Episode 13–Back from Ireland

Welcome to Mining the Store, the podcast for small business owners who want to mine more gold from their businesses. This is Episode 14.  This episode’s contents:

00:00  An audio clip from the hilarious movie classic, “Waking Ned Devine.”
01:00  Some thoughts from our trip to Ireland.
01:30  There are similarities between Irish and American culture and there are differences.  Has Ireland benefited from the exchange?
03:20  Two weeks on the Emerald Isle aren’t enough to see everything.
03:48  Podcamp Ireland.  Surprise, most of the people in my session were boomers.
05:30  Social media should be a tool that fits the task at hand.  Are we altering the task to fit the tool?
09:00  If you aren’t using Skype, you may be missing a real money-saving opportunity.
10:45  Changes are coming to Mining the Store
13:10  We need your comments to make MTS a real conversation.

Direct download: EPISODE_13.mp3

Episode 12–We’re Headed for Ireland

Welcome to Mining the Store, the podcast for small business owners who want to mine more gold from their businesses. This is Episode 12.
This time on Mining the Store

00:30 We’re headed to Ireland.
00:50  Podcamp Ireland
01:30  Web 2.0 as a source for travel information.
03:55  Contacting Mining the Store
04:35  Using Skype to keep in touch.
05:11  It was quite a week in the US financial markets.
07:23  If you screw up the business should you walk away with millions of dollars???
09:55  The volatility of the exchange rate.
11:15  Thanks for listening.

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Podcamp Ireland Podcast

I mentioned on the last podcast that I would be attending Podcamp Ireland in Kilkenny on September 27.  Krishna De, one of the organizers, asked if I would make an audio comment for the Podcamp Ireland podcast.  I did and the podcast episode is available today on Blog Talk Radio.

I’ll actually be giving a talk which may set US-Irish relations back a few centuries.  The subject will be age demographics, specifically baby boomers, and how they relate to web 2.0 usage.  If you have any suggestions or sources of information on the topic, of course I’d love to hear them.