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John Funnel on Ulitzer Earlier this year one of my staff attended a SYS-CON event and returned to the office a different person. Revitalised and motivated. I asked her what happened at the event to warrant such a transformation? What was her secret? Was it the New York Shopping experience? A business Romance or was it Devine intervention? She simply advised me to ‘check out Ulitzer. – Everyone who is anyone is on it’. She was not the first to introduce me to the innovation. Many of my peers had gone through such noticeable changes, It was like a weight had been lifted from their shoulders, that they now had a true portal to vent out their innermost thoughts. I was instantly intrigued by such recommendations. People, just like me, were using Ulitzer everywhere. So what had I been fighting against all this time? What was I avoiding? Eventually I succumbed to the in... (more)

Facebook, Twitter LinkedIn, Ulitzer, MeettheBoss - Execs Go Online Big-Time

New Media on Ulitzer A recent study run by online business networking service www.MeettheBoss.com shows that executives are spending an extra 11 hours a month online sharing their professional experiences and learning from their peers. The survey asked its executive users what direct value they gained from spending time running blogs, writing tweets and connecting with other executives on sites such as LinkedIn, Xing, MeettheBoss, Ryze, Facebook, Ulitzer and Twitter. The answers revealed that executives proficient with online activities are spending an average of 11 hours more pe... (more)

‘A Crisis is a Terrible thing to Waste’

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 It was nearly a year ago that President Barack Obama exhorted listeners during a weekly radio talk to "discover great opportunity in the midst of great crisis." And in an exclusive interview for MeetTheBoss.TV Gary Greenwald, Chief Innovation Officer for Citi Finance shares his experiences in taking Obama’s advice through the company’s core businesses. Citi, which has ceded a 27 per cent stake to the US government in return for repeated bail-outs, has continued to invest during the crisis, developing areas ... (more)

If the Shoe Fits...Zappos’ Secret to Amazon Deal

During the interview recorded earlier this year Hsieh divulges innovations he has made to Zappos to grow the business from nearly no sales in 1999 to over $1Billion in gross merchandise sales in 2008. Hseih states ‘The number one driver of that growth has been through repeat customers and word of mouth.’ He also shares his secrets to improving company culture through recruitment and to his Marketing Strategies. ‘Most of the money that we would of spent on paid advertising we put into the customer experience......Any costs that we put into investing in the customer experience ends... (more)

Vodafone Transforms IT Nerds into IS Leaders

“No longer is it adequate just to get a computer science degree and focus on the technical aspects of the job.” says Albert Hitchcock, Global CIO, Vodafone in an exclusive TV interview for MeettheBoss.com Albert Hitchcock took charge of the technology information services organization at Vodafone Group plc (LON: VOD) in August 2007, following some 14 years with Nortel and took time out of his busy schedule to share his thoughts on the future of IT function for MeettheBoss.com. In today’s super-competitive marketplace, he feels many companies and many technology professionals are ... (more)