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Blind leading the blind or the echo chamber

Social media makes it very easy to meet people. Networking can be very valuable to entrepreneurs. Unfortunately, the term “friend” is overused and the meaning of “friends” has become diluted.

For people who want a successful career, surrounding yourself with people with similar maturity and experience levels is crucial for success. The people who are serious about obtaining the quality of life they have goals for do this naturally. The people closest to them have similar goals and interests that bond them.

Social media makes it easy to become friends with people who will distract your attention to almost guarantee you will not reach your goals. If you are a parent, it’s like your child hanging around the “wrong” group of kids….can you relate to that?

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The Peter Principle and Fast Company

I want to talk about the business aspects of what happened between Loren Feldman, Shel Israel and Fast Company, since everyone else talked about the personal branding issues. This is going to be a long one so I suggest you get the beverage of your choice, perhaps something to eat, get comfortable or leave, it’s up to you. Let’s do this…

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Fast Company’s redesign gave me a headache

Fast Company homepage

Fast Company redesigned their site, adding social features. I must admit that when I first heard about the redesign I wondered if this was another example of a traditional company trying to hop on board with the latest thing (social features). I decided to check it out.