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Presentation Zen: Lessons from the Cluetrain: Imperatives for presenters February 5, 2006

Posted by Bill Rice in mortgage, new media, presentations.
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Presentations meet The Cluetrain Manifesto–when you are talking to humans, talk like a human. Notice I also highlighted this point in my quip on Mortgage Blogs.

Beware of Your Customers Innovating without You February 3, 2006

Posted by Bill Rice in new media, technology.
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Customers will find ways to do things. If you fight the trend, and the value is compelling enough, you will lose.

Create a reasonable and intuitive business model and you will grab market share. Continue fighting and you will lose market share.

Most Mortgage Blogs Miss the Point! February 3, 2006

Posted by Bill Rice in mortgage, new media.
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This has been my industry for the last number of years–innovating technology solutions to simplify the process. So, I must say I am frustrated by my inability to evangelize the right way to enter the conversation. This is an embarassing example of not getting the point. Very surprising from a company that is a marketing machine and prides itself on making things simple and straight-forward.

What is wrong? Where is the “human voice?” What are you talking about? This isn’t GUMP–this is a press release, not a conversation about mortgages or people and their needs.

I guess at least they started blogging. Maybe they will get better.

Here is a pretty decent one I read

Scobleizer – Microsoft Geek Blogger » Deliciousing February 3, 2006

Posted by Bill Rice in new media, technology.
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Scoble’s comments on Del.icio.us is exactly why I added my del.icio.us feed to my blog. So I could keep track of my ideas, thoughts, and interesting things to reflect on and you can too.

Dave Winer’s News River February 3, 2006

Posted by Bill Rice in new media, technology.
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I love the River!

Contact Bill Rice February 2, 2006

Posted by Bill Rice in lead generation, lead management, new media, politics, technology, venture capital.
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Contact Bill Rice:

    Bill Rice’s Website: http://www.billrice.org
    Bill Rice’s Email: wmrice @ gmail.com
    Bill Rice’s Cell Phone: 734-775-4487
    Bill Rice’s Mailing Address: PO Box 37, Flat Rock, MI 48134

Publishing 2.0 » Bubble 2.0 Is a Bubble in Media January 30, 2006

Posted by Bill Rice in new media, technology, venture capital.
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Great commentary on the convergence of Web 2.0 and New Media.

I think this is a significant, yet often missed point, as to why less capital is need in a lot of new Internet focused businesses:

Chris Anderson kicked this off by pointing out that technology adoption is still increasing rapidly and that, with expensive networks already built, it’s much cheaper to build software to capitalize on them — this is precisely why there is a bubble.