Once again, Brandon Hall Research’s Workplace Learning Today, where I contribute daily, has been named one of Top 50 Human Resource Blogs by Evan Carmichael. We are rated first in the area of Talent Management.
I’m honored that I was invited to join the Research Advisory Board of AC Growth last week. The aim of AC Growth is to “provide the research and guidance you need to create and execute market-changing sales and marketing strategies to achieve revenue targets.” I accepted AC Growth’s invitation for a couple of reasons listed my Brandon Hall Research blog. The press release is here.
I’m increasingly interested in the sales and marketing business functions. I’m starting a number of Web-based companies this year. In February, I launched Petit Piot, an online jewellery boutique that features the work of some talented designers I know. Later this year, I’ll be starting a new software company in the HR/recruiting industry.
Starting a company is a quick way to learn that sales and marketing are crucial to success. If you think you can create a Web-based business and then sit back and watch the money roll in, you’re mistaken. Your sales and marketing strategies and efforts need as much attention as the site you’ve built.
I spent a fabulous week in Avignon last month. My days were spent cycling the country roads in Provence and visiting nearby towns. My photos have been uploaded to Flickr and can be viewed here.
As of today, my colleagues Janet Clarey, Tom Werner, Gary Woodill, and I have collectively published 1163 posts to Workplace Learning Today since it was launched on August 12, 2008. We’re thrilled to have made this list after less than a year.
I’ve realized that I just don’t have the time to tinker with Drupal for my personal Web site. Drupal is a powerful content management system. I likely only scratched the surface of its abilities these last few months.
I’m reverting to WordPress, which is fast, easy, and powerful. From now on, expect much more content and less tinkering with modules behind the scenes.
Life is too short.