22 July 2009

What I'm Reading

  • So maybe GenX *can* lead after all. Hey, if Harvard says so, it must be true, right?
  • Crowdsourcing fixing Star Wars: A New Hope. Lucas did such a crap job, I'm sure this will be a vast improvement. Hell, it would be a vast improvement if they just re-cut the movie without Jar-Jar Binks. Nowhere to go from the bottom but up.
  • Checking out the beta version of the new ASAE member directory interface, aka RUTI, aka the Really Useful Technology Initiative. Looks good!
  • Everything you ever wanted to know about cloud computing. Really. Everything. (Courtesy of MIT's Technology Review, and unfortunately, you now need a subscription to get in.)
  • How IT is transforming health care. Answer? A lot. We're talking near-Star Trek levels of coolness here.
  • Worried about hanging on to your exhibitors in the economic downturn? There's a great discussion about maximizing exhibitor ROI going on at YAP. Check it out and contribute your amazing ideas for keeping those exhibitor dollars.
  • Speaking of YAP, details are emerging about the YAP party at the upcoming ASAE Annual Meeting. Trust me, this is an event you will NOT want to miss.
  • How do you get execs interested in social media? Tip: start with their assistants.


2 comments:

David M. Patt, CAE said...

I liked Andy's suggestion to start with execs' assistants. I'm amazed how many association CEOs don't even read blogs. They say they're too busy.

There's a lot of conversation going on there that they need to hear and issues that they have the authority to change.

Elizabeth Weaver Engel, CAE said...

@David - a little not-so-secret secret is that NACHRI is looking to launch a white label socnet in the next 6ish months or so (piggy backing on our recently re-launched web site). We were going to try to have it ready for our fall meeting that's mostly C-suite folks, and we realized that the people who will actually be using this thing are the director level and on down, aka the people who attend our *spring* meeting. Hence, planned official launch: spring 2010.