Splendid Sundays Volume 3

Sunday, July 26, 2009

A handful of splendid finds and interesting tidbits from around the world wide web:

*Is social media just a fad and waste of time for business owners? New study finds correlation behind social media and financial success.

*A list of insights a journalist has picked up along his way in life.  My faves from his list? Numbers 17, 21, 22 and 46.  I'll share a list of my own life insights later this week. 

*Have you ever been in the middle of an antique flea market and been randomly inspired for an event design or project by the color of some tchotchke you came across? Except that the price tag was about $4700 which you were not going to spend just to be able to match the perfect hue for your client.  Well, there are two free iphone apps that allow you to take a photo and then they'll match the color for you.  Like you really needed one more excuse to ditch your crackberry for a superior phone. Check out the Color Snap app here and the Think Ink app here. Thanks to Caroline from Paloma's Nest, Kelly Ashworth, and Elizabeth Hafner for twittering about them this week. 

*Guy Kawasaki wrote a guest post for the Mint blog (another free product that is awesome) called 10 Questions to Ask Before You Join a Startup. While you may not be joining a startup, questions 9 and 10 on his list are applicable to anyone in business no matter where you're at. Take a couple of minutes to answer those two questions for your own business. You may be surprised at your answers.

*A couple months ago I asked a question on twitter: what is most misunderstood about you?  I shared that because of my writing, many people assume I am super outgoing, which is not the case since I am actually quite introverted.  Not surprisingly, many people on twitter replied that people assumed the same about them.  As a result of that conversation, someone emailed me this article: Caring For Your Introvert.  It's a bit tongue-in-cheek but oh so true.  If you are an extrovert, this may help explain the puzzling behavior of your introverted colleagues.  If you're an introvert, then rest assured knowing that not all of us think you are a snob. 

What splendid finds do you have?

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