Tagged: economy


Female Frontier pt 1: Chantel Lenard of Ford

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIn this multi-part video, we learn a little more about the plight of women in the workforce. We start with Chantel Lenard, the Director of US Marketing at Ford. She brings the facts and figures to the discussion. Did you know in 10 years, 1 billion women will enter the workforce? Did you also know that women make different decisions when they do enter and start looking for a job? Chantel brings us a lot of great data that any company can use to position themselves to women globally. In part 2, Jenna Wolfe of NBC will be talking about raising a child, and the first time she had to step into a male lockeroom to get the story. Transcript:  Female frontier, where women are reaching greater levels of prominence and influence in politics, business and as consumers, more so then...


Playing On Detroit’s Ford Field – Go Further

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSLast week I got to run around Ford Field on day one of Go Further – an event which shows the direction Ford motor company is taking. We got to Ford Field and had cocktails and hors d’oeuvre. Then, we sat and heard from Bill Ford. He talked about the direction of Ford Motor company and how they are re-inventing themselves. Then, we went down to the field to get a first hand look at how Ford is helping local economy thrive. They set up kicking stations, where we could learn how to kick a field goal. Some people were passing around the football, while others were talking and learning about this field. Facts About an Ford Field We were on the practice turf. They change the grass to the game-day field, and another grass for other events. Before Ford Field,...

Gary Vaynerchuck: The Thank You Economy Book Tour 4-26-11 2

Gary Vaynerchuck: The Thank You Economy Book Tour 4-26-11

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI took a trip down to Milwaukee, Wi with my fellow MadisonSMC members Wendy, Brian and Marvic to meet Gary Vaynerchuck. He was promoting his new book – the Thank You Economy. We went down for the Tweet-up, then to listen to him speak. The group got there at around 4:30 pm where we met up with Chad Schomber and Katie Felten among other new faces to me. They all were tweetin, standing in line waiting to get their book signed. We went from the Tweetup to AJ Bombers for a couple award winning burgers. After, we headed over to Boswell Book Company to listen to Gary talk about the book and his experiences. It was a pretty insightful night. I really enjoyed how Gary discussed the current campaigns and how they are not pushing specials or free merchandise. One instance, they gave away something to a twitter follower that...

Duke Nukem – Bitstrips 0

Duke Nukem – Bitstrips

This week I take Bitstrips to a new level and give a proper send off for the game Duke Nukem. 3-D Realms closed it’s doors last week. Although I don’t think it will keep the next version of the Duke Nukem franchise down (After all, Take Two Entertainment still owns rights to it), it will definitely add to the “Wait” time of the newest version of game. We’ve been waiting since 2001. Duke Nukem was best known for Topping Year end Vaporware lists of Duke Nukem Forever as the “Game that never was”. There was some resurgence this last year, but that all ended when 3D Realms said they will be closing the company due to the economy. Therefore, in tribute, we give you the Duke Nukem: Bitstrips style. Better yet, here is the video on how I created the strip.

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Cyber Crime Wave

Reuters reports that, as the economy worsens all over the world, cyber crime is increasing dramatically. Read the full story here. The crimes include old friends, such as the Nigerian scam and auction fraud, as well as credit card fraud, Ponzi schemes, and, according to sources I have read elsewhere, mortgage relief schemes. Here is an excerpt: Scammers in the United States comprised 66 percent of complaints referred to authorities, followed by Britain at 11 percent, Nigeria 7.5 percent, Canada 3 percent and China 1.6 percent. Within the United States, the bulk originated in California (16 percent), followed by New York and Florida. Fraudulent sales on online auction sites like eBay Inc and classified sites like craigslist.com contributed to a 32 percent rise in the hottest area of online fraud — non-delivery of promised merchandise, the report said. That area alone made up about 33 percent of all...

Will Customer Service Suffer from Layoffs? 0

Will Customer Service Suffer from Layoffs?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBrought to you by Citrix’ GotoMeeting – Free 30 day trial – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. You’ve been working at your job for years. You’ve made lots of money for the company and are the most loyal employee they know of. Yet, tough times are ahead and the company decides you are one of the 10% they have to let go to stay afloat. It’s a frustrating thing to have happen, but what are you gonna do? Now let’s flip that: You are at your job and survive the cut, but now you are in the position to take up a part of that person who was laid off. As companies like Intel and Google are looking at trimming the fat, it makes the average consumer wonder – what will our customer experience be without 10% of the workforce?

LIVE Show – 12-01-08 – Brian Westbrook and Ric Morgan 0

LIVE Show – 12-01-08 – Brian Westbrook and Ric Morgan

We did something a little different this week as I invited a Panel of guests to talk about technology. We brought on Brian Westbrook (No, not the Football player) and Ric Morgan. We talked about Black Friday / Cyber Monday and the economy, CPG, Google Chrome, Windows XP rebirth, Sprint Networks, Slingbox, Passwords and so much more!

LIVE Show 9-29-08 – Tech and Econ 0

LIVE Show 9-29-08 – Tech and Econ

This weeks LIVE Show we look for ways that Technology can help our Economic woes. It’s more of a Brainstorm session. Sometimes you need to just get a good idea that can fuel everyones passions. While we didn’t come up with the next miracle item, we hopefully put an understanding into what can be done to help ourselves. Time to not rely on someone else and take control. Hopefully.

Can Technology help Stabilize us Financially? 0

Can Technology help Stabilize us Financially?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAudio Podcast Brought to you by CareerSaver.com – Download FREE Practice Tests. Use Code Geek08 for discounts. The Economy is in Danger. Banks and Institutions are in a financial pickle. With the fall of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac because of bad business decisions and a Blind eye to investors building more homes than Americans need, financial institutions could collapse upon themselves. To protect their money, they could make it harder for Businesses to get loans.