Monthly Archive: April 2011

Apr 29

Pittsburgh “Innovation Happens!”

CivicScience Inc. logo - Pittsburgh Innovators

Last night I attended and open forum connecting Pittsburgh entrepreneurs with corporations at the AlphaLab on the South Side of Pittsburgh. In last night’s gathering, a group of six Pittsburgh start-ups gave us a series of six minute elevator pitches. I found three of them intriguing in particular and worth a second look: Branding Brand …

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Apr 09

“How do companies in highly regulated industries deal with social media adoption?”

Social Media, Permission Marketing, Personally Identifiable Information, FDA and Consumer Health

I recently answered a question from an Enterprise Community Manager on when she asked, “How do companies in highly regulated industries deal with the challenges of getting senior executives on board with the benefits of social media and adoption? High quality responses may be used in an upcoming Focus report on social media adoption.” …

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Apr 03

Bad attitudes…

“A bad web site is like a grumpy salesperson.” – Jakob Nielsen

Apr 02

The dumbest mistake…

“The dumbest mistake is viewing design as something you do at the end of the process to ‘tidy up’ the mess, as opposed to understanding it’s a ‘day one’ issue and part of everything.” – Tom Peters (issue Journal of Business and Design, Vol 6, No. 1)