Archive | February

Managing Tip: Three Questions You Should Ask Direct Reports

Managing Tip: Three Questions You Should Ask Direct Reports

I was recently promoted at HubSpot from an inbound marketing consultant to managing our senior consultant team.  With any direct promotion like that, it is definitely a challenge when your previous equals now report to you. Lately,  I’ve been thinking a lot about managing people and many of the challenges that go with that.  Down [...]

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Multiple Templates on a Website – Ask a Guru

So the first of our Ask a Guru questions that we wanted to feature comes from Michael Render at North Carolina Central University.  Michael writes in:

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Why Social Media Comes Last - Presentation from #edSocialMedia

Why Social Media Comes Last – Presentation from #edSocialMedia

It has been over a year since I first made the argument that social media comes last.  Today at the edSocialMedia Summit in Boston I dug a little more in actually explaining WHY.  This whole conference being on social media it was a little bit of a bold mood to explain why this is the [...]

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What would a College Super Bowl Commercial Look Like?

What would a College Super Bowl Commercial Look Like?

Maybe you saw Mike Richwalsky’s post earlier this week about Google’s Super Bowl Ad and the local commercial for The University of Akron that me mentioned?  This got me thinking and let’s be honest, who doesn’t like to talk about Super Bowl Commercials?  This post doesn’t really have any practical purpose, but it’s fun to [...]

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The Web Singularity is Near

The Web Singularity is Near

I should probably feel terrible for making a play on Ray Kurzweil’s famous book title, because I don’t think I’m quite good enough to borrow from someone like him. But, I did it anyway. I know, I’m without shame. I’ve come to terms with that. I want to go a little editorial on you all [...]

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Want help? Ask the Gurus!

Want help? Ask the Gurus!

Okay, today marks the launch of an exciting new experiment - and hopefully permanent addition to the .eduGuru web site. We all have a lot of resources at our disposal in our day to day job, and we want you to consider us among them. So, to kick this off, note the new button in [...]

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3 Things Higher Ed Can Learn from the iPad (for Better or Worse)

3 Things Higher Ed Can Learn from the iPad (for Better or Worse)

I’ve been thinking about this one ever since the big announcement came. Rather than give Apple the halo effect or the horn effect and hold it up as the model of what to do or what not to do, I thought these few lessons were a bit of both:

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