The passing of Steve Jobs certainly headlined the news this week. He’s been compared to Henry Ford and A. G. Bell. Certainly the impact of his vision will be with all of us for some time. The other big news this week was the potentially disappointing (depending on your perspective) news from the Apple iPhone announcement on Tuesday. Here are some of the articles which caught my eye during the week of October 3 – 8, 2011 covering topics such as leadership, marketing, SEO and more:
- Greg Hartle shares some advice on leading Gen Y’ers in a guest post on Lisa Pitrilli’s C Level Strategies site: Leading Gen Y: the Secrets Every Leader Must Learn
- Phil Nottingham did up a very well thought-out post with lots of great information about SEO strategies with the iPad in mind on the SEOmoz Daily SEO blog: SEO For the iPad
- Amber Naslund reminds us of the need to continuously learn on her Brass Tack Thinking site: On Accountability and The Initiative to Learn
- Scott Stratten shared this story in his Twitter feed. From the “Dont’ Do Customer Service This Way” Department comes a sordid tale of a lady trying to find a dress in this The Consumerist piece: We’re Sorry You Ever Came To Our Store & Wasted Our Precious Time
- Kristine Schachinger offers an insider view of the Las Vegas tech scene in this Search Engine Watch article: Carr and Arrington Go ‘All In’ On #VegasTech
- Thomas Ballentyne shared this interesting piece in his Twitter stream. A very nice contrast/comparison of a blogging team versus one blogger for a corporate blogging strategy: Should we have multiple company bloggers? by Mark Schaefer on his grow blog
- Jay Baer contributed to this Los Angeles Times piece by Dawn C. Chmielewski: Myspace plays up music as it woos advertisers. Is it too late for MySpace? Jay seems to think so.
- Eric D. Brown is always thinking about Marketing and IT working together. He had some great thoughts on his blog in A CIO and A CMO walk into a bar…
- Cynthia Boris on Marketing Pilgrim shares some great information about corporate use of social media as found in a Booze & Company/Buddy Media survey: New Study Shows Companies Are Getting Serious About Social Media
- Authentic, regular communications between a leader and his/her team is a great tool to build cohesiveness and success. Lisa Pitrilli shares some great information about a group of CEOs using social media to do this on her C-Level Strategies site: Does Active Social Media Engagement Start with the CEO?
- Amber Naslund has some great thoughts about soliciting good reviews from customers on her Brass Tack Thinking blog: Creating Counterfeit Customer Feedback
- With the passing of Steve Jobs, Chris Brogan shares his thoughts that we all have limited time on this Earth to make an impact: The Time We’re Losing
- Dr. Pete shares some interesting eye-tracking information on SEOmoz’s Daily SEO Blog. A picture is worth a thousand words, and a thousand looks in the SERPs from what I can see: Eye-Tracking Google SERPs – 5 Tales of Pizza
- Grant Gross of IDG News tells us about a possible change to FCC subsidies for telephone service in rural areas of the US. It makes sense that they would push broadband as it’s needed much more these days. From PC World, FCC Chairman: End Telephone Subsidies, Build Broadband
- Laura Juarez shares some insight on niche marketers who make the grade and surpass their mass-marketing counterparts on the L.E. Smith web site: Know Your Niche
- Two more posts about Steve Jobs which I found to be quite excellent were The Steve Jobs I Knew by Walt Mossberg on All Things D and The Technological Legacy of Steve Jobs by Suzanne Fischer on The Henry Ford blog.
- From the “The Is Really Bad PR” Department comes a sordid tale of a PR pitch which went from bad to worse. Kelby Carr writes about this one on the Type-A Parent blog: Why Bad PR Blog Pitches Don’t Work and Relationship Building Does
- Thomas Ballentyne reports that Amazon is getting into the local deal space ala Groupon, Living Social et al on his Pest Control Marketing & Such blog: Amazon Local Enters Coupon Marketing Race