The Future As Seen By Me In 2010

Well looky here, things one has scanned in eh. (ignore the photo, that's some guy that made some accounting software, not sure what became of him ;) MIKE RIVERSDALE is fuming. The expensive headphones he bought in Sydney three weeks ago have just died. His first reaction is not to randomly spill expletives into his coffee, but to use his iPhone to vent his frustration to his Twitter con- tacts, under the moniker Miramar Mike. "I will also put, 'What should I do?' It's a conversation. I'm reaching out to the people following me." The council predicts hand-held digital devices such as smartphones will rule the world in 2040. They already rule the life of Mr Riversdale, whose company WaveAdept helps businesses adapt - their computing sys- tems to allow staff to work from anywhere - and with anyone. In order of fre- equency, he uses his iPhone to tweet (1136 followers; 8363 tweets since joining), e-mail, make phone calls and use online services, such as checki

3 Steps To Connecting With Me On LinkedIn

I love that you want to "Connect with me on LinkedIn" but there needs to be a bit more for me to accept.

1) Tell me why

Simply asking to connect ain't enough - let me know why, is it for a particular job, because of my background, due to something of mine you read, looking to connect with someone I know or because you're playing the numbers game (don't use the last one).

Giving me a reason is the simplest and easiest way for me to even bother opening up your connection request - for a start, it means LinkedIn makes it a little more prominent amongst the hundreds of notifications that are languishing there.

2) Give me a hint at how I might know you

Have I already met you (I apologise, I can be quite shocking with names + faces), were we at the same event, did I do some work with you previously, am I in the same LinkedIn Group ... give me a clue.

You don't need to be a close personal friend, or even to have met me in real life, but some sort of pre-existing connection is best and helps me pin you down in my ever increasing bad memory.

3) Follow-up

It doesn't have to be flowers and a dinner date, just something to say, "Hey, thanks for the connection how about [fill in something useful to us both]".

If you want to pick my brains I am more than happy to spend an hour with you, but I will ask you donate a mere $25 to a worthy cause, I'm sure you'll understand.

And if #3 isn't forth coming then culling will occur

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