Monthly Archives: April 2009

Will It Blend Apprentices? Viral Video Lessons Celebrities Could Learn from Blendtec.

A colleague called my attention last night to the NBC show The Celebrity Apprentice, where two teams of famous contestants were tasked with producing a viral video for a real product – a laundry detergent.  Interestingly, the contestant teams, which … Continue reading

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John Chambers on Leadership and Social Media

This video interview from the Washington Post is a nice look into the head of CISCO Systems CEO John Chambers, who, despite his professed love of command-and-control leadership structures, has begun to transform CISCO’s structure to one based on social … Continue reading

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Why Obama Shakes Hands With Guards

When boarding Marine One for the first time, the new president Barack Obama threw the Marine at the door a pretty big curve ball by first saluting, then shaking his hand.  The marine, Obama’s subordinate (remember Obama had just been … Continue reading

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