The Friday Five, Blogs that Matter – June 14, 2013

Five Blogs of Note for the Week Ending June 14, 2013

5 blogs that matter

Continuing in my new tradition, here are quotes from 5 blogs that got my attention this week.

I don’t benefit from reposting any of these posts. Sometimes, I don’t even know the writer. However, I do read and personally grow my knowledge by reading posts that challenge my thinking and get me to think outside my old paradigm.

It’s not important that you agree with any of these writers. It’s only important that you think.

I hope you will find some new sources of inspiration with these posts.

Here’s the next group of 5 in the series:



Gerry Moran

The Art of Social Business. Social Media Ideas for Artists, Art Shows and Art Galleries.

Gerry MoranAre you an artist who is having a tough time putting brush to canvas when it comes to using social media to help your business succeed? It was a stroke of luck that I happened on to the Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show in Philadelphia this past weekend (since I was in Philadelphia for Philly Beer Week /#PBW2013). My big take-away for this event, aside from $400 in original artwork from Dave Bruner at, was that artists are in a social business. However, most of these artists seem to be not so good at promoting their business. Even worse, none of the 143 exhibiting artists integrated social media into the mix. They  missed out on an incredible opportunity to let others evangelize their work and let others work for them after the show!

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Brad Lomenick

52 Quotes to inspire you to be a Better Leader

Brad LomenickHere is an exhaustive list of 52 Quotes on Leadership from me over the past several years.

These quotes and points are taken from my blog, as well as my twitter, facebook, speaking and other outlets. Thanks to Toni Ridgaway from Sermon Central for aggregating this list of quotes. You can see the original article here.

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Herbert Lui

Be the Dumbest Person in the Room

Herbert LuiYou hustled hard to get here, and now you’ve finally made it. Your teammates all adore you. Your peers all look up to you. You are your team’s Kobe Bryant; you are the all-star. Sounds like good living, right?

Would you believe it if someone told you that you were on the wrong team?

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Os Hillman

Why Having More Christians Won’t Necessarily Change the Culture

Os HillmanFor centuries, Christians thought culture would change if we just had a majority of Christians in the culture. That has proven to be a false assumption. Culture is defined by a relatively small number of change agents who operate at the top of cultural spheres or societal mountains. It takes less than 3-5 percent of those operating at the top of a cultural mountain to actually shift the values represented on that mountain.

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Christopher Penn

Sneaking Through a Networking Event

Christopher PennHere’s a fun exercise to try at your next in-person marketing event. The difficulty of this exercise scales with how centered on your product, service, or business you are, and its value scales inversely to that self-centeredness. The more you can lose yourself, the more you’ll gain from the exercise. This trick is also an outstanding one for folks who are more introverted and normally struggle at networking events.

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Hugh Ballou
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