Should the Post Office Acknowledge Google Places

Google has created a public interface for Google Places called Google Plus Local listings. These Google Plus Local listings are being integrated with the scoring systems of Google's recent purchases of Zagat and Frommers. Local search was important when it was just Google Places. Now these local … [Read more...]

Fun Running on Kauai, Staying Fit in a Computer Centric Job

Koloa Plantation Days Family Fun Run July 24 on Kauai, Hawaii was genuinely fun. I registered for the purpose of supporting my Kukui'ula Outrigger Canoe Club which was co-hosting. I haven't run continuously any distance in years, though I do play singles tennis regularly. I registered without fear … [Read more...]

My Top Ten Speaking Tips

My public speaking tips were developed by doing, watching and teaching. Public Speaking Training I love public speaking. I began doing it during my 20 years as an executive in Japan. Early on, I took advantage of participating in Toast Masters at the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ). … [Read more...]

Leadership Tips for Running a Foreign Subsidiary

What is it like being a female manager in Japan? I have been asked this question hundreds of times with the expected answer that it must be terrible. It does not need to be. The lessons I learned running foreign subsidiaries in Japan apply to both men and women. Manage Up It is easy to give … [Read more...]

Twitter Community Shared Experience

You are never alone when you are on Twitter. We share experiences and that are Right Now. In certain moments, Twitter is like gathering around a warm campfire where we exchange stories about the same topic, as we do on the anniversary of 9/11. Sometimes we hold virtual hands during a small or large … [Read more...]

Twitter Tips from Twitter Pros

Learn how to Twitter from pros who use Twitter and other social media tools successfully in their business and their personal lives. This video collection of insights from smart people who have been using Twitter for years will help you get started in the right direction. Their concise, key Twitter … [Read more...]

Take Responsibility for Your Fitness

Time magazine's cover story "The Myth About Exercise" made me mad. It looked like an irresponsible marketing ploy to sell newsstand copies. The Time article sends absolutely the wrong message to Americans who should take responsibility to do as much as they can to create and maintain good health. In … [Read more...]

Esther Dyson Visionary Extraordinaire

When I met Esther Dyson over 20 years ago she was already playing a very important role in tech. I subscribed to her Release 1.0 newsletter and flew in from Japan to attend her star-studded annual PC Forums in Arizona. Esther has never stood still. She is an observer, analyst, connector, … [Read more...]

How to Pronounce KARAOKE

It is the season of karaoke parties, including TechKaraoke, giving me plenty of opportunity to hear the word karaoke mispronounced and even misspelled to fit the mispronunciation. Tonight, it was Ryan Owens on ABC World News with Charles Gibson that put me over the top. Karaoke originated in … [Read more...]

How a Blog Can Be a Birthday Gift

I have a tradition of celebrating birthdays for a week. I believe birthdays are a good reason for being showered in small indulgences. Being single never stopped me from having a full Birthday Week. It helps that I am not shy. One of my best birthday week nights when I was single was at my … [Read more...]