We live in the knowledge age. The information we want is only a keyword phrase or question away.
As a driven, successful friend of mine comments; “every day is a school day.”
Read the biographies of any successful entreprenuer, and they will comment about their obsession with learning and the benefits it brings.
Here for your perusal are some of the most popular websites online where our candidates and clients admit they spend their time. To avoid the obvious, Facebook, BBC and Twitter haven’t been added to the list below.
No this isn’t said tongue in cheek at all. As a provider of an innovative CRM system that’s used by millions, you would expect salesforce to have a goal of serving the needs of their customers; and they do.
Have a look at the salesforce blog. Bookmark it ( yes people still do that) and visit often. Recently Salesforce has posted articles covering a range of topics including; how marketers can engage customers, how to maximise your sales teams productivity, to an excellent downloadable whitepaper on the big issues challenging SME business owners in the UK.
Originally the brain child of Arianna Huffington, this website has content from the trashey through to ground breaking pieces we all want to consume.
The reality is Huffington Post is a news aggregator, and as such you will find a huge range of content to fill your every need. From the latest on Brexit, to how to access Google Earth through Chrome.
Want to keep your finger on what’s going on in the world ? Then it’s certainly worth a visit to Huff Post.
Obvious? I guess so. It’s one of our all time favourite websites to while away many an hour. With videos, news, events and crunchbase, what’s not to like? Top tip if you are going to pay a visit here expect to get engrossed!
Similarly to Huff Post, Mashable provides a range of news this will appeal even more, to the hidden geek in many of us. I personally love to review their what’s new, what’s rising and what’s hot section. With a couple of clicks of the mouse, you can find what content is being shared the most.
A useful feature when you want to know what people (potentially your client base) are really interested in.
The Drum is the well known haunt of most switched on marketers. In a similar vien to many sites on the World Wide Web, it includes a mash up of content. Want to know what is going on in the branding world or take a deep dive into AI? The choice is yours.
Still, on the subject of marketing you can’t beat spending time browsing the excellent content you will find here. Want to know who are the top 100 disruptive brands ? Or the digital terms moving into the mainstream or even why social media spending isn’t living up to expectations? You will find it in an easily digestable form here.
No longer the crusty website for professors and academics, hbr.org has a comprehensive range of articles, posts and digital downloads for business leaders at every level.
One of the biggest challenges in scaling any organisation is managing, motivating and leading people.
Wondering where to start ? Then pay a vist to hbr.
From managing self to decision making, technology and entrepreneuship, it’s all here.
Another personal favourite is CMSwire. It’s the popular web magazine published by the Simple Media group.
It provides daily updates related to, social business and enterprise information management, all things digital and of course customer experience management.
Alongside some excellent blogs, it provides a range of digital downloads from buyers guides to ‘must’ read content on storytelling and technology.
What have we missed? Let us know your own personal favourites?
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