Getting Started as a Thought Leader

Here is what Brian Fling has to say about Getting Started as a Thought Leader.

Start a Blog

Start Small

Create a Publishing Calendar

Know Your Audience

Turn on Comments

Write Guidelines

Stand By Your Principles

I can definitely see how getting started and starting small can help. The next steps have to be iterative. In the initial stages of blogging I just write to share. I am just thinking aloud.

A Case for Better Semantic Analysis

Poor content analysys leads to matching wrong ads to a news item. I was looking at this new site Buzzingo, when I noticed the item below. Look at the ad next to the sad news.

Relative: Trapped miners left notes

TALLMANSVILLE, West Virginia (AP) — Some of the 12 coal miners who died following an explosion left notes behind assuring family members that their final hours trapped underground were not spent in agony, a relative said Thursday.
Data Miners

data mining consultancy; services include predictive modeling, consulting, and seminars.

Wonder whether the semantic web technologies can take care of this problem.

Informal Learning – A gift from Jay Cross

I got an email newsletter from Jay Cross yesterday. Hidden in it was a gem. A summary presentation of Informal Learning. I heard about Jay a lot and met him once in a NextNow event. I am happy that he remembered to send me the mail.

Jay covers a wide range of topics in the presentation. It is a must for anyone interested in Learning about Learning. There is a wiki and a blog and I am looking forward to participating.

Links: Presentation, Wiki, Blog

Business Book Mind Maps

Book Summaries Using Mind Maps is an interesting application of mindmaps. I am not sure whether I can read books this way, but would love to get a summary and preserve and reflect on what I learned from a book.

In fact, drawing a mindmap while reading (or shortly after) may be the best way to preserve concepts, relationships and some ideas for further research.


A Blog is a Way of Thinking

“More generally, however, a blog is a way of thinking. It’s a way of recording the argument you are having with yourself, admitting that you may be about to be wrong, and ensuring that, when you are wrong, you make your wrongness available as a public record. A blog is Socratic that way; it knows that it does not know. So we begin a blog, as we begin a show, as an act of good faith, a sign that we are working hard to get this right.” – Bill Ives.

I have not seen a better expression of what a blog is. It is a way of thinking. I like that. When I am writing a blog, I am thinking aloud. I am not sure whether anyone is reading it or not. I write because I would like to share something with the world. Some times it is a quote. Some times it is a piece of writing. Most of the time, it is an idea or perception triggered by something I have seen or read or thought about.

It is such a wonderful way of saying, “I think this is important. I would like to remember it and have others read it”.