Contributors

A contributor implies either their willingness to create a blog posting for this blog, or permission to use blog posts that they have created.

BIO OF THE CURRENT POST CONTRIBUTORS:

SETH GODIN

  • writes the most popular marketing blog in the world;
  • is the author of the bestselling marketing books of the last decade;
  • speaks to large groups on marketing, new media and what’s next;
  • and is the founder of Squidoo.com, a fast-growing recommendation website.

Seth’s books have been bestsellers around the world and changed the way people think about marketing, change and work. His books have been translated into more than 20 languages, and his ebooks are among the most popular ever published. He is responsible for many words in the marketer’s vocabulary, including permission marketing, idea viruses, purple cows, the dip and sneezers. His irrepressible speaking style and no-holds-barred blog have helped him create a large following around the world.

BIO OF ALL  REGISTERED CONTRIBUTORS:

CHRIS BROGAN

Chris is an eleven year veteran of using social media and both web and mobile technologies to build digital relationships for businesses, organizations, and individuals. Chris speaks, blogs, writes articles, and makes media of all kinds at [chrisbrogan.com], a blog in the top 5 of the Advertising Age Power150, and in the top 100 on Technorati. He is co-author of the New York Times bestselling book Trust Agents, and the recently released Social Media 101.

JOHN CASWELL

John is the Founder & CEO of Group Partners founded in 2001 that leverages its inventions 4D™ & STRUCTURED VISUAL THINKING™ for the benefit of large corporations, governments and complex enterprises all around the world. These approaches are logical sequences designed to improve thinking at the senior level. They involve co-creative visual techniques and tools dedicated solely to creating smarter business decisions. Group Partners simply aims to change the way business thinks and works.  

Prior to Group Partners, John ran his own integrated communication and strategic consultancy in London; MCW – Marketing Communications Workshop – which was acquired by WPP Group plc in 1996. MCW – the business – was responsible for many large scale and award-winning campaigns. It created major marketing, communication and strategic programs for SAP, IBM, Ford, Oracle, Benetton, Philips, Microsoft, Xerox, Time Warner, Sony, and many more.

Prior to MCW John headed marketing and communication for Acorn Computers.

JAMIE CHAPMAN

Jamie is a subject matter expert in strategic and operational planning especially for technical and scientific organizations – including scenario development, risk assessment and mitigation options.  Jamie has provided his expertise to many government departments employing engineers, technical professionals and research scientists.

An IAF-Certified Professional Facilitator™ interested in action outcomes, he facilitates in scientific and technical environments on project scenario planning and project start-ups and is known for getting projects back on track with innovative solutions.

Jamie delivers his expertise by:

  • Consulting to senior managers on strategic planning, business planning and operational planning
  • Coaching senior managers and their teams
  • Facilitating strategic and business planning sessions
  • Training project managers and business analysts on project management, strategic planning and business planning.

To contact him or register for his weekly newsletter go to: jamie@jamiechapman.ca

DEL CHATTERSON

Del is a business consultant, executive, entrepreneur, writer, runner, golfer, and photographer. He is an engineer and MBA with experience in the corporate world and as an entrepreneur. His experience includes six years management consulting with Coopers and Lybrand, eight years running a distribution business from start-up to $20 million a year, several technology and other start-ups and he is now sharing that experience as a consultant to other owner-managed businesses. Del Blogs (http://e2eforum1.blogspot.com/) and Tweets (http://twitter.com/#!/Del_UncleRalph) online as “Uncle Ralph “. Uncle Ralph’s interest is to share his ideas, experience and advice with other executives, entrepreneurs and managers to help improve their businesses and their lives.

JIM CLEMMER

For nearly 30 years Jim Clemmer’s practical leadership approaches have been inspiring action and achieving results. His keynote presentations, workshops, management team retreats, seven best-selling books translated into a variety of languages, articles, blog, and newsletters have helped hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.

BRYAN EISENBERG

Bryan Eisenberg is the co-author of the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, USA Today and New York Times bestselling books “Call to Action”, “Waiting For Your Cat to Bark?” and “Always Be Testing”. Bryan is a professional marketing speaker who has been the keynote speaker for corporate events and conferences such as Search Engine Strategies, Shop.org, Direct Marketing Association, MarketingSherpa, E-consultancy, Webcom, SEM Konferansen Norway and the Canadian Marketing Association. He is also the co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Web Analytics Association. Bryan serves as an advisory board member of Search Engine Strategies, the eMetrics Marketing Optimization Summit and several venture capital backed startup companies (ie. Bazaarvoice, iPerceptions, UserTesting.com, ClickEquations, etc.) and is on the board of trustees of the Direct Marketing Education Foundation .

MAX GARFINKLE

Max was born and educated in Montreal.  He acquired his PhD degree in Psychology from Columbia University, and completed his internship at the Counseling Center of the University of California at Berkley.  Max was an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Montreal. He  focused on qualitative research that emphasized relevance to practical applications. His creative approach led him to become a sought after coach to many senior executives in a variety of industries. In 1992 he and Jerry co-founded CSI Inc.

Max passed away in 1999 at the age of 71.

SETH GODIN

  • writes the most popular marketing blog in the world;
  • is the author of the bestselling marketing books of the last decade;
  • speaks to large groups on marketing, new media and what’s next;
  • and is the founder of Squidoo.com, a fast-growing recommendation website.

Seth’s books have been bestsellers around the world and changed the way people think about marketing, change and work. His books have been translated into more than 20 languages, and his ebooks are among the most popular ever published. He is responsible for many words in the marketer’s vocabulary, including permission marketing, idea viruses, purple cows, the dip and sneezers. His irrepressible speaking style and no-holds-barred blog have helped him create a large following around the world.

MARK HURST

Mark Hurst founded Creative Good, the world’s first online customer experience firm, in 1997 – a time when few people had heard the term “customer experience” and even fewer knew why it was so important.  Widely credited for popularizing “customer experience” online, Mark Hurst has worked since the birth of the Web to make Internet technology easier to use. In 2002, Hurst was named “one of the 1,000 most creative individuals in the U.S.” in Richard Saul Wurman’s book 1,000.

Mark Hurst is also the founder and host of the annually held  Gel conference (Good Experience Live), which was first held in May 2003 in New York City. His Good Experience newsletter, via Web, RSS, and e-mail, has tens of thousands of subscribers worldwide.

MITCH JOEL

Mitch Joel is President of Twist Image — an award-winning Digital Marketing and Communications agency. In 2008, Mitch was named Canada’s Most Influential Male in Social Media, one of the top 100 online marketers in the world, and was awarded the highly-prestigious Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. His first book, Six Pixels of Separation (published by Grand Central Publishing – Hachette Book Group), named after his successful Blog and Podcast is a business and marketing best-seller. You can find him here: www.twistimage.com/blog

AVINASH KAUSHIK

Avinash Kaushik is the co-Founder of Market Motive Inc and the Analytics Evangelist for Google. Through his blog, Occam’s Razor, and his best selling books, Web Analytics: An Hour A Day and Web Analytics 2.0, Avinash has become recognized as an authoritative voice on how marketers, executives teams and industry leaders can leverage data to fundamentally reinvent their digital existence. He passionately advocates customer centricity and leveraging bleeding edge competitive intelligence techniques. Avinash recently received the 2009 Statistical Advocate of the Year award from the American Statistical Association.

Phil LeNir,

The founder and executive director of CoachingOurselves, offering a reflective and social learning approach to management and leadership development co-created with Professor Henry Mintzberg. Phil holds a Masters of Management and Honors Engineering degree from McGill University in Canada.

DAVID MAISTER

David is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading authorities on the management of professional service firms. In 2002, he was identified as one of the top 40 business thinkers in the world (BUSINESS MINDS, Financial Times/Prentice Hall.) For twenty-five years he has advised firms in a broad spectrum of professions, covering all strategic and managerial issues, building a global practice that finds him spending about 40% of his time in North America, 30% in western Europe, and 30% in the rest of the world.

KARL MOORE

Karl Moore is a Professor of Leadership and Strategy at McGill University in Montreal.  Karl is a world renown researcher and writer.  He writes a weekly blog for Forbes and does a weekly videocast for the Globe and Mail, Canada’s National newspaper. Karl has published more than 150 articles and 10 books. His latest book is on Postmodern Management:  Working with Under 35 Year Olds The Way They Want To be Worked With.

DEREK SIVERS

Derek Sivers is best known as the founder of CD Baby.  A professional musician (and circus clown) since 1987, Derek started CD Baby by accident in 1998 when he was selling his own CD on his website, and friends asked if he could sell theirs, too.  CD Baby was the largest seller of independent music on the web, with over $100M in sales for over 150,000 musician clients.  After he won the 2003 World Technology Award, Esquire Magazine’s annual “Best and Brightest “ cover story said, “Derek Sivers is changing the way music is bought and sold… one of the last music-business folk heroes.”  In 2008, Derek sold CD Baby to focus on his new ventures to benefit musicians, including his new company MuckWork where teams of efficient assistants help musicians do their “uncreative dirty work”. His current projects and writings are all at sivers.org.

GREGG THOMPSON

Gregg, the President of Bluepoint Leadership Development is a facilitator, coach, author and speaker with a passion for developing the greatness in individuals and organizations.

As a much-in-demand leadership coach, Gregg works with senior executives across North and South America, Europe and Asia.

Gregg’s popular books include Unleashed!: Expecting Greatness and Other Secrets of Coaching for Exceptional Performance; a second book in the series co-authored with Ron Crossland entitled, The Leadership Experience: From Individual Success to Organization Significance; and a third book co-authored with Bruna Martinuzzi, entitled The Power to Lead: Lessons in Creating Your Unique Masterpiece.

Gregg brings 25 years of management and consulting experience to his role at Bluepoint. He holds a Master of Science degree in organization development from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.

ALAN WEBBER

Alan M. Webber is an award-winning, nationally-recognized editor, author, and columnist. In 1995, he launched Fast Company magazine, a fresh, dynamic entry in the business magazine category. The magazine became the fastest growing, most successful business magazine in history. Prior to founding Fast Company, Webber was for 5 years the managing editor and editorial director of the Harvard Business Review.

He is the author of the best seller Rules of Thumb: 52 Truths for Winning at Business Without Losing Your Self.

His articles and columns have appeared in The New York Times Sunday magazine, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and the Los Angeles Times, among other publications.

HENRY MINTZBERG

Henry Mintzberg, Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill University in Canada, is an internationally renowned speaker and author on organization and management. He has been described by Tom Peters as “perhaps the world’s premier management thinker.” Henry has published more than 150 articles and fifteen books.  He is also a co-founder of the International Master’s Program in Practicing Management (www.impm.org), delivered by business schools in Canada, England, India, China, and Brazil.  He also co-founded the innovative management development company CoachingOurselves.com.

Andy Nulman

To Andy, surprise is a powerful secret weapon of modern marketing. He lays claim to the title of “Prince of POW!” which he evangelizes in his new book “Pow! Right Between The Eyes” which is also the name of his popular weekly blog.

Currently the CEO of Just For Laughs the company he was instrumental in launching. He was past president and CMO of Airborne Mobile, which he co-founded in 1999, he provided the company with the insight and creativity necessary to successfully strengthen brands like Maxim, Family Guy, the NFL and Taco Bell through the creation of innovative mobile content and applications.

Andy however is best known for his 15-year tenure as CEO of Montreal’s renowned Just For Laughs International Comedy Festival, the world’s first and largest comedy event.

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