Tim Ferriss : For the first time in a while, I'm really unsure of what to do next. I'd like to avoid writing another huge book. Any ideas? How can I most help you? What would you like to see me do next? 2 days ago - View -
Fox News : Should government data mining make you feel safer or more nervous? This weekend, Fox News investigates the threat "big data" poses to our civil liberties. Don't miss 'Fox News Reporting: Your Secret's Out!' TONIGHT at 10p ET and SUNDAY at 9p ET. For more, including a special op-ed, click here: http://tinyurl.com/lh2blrt 3 days ago - View -
Shaun T : We have a lot of new friends on this page (you are my friends, not my fans...FYI)...so let's take a minute to get to know each other a little better.
Tell me a little bit about you....age, family, work, etc....Start with Hi! My name is __________ and I am _____________ and let's get this Saturday off with some introductions! 3 days ago - View -
Vishen Lakhiani : An open question to South East Asia based entrepreneurs. I've been invited to present to the Malaysian Prime Minister in 4 days on how the Government can work with the private sector to spur entrepreneurial Innovation in the country. I'm putting together a plan on how KL can overtake Singapore as a startup hub within 2 years and become one of the top 20 cities in the world to launch a startup within 10 years. My question is - if YOU could address the Prime Minister (all political views aside) what would you ask him to do to make this a reality? What laws need to be changed? What projects need funding? What aspects of the eduction system need to shift? Share your thoughts and ideas below. Best ones will be shared with Malaysia's top officials. 4 days ago - View -
Michael Franti and Spearhead : Hey Ya'll! I'm here and ready to chat! If you have any questions about anything just write them in the comments- the big news is that our new "All People" tour is going on sale this week! 8 days ago - View -
Tick Performance : It has been a bit over a year now since Tick Performance started our own in house tuning. In that year I have tuned over 100 late-model GM vehicles. In that year we grown from a staff of 5 to a staff of 11. I'd like to say thanks to all of the customers who have stuck with us (most everyone it seems)....driving past other shops just to bring their car to our new shop in the middle of nowhere; Mount Airy NC. I'd like to thank all customers that have trusted us with their tune. Having been in the late-model GM business for 10 years, I have dealt with multiple tuners on multiple cars. I can say now with confidence that our tuning is as good as any out there. We don't tune around problems, we fix them. A perfect example is at the shop right now. A 2000 SS camaro that had improperly welded header collectors that made the fuel trims read false and a wiring issue that wouldn't allow the tps to return to 0% closed (which created an idle hang issue due to timing). This one made it through 2 different tuners.... If you're having a problem with another shops tune bring the vehicle by our shop and we'll hook the scanner up and take a look at the tune free of charge!! 9 days ago - View -
1. Never email a word document to a journalist. Journalists often check emails on their phones, so make it as easy as possible for them to read your message via mobile. If you’re pitching something, include screenshots as links and hyperlink keywords in the body of your email.
2. Keep your pitch to 3-4 sentences max. Make your pitch easy to understand and compelling to the journalist. Journalists don’t want to dig the story out of you.
3. Your pitch shouldn’t be product-centric. Pitch person-to-person, not thing-to-person, says Dannen. Share your story, not the product specs.
4. Get to the “why”. Just come out and say why you are trying to solve this problem. Why are you even bothering to do this? If you can make the journalist care about the “why”, then he or she will definitely be interested in the “what” and “how” of your story.
5. Be constantly active and interesting, everywhere. Google yourself. An active blogging presence or posting on Twitter or LinkedIn shows Dannen that you’re going to contribute ongoing value to his readers beyond the story.
Check back tomorrow for more media insights from Dannen. 10 days ago - View -
Vince Passaro : OK so please explain this CIA/NSA hoopla. Several years ago the Feds were weeks away from beginning prosecution of former NSA (or was it CIA?) guy who figured out algorithm to determine emails of interest as they passed through the monitoring system and then was horrified that the govt started monitoring not targeted foreign emails but all domestic emails as well and indeed established several massive server sites out west to save them all too. Every email every day. He goes to higher ups to object, gets nowhere, gives it to the press, gets arrested and tormented and ruined. Feds drop the case like it's hot when the New Yorker ran a long piece which is how I and everyone else presumably knows about this program. Except suddenly we didn't know they were monitoring every email sent everywhere every day? Huh? On the phones, Bush admin came under fire for doing this WITHOUT Faisa approval, so, near end of term, they went and got FAISA approval for blanket monitoring of phone records but somehow we thought the Obama admin just STOPPED doing this? I'm completely baffled how this all is a surprise to everyone. How much amnesia does the media allow itself? Perhaps someone in the know can explain to me what's new here. 11 days ago - View -