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Our Mission - to deliver custom Web, IT Consulting, Photo, Video, and Training services that are specific to our clients' needs and which enable our clients to exceed their objectives.

We are based out of Monument, Colorado and intend to stay small so that we can know and personally take care of our clients. We partner with other professionals to extend our capabilities to serve our clients, and we often work through our partners to help them serve their customers.

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glass-vs-iwatchWhere do you stand on the next great tech debate? Tablets and smart phones have been outselling desktops and laptops since 2010. Android tablets outsold iPads in Q4 2012. These are battles that are already decided in the marketplace.

 

I stumbled into the next great debate last week when a friend, Gary, asked my son Adam what he thought about the not-even-announced-but-possible-upcoming iWatch from Apple and how it might change the world. I was going to pipe up about how I thought Google Glass might be the next cell phone equivalent of personal technology - when Gary shot it down as the next Segway - cool, but it will never catch on.

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howiejacobsonOne of my favorite web gurus is Howie Jacobson (check out AskHowie.com).  Howie wrote AdWords for Dummies which I refer to several times a year to remind myself of what is at the core of on-line marketing. Don't knock the Dummies books.

Howie sends out regular updates to email subscribers, and he generates much of his consulting revenue from this stream of followers.

A recent email includes an interview with Ben Hunt, author of the popular marketing book Convert!: Designing Web Sites to Increase Traffic and Conversion.

If you are not reading/watching/listening to people within your own business discipline, you really need to start in order to stay current.

You can get to an interview between Howie and Ben which is 90 minutes long, but worth the time if you are on the road as I will be next week, or in a place where you can let it run in the background while you are fixing dinner, folding laundry....

To get you started, here is what Ben has to say:

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rabbithole-kindleOne of my several award winning author clients, V.J. Waks (Victoria), published the first of a new series of novels this fall in what a genre I would call Mystery/Fantasy and just was named runner-up at the London Book Festival (ScFi category).  

Here is how the story is described in one of the reviews for it on Amazon.com -

"Set in modern England, Waks' story takes you down the rabbit hole into a dark and dangerous world where Lewis Carroll's Wonderland characters are far more dangerous and menacing. Waks moves the story along rapidly, with each short chapter actively moving the plot line ahead. V.J. Waks has a highly visual writing style, it is easy to see what the characters are experiencing. You can imagine how this story would be presented in a movie.

This is not a story for young children, but teenagers who read fantasy will get it right away and fans of Lewis Carroll will see their familiar settings extended in unexpected ways.

Readers of V.J. Waks' earlier books shouldn't be surprised that this one is quite different given its earth-bound contemporary setting, but they will see the same attention to details and unusual characters that make the Tau4 books successful.

Think of RabbitHole as fantasy-in-the-surreal-world that is all around us, with no elves or dragons, but with plenty of colorful creatures and shady characters with which to fill your imagination."

 

You can get to either the hard-copy or Kindle edition at this Amazon link.

 

One of the things I most like about my work is that I am learning something almost every day.  For Victoria, that involved diving into my own rabbit hole that is the world of ePublishing.

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marymeekerI just discovered Mary Meeker.  Maybe I'm late to the game, but I found her this morning while "sitting" and reading my favorite magazine, Wired (link to article).

 

Here is how Wired introduces her - "There is no president of the Internet. But there is a queen. That only-somewhat-exaggerated sobriquet belongs to Mary Meeker, the 53-year-old financial analyst turned venture capitalist.

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havepowerA nice example from the recent storm -  this example of people spontaneously helping others that Roberta found on her Facebook page.

 

While food, shelter and safety are the top priorities, putting juice back into others' cell phones is a really nice thing for this person to have done.

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