Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter – Video Book Review

Hachette Audio is kind enough to send me audiobooks to check out every month. They sent me Seth Grahame-Smith’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (amazon affiliate link). I checked it out, but immediately thought it might be more appealing to my dad, Steve Brogan. So, here’s a video review I shot with my dad, seeing as he was more enthusiastic.

If you want to mix a little vampire hunting into your history, here’s the book for you.

People always ask which camera I used to shoot my video. I use the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 (that’s a review of the camera).

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My New Carry-On- Eagle Creek Tarmac 22

The other day I was complaining about my carry-on luggage. I’d just purchased a new Samsonite bag and it wasn’t working nearly as well as my much larger version of the same bag. My friend Mitch Joel told me that he had just the bag I should buy: the Eagle Creek Tarmac 22 (affiliate link). So, I did. And I have to admit, when it came in, I wasn’t very impressed. Frankly, it looked really tiny, and I was worried things wouldn’t fit into it. Then, I tried it out. Here’s a video I shot of unpacking the bag:

It’s amazing how much stuff I got into that bag. I’m in love. It functions exactly the way I wanted it to work, and better.…

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Universal Guide to Business Networking – Video Book Review

My friend, Terry Bean, sent me a copy of his new book, The Universal Guide To Business Networking (amazon affiliate link). I was eagerly awaiting this one, as Terry is renowned for his ideas on networking. It’s a slender volume packed full of information, and if business networking is important to you, I find this book particularly useful. (Quick note: I wrote the foreword, so if that biases me, you can take four points off for grace.)

It’s written with execution in mind, and thus, earns my respect. Here’s the video I shot of it:

Can’t see the video? Click here, or watch it on YouTube here.…

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Be a Rapid Remote Reporter

I was sent a few things to check out: the Eye-Fi card and the Novatel Mifi card. Together, you can use these tools to take a photo or video and then upload it to the web without ever touching your computer. In fact, you can do it from the floor of a conference, from the scene of breaking news, or wherever you might want to get the scoop on other photographers and reporters. Here’s the quick video.

I think it’s a neat setup, if you want a fast way to get information out to the web fast.

The Mifi device alone is worth it. If you’re debating whether to buy a 3G card for your laptop, consider a Mifi, as it will let you connect up to five devices wirelessly to the Internet.…

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My First Action Figure

Thanks to my friend C.C. Chapman, I am now an action figure. No, it’s not an April Fool’s joke.

Here’s a quick video to show it to you:

You’ve gotta admit that’s kind of a cool promotion, right?

People always ask which camera I used to shoot my video. I use the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 (that’s a review of the camera).

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Rework – Video Book Review

As a kind of pep talk meets recipe book, Rework (amazon affiliate link) by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson is a pretty decent read. It’s a bunch of advice from their experience running 37Signals, a small software shop based in Chicago (I believe). I found a few ideas that will help my business, and I have a few notes from it that will keep me thinking in the right direction. That said, here’s a video of my thoughts:

Direct link to the video

The book’s worth a read, though you’ll likely pass it on to a friend when you’re done (that’s not a bad thing, but some books are keepers and others are interesting and share-worthy).…

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Business Cards And Little Programs – Kitchen Table Talks

For this, our next in the Kitchen Table Talks series, I’m going to emphasize a point I was trying to make about business cards: namely, we shouldn’t just hand them out willy nilly. We do it because we’re not sure what else to do. But we don’t always need to end a face to face interaction with trading business cards. Here’s more:

Can’t see the video? click here.

Direct link to the video

People always ask which camera I used to shoot my video. I use the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 (that’s a review of the camera).

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Little BIG Things – Tom Peters – Video Book Review

I love Tom Peters. He’s gotten me in trouble for years. Well, his books have. I finally got to have lunch with him, and then see him keynote. The affair just grows and grows. And now, Tom’s done the whole “compile some good blog posts into a better book” thing. It’s awesome. His new book, The Little Big Things: 163 Ways to Pursue EXCELLENCE (amazon affiliate link), is just outright wonderfully STUFFED full of Tom Peters-ish things about pursuing excellence. Some of it is so simple you’ll kick yourself for not doing it already. The rest of it is thought-provoking and heart-felt.…

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What I Told Them at LikeMinds

I had a great time at LikeMinds in the UK last week. It was a wonderful event seeking out meaning around people-to-people. It was a brilliant event. My part? I shared a bit of the mind behind the like. Here’s the video:

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Publishers And Authors- Some Thoughts

I had the pleasure of speaking with Mac Slocum at O’Reilly’s Tools of Change event in NYC. Here’s what I told publishers and authors to consider:

What do you think?…

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