We are often asked, and frequently see the question come up in various discussion groups, Which is the best tool for closing more sales and connecting with the right people online? Is it blogging, interacting with millions of bloggers sharing their business knowledge, industry commentary, and occasional pictures of their cat? Or one of the many business networks, such as openBC or Ecademy, which offer group interaction and private messaging as well as searchable profiles? Or LinkedIn, the trusted referral system that has attracted some five million professionals?
By the time you read this, the flames may have died down--or they may be raging further out of control. As I write, the passions fanned by the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad have ignited fires in many parts of the globe, a frightening reflection of the chasm of misunderstanding between the West and the Muslim world.
Dan Mintz landed in Beijing without a college degree, a job, or a word of Mandarin. Now he heads up the hottest advertising shop in the country. How one man cracked the Chinese market (by really, really trying).
G. Clotaire Rapaille has guided Chrysler, Procter Gamble, Boeing, and other enraptured clients through the "collective unconscious" of dozens of cultures. Now he's taking on India. Is he a sage--or a charlatan?