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Best Posts From February 2011

With all the noise overwhelming our lives and our social streams it’s easy to miss the good stuff. Here’s my effort to provide a little signal by curating some of the best posts I read during the month of February.

My favorite posts of the past month:

On Course – Chris Penn

Unreasonable – Seth Godin

The Discipline of Social Media Measurement – Amber Naslund

Compelling Facebook Fan Pages – Chris Brogan

Playing By the Rules – David Meerman Scott

Make the Cheapskates Pay – Andy Singleton

For Every Minute – David Stehle

To Understand Your Market, Harness The 7 Elements of Customer and Social Data – Jeremiah Owyang

The Connected Company – Dave Gray

If You Don’t Want to Influence Others, You Can’t Lead – Linda Hill & Kent Linebeck

A Quick but Important Primer on Becoming a Doucebag – Julien Smith

Why Everyone Hopes You’ll be the Hero – Robert Bruce

The Bitch Slap: Theory vs. Teaching – Erika Napoletano

How Hugh MacLeod’s “Evil Plans” Became an Illustrated Business Manifesto [Slideshow] – Lisa Kay Davis, Fast Company

Risk and Reward Are Not Obvious – Fred Wilson

College and Business Will Never be the Same – Steve Blank

Bother Me, I’m Thinking – Jonah Lehrer

The Top 100 Most Desirable Mentors – The GenJuice Team

How to Make Money in 6 Easy Steps – Jason Fried

Twitter Was Act One – David Kirkpatrick, Vanity Fair

Quotes:

“Conventional wisdom is that you should find a job that matches your passion. Transferring your passion to your job is far easier.” – Seth Godin

“The difference between marketing & selling is more than semantic. Selling focuses on the needs of the seller, marketing on the needs of the buyer.” – Theodore Levitt (Marketing Myopia, 1975)

“We tell our friends about your brand not because we like your brand, but because we like our friends.” – (@mikearauz)

And HUGE props to buddy David Spinks who launched his new company Blog Dash this month! From the site: “BlogDash is an all-in-one blogger outreach tool. If you’re looking to find and reach out to bloggers for press coverage, partnerships, writing opportunities, advertising, or anything else, we’ll help you find, research and engage with the right ones.”

What are some of the best posts you’ve read recently? Better yet, what was your favorite post that you wrote this past month?

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  • jules

    This was great, please keep doing this.

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  • http://diamondkt.blogspot.com David

    There you go again, Ryan. Making me swoon. This time it’s for including me in a best posts list. Our bromance continues to grow. I just don’t know how to quit you!

    But seriously, thanks for the mention. I always love these roundup type of posts because it introduces me to a whole slew of new bloggers I most likely would have never known about had it not been for your blog. So well done!
    David´s last blog post ..Elephant In The Room

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