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Working out of our Dubai office for the holiday

Actually, it’s just a cool set in the Microsoft Chicago office.

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Newsletter #781: The “Lessons from Flowers” Issue

[Welcome back to the Damn, I Wish I Thought of That! newsletter. This is text of the great issue all of our email subscribers just received. Sign yourself up using the handy form on the right.] Turns out, a 130 million year-old plant has a lot to do with today’s marketing. A few great examples […]

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Ask for help making it better

Your customers know what you’re missing. Can you make it easier for them to tell you? Great example from Microsoft:

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Reminder: They aren’t going to put your sticker on something if you don’t give them a sticker

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Newsletter #755: The “Find a Partner” Issue

{Welcome back to the Damn, I Wish I Thought of That Email Newsletter. This is text of the great issue all of our email subscribers just received. Sign yourself up using the handy form on the right.} You don’t always have to go it alone. The next time you’re about to do something big, take […]

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Newsletter #746: The “Promote Your Customers” Issue

{Welcome back to the Damn, I Wish I Thought of That Email Newsletter. This is text of the great issue all of our email subscribers just received. Sign yourself up using the handy form on the left.} If you supply your customers with the stuff that helps them run their businesses, you've got a vested […]

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Why Microsoft Wins: Persistence

People always criticize Microsoft for shabby software, especially in new products. Their new software is so often so very bad. How do they end up with the most popular and successful software in the world? John Murrell nails it in this post from Good Morning Silicon Valley: But the thing about Microsoft is that on […]

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The other Google bombshell. Newspapers, please freak out now.

{From my lastest Huffington Post article.} Everyone is talking about Google's new operating system. A threat to Microsoft? Journalists should note he way Google announced it – in a blog post.  A threat to newspapers? From the Wall Street Journal's email alert (emphasis added): News Alert from The Wall Street Journal Google Inc. is preparing […]

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BlogWell aha! #2: Social media strategy from Nestor Portillo of Microsoft

Come to BlogWell: How Big Brands Use Social Media on June 23 in San Francisco where you’ll hear Dell, Cisco, Wells Fargo, Intuit, SAP, General Mills, Kaiser Permanente, and Pepsi share case studies on how to create a fantastic social media program. You’ll learn how to get started, get past roadblocks, and make your social […]

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