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Communications, Marketing, Social Media and Leadership in Business and Life

I Have a New Blog

Posted by Kim Nielsen on February 15, 2010

As I mentioned in my previous post, I am making some changes. I have now moved my blogging to http://www.kimberlyanielsen.com.  I’m very excited about the new blog and hope that you will head over there.

If you have been subscribing to this blog, thank you! I hope you will hop on over to my new blog, Nice & Nearly Neat, to check it out and take a minute to subscribe there.


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Next Steps

Posted by Kim Nielsen on February 8, 2010

In my last post, I wrote that I was taking some time to reevaluate my blogging. During the time away, one of the biggest changes I have decided to make is to begin self-hosting my blog. The time off and my new plans have me really excited to get started again.

I expect to have the new site up and running in about a week. I hope you’ll stick with me. I’ll share more about what I have taken away from the time off and my future plans.

For those checking this site, stay tuned, I ‘ll let you know when the new blog is live.

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Slow down…

Posted by Kim Nielsen on January 25, 2010

That’s what I’ve done with this blog over the past few weeks.

After several months of this blog, I felt that I needed to take a step back to think about where things are and where things should be going.

I’m still working through a few thoughts, but I plan to be back with new content, and hopefully better than ever, in two weeks.

Until then, I leave you with two thoughts…

“You can do nothing about yesterday, and the only way to improve tomorrow is by what you do right now.”
John Wooden

“Learning and progress accrue only when there is something to learn from, and the something, the stuff of learning and progress, is any completed action.”
Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman, Jr.
“In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America’s Best Run Companies”

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Nielsen Notes, 1.3.10 – Five of the Best Books I Read in 2009

Posted by Kim Nielsen on January 3, 2010

I read a lot of great books last year. Here are just five of them (and hopefully a little variety), with a quote from each.

Rules of Thumb: 52 Truths for Winning at Business Without Losing Your Self, by Alan M. Webber
“Innovation isn’t a thing; it’s a way of being.” (p.150)

Outliers: The Story of Success, by Malcolm Gladwell
“He’d had to make his way alone, and no one – not rock stars, not professional athletes, not software billionaires, and not even geniuses – ever makes it alone.” (p.115)

The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life, by Alice Schroeder
“To Buffett, it was obvious that the combination of fallible human beings and judgment-free computers in a completely unmonitored, unsupervised environment, meant an almost unlimited potential for things to go wildly out of control.” (p. 557)

Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust, by Chris Brogan and Juien Smith
“Leaders aren’t simply those who are the best at doing their jobs; they are the best at helping others to grow and gathering those people’s skills to their command when necessary.” (p. 240)

Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity, by Hugh MacLeod
“You may never reach the summit; for that you will be forgiven. But if you don’t make at least one serious attempt to get above the snow line, years later you will find yourself lying on your deathbed, and all you will feel is emptiness.” (p. 39)

What are some of the best books you read last year? What books are on your list to read this year?

Nielsen Notes is a regular series on this blog.

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Nielsen Notes, 12.13.09

Posted by Kim Nielsen on December 13, 2009

For all of you, today, just a question I’ve been thinking about lately…

What are you going to do to make yourself and others better in 2010?

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is a regular series.

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