May, 2015

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Podcasting Just Got a Whole Lot Bigger This Week

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Yesterday the popular music streaming service Spotify announced at a news conference in New York that it was launching several new enhancements to its service. Among the suite of new features they are rolling out is one that is stirring up buzz in the podcasting world: Spotify will start to deliver podcasts to its 70 million users. If you’re a podcast listener, this is a good thing. Now you’ll have another platform beyond iTunes — or, for Android users, Stitcher — for discovering and enjoying podcasts….

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Advice for a 22-Year-Old Me

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Date: July 18, 1990. I turned 22 today. Time: 7:32 am Place: Standing on the beach in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, near a cordoned off nest with a sea turtle and dozens of her freshly laid eggs. Me: Hey there, aren’t you the guy known around here as the “turtle man”? Turtle man: Yes, that’s me. It’s nice to see you again. Last time we met, you were strolling along this very same stretch of beach. Me: Wow, how did you remember me? That…

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This is What LinkedIn’s Editors Really Want

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More than 50,000 blog posts are published on LinkedIn every week.  What topics should you write about? How long should your posts be? How do you get your post tagged under a Pulse channel? For answers to these and other questions, I invited LinkedIn Senior Editor Isabelle Roughol to join me on my new podcast, Write With Impact. Isabelle recently relocated to Sydney (“the people are nice and the weather is perfect!”), after setting up LinkedIn’s editorial operations in Paris (“I miss the food!”)….

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Advice for High Schoolers on the Path to College

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It’s that time of year again. College acceptance — and rejection — letters from US colleges are stuffing the mailboxes of high school seniors. I remember very clearly when I was a senior in high school waiting for college decision letters to arrive. I obsessively looked in our mailbox each day to see if there was a bulging package sticking out, the kind that contained a crisp and welcoming letter of acceptance, attached to a stack of registration and orientation information. I also learned to expect the dreaded slim envelopes,…

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