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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...]

The Man Song Gets a Live Action Video Starring Sean Morey

I expect to live longer because I have a funny husband. I love his style of humor. Ray's jokes are always topical, contextual and spontaneous (as opposed to the “let me tell you this one” variety). He is smart and quick. He doesn’t use shock language and his jokes are never mean. I lead an … [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...]