The way to work with a bully is to take the ball and go home. First time, every time. When there's no ball, there's no game. Bullies hate that. So they'll either behave so they can play with you or they'll go bully someone else.
I find that I have about six bloggable ideas a day. I also find that writing twice as long a post doesn't increase communication, it usually decreases it. And finally, I found that people get antsy if there are unread posts in their queue.
The Net is not television. It is the finest direct-marketing mechanism in the history of mankind. It is direct mail with free stamps, and it allows you to create richer and deeper relationships than you've ever been able to create before.
When enough people care about autism or diabetes or global warming, it helps everyone, even if only a tiny fraction actively participate.
In a crowded marketplace, fitting in is a failure. In a busy marketplace, not standing out is the same as being invisible.
Dig your well before you're thirsty.
Permission marketing is marketing without interruptions.
Permission marketing turns strangers into friends and friends into loyal customers. It's not just about entertainment - it's about education. Permission marketing is curriculum marketing.
The problem with competition is that it takes away the requirement to set your own path, to invent your own method, to find a new way.
Being aware of your fear is smart. Overcoming it is the mark of a successful person.
Marketing is a contest for people's attention.
What tribes are, is a very simple concept that goes back 50 million years. It's about leading and connecting people and ideas. And it's something that people have wanted forever.
I learned that a long walk and calm conversation are an incredible combination if you want to build a bridge.
One reason I encourage people to blog is that the act of doing it stretches your available vocabulary and hones a new voice.
I think the most productive thing to do during times of change is to be your best self, not the best version of someone else.
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