Blog Archives February 2004
February 23, 2004 1:06 AM

Winterpeg In Winnipeg

I am sitting here in the Star Alliance Lounge of Air Canada waiting for my flight back to Montreal (via Toronto). I should be home around 1:00 am. I just attended a very interesting national leadership conference. There were lots... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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February 19, 2004 1:57 PM

Internet Marketing Conference 2004 – coming soon to Montreal

IMC 2004 is closely approaching (April 5 – 7, 2004). The line-up is great, and I just reviewed all the sessions with the conference organizers the other day. I would strongly encourage you to take a look at this event.... Read more

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February 19, 2004 1:42 PM

Triumph The Insult Comic Dog Brings Quebec To Its Knees

This is the kind of stuff that happens in your community and you wonder why you live where you live. Triumph, Conan O’Brien’s insult comic dog, is basically a hand-puppet dog that does some very funny material. He’s cut into... Read more

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February 18, 2004 1:25 AM

Stunning Start to First-Ever Montreal Business Book Club

I have to admit, I thought only a handful of people would be interested in my first-ever Montreal Business Book Club. I can proudly say that over 30 people have given it the go-ahead and twenty members have already signed... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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February 16, 2004 5:27 PM

The New Breed of Montreal Business

I came across this article in the Montreal Gazette today. It starts by saying: “A new breed takes over. Latest crop of business leaders in Quebec is cautious, low key and very smart.” I’m not too sure I’d be proud... Read more

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February 15, 2004 9:12 PM

We Interrupt This Mobile Phone With A Word From Our Sponsors…

I was just checking out the latest tech news on Yahoo! and came across this story, titled: Bluetooth Wireless Resurrected with New Gadgets. While the root of the story sounds cool – lots of wireless products working good, working fast... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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February 14, 200411:05 PM

Montreal Business Book Club

This is an email I sent out to a bunch of local Montreal thinkers... I hope it takes flight... A lot of it was loosely based on how Fast Company runs their book club. If it flies, I will blog... Read more

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February 13, 200411:58 PM

Clueless Pitch of the Week

B.L. Ochman is an amazing person. Over the past year she has become a steady ally in our similar approaches to how PR people need to get in line with technology and start using it as a tool, and stop... Read more

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February 12, 2004 1:02 PM

What Is The Matrix?

In one morning email raid, these issues came across my dust-filled A22m IBM ThinkPad screen. One was from Wired, and the article is called Living Machines. The descriptor says: “Now, advances in fields as disparate as computer science and genetics... Read more

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February 11, 200410:12 PM

Always Free and Smart Stuff From Seth

Seth Godin not only has a new column in Fast Company (latest issue out now), but more importantly his new book, Free Prize Inside: The Next Big Marketing Idea, is about to come out. According to his blog, “it’ll ship... Read more

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February 9, 2004 2:55 PM

Finally Seeing The Tipping Point

After much brouhaha I’ve finally picked up and began reading Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point. I’m mad that I did not get to this sooner, but here we are. Yes, this is must-read business book/marketing stuff. That being said, I... Read more

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February 8, 2004 2:42 PM

Building Leaders

Part of my passion in the recent year has been the concept of leadership. Partly for business, but mostly within community. I have this radical concept that most people in leadership development or in middle-management on any kind of "fast... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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February 7, 2004 2:21 PM

What Did They Expect To Find? Janet Jackson's Other Nipple?

This just in from CNN (fade to Darth Vader's voice...) - Music industry raids Kazaa offices (Friday, February 6, 2004 Posted: 1752 GMT ( 1:52 AM HKT) "SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Investigators from the Australian recording industry raided the Sydney... Read more

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February 7, 2004 1:08 AM

Blog Meets Blog Meets Blog

While checking out Joi Ito's Blog, I came across a very funny parody of the Pepsi/Apple Superbowl ad here. I then shot an email off to Seth Godin, knowing his passion for all things interesting/viral/music-related. Well, low and behold, Seth... Read more

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February 6, 2004 8:46 PM

The 4 Million (and Much More) Dollar Man

Former GE CEO, Jack Welch, is an innovation genius. We all know that. His last book, Jack, which he reportedly got a $7.1 million advance is a business book reader's must-have (I have, and it's in my "to read" pile).... Read more

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February 6, 2004 8:37 PM

Enter Mike Lipkin

My good friend, Robert Gervais, from Pre2Post told me about this great speaker. His name is Mike Lipkin. Mike is actually speaking at the upcoming The Power Within Sales Mastery day conference in Toronto on April 28th, 2004. If all... Read more

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February 6, 2004 8:32 PM

Tom Peters' Gem

Yesterday was a good day. I love boxes and packages from the mailman. This little box had an amazing gift in it. It was Tom Peters' latest book, Re-Imagine! Business Excellence In A Disruptive Age, on CD. Well, more specifically,... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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February 3, 2004 4:25 PM

Ms. Jackson's Marketing

Sorry about my delay on this - I had other things happening (like clipping my toe nails) How dumb are we? A mistake?! What an insult. Let’s face it, take a close look (we all have the pictures) there are... Read more

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