Fountain pen inks @PenChalet #fountainpen #ink

From Pen Chalet, here’s a great guide to categories of ink for fountain pens.  Who knew?

Echoes through time: the first opinion of a ruler's intelligence …

“The first opinion that is formed of a ruler’s intelligence is based on the quality of the men he has around him.  When they are competent and loyal he can always be considered wise, because he has been able to recognise their competence and to keep them loyal.” Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 – 1527), The Prince

Echoes through time: the first opinion of a ruler’s intelligence …

“The first opinion that is formed of a ruler’s intelligence is based on the quality of the men he has around him.  When they are competent and loyal he can always be considered wise, because he has been able to recognise their competence and to keep them loyal.” Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 – 1527), The Prince

A Social Media Strategy Framework #SocialMedia

Here’s a useful framework for evaluating or developing a social media strategy. It comes from here: Werder, Karl; Helms, Remko W.; and Slinger, Jansen, “SOCIAL MEDIA FOR SUCCESS: A STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK” (2014). PACIS 2014 Proceedings. Paper 92.

Happy birthday, Warren Zevon

The Hammock Papers remind us that the great Warren Zevon was born this day in 1947. I’ve eaten at Lee Ho Fook’s.  It was raining and yes, I had me a big dish of beef chow mein.  No werewolves were reported in the vicinity.

Irresistible Aurelius via @execupundit

From Michael Wade, at Execupundit … “In the year 170, at night in his tent on the front lines of the war in Germania, Marcus Aurelius, the emperor of the Roman Empire, sat down to write. “ The context and story, here.

Mind the gap … between stimulus and response

From the very fine Cultural Offering: Sage words that I recall from Nicholas Bate’s Personal Excellence courses.

Coffee: brain fuel

Another from Nicholas Bate’s Tools of Excellence: “8: The Coffee Grinder & French Press Coffee should be smelt and seen as well as tasted. And it should be worked for: …”  

Echoes through time: that uneasy, dissatisfied feeling

“A good way to rid one’s self of a sense of discomfort is to do something. That uneasy, dissatisfied feeling is actual force vibrating out of order; it may be turned to practical account by giving proper expression to its creative character. The true secret of happiness lies in the taking a genuine interest in […]

The B2B social media landscape

Here’s an interesting infographic from Circle Research and the B2B Marketing site.  It dates from April 2014

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