Google+ The World 2 Come: June 2006

Friday, June 30, 2006

Company of the Week: Virgin Group

"The Virgin Group is the group of companies using the Virgin brand of British celebrity business tycoon Sir Richard Branson. The core business areas are travel, entertainment and lifestyle, although many others have been entered into."
Source: Virgin Group - Wikipedia

Corporate site:
virgin.com

Richard Branson's 10 secrets to success:
1. You've got to challenge the big ones.
2. Keep it casual.
3. Haggle: everything is negotiable.
4. Have fun working.
5. Do the right things for the brand.
6. Smile for the cameras!
7. Don't lead "sheep", herd "cats".
8. Move like a bullet.
9. Size does matter.
10. Be a common, regular person.
Source: Richard Branson - Wikipedia

News:
Virgin Group - Topix.net
Richard Branson - Topix.net

Blogs:
virginbrand.com

Photos:
Richard Branson - Flickr

Video:
Richard Branson - Google Video
Richard Branson - YouTube

Finance:
Virgin - Seeking Alpha

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Audio/Video of the Day: TEDTalks

Keywords: TED (conference)

"Each year, TED hosts some of the world's most fascinating people: Trusted voices and convention-breaking mavericks, icons and geniuses. The talks they deliver have had such a great impact, we thought they deserved a wider audience. So now, for the first time, we're sharing them with the world at large... Each week, we'll release a new talk to inspire, intrigue and awaken the imagination."
Source: TEDTalks

Guests:
- Al Gore
- Sir Ken Robinson
- Majora Carter
- David Pogue
- Tony Robbins
- Hans Rosling

Blogs:
Introducing TEDTalks - TED Blog
Al Gore and Hans Rosling speech online on TEDTalks, a must-see - Loic Le Meur Blog
TEDtalks: The other Al Gore speech, and what Tony Robbins really told him - Lunch over IP
A Mind-Blowing Conference, Now on Video - Pogue's Posts - Technology - New York Times Blog

Communication:
If your idea is worth spreading, then presentation matters - Presentation Zen

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Person of the Year: Warren Buffett

Image: Fortune

"Warren Edward Buffett (born August 30, 1930) is an American investor and businessman. Nicknamed the 'Oracle of Omaha' or the 'Sage of Omaha,' Buffett has amassed an enormous fortune from astute investments, particularly through his company Berkshire Hathaway, in which he holds a greater than 38% stake. With an estimated current net worth of around $42 billion, he is ranked by Forbes as the second-richest person in the world, behind only Microsoft chairman Bill Gates. In June 2006, he made the commitment to give away 85% of his fortune, most of which would be going to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This is the largest act ever of charitable giving in United States history."
Source: Wikipedia

Opinion:
Blogging Buffett: A Roundup of Opinion on the World's Biggest Gift - onPhilanthropy

Finance:
Warren Buffett - Seeking Alpha

Video:
Warren Buffett - Google Video
Warren Buffett - YouTube

Monday, June 26, 2006

Audio of the Day: BloggerCon IV

Keywords: BloggerCon

MP3s of the sessions - BloggerCon
Link

Topics:
- Tools
- Citizen Journalism
- Users In Charge
- Standards for Users
- Emotional Life
- Making Money
- Building Bridges
- 2008 Politics
- Video blogging
- Core values

Blogs:
Bloggercon IV - Zdnet Blogs
Bloggercon - Zdnet Blogs
Pretend you went to Bloggercon - Valleywag

Notes:
Table of Contents - Doc Searls

Photos:
Bloggercon IV - Flickr

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Blog of the Day: Susan Polgar Chess Blog

Keywords: chess, Susan Polgar

Susan Polgar Chess Blog
Link

Q: Who is Susan Polgar?
A: Winner of 4 Women’s World Chess Championships and 10 Olympic Medals (5 Gold, 4 Silver and 1 Bronze). #1 ranked woman player in the US and #2 in the world.

Blogs:
Chess Blogs from around the World - Susan Polgar Chess Blog

See also:
Veselin Topalov is World Chess Champion! - The World 2 Come

Photos:
Chess - Flickr

Video:
Chess - Google Video
Chess - YouTube

Discuss:
Chess masters of the universe - Myspace

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Monday, June 05, 2006

Audio of the Day: Weblogs WorkNotes

"Podcast of Weblogs Work, a Dallas-based marketing consultancy focused on social media. We focus on helping companies use blogs, wiki's, podcasts and other social media tools for better conversations with those who matter to their business."
Source: Weblogs WorkNotes

Guests:
- Mike Arrington
- Chris Messina
- Jeff Clavier
- Shel Israel
- Evelyn Rodriguez
- Fred Wilson
- Anil Dash
- David Weinberger
- Tom Evslin
- Tony Conrad
- Alex Muse
- Steve Rubel
- Lane Becker

Topics:
- Syndicate NYC
- Adaptive Path
- microformats
- business blogging
- startup culture
- venture capital
- Barcamp Bangalore
- Sphere
- Union Square Ventures
- social media
- Techcrunch
- PR
- Edgeio

Blogs:
Texas Startup Blog

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Audio of the Day: MarketingMonger by Eric Mattson

"I'm currently in the middle of conducting 1,000 podcasted interviews of marketers, innovators, entrepreneurs and other interesting people."
Source: MarketingMonger by Eric Mattson

Topics:
- Hitachi
- Feedburner
- Edelman PR
- Nielsen Buzzmetrics
- Indeed
- PSFK
- 37 Signals

Guests:
- Richard Edelman
- Jason Fried
- Peter Blackshaw
- Steve Rubel
- Stowe Boyd
- Piers Fawkes

Blogs:
The Blog Post that Launched a Thousand Podcasts - MarketingMonger