Look who made businessweek.com…

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Letter to the CEO, Part #3

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After my initial meeting, I was asked to write a job description for a Social Media Strategist position. Thanks to help from @sheila_dee, I submitted one, along with this letter. David, please see the attached Social Media Strategist description. It’s fairly broad, as I wrote it thinking more of it as an entire department, rather than one position. It is … Read More

Tyler HurstLetter to the CEO, Part #3

Letter to Pearson CEO #3

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Third time’s a charm. I took a different approach to this email. Instead of emailing it directly to our International CEO, I included our North American CEO and all the Executive Vice-Presidents that I knew about. It worked. I’ve managed to arrange a face-to-face meeting with the Executive VP of Marketing for the first week of December. Now I just … Read More

Tyler HurstLetter to Pearson CEO #3

More tales from my sister…

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My sis can’t say the letter ‘G’ very well. She pronounces ‘giraffe’ as ‘draft’ and we can’t get her to even say ‘Geraldo’. So what happens when they new lady’s name starts with a ‘G’? Hilarity. “Who is my new disability management representative at you ask? Well hername is Sandi, Sandi Grafalo and we both support the same organizationfor safety … Read More

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Thanksgiving for my family…

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Email republished without my sister’s permission or knowledge. What is she going to do, sue me? Besides, it’s really funny. It sounds like there is going to be so many people at Hages for thanksgiving. BOO! I just want to watch TV, eat, watch TV, eat, maybe a movie or TV then bed. No social interaction needed. And especially with … Read More

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Letter to Pearson CEO #2

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My first email, sent last week, went unanswered. Here’s my second attempt. 1. Intel, IBM and Mozilla (Firefox) have techs that monitor twitter allowing for nearly real-time feedback for people with questions. That could be an excellent free tool that teachers could use to do the same. Search.twitter.com would be all that is needed. I used this to find out … Read More

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Today I wrote my CEO…

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…whom I’ve never met, an unsolicited letter about social media. Here is the email in its entirety. I figure I’ll either get fired or promoted. Why doesn’t Pearson have podcasts? Why aren’t we interviewing actual teachers, showing them what we’re working on, and them asking them for input in a transparent, completely public setting? We could ask them their views … Read More

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Letter to Pearson CEO #1

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…whom I’ve never met, an unsolicited letter about social media. Here is the email in its entirety. I figure I’ll either get fired or promoted. Why doesn’t Pearson have podcasts? Why aren’t we interviewing actual teachers, showing them what we’re working on, and them asking them for input in a transparent, completely public setting? We could ask them their views … Read More

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PodCampAZ, Day 1

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I can be a bit of a pessimist about Arizona. Maybe it’s the heat, maybe it’s the fact it’s so spread out, or maybe I’m just getting old, but I don’t have much hope for this place as a creative hotspot. There aren’t any random places to hang out and meet people, nothing within walking distance that everyone goes to … Read More

Tyler HurstPodCampAZ, Day 1

PodCampAZ, Day 1

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I can be a bit of a pessimist about Arizona. Maybe it’s the heat, maybe it’s the fact it’s so spread out, or maybe I’m just getting old, but I don’t have much hope for this place as a creative hotspot. There aren’t any random places to hang out and meet people, nothing within walking distance that everyone goes to … Read More

Tyler HurstPodCampAZ, Day 1