How craigslist champions openness, democracy, and other vanishing principles of the early webBegun by Craig Newmark as an e-mail to some friends about cool events happening around San Francisco, craigslist is now the leading classifieds service on the planet. It is also a throwback to the early internet. The website has barely seen an upgrade since it launched in 1996. There are no banner ads. The company doesn't profit off your data. An Internet for the People explores how people use craigslist to buy and sell, find work, and find love—and reveals why craigslist is becoming a lonely outpost in an increasingly corporatized web.Drawing on interviews with craigslist insiders and ordinary users, Jessa Lingel looks at the site's history and values, showing how it has mostly stayed the same while the web around it has become more commercial and far less open. She examines craigslist's legal history, describing the company's courtroom battles over issues of freedom of expression and data privacy, and explains the importance of locality in the social relationships fostered by the site. More than an online garage sale, job board, or dating site, craigslist holds vital lessons for the rest of the web. It is a website that values user privacy over profits, ease of use over slick design, and an ethos of the early web that might just hold the key to a more open, transparent, and democratic internet.
Will you be left behind in the next generation of professionals? Finally someone has figured out how to turn all of this social media hoopla into some hard cash. Business professionals must learn to use these tools to be successful in the next generation. Being ahead of the curve means knowing what their capabilities are and learning to leverage your network and maximize your time to get results. In this cutting edge resource you will learn:• What social media can do for your business• Who is on these various platforms and why you might be missing out on your perfect audience• Exactly what the major tools of social media are and which ones will be most relevant to you• How to leverage these mediums to maximize your marketing, increase your income, and catapult your career! With so many people wondering if social media is the next “escalator” to success Rory has gotten intimately involved with what social media can and can’t do. In this program he will expose the truths about social media while also cutting thousands of hours off your learning curve by sharing tried and true techniques for taking advantage of this exciting phenomena. You can expect the same entertaining delivery style of this 2 time world champion of public speaking finalist juxtaposed with his consistently pragmatic approach for taking your life and business to the next level!
YouTube and other video networks started with a social intent, but their use in online business promotion has exploded as social marketing media has become part of the everyday. Google gives high marks for inbound links to a site from YouTube, and no SEO campaign is complete without including YouTube. Creating video content to market your business is a breeze with this entertaining program. Liv Montgomery, the eCommerce Gal teaches you how to leverage social marketing with video and YouTube. Put your online business promotion on the fast track now.
Customer Relationship Management is of a great use to the multi-level business arrangement. Its use can be dated back to the era of pre-industrialisation when its need was found for keeping track about the needs and demands of the customer.
Many advancements were made since the time but the term ‘CRM’ was finally identified in 2005. Till date the CRM continuously gets updated with the recent technological advancements made in the software department. This makes the CRM to be endowed with best of the features till date.
The CRM even keeps a database consisting of information about its customers personal details as well as the details about the purchasing interests of the customer such as like and dislikes for the item, purchasing history etc. Apart from this, the company also tries to maintain communication through social media platforms to keep themselves updated with the experiences of the customers about the use of their product. It is also essential for maintaining relationship with their customers (new or old) which reflects upon the organisation’s final output value.
There is a wide application of Customer Relationship Management in certain fields and its scope remains wide.
“An entertaining and informative romp, from the joys of imported beer to the horror of invasion . . . demonstrates the extent of Egyptian foreign affairs.”—Ancient Egypt Magazine The ancient Egyptians presented themselves as superior to all other people in the world; on temple walls, the pharaoh is shown smiting foreign enemies—people from Nubia, Libya and the Levant or crushing them beneath his chariot. But despite such imagery, from the beginning of their history, the Egyptians also enjoyed friendly relations with neighboring cultures; both Egyptians and foreigners crossed the deserts and seas exchanging goods gathered from across the known world. War & Trade with the Pharaohs explores Egypt’s connections with the wider world over the course of 3,000 years, introducing readers to ancient diplomacy, travel, trade, warfare, domination, and immigration—both Egyptians living abroad and foreigners living in Egypt. It covers military campaigns and trade in periods of strength—including such important events as the Battle of Qadesh under Ramesses II and Hatshepsut’s trading mission to the mysterious land of Punt—and Egypt’s foreign relations during times of political weakness, when foreign dynasties ruled parts of the country. From early interactions with traders on desolate desert tracks, to sunken Mediterranean trading vessels, the Nubian Kingdom of Kerma, Nile fortresses, the Sea Peoples, and Persian satraps, there is always a rich story to tell behind Egypt’s foreign relations. “Garry Shaw’s book is something of a revelation, a different way of looking at what we know about the Ancient Egyptians and their amazing culture.”—Books Monthly “As inherently fascinating a read as it is exceptionally well researched, written, organized and presented.”—Midwest Book Review
Part of the Smart Skills series, Persuasion offers all you need to know to get the most out of your business operations. With the current global economic crisis excellent persuasion skills have become invaluable as businesses now more than ever must maximise every opportunity they face.
Persuasion is not only required as part of negotiation, but in every aspect of working and business life. There are many different facets to persuasion and different approaches this book provides the details that will help you get ahead in the workplace.
A must for any employee, manager, freelancer or business owner.
It takes time to become a leader. While some people appear to be born leaders, the ability to lead is actually a collection of skills, nearly all of which can be learned and improved upon. Based on his New York Times best seller, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, Dr. John C. Maxwell presents a daily plan to help you grow as a leader in your personal, professional, and spiritual life. Over the course of 21 weeks, you'll consider characters who positively or negatively modeled the 21 Laws of Leadership — people from the Bible such as Joseph, Joshua, Nehemiah, and Deborah.Leadership is complicated and has many facets — respect, experience, emotional strength, vision, timing, people skills — the list goes on. The good news is that no matter where you are right now, you can reach new, higher levels of effectiveness, and this program can be a vital tool in that process.
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