About Sam Michel
Inquisitive. Hopeful. Jovial. Cantankerous. Digital marketer. Event organiser. Long-time fan of tech, collaboration and innovation. Exploring digital, social, business, technology, society, psychology & startups. Founder Chinwag, Digital Mission, Pitch NYC, ChinwagPsych. Former Exec Dir, Social Media Week London. More short stuff @toodlepip on Twitter.
If, like me, you read the recent announcement that Google Analytics just added social tracking to their tool, you’ll probably be thinking, “Nice, I’d like to get me some of that social media analytics”.
Each morning I try and blot out the involuntary sauna of the Central Line by feeding my addiction to TED lectures. I love the brilliant speakers and the massive variation in topics. Keeps the old noggin’ ticking over.
To try and understand the financial crisis from which the economy is slowly, probably, emerging, a rudimentary grasp of economics would be helpful.
For those of us without any formal training the self-proclaimed Stand Up Economist, Yoram Bauman PhD simplifies matter, with tongue firmly in cheek.
Watching Chip Conley’s TEDtalk video, I was reminded of those stressful moments – and in the video, he talks about his company failing, which must rate as fairly tough time – and the difficulty in finding enough perspective to focus on the things that really matter.
The problem with running lots of email discussion lists is that from time-to-time, all the clever filtering goes haywire and you end up with a page of HTML code, when you should have a nice readable paragraph of text.
A couple of years back I started using a tool called ClearContext, which prioritised the 3-400 daily emails I receive based on their priority. Some special algorithmic magic looked at how often I read, how quickly I responded to automatically work out what was a priority based on my behaviour.