June 7, 2012Professsional Technology SocialMedia
Today I’m in Green Bay, Wisconsin speaking with folks from the Oneida Nation about social media analytics. You can find the resources for my talk here.
May 3, 2012Professsional Technology SocialMedia
This morning I’m giving a talk for the Dunn County Economic Development Corporation on “Business Use of Social Media.” You can find the resources for this talk here.
April 25, 2012Professsional Technology SocialMedia
I’m in Green Bay this morning to present at the Leadership Wisconsin 2012 Conference, Rewriting the Rules. My talk is on social media analytics and tools, “Is Social Media Working for Us?“
March 14, 2012Professsional Technology
I’m in Superior this morning to speak at the Click Here for Customers event set up by the UW-Superior Small Business Development Center. You can find the references and slides from this talk here.
April 29, 2011Professsional Technology
Last week I had the pleasure of presenting to the Wisconsin Student Planning Association on the use of social media and online tools for marketing yourself in the job search. You can see my presentation and links here.
April 21, 2011Professsional Technology SocialMedia
I was pleased to be invited by Leadership Wisconsin to speak at their annual conference in Wisconsin Dells this week. I did two sessions on social media, one an introductory session and the other an advanced session. You can find the presentations and all the links [here](http://irose.com/lw2011).
October 15, 2010Professsional Technology
So it turns out it’s a little harder to give away money than you might think. The proceeds for the book Age of Conversation 3 (with an essay by yours truly) were originally to go to the Make a Wish Foundation. They, however, required all publicity linked to the donation to use the same words, etc. Kind of hard to do when there are almost 200 authors out there flogging the book.
June 7, 2010Professsional Technology
Rick Liebling, one of my fellow authors in the Age of Conversation project, is publishing a series of interviews with AOC3 authors on his blog. He’s just posted mine at his blog. Thanks Rick!
May 11, 2010Professsional Technology
I’m thrilled to finally announce that Age of Conversation 3, a book including an essay from yours truly, is now available for sale on Amazon. Click below to check it out! Amazon.com Widgets
April 2, 2010Professsional Technology
The wonderful Age of Conversation 3 book is soon to be published by Channel V Books. The final author list has been released, see it below. I’m quite pleased to be listed amongst so many of social media’s brightest thinkers. [Adam Joseph](http://www.linkedin.com/in/adamjoseph) [Priyanka Sachar](http://blog.twilightfairy.in) [Mark Earls](http://herd.typepad.com) [Cory Coley-Christakos](http://ca.linkedin.com/in/corycoleychristakos) [Stefan Erschwendner](http://eranium.posterous.com/) [Paul Hebert](http://www.i2i-align.com) [Jeff De Cagna](http://www.principledinnovationblog.com) [Thomas Clifford](http://www.DirectorTom.com) [Phil Gerbyshak](http://philgerbyshak.com) [Jon Burg](http://jburg.typepad.com/future) [Toby Bloomberg](http://www.divamarketingblog.com) [Shambhu Neil Vineberg](http://vinebergcommunications.wordpress.com) [Joseph Jaffe](http://www.jaffejuice.com) [Uwe Hook](http://bateshook.com/blog) [Steve Roesler](http://allthingsworkplace.
March 24, 2010Professional Technology
The 3rd edition of the great Age of Conversation book is soon to be released. This series collects a number of essays dealing with social media issues. I’m very pleased to announce that an essay of mine will be included in the latest edition of the book. A lot of the writers collected in this edition are great current thinkers on social media, so I’m happy to be in such great company!
March 17, 2009Professional Technology
This year Irish Rose Consulting is celebrating 20 years in business. Since the exact start date has been lost to the mists of time, I decided what better day to call our birthday than St. Patrick’s Day. In 1989 I was a student at UW-Platteville. One of my part-time jobs was working on an excellent research-and-development project for Niall Enterprises, run by Jack O’Neill, a professor at Platteville. My friend Rick Eagen was also working on the project.
April 21, 2008Professional Technology
Marie Boran of SiliconRepublic.com has posted a nice article about the OpenCoffee movement in Ireland. Yours truly is quoted in the article. OpenCoffee is an informal networking event attended mainly by people in the tech industry. It’s been a great event to help me meet people in Dublin (and other communities in Ireland), and is a great chance to get freelancers out of their bubble to meet people in the same situation as themselves.
February 26, 2008Professional Technology
Ireland National/International Politics Technology
****Bernard Goldbach has a good post up on his blog about one of the dangers in traveling with a laptop. As someone who regularly travels internationally with my laptop, this has been a big, and growing, concern to me. The United States’ Transportation Security Administration can be truly draconian in their approach to travelers. Those who run afoul of a screener, for whatever reason, can be subject to pretty unbelievable treatment.
February 4, 2008Professional Technology
Last week I had the pleasure of attending a dinner put together by Paul Walsh to discuss the need for a new non-profit organization representing the digital or interactive media industries in Ireland. The dinner, sponsored by Microsoft and Blacknight, was held at a restaurant co-owned by Walsh, Jaipur. The evening was off to a wonderful start with a sampling of dishes from Jaipur’s menu - this was the best Indian food I’ve found in Dublin.
November 27, 2007Professional Technology
CNet has a good interview with Don Norman, designer extraordinaire and author. I’d highly recommend his books, they’ll get you thinking about design in new ways. Best passage from the interview: “It was only the development of the factory, the industrialized revolution, then later the white collar revolution that everybody had to be in their offices at the same time. But guess what? We’re now in a world society. Making sure we’re all in the office at the same time assumes we’re all in the same time zone…I think we’ll find interesting mixes of scheduled activities where everyone must be encountered in more flex time, more flexibility.
July 13, 2007Professional Technology
I made my way to Limerick yesterday for the biweekly geek gathering that is OpenCoffee Limerick. OpenCoffee is a worldwide movement that encourages entrepreneurs, tech people and investors to gather in an informal manner for networking. There are a couple of vibrant groups here in Ireland, in Limerick and Cork. I’ve been following some of the online discussions resulting from these gatherings, but hadn’t made the effort to attend in person.
July 9, 2007Professional Technology CommunityDevelopment
I wrote a few days ago about a blog post by Conor O’Neill suggesting a method of encouraging startups. Conor touched off quite an online discussion among various bloggers here in Ireland. Check the links below to catch up on the discussion, then I’ve got a few more thoughts to share.* Conor’s original post * My original response * Further responses from: * Joe Drumgoole * Bernie Goldbach * Damien Mulley * Alan O’Rourke * David Copithorne *
July 3, 2007Professional Technology
Conor O’Neill of Argolon has a great post on his blog discussing a method of jump-starting tech startup companies in Ireland. I think his ideas are right on the money, and relatively easy to put into action anywhere. The idea centers around creating a summer “hothouse” to help college students get rolling with ideas for new products. To his list of ideas, I would add just a couple of suggestions:
June 25, 2007Professional Technology
Social media is big in the tech business these days. Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, del.icio.us, Flickr, and Twitter are just some of the companies at the forefront of using the web to connect us. Blogs count too. Just what is it? According to Wikipedia, “Social media describes the online technologies and practices that people use to share opinions, insights, experiences, and perspectives.” Got that? Don’t worry, nobody else does either. Assemble 10 tech consultants in a room and ask for their definition and you’ll be presented with 15 different explanations.