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Monday, February 28, 2011

Guy Kawaski New Book "Enchantment" Using Photo Contest and Social Media to Promote

To celebrate the release of his latest book Enchantment, Guy Kawasaki wants you to share your enchanting photos. Photos will be accepted in the following categories: Kids, Pets, Travel, Vehicles, and People. You may enter more than once, but only once per category.


The entries that receive the most votes in each category (5 winners) will each win a brand new Nikon D3100! The entry that receives the most overall votes will also win a 16 GB Apple iPad (wi-fi)!

The contest is open until March 11, so get your entry in and encourage your friends to vote. Winners will be announced on March 14 at South by Southwest. Click here to enter and learn more


Enchantment, as defined by bestselling business guru Guy Kawasaki, is not about manipulating people. It transforms situations and relationships. It converts hostility into civility and civility into affinity. It changes the skeptics and cynics into the believers and the undecided into the loyal. Enchantment can happen during a retail transaction, a high-level corporate negotiation, or a Facebook update. And when done right, it's more powerful than traditional persuasion, influence, or marketing techniques.


Kawasaki argues that in business and personal interactions, your goal is not merely to get what you want but to bring about a voluntary, enduring, and delightful change in other people. By enlisting their own goals and desires, by being likable and trustworthy, and by framing a cause that others can embrace, you can change hearts, minds, and actions. For instance, enchantment is what enabled . . .

* A Peace Corps volunteer to finesse a potentially violent confrontation with armed guerrillas.


* A small cable channel (E!) to win the TV broadcast rights to radio superstar Howard Stern.??


* A seemingly crazy new running shoe (Vibram Five Fingers) to methodically build a passionate customer base.??


* A Canadian crystal maker (Nova Scotian Crystal) to turn observers into buyers.

This book explains all the tactics you need to prepare and launch an enchantment campaign; to get the most from both push and pull technologies; and to enchant your customers, your employees, and even your boss. It shows how enchantment can turn difficult decisions your way, at times when intangibles mean more than hard facts. It will help you overcome other people's entrenched habits and defy the not-always-wise "wisdom of the crowd."

Kawasaki's lessons are drawn from his tenure at one of the most enchanting organizations of all time, Apple, as well as his decades of experience as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. There are few people in the world more qualified to teach you how to enchant people.

As Kawasaki writes, "Want to change the world? Change caterpillars into butterflies? This takes more than run-of-the-mill relationships. You need to convince people to dream the same dream that you do." That's a big goal, but one that's possible for all of us.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wis Governor Scott Walker phone fail: Wis. governor falls for prank call you wouldn't believe [AUDIO]



Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has fallen for a prank phone call, and in the process spent 20 minutes revealing his secret union-busting plans to the opposition.


The prank call was made by the alternative weekly Buffalo Beast, which pretended to be GOP financier David Koch. Governor Walker's office has just confirmed that the call is authentic, and that it is indeed Walker on the phone.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Mining Photo Memories to Preserve the Past (via FELICIA R. LEE NY Times)

From The New York Times: Mining Memories to Preserve the Past, Thomas Allen Harris has created the Digital Diaspora Family Reunion project to document the pasts of African-American families and communities. DDFR is a Roadshow that travels across the African Diaspora to uncover and share treasures from the family photographic archive.

Mr. Harris and Ms. Kyles, a 55-year-old wellness consultant and songwriter who lives in Harlem, were in his office ferreting out information for the filmmaker’s Digital Diaspora Family Reunion project. Since 2009, Mr. Harris has traveled the country collecting photographs and stories from families, then putting those and filmed interviews onto his Web site.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

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Gifts are meant to show you care. You could just spend buckets of money to show you care. Or you could use more imagination and less cash. If the gift is fun and reflects the recipients interests, you have shown that you’re smart and caring.

Techie types like to have their gadgets handy all the time. There are some very interesting stands and holders and cases. Prices range from inexpensive to absurd. Here are a few good values.

Clingo is fun. It holds phone, GPS, MP3 player and lots of other things. There are versions that stick to the car window, a podium, a small one, and even a Clingo to wear around your neck. Radio Shack, Micro Center, and more, $25-$35.

Texthook attaches to handlebars (bicycles, exercise equipment, strollers, etc) to hold your smartphone while riding your bike, working out or strolling with your children. It is perfect to use with hands free headsets, such as Bluetooth®. About $26 in specialty stores like Magic Beans in Cambridge, Wellesley, and Brookline.

Cases. There are all kinds of cases for iPads, Kindles, and phones. A couple that I like are the phone cases at Five Below that cost $5. At the other end, Bodhi is a little pricey, but very elegant. A leather or linen case for a Kindle, either size, is around $100. Bloomingdales

Anyone who takes photos with a smartphone has a lot of blurry shots, especially in low light. The Gary Fong tripod is the answer. You can use it for little point-n-shoot cameras (about $20) or add a smartphone adapter for another $20. It even closes up, protects your camera or phone while you carry it around your neck. Get it at Hunts Photo or other camera shops.

Speaking of photos, it’s a huge undertaking to digitize a collection of printed photos. ScanMyPhotos.com digitizes for you and returns your pictures the same day they get them. For [$79.50] they’ll scan 1000 photos. For [$184], they’ll send you the box for 2000 photos with instructions and pay postage both ways. You can get a gift certificate at ScanMyPhotos.com

Here’s a way to get crumbs, dust, and gunk out of the crevices of keyboards, remotes, phones, all kinds of gear. Not for screens, but it’s fun and effective on lots of other things. Cyber Clean comes in a couple of sizes, costs $5-$10. Office Depot, Radio Shack, Best Buy and more.

Another practical gift is Socket Sense, the surge protector that understands that we plug in big adapters. This one expands and has plugs at an angle. You can actually use all 6 sockets. About $30, Radio Shack, some True Value stores.

For the real nitty-gritty, you can speed up someone’s computer. One highly recommended tool is System Mechanic. It’s less than $50 at Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, Costco, Frys, Office Depot, Staples.

Anyone who tinkers with electronics, woodworking, even sewing, would like a MagOGrip bracelet. It keeps tools and gear right where you need it. About $15, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Walmart.

The Scorpion ($50) is a multi-function device that can be powered by three sources: solar panel, dynamo hand-crank and AC adapter, and features a USB port to charge cell phones via hand-crank. In addition, Scorpion provides up-to-date and detailed information and weather conditions through NOAA weather band, and has an AM/FM radio digital tuner. The device also features a built-in LED flashlight and a bottle opener, all housed in a rugged, water-resistant exterior.

My very favorite is the book “Geek Dad”. Forget playing catch or Monopoly. Moms and Dads and kids can get wind up toys to do finger painting, take photos from the sky, or build a light-up duct tape wallet. About $15, most book stores.

There you have it. Some techie gift ideas. Be sure to look around FrugalYankee.com for great ideas on finding real value for the real world.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Featured Additional ScanMyPhotos.com Services For Prepaid Photo Scanning Orders

Order ScanMyPhotos.com popular featured services to enhance your photo scanning experience. Whether you want to improve your photo scans, get organized or add security and speed to your prepaid photo box, we have a service to cover it. Each additional service is priced per box, not per order. When ordering additional services, make sure you order the correct amount to match your total number of boxes.



Rush Service:  Rush service so that your order will be immediately sent into production upon receipt as the next order processed to make sure that your order is shipped out the same day it is received. Otherwise, your order will be processed shipped out within 48 hours of receipt.

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Image Rotation: Our high-speed scanners make sure your photos get back to you faster than ever before, but are limited to scanning all images horizontally. Add this service and we will go back through your photos after scanning and rotate them to the correct orientation.


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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

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