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Troy Larson

Troy Larson is a Marketing Specialist at Ask.com. He enjoys all things tech. You can normally find him eating a burrito at a taqueria near you. @Troy_Larson / fb:Troy.T.Larson / about.me/tlarson

5 Steps to Better Project Management

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What separates the best project managers from the rest? The best project managers are able to consistently deliver high-quality that are on time and that constantly seem to exceed their stakeholder’s expectations. How? It seems that these “all-star” team leaders possess an innate and intuitive understanding that strong leadership and people skills are just as…

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Technology: Is it Making You More of a Jerk?

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“Of the billionaires I have known, money just brings out the basic traits in them. If they were jerks before they had money, they are simply jerks with a billion dollars.” Wise words from master investor, Warren Buffett. According to a Harvard Business Review post by Michael Schrage, “Buffett’s ‘jerk doctrine’ applies equally to the…

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How Social Can Help Marketers Build Trust

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If it seems like everyone has grown more cynical or marketers lately, it’s because it’s true. According to a recent Neilsen report, only 40% of consumers trust marketing content. Yes, I agree, it’s pretty discouraging. However for all you marketers out there, there is some light at the end of the tunnel. While today’s consumers…

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How to Create Pinterest Images that People Will Share

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It’s has been quite the year for the visual social media site, Pinterest. Whether you’re a lifestyle company, a shopping site, or an individual trying to develop your own personal brand, we all know that Pinterest is a great vehicle to help you achieve your goals. But simply having a presence on the site and…

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The Art of Mentoring

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Mentors play an integral part in one’s career development. Taking time out of one’s day to check-in and help develop an individual’s skills not only is gratifying, but also it’s something that is highly sought after in the workplace. Everyone wants to be thought of as a mentor, but being one isn’t easy – which…

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Having a Social Media Game Plan = Higher Profits

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Social media is one of those decisive elements. It helps separate successful companies from the pack. Most businesses by now have a Facebook page, a Twitter handle, and a LinkedIn page allowing them to claim that they are “social”. However, establishing a true social presence goes far beyond the Facebook page or the Twitter handle.…

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Enabling the Collaborative Enterprise

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“Building a collaborative enterprise is about a lot more than just some new software tools, it’s about fundamental changes to culture and behavior,” writes IDC Group Vice President, Michael Fauscette. According to Fauscette, the key to enabling office collaboration really all boils down to two major principal questions: 1) How do you create a culture…

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