Products Aren’t Built To Last

When did this happen? You have a washing machine and it breaks down after 3 years. You get a iPhone and it lasts just over 12 months. You get a pair of jeans and they rip in those places you really don't want them to rip....well certainly not within 12 months. OK- forgive me for harking back to a 'The Good Old Years' tone. But when I was a kid, we had a washing machine that lasted for 12- 15 years. I bet if you actually went back to the … [Read more...]

Mixing Business With Pleasure

A few years ago, I read the 4 Hour Work Week. It's a very interesting book by Tim Ferris, and it challenged my thinking in a very positive way. It's so easy to be busy. How are you? Busy. Yeah yeah yeah. You think it makes you sound important- to be honest, it's a little boring. Well I've been deciding to make those crucial decisions that free up time, enjoyment and life, whilst still deliver great success and fruitfulness. I don't … [Read more...]

Disqus – Is it Worth Moving Your Comments Over? Let’s Disquss..

Having installed Disqus on my Empire Avenue TV blog and realising just how simple it has been to manage comments there, I have decided to do the same over here. If you haven't got Disqus installed on your blog, I'd recommend doing so now! For those of you running blogs for communication who aren't too sure whether to go for it or not, here's how I arrived at my thinking. 1. Read in a blog somewhere, or perhaps in a podcast from a … [Read more...]

The End of Privacy in Relational Conflict?

The End of Privacy in Relational Conflict? Much has changed in the last 20 years when it comes to people’s perspective of privacy and what they are willing to share in public. From people sharing their problems about others on Oprah-style TV shows to the world of constant changing boundaries and the Internet. Photos are tagged, comments are left, videos are recorded, people are Googled and with the advance of smart phones, people’s everyday … [Read more...]

Empire Avenue – A Recruitment and Job Seekers Hub?

Empire Avenue – A Recruitment and Job Seekers Hub? It should be no secret that Empire Avenue will be used by businesses to recruit members of staff, and at this stage specifically those skilled in social media. Why wouldn’t it? Empire Avenue offers a chance to see people in action networking, sharing content, showing their winsome attitude to the online community. Following my previous blog post: Empire Avenue Investment Strategies for Social … [Read more...]

Empire Avenue Investment Tips for ‘Social Media Managers’

Empire Avenue Investment Tips for 'Social Media Managers' Many businesses are now familiar with the need to have a Social Media Manager. There’s an art to successfully engaging online, and it requires a specific approach, mindset and flair to do this well. This is separate from a Marketing, SEO or PR role, although clearly there is strong overlap and sometimes in smaller businesses one person can fulfill a myriad of roles. Large businesses … [Read more...]

Empire Avenue Business Benefits? A Conversation with Robert Scoble and Jeremiah Owyang

  Hello- Thank you any newcomers to my blog via Empire Avenue- I’m @Caleb- a friendly thinker, writer, social media strategist, speaker and consultant. I'm all about Relational Leadership, and I want to meet you. Please don’t be a voyeur but connect on Twitter @calebstorkey, subscribe to the blog and leave some comments or topically come and get some of me at @caleb on Empire Avenue. I’ll be chatting to everyone extensively......OK with … [Read more...]

Knowing The Seasons In Leadership

Knowing The Seasons In Leadership It’s important to know what season you are in as a leader. Life has different rhythms: times of activity; times of rest; times to learn, experience, develop; and times to put to use all that has been invested in you. A time for family, a time for yourself, a time for work and a time for others. One of the biggest challenges in life is to know the season you're in and where to spend your time and energies. … [Read more...]