Can anyone help Fatima Mohammad?

Update: I have now had so many questions why I support Fatima that I have to make it clear from the start that this is a scam email! Read to the end and all shall become clear! I just received a desperate plea for help. Would you be able to help? Please send your account number and social security number for fastest help possible. Hello Dear, With Respect, Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you.I know this mail may come to you as a surprise, since we have not known or written before. After you receive this mail kindly contact me on my private Email...

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Just posted: Morning coffee with Rod Brooks, part 2

“Looking back at Rod’s career I wondered if there was any one key career enabler that he could identify. He nodded, and in his characteristic style he started telling a story from his early career as a marketing professional…” I just posted the second article in the three part series. Read the story here http://www.marketmix2011.com/morning-coffee-with-rod-brooks-part-2/

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Lots of things on my mind; From Quora to Al Jazeera

This post is a bit disjointed, but maybe it will make some sense. About 18 months ago I cancelled my cable TV subscription. I was thoroughly fed up with paying significant amounts of money each month to watch commercials. It was a sort of double dipping -but turned upside down and inside out! Here I pay for a service, and I am presented with complete rubbish that others have paid to put in front of me. What sounds wrong with that model? Well, I decided I was too smart to be deceived any longer. Whether I was smart or not, I couldn’t stand the commercials no matter what. To counter some...

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Becoming a little bit more knowledgeable

Today I have consumed three articles that made strong impression with me. I will continue to ponder them. Wikipedia on Demand Media in the world of social media; The way Demand Media is portrayed makes me think about operations at the fringe of moral acceptance. It seems Demand Media is the ultimate capitalist force able to wring cheap work out of the masses to create riches for its share holders, except it doesn’t have any share holders yet since its IPO is delayed due to some questionable circumstances. I am left with a feeling that content creation, that includes journalism, is held...

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It can be hard to interpret data

Even if you have solid data to help you form an opinion or make a business decision, how do you know that you interpret the data the right way? Depending on how you ask the question, you may end up with very different answers, and if you didn’t define the questions in the first place, or weren’t part of screening the interviewees, the answer may not be that helpful. Sometimes that is obvious but sometimes it is harder to see a trap even when you stand in it. I found these two very useful pieces of data, then I started to question how I could actually use them. The topic in my mind was...

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PDC registration just opened

The Professional Developers Conference, PDC 2008 just opened for registration at http://www.microsoftpdc.com! If you wonder what the PDC conference is I can best describe it as the “precursor” to something big. This is not an annual conference, Microsoft only arranges it in preparation for a new technology launch. About every second year is what you can expect, and the theme is always different. Looking at the agenda, it is clear that Could Computing has a big role at the event. This is bound to be an exciting occasion for anyone loving developer technologies!   You can even...

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