Shark Bites – Week of April 18, 2011

We get interesting information everyday from reading articles in newspapers, blogs, company websites and even from conversations we overhear or have ourselves. Shark Bits is an entry post where I share my thoughts on recent articles, events and conversations. Indulge yourselves with new information.. you’ll find that a bit of information a day will go a long way.

Last Day to Files for Taxes today. This year we were fortunate enough to have our deadline extended to April 18th as opposed to the usual 15th due to Observance of Emancipation Day. Fast Company’s “Infographic of the Day” goes to this image right here! I’m sure you’re all thinking the same thing:

» Read the story behind Infographic of the Day on FastCompany

The Hashtag Lingo

It’s nothing new that Twitter created a lingo that the world has slowly adapted to through the use of straight-forward statements, the “@,” and the hashtags. It’s also nothing new that because of this accessible tool [of social media], marketing will be harder [instead of easier] from here on forth. So what’s an alternative to standing out? A fast company article talks about how finding an alternative hashtag to a television show is just another way to push towards a trending topic. I think this is a great idea!

In this past Friday’s show, I kept getting @mentions on Twitter on my double-outing about a product on the show. Clearly, ya’ll liked that! This week, I’d like to try something out–the alternative the Fast Company blogger suggested. In addition to tweeting “End your Shark Tank comments with a #SharkTank,” I’m going to add some #imout. For those of you who have been keeping up with the show,  “I’m out” is what you hear throughout (especially from Kevin O’Leary, haha!) I’m going to try to experiment with this one on Friday!

What other hashtags can you think of pertaining to Shark Tank?

» Fast Company article

How to do your To Do

Fast Company posted up an article about the app that helps you manage your tasks. Although I haven’t tried it yet, maybe some of you would find this method helpful. It’s called “Teux Deux.” Sounds fancy and French, doesn’t it? If Apple’s cosigning, it must be a good one! Try it. It may be the perfect system of planning for you.

Recording your list of to-do’s can be done in only one too many ways, such as writing it on Post-It notes, index cards, a piece of paper, your FiloFax, or tracking it on your Blackberry, Apple post-its, Google calendar, etc. Because of this, finding the best method can be pretty agonizing. I keep emphasizing the importance of goals and goal settings, and for some, being told how to keep your goals on track doesn’t always work. Just like everything else you do in life, if one method doesn’t work, there’s always some other way to do it.

» Teux Deux on Fast Company

McDonald’s & Monopoly Money

What a way to promote the return of the Monopoly game in McDonald’s! If you’ve ever sat down and said to yourself, “Man, if only you can really buy something using Monopoly money,” then your wish has come true for a limited time in Vancouver, Canada. Now i f you were allowed just one purchase of a board game (suppose every purchase was attached to your social security #) with a chance to use all the money on something, what would you wish to spend your Monopoly money on and why?

» Read the AdWeek article here

Can I Have Your Autograph on My Kindle?

With technology moving rapidly, everyone’s trying to get an in by revamping something to turn it into something new in order to adapt to this world. An “old” concept of signing books have now flowed with the world of E-Readers. Avid readers who get a kick out of authors signing their books will now enjoy this new invention invented by Mr.Waters and Robert Barrett:

I can’t wait to instill this in Display of Power and The Brand Within!

» Visit the official website here

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