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August 23, 2011 • By Dan Hinmon, Principal
Well, folks, this is my final blog post on behalf of Hive Strategies. I’ve taken a new job and am moving to Portland, Oregon, with my husband Josh.
I have really enjoyed my position as Social Media Mentor for Hive Strategies, especially being able to help our clients navigate through the social media world.
I have also learned a lot through the blogs I have written and read, and thought that it would be an appropriate time to share some of the most important things I’ve learned about social media. (more…)
August 18, 2011 • By Dan Hinmon, Principal
One of our core values at Hive is “Be Real,” one that we emphasize when talking to our clients about social media.
It’s an important value to have, because the act of understanding another person’s situation, feelings and motives can take an otherwise hostile or tense situation and turn it into a positive one.
I recently read an article published in Psychology Today titled “I Feel Your Pain: Why empathy, compassion and altruism are not just for softies.” The article discusses how to show empathy, and when one might do so. (more…)
August 5, 2011 • By Dan Hinmon, Principal
I had a little trouble at home last week.
I was running late for an event, and in my rush to get out the door I forgot to kiss my wife goodbye.
If you’re saying, “uh-oh,” you know exactly how my wife felt about this. If you’re saying, “what’s the big deal?” you know how I felt about it before I married my wife. (more…)
August 3, 2011 • By Dan Hinmon, Principal
And when you do, it’s amazing how much power there is by simply saying, “I’m sorry.”
A few weeks ago I wrote here about a negative experience trying to download a free guide from a website.
The other day I received an e-newsletter from the firm. I suppose they added me to their subscriber list based on my unsuccessful attempt to download their guide. I was ready to unsubscribe, but decided that instead I would share my frustration with them. (more…)
July 1, 2011 • By Dan Hinmon, Principal
I love the outdoors. I spend a lot of the time at my desk wishing I could work outside, especially when the weather turns balmy and I can hear the birds chirping and the kids playing. Since I live in Oregon, there is no shortage of gorgeous trails for hiking or rivers for paddling. One way that I remind myself to get outdoors is by reading Outside magazine. I became a fan in my twenties, when I realized some of my favorite authors, like John Krakauer and David James Duncan, were contributing writers.
Yesterday, I was flipping through the June 2011 issue and read several articles that were really compelling, about Michael Light’s aerial photography, supplemental testosterone, and nature deficit disorder. One that stood out to me, “Some Reassembly Required,” was about 23-year-old top snowboarder Kevin Pearce, whose career ended a week before the 2010 Olympic trials when he suffered a traumatic brain injury while practicing a risky trick (a double cork 1080) in the halfpipe.
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