sale at 30% off, if you use this link to select and purchase:
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Sale prices are good through December 31, 2006. Sale prices are not available on new Jan. 07 article called ‘Open Source Innovation and Other Weird Ideas That Work.’
Featured Article for January:
Categories: Innovation, Change, The Future
“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” — Alan Kay, computer scientist
Self-managed volunteer hackers pool their skills every day on the Internet. Thousands of solo programmers compete to build software that’s bought by companies with whom they have little or no contact. Open sourcing has sparked a new way of innovating, even in other more traditional industries. It involves recruiting ideas from outside the company: from customers, freelance scientists, engineers and designers—in short, a global audience of enthusiastic creators.
Influential figures from important global companies are incorporating open source principles and practices into how they organize R&D and launch new products. Excellent case studies are revealed in William C. Taylor’s and Polly LaBarre’s book, Mavericks at Work. Companies as diverse as GoldCorp, Procter & Gamble, Eli Lilly and the World Bank Development Marketplace use open source principles and the Internet to spark new ideas and solve problems. CEOs and executive teams are tapping into the wisdom of highly intelligent, resourceful professionals interconnected on the web.
When you invite lots of smart people – customers, engineers, rank-and-file enthusiasts – into your organization, it unleashes bottom-up innovation. This is a huge shift for organizations, requiring them to become comfortable with openness, transparency and the loosening of controls
This is a brief synopsis of a 2000 word article suitable for consultant newsletters for executives and leaders in organizations. It is available for purchase with full reprint rights which means that you may put your name on it and use it in your newsletters, blogs or other marketing materials. You may also modify it and add your personal experiences.
There are 2 versions of this article: 2000 words, and 1000 words (approximate word counts). The full article covers the following sub-topics:
Inventing New Ways of Inventing
3 Keys to Innovating
Basic Principles That Squelch Innovation
Exploiting Old Ways, Exploring New Ways
Darwin’s Theory Applied to Bright New Ideas
Seeing Old Things in New Ways
11½ Weird Ideas That Work
Break with the Past
The Creative Attitude
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