Blog entries posted in: SXSWi 2011

Influencer Throwdown – Notes from SXSWi 2011 Part 3

I know from all the spam comments I just deleted that you’re all very excited to ge the latest post from my SXSWi 2011 notes. A few things to mention before I get started. First, I got to see Mike Tyson promoting his new iPhone/iPad game, Main Event. I tried the new game and wasn’t really impressed, but the real Tyson did make an appearance so that was pretty epic. Second, If you’ve never been you need to go. Attending this conference should go on your bucket list. Yes, it’s that awesome. Without further ado, here are my notes from the Influencer Throwdown:

Influencer Throwdown

  • Is influence the same as voice? No!
  • Does awareness drive sales?
  • Influence has a lot to do with how you react to things online and how comfortable you are with your online voice.
  • You’ll have greater influence with a relatively smaller and more
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Collaboration Over Competition – Notes from SXSWi 2011 Part 2

This was by far my favorite panel at SXSWi. The panelists were awesome, the content was right up my alley, and they gave out free tequila shots. The content of this presentation had a very open source feel to it. This idea of collaborating rather than trying to compete has been around for a while, especially in open source communities, but there is still so much resistance to sharing in business. Each individual or entity is more concerned with the good of the whole because it will benefit them in the long run. It was interesting to hear the argument for total, all out collaboration as opposed to collaboration only when in certain circumstances. Here are my key takeaways and links to more information:

Collaboration Over Competition(the link includes an audio recording of the panel)

  • If you get it, share it
  • Share your resources/strong points (ie. the good
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Agile Self Development – Notes from SXSWi 2011 Part 1

SXSWi 2011 was an amazing experience to say the least. The conference has grown so much recently and the masses of people who decended on Austin, TX this year were impressive. One of the coolest things about SXSWi, and Austin as well, is the eclectic collection of people and ideas. You get to talk to actors, musicians, social media mavens, comedians, programmers, entrepreneurs, marketers, bloggers, and all sorts of celebrities from the world of nerdery. Now that I’ve had some time to catch up on sleep from the week that was, I wanted to share my notes from my favorite sessions. Here is part 1 of what will be a 4 part series -

Agile Self Development - (based on agile software development)

All the steps to agile self development as well as more info is available here http://agileselfdevelopment.com and here http://www.discardia.com/

My biggest nuggets of SXSWi goodness: