June 20, 2008
LunaWeb President/CEO will serve as the commencement speaker this evening for the graduating class from ITT Technical Institute. As a technology leader in Memphis, Barger could most likely share advice and stories from this industry for hours upon hours. But tonight his message will highlight lessons to benefit a much greater area-the industry of life.
It is vital for young professionals to realize that competition is fierce in every field, and those who remember that nothing is handed to you and common courtesy still takes you miles will find themselves with much greater successes. Barger also wants the class to understand that life will be more fulfilling if you follow your passions, not chase money. Contentment and happiness come from doing something you love and sharing that passion with others.
Now, more than ever, there are many shifts in our world. No longer does everyone work in their hometown and no longer does every employee clock in at the office each day. There is a great shift occurring in our world-employers are outsourcing jobs across the globe because things can get done faster and cheaper. It’s a tough competition, which is why young professionals must constantly be on the ball–have resumes available, show up on time to job interviews, be honest and follow through on promises.
Yes, although these graduates are beginning fast-paced lives in the ever changing industry of technology, they still must remember that some things-like strong work ethics, honesty and integrity-will always be important skills to have.
June 12, 2008
In a crowd of about 100 PR practioners, roughly 20% use the social utility Facebook, and even fewer have heard of Twitter. Dave not only told the crowd about the seemingly endless options for social networking sites, but also showcased a few specific ones and their benefits.
June 9, 2008
Slowly but surely businesses, large and small, are seeming to understand that the world of online social networks is not simply a passing fad. More and more, companies are incorporating social media into their marketing and business plans. Recently, the Commercial Appeal featured LunaWeb for its knowledge and efforts in evangelizing social media in Memphis. Read the article here, and let us know what you think.
- Do you use social media in your workplace?
- Would you like to know more about social media?
- Is it tough to gain buy-in throughout the organization when it comes to new trends?
June 2, 2008
Does mainstreaming kill the effectiveness of grassroots campaigns?
At Memphis’ StartUp Weekend the idea of mainstreaming pickup sports is not the hope, desire or even mentioned in the business plan. Every group, from Market Research to Development, understands that ultimate frisbee players, along with other underground gamers, don’t desire to be popular or mainstream. They aren’t searching for superstardom or the fame found in the NBA or NFL.
Ultimate frisbee players love the game–the ease of quickly gathering equipment (a frisbee) and grabbing a group together to play. Symple. Easy as pie.
StartUp Weekend participants know the market and are continually sharing ideas from group to group creating the most effective and desirable user interface for the audience.