Monthly Archives: September 2009

ChangeThis.com

ChangeThis was started in 2004 by a group of friends who wanted to make a difference via “thoughtful, rational, constructive arguments about important issues.” Their goal was, and still is,”to change minds and spread important ideas.”

ChangeThis stores and shares PDF’s of these arguments, called manifestos* on their site, and all of them are available at no charge.

You can subscribe to get a simple update every 2 weeks on the new manifestos that come in. If you have a burning idea you want to share with other people and think that ChangeThis can help you, you can also submit a 300 word proposal explaining why your manifesto is important. They’ll put it to a vote, wait for 30 days, and afterward, the authors of the most popular proposals will be contacted to write their manifestos.

There are hundreds of manifestos on the site, full of ideas and advice from business titans like Tom Peters, best-selling authors Malcolm Gladwell and Seth Godin, and many more, some of who may not be as well-known, but whose manifestos are just as compelling.
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Podcasting Resources

If you’re new to podcasting, here are a few resources you can visit to learn the basics. They offer tutorials, suggestions and tools to help you progress to easy familiarity with the podcasting process.

Podcasting Tools is a very comprehensive podcasting resource detailing everything you need to know about Podcasting. They have an articles section with commentary, analyses and very good recommendations and essays on issues like maximizing podcasts for promotion, monetizing podcasts, tips and tricks, and basically how to get the most out of podcasting.

Podcasting Tools also has directory listings and an extensive list of sites that accepts podcasts on all sort of subjects.

For inspirational and educational purposes, you can go see the following sites to see how the masters do it.
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MyOwnBusiness.org and Business Planning

MyOwnBusiness.Org is a good online resource that offers simple, well-thought out guideposts on the ins-and-outs of setting up your own business.

A non-profit organization, MyOwnBusiness.Org aims “to educate entrepreneurs by providing free coursework to foster success and prevent and mitigate human suffering and economic losses arising from preventable mistakes.”

Their primary offering comes in two flavors: a free on-line course (you still have to sign up), and paid-with-certification. You can also just buy the textbook to have offline reference when you study the free course. Continue reading MyOwnBusiness.org and Business Planning