All these lies!

Guy Kawasaki, the new venture blogger, started off a lying trend that I’m seeing spread across the blogs. Here’s Jason Fried’s followup of top ten lies of entrepreneurs. I just added a #13 in the comments: “We don’t need to blog, our Superbowl commercial and our CES booth will get tons of business.”

30 thoughts on “All these lies!

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  2. Ads do more than Blogging.. if your so right about blogging power , tell microsoft to give me their Ad budget and just let you blog.

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  3. Ads do more than Blogging.. if your so right about blogging power , tell microsoft to give me their Ad budget and just let you blog.

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  4. A serious and honest determination of the customers, the competition and the marketshare, will provide the best results. And usually, as similar to an investing strategy, diversified is key. Not every company stands to benefit from blogging, but then some can be greatly helped, and indeed some to which it’s a primary outlet. It’s all case by case, based on objective determination of exactly how best to serve current and reach new customers.

    Scoble’s self-serving myopic view of ‘blogging solves all’, is not an answer, it’s only but one piece of a much larger puzzle, if it’s even part of the equation, after said deliberation.

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  5. A serious and honest determination of the customers, the competition and the marketshare, will provide the best results. And usually, as similar to an investing strategy, diversified is key. Not every company stands to benefit from blogging, but then some can be greatly helped, and indeed some to which it’s a primary outlet. It’s all case by case, based on objective determination of exactly how best to serve current and reach new customers.

    Scoble’s self-serving myopic view of ‘blogging solves all’, is not an answer, it’s only but one piece of a much larger puzzle, if it’s even part of the equation, after said deliberation.

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  6. I liked Guy Kawasaki’s post, despite it being just another “controversial” list aimed at digg and blog type sites.

    I removed the word VC and the “lies” fit well to a lot of situations.

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  7. I liked Guy Kawasaki’s post, despite it being just another “controversial” list aimed at digg and blog type sites.

    I removed the word VC and the “lies” fit well to a lot of situations.

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  8. Trying my hand at the game…. 😉

    Top Lies of Corporate America

    1. Our employees are our great asset. (Until we can replace them with cheaper ones, offshoring it is).
    2. We reward loyalty (Ha! You are but an old liability, with retirement benefits. Must destroy now).
    3. HR is your friend. (HR is your mortal enemy, career-killer sandtraps).
    4. Teamwork, Mutual Respect, Trust, Empowerment, Risk Taking, Sense of Urgency, Commitment, Customer Satisfaction and Continuous Improvement. (Those are but slogans. Don’t be so crazy and stupid as to actually honor our Company Values).
    5. We are Family. Management and co-workers are your friends. (Just wait until a promotion is on the line, or a reorg happens).
    6. Education and Skills are important. (The only skill that really matters is making your boss look good).
    7. Our good financial performance. (Legal Fiction. Bad can be Good, Good can be bad. Bad is Good, Good is Bad, Bad is Good if said conditions are met. Good is Bad if said conditions are met. But never is Bad actually bad, nor Good good).
    8. Honor our Company Mission Statement. (What you a fool? Every company has an hidden agenda, like the Company Values, it’s all Marketing).
    9. Feedback is welcomed. Our HR Employee survey wants to know your honest opinion, so as to better improve conditions. (Only from select prior-appointed people, and then it has to follow the agreed upon strategy. And to quote the Clash, “You have the right to free speech as long as you’re not dumb enough to actually try it”).
    10. FMLA. Work and Family balance. This company is a great place to work for single Mom’s. (Dare try it and you are gone. Doncha know it’s just marketing? You stupid or something?).

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  9. Trying my hand at the game…. 😉

    Top Lies of Corporate America

    1. Our employees are our great asset. (Until we can replace them with cheaper ones, offshoring it is).
    2. We reward loyalty (Ha! You are but an old liability, with retirement benefits. Must destroy now).
    3. HR is your friend. (HR is your mortal enemy, career-killer sandtraps).
    4. Teamwork, Mutual Respect, Trust, Empowerment, Risk Taking, Sense of Urgency, Commitment, Customer Satisfaction and Continuous Improvement. (Those are but slogans. Don’t be so crazy and stupid as to actually honor our Company Values).
    5. We are Family. Management and co-workers are your friends. (Just wait until a promotion is on the line, or a reorg happens).
    6. Education and Skills are important. (The only skill that really matters is making your boss look good).
    7. Our good financial performance. (Legal Fiction. Bad can be Good, Good can be bad. Bad is Good, Good is Bad, Bad is Good if said conditions are met. Good is Bad if said conditions are met. But never is Bad actually bad, nor Good good).
    8. Honor our Company Mission Statement. (What you a fool? Every company has an hidden agenda, like the Company Values, it’s all Marketing).
    9. Feedback is welcomed. Our HR Employee survey wants to know your honest opinion, so as to better improve conditions. (Only from select prior-appointed people, and then it has to follow the agreed upon strategy. And to quote the Clash, “You have the right to free speech as long as you’re not dumb enough to actually try it”).
    10. FMLA. Work and Family balance. This company is a great place to work for single Mom’s. (Dare try it and you are gone. Doncha know it’s just marketing? You stupid or something?).

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  10. Orbit: if I had our ad budget I could do quite a killer blog. Why? Cause I could hire thousands of bloggers and take over the world.

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  11. Orbit: if I had our ad budget I could do quite a killer blog. Why? Cause I could hire thousands of bloggers and take over the world.

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  12. That page launches a non-stop succession of popups from logonui.exe asking for a password to access looplets.webstage.filmloop.com that requires killing iexplore.exe. Nice f’n page, just like every other page overridden with third party crap that takes over the browsing experience.

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  13. That page launches a non-stop succession of popups from logonui.exe asking for a password to access looplets.webstage.filmloop.com that requires killing iexplore.exe. Nice f’n page, just like every other page overridden with third party crap that takes over the browsing experience.

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  14. Masochist I am, I checked again, and it’s thankfully been fixed. The last few months of net usage have been hair-pulling with popupblocker workarounds, script errors, WMF, and password loops (that’s not the only page I’ve found with them).

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  15. Masochist I am, I checked again, and it’s thankfully been fixed. The last few months of net usage have been hair-pulling with popupblocker workarounds, script errors, WMF, and password loops (that’s not the only page I’ve found with them).

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  16. Scoble, why aren’t you on MSN spaces? I don’t like the photo control software and it doesn’t work in Firefox.

    But I don’t get why you don’t do it.

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  17. Scoble, why aren’t you on MSN spaces? I don’t like the photo control software and it doesn’t work in Firefox.

    But I don’t get why you don’t do it.

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  18. Solomonrex: I think you answered your own question. When MSN Spaces lets me control my own look and feel I’ll definitely consider it.

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  19. Solomonrex: I think you answered your own question. When MSN Spaces lets me control my own look and feel I’ll definitely consider it.

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  20. I’ve just finished reading Guy’s book ‘The Art of Start’ and its helped me quite a lot. I’m still in college and am in the process of trying to do a startup. His book really helped me realize some very tantilizing things about starting a business. Now, this might seem logical to most but when I first put together a business plan with a friend, we weren’t very ecumenical in our financial projections. Using his advice, I was able to get an understanding of just how hard starting and sustaining a business really is. I’m still working on my business idea but its with a greater respect for the process and with “graduated” ideas of what kind of product/service we wish to provide.

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  21. I’ve just finished reading Guy’s book ‘The Art of Start’ and its helped me quite a lot. I’m still in college and am in the process of trying to do a startup. His book really helped me realize some very tantilizing things about starting a business. Now, this might seem logical to most but when I first put together a business plan with a friend, we weren’t very ecumenical in our financial projections. Using his advice, I was able to get an understanding of just how hard starting and sustaining a business really is. I’m still working on my business idea but its with a greater respect for the process and with “graduated” ideas of what kind of product/service we wish to provide.

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  22. Oh nice one, Hugh, nice, nice…so I guess you do have some redeemable qualities buried deep. 😉

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  23. Oh nice one, Hugh, nice, nice…so I guess you do have some redeemable qualities buried deep. 😉

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