One Page Digest Vol 2 Issue 10

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Framework One-Page Digest Volume 2 Issue 10.0

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This issue addresses the skill of networking here in the Caribbean. What is the downfall of having a networking that hardly extends beyond national boundaries? What is the benefit of having one that is not just large, but is also far-reaching?



Facebook
(social networking): Other social networking sites exist, but they have none of the “juice” that Facebook has. If you have any interest at all in building a network of professional friends, then this tool is simply the easiest to use, and will save you the most time. The others that exist — Plaxo and LinkedIn are useful, but quite static. (P.S. When you join Facebook, add me as your friend! To see my listing click here.)

The New Networking (e-book): Click at left… just in case you have not received my free 37 page multimedia text on the new way to use the internet to build a Caribbean network. If you have already claimed your copy, use the form on the page to tell your friends — after all, sharing solid information is one of the easiest ways I recommend you use to build your network.


CaribHRForum (discussion list): CaribHRForum is a discussion list for HR professionals that has almost 200 members, and acts as the sole meeting place between conferences held twice a year. Click the “Join” tab to see the easy instructions on how to join the list.

Google Yourself (search): Go ahead — see what is being said about you on the internet. I was startled to find that I had been rated quite poorly by an anonymous disgruntled, former student. Apparently, a namesake of mine was also indicted for stealing (pick-pocketing) in 1832 on April 10th (my actual birthday.) Click here to see the proceedings. My point here is that someone out there is defining who you are for the world, and this might be helping or hindering your ability to network. Read my networking e-book above to see what you can do about this recent fact of professional life.

Francis

There’s a great deal happening at my time management website: http://2time-sys.com. Click here to be taken to the blog page.

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The Framework One-Page Digest is produced bi-weekly by Francis Wade of Framework Consulting, Inc. and is intended to provide E-level managers with a reliable source of new ideas for managing Caribbean companies. Visit http://urlcut.com/digest and follow the instructions to subscribe to the One Page Digest. Past issues can also be found at http://urlcut.com/digesthome.

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Framework Consulting Inc.,

29 Norbrook Drive, Kingston 8, Jamaica

3389 Sheridan Street #434, Hollywood FL 33021, USA

Updating The One Page Digest

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The One Page Digest is almost a year old, in terms of issues.

It has been a useful addition to the Framework Info products, and a good way to share useful links quickly and efficiently with the over 288 subscribers it currently enjoys.

I am wondering whether or not it should be changed or upgraded in any way. If anyone has any useful ideas, please either share them here or send your feedback to me personally.

Most of the back issues can be viewed at http://urlcut.com/digesthome

One Page Digest 14.0

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Framework One-Page DigestIssue 14.0

Links

Blogger (hosting site): If the word “blog” means nothing to you, then you are missing out on an interconnected world of ideas and information on the topics you care most about. See our company blog as an example, and check out our links to others and if you get inspired, create your own blog at Blogger. The cost? 5 minutes and $0.

PBwiki.com (wiki service): If you also don’t know what a wiki is, don’t panic! Take a breath, and browse over to this site that offers a powerful tool for jointly sharing and creating information with your project colleagues sitting in Montego Bay, Port of Spain and Georgetown. The shared space you create with them will replace all the hassle of going back and forth using email.

The Service Inventory (customer experience paper): The places at which your customers experience your company and make their judgements are known as touchpoints. This Framework paper describes a method for gathering and analyzing them, in order to produce a consistent and differentiated customer experience.

GoogleEarth (a real time-waster!): I can think of no practical use for GoogleEarth, except to have fun. And it delivers! Find satellite pictures of the exact spots on the planet where you live, were born, went to school, got baptised, … everything you can think of. It is all somewhat unnerving, however, in these terror-ridden times.

Did you miss the Framework blog discussion?
Internet Networking: Are you proactively creating your personal brand on the internet, or waiting for other people to create it for you — without your knowledge? Click on this link to see why you should be taking steps now to correct false information and give regional users a rounded view insight into who you really are. Click here.

About This E-mail

The Framework One-Page Digest is produced monthly by Francis Wade of Framework Consulting, Inc. and is intended to provide E-level managers with a reliable source of new ideas for managing Caribbean companies. To join the mail list, visit http://urlcut.com/digest and follow the instructions to subscribe to FrameworkDigest, source of the One Page Digest. Past issues can also be found at http://urlcut.com/digesthome.

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Framework Consulting Inc, 3389 Sheridan Street #434, Hollywood FL 33021

One Page Digest Issue 10.0

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Links

Getting Things Done (time management): If there is one common area that professionals everywhere must continue to master, it is time management. This site, based on the book by David Allen, is the best resource on the web, and the perfect compliment to his book by the same name.

Google (Blog/News) Reader (web service): If you are a heavy blog reader, then it’s time you stopped skipping from one blog to another to find out whether anything new has been added. Google’s reader picks up the latest entries and puts them all in one place, saving you time and effor. While you’re at it, add in our company blog to get the region’s latest ideas for running your business.

CANA News Agency(online news service): For regional news that is timely and far-reaching, this source can be viewed as an RSS feed — by the same Google Reader described above.

YouTube.com (Framework video): This link will take you my own bio — which is not the point — but it has a video introduction at the bottom of the page that demonstrates the power of YouTube by example. I love how easy it is to use, and the world it opens up. Coming up soon: a full speech on techniques for Caribbean networking.

Also of Interest
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More Depth?
In FirstCuts, our monthly ezine, we share our newest management ideas in depth. In the latest issue: “Delegating in Caribbean Companies” we look at why finding and training replacement managers is so difficult for executives in the region.

To subscribe to FirstCuts, Visit our homepage and sign-up at the bottom of the page.

Did you miss the Framework blog discussion?
A Caribbean Approach to Time Management: we are developing it, and we are sharing the content as we go along — warts and all. Add a comment and tell us what you think.

About This E-mail

The Framework One-Page Digest is produced monthly by Francis Wade of Framework Consulting, Inc. and is intended to provide E-level managers with a reliable source of new ideas for managing Caribbean companies. To join the mail list, visit http://urlcut.com/digest and follow the instructions to subscribe to FrameworkDigest, source of the One Page Digest. Past issues can also be found at http://urlcut.com/digesthome.

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Framework Consulting Inc, 3389 Sheridan Street #434, Hollywood FL 33021

Launching : One Page Digest Issue 1.0

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Framework One-Page DigestIssue 1.0 Oct 2006

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Links

Quality Consultants (website): As far we know, there is only one company in the region that has done employee opinion surveys across several countries. Their database is the deepest that we know of, and can end any speculation you might have about the scores you received on the last company survey.

Caribbean360.com (online newspaper): Simply the best one-page source of news across the region, issued three times per week. Available via website or email.

Accountability (Framework white paper): We believe that this particular value is critical to the success of Caribbean companies. Learn how to create a culture filled with this ethos in this paper.

Trinidad-Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (online discussion): Too much suspicion and misunderstanding remains between the business-people of these two regional leaders. Read about, and comment on an idea whose time has come. Stay tuned for more.

Did you miss the Framework white paper?
The Service Inventory: A Tool for Touch-Point Analysis. Gearing your Caribbean company to develop a precise customer experience.

About This E-mail

The Framework One-Page Digest is produced monthly by Framework Consulting, Inc. and is intended to provide E-level managers with a reliable source of new ideas for managing Caribbean companies. To join the mailist list, visit http://urlcut.com/digest and follow the instructs to subscribe to FrameworkDigest.

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Framework Consulting Inc, 3389 Sheridan Street #434, Hollywood FL 33021

Comments: I recently launched this One Page Digest, primarily for busy executives who don’t have time to search out ideas on my blog, or even find FirstCuts too long to read.

There is a still a lot of information I have that is worth sharing, and I created the Digest to get more of it into the hands of Caribbean executives more quickly. To subscribe, follow the instructions above.

Starting an ezine

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A few years ago, our firm had an email magazine that was a terror to create, and even harder to send out using old-style majordomo commands.

They were sent out, and no-one had any idea whether or not they reached their destination, let alone if any of them were even read.

Today, the progress in this area is amazing just amazing. I had no idea so much had happened since I last shopped around, and how much capability is available in systems that cost around $20 per month.

As I am putting together my new ezine I have been researching what is available on the web. As could be expected, I am looking for the most recent offerings and the latest services, and at reports that compare one service against another.

I was secretly hoping that there would be a book that I could buy, but the truth is that books written about anything related to the internet are out of date by the time they are even published. It makes me wary about writing a book in print, rather than an ebook or a blog, or ezine.

I found myself looking at the very latest information, all of which was developed in the past 3 months or so. Anything written before that was based on what had already become very old and stale information.

That is how quickly technology in the field changes, and while I can remember buying books about “The Internet” and “Email” the fact is that they were almost useless by the time I bought them in 1994. Today, they would be completely useless.

Clearly, in the past 12 years or so something profound has happened on the planet in the life of many persons.