We know you’re used to either us talking about our product or talking about how people can and should use our product. While we’re very proud of what LoopLogic does, today we’d like to show you some of the articles that made us laugh and/or think.
Jay Baer’s new Social Pros podcast is about social media professionals doing the work, which apparently isn’t just unicorns and fairies. In this post, Marjorie Clayman talks about how important it is for agencies to practice what they preach in regards to social media use. If your agency isn’t using best practices, why should you trust them to do so for you?
On a recent visit to Portland, the friend I stayed with warned me about the service at most independent Portland restaurants. I didn’t believe her, and wanted to test this theory at a very popular bar/theater in a hip south east neighborhood. One lost ticket, one free beer and almost an hour later, we had our food. And this was on a slow night.
While the food was great, the atmosphere pleasant and the prices a good value, the near ineptitude of the guy bringing us our food made what could have been an awesome experience merely a tolerable one. Like Chris Brogan says in the above article, service should be about helping someone feel served, not just carrying food from the kitchen.
Brooklyn’s Kirby Ferguson is on a roll with his Everything Is A Remix series. We were pleasantly surprised to see how much of what we think is new is actually a retelling of old stories, right down to the choreography of fight scenes (Matrix especially). But instead of seeing these new flicks as ripoffs, Ferguson’s work simply shows that no matter what you create, you’re always going to be influenced by what’s already there. Quit trying to be original, it’s impossible. Just get your remix on.
Every successful entrepreneur knows the benefits of failure. Failing quickly and often can bring up necessary changes, improve product/service options and give insight as to how customers may use what you offer. But what many people outside of the startup/entrepreneur community understand is that mastery is ONLY achieveable through failure. Amber Rae speaks to this in her above post, encouraging a forlorn guy to ask out five women in one week. It worked.
Have a great weekend!