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Twitter started as a hunch. Are you trusting yours? [w/ video]

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At the end of this post is a great video of Evan Williams, CEO of Twitter, talking about how it all started out as a hunch.  I’ll bet you’re working on something right now that might have a breakthrough if you tried out one of your hunches.  Here’s my hunch story and then the video [...]

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Why Guy Kawasaki is wrong about teams

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I like the tweets from @RedStarVIP on Twitter. This morning I saw one that said “The Art of Execution” followed by a link. That topic teaser sounded generic to me, but because it was from redstarvip I clicked.
Guy Kawasaki offers some great advice in this piece. But he also perpetuates an old and destructive false [...]

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Beware positive thinking

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Many of us have been schooled to “stay positive!” Ultimately I think there is a grain of wisdom in this, but it can also blind us. Sometimes we need to address important risks or vulnerabilities. In a group setting, if you insist on only focusing on the positive, you can also lose credibility with people [...]

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Offer to lead, even when you’re not sure

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I took some time over the December holidays to immerse myself in Twitter, start this blog, and generally soak in the Palmolive of social web 2.0-ness or whatever it’s called. (How old does someone have to be to get a Palmolive reference anyway?)
My primary motivations have been curiosity and fun. I’m experimenting with giving those [...]

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