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Wednesday, July 13, 2011



"Ideally, face-to-face communication would be the best way to conduct business."

This is a vast over-simplification. I don't really want to conduct my business with Amazon face-to-face, for example. Even internally, I don't want to have to go down to accounting and have a f2f chat to get my travel reimbursements processed.

As with anything, certain modes of communication are more appropriate for some things than others. It's about matching the mode to the task, not just declaring that one (in this case email) is inferior but somehow we have to make do.

mailing list companies

you didn’t think it required one? This can easily lead to misunderstandings about your commitment to a project or whether you’re going to be a team player.

Telemarketing lists

We all know this, and we all know that the safest way to post an email link is this: don’t. If you absolutely have to, you can always try to beat the bots by posting it as an image (time consuming), or by killing the link and adding some brackets and such like this: myemail (at) adomain (dot) com. The trouble with this approach is that you are also making trying to contact you annoying for the people you want to connect with.

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