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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Social Network Strategies

I'm preparing for my keynote talk at the Women's Leadership Forum and find myself caught up in the Tiger Mom controversy. Wow, that really struck a chord internationally.

All mothers (and fathers) do the very best they can to be the very best parent for their children - I am convinced that this is one of those "nature-given" qualities.

So the Tiger Mom issue resonates in many ways - what is "best approach" to education at a time of great change? How can we prepare our children for the future?

This blog is about Customer Connections - so as retailers and enterprises look for social network strategies that work, there are quite a few lessons in the global reach of Amy Chua's new book and the controversial Wall Street Journal Article that kicked off this global discussion.

See below for the videos - one, an interview with Amy Chua in the US and the other, an animated description created in Chinese.


MIT OpenCourseWare: I'm invested

華裔學者教育觀惹爭議 (Amy Chua's 'Chinese Mother' claim provokes fierce backlash)

The Chinese animated version of the Tiger Mom controversy

MIT OpenCourseWare: I'm invested

Amy Chua/Tiger Mom, "Didn't Expect this Level of Intensity!" 1/26/2011

Click on the link above to see the video interview of Amy Chua on Good Morning America

Then below is a link to the Time Magazine Cover Q&A with Amy Chua


MIT OpenCourseWare: I'm invested

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Pause for Purpose

Hi everyone, here's a recent blog I posted at WholeLife Well Being - below is the video/musical accompaniment.

If you want the full experience, please play the video and open the link below in a separate window. It takes 17 seconds before the music starts, so that gives you time to open the other link to the blogpost on Pause for Purpose.

Pause for Purpose

I'm very interested in your feedback - either here, or at Whole Life Well Being.

Thank you for your consideration in reading. Happy New Year 2011

Mei Lin

PS This next video is from the International Trailer for The King's Speech - the video accompaniment to the Pause for Purpose blogpost.

MIT OpenCourseWare: I'm invested

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Did you catch all of these? 10 business models that rocked 2010

Cool or not? I'm glad to welcome in 2011 with a first post that will rock your socks.

These 10 business models are different - one of them I even participated in- AirBnB and its been great. PatientsLikeMe - we've talked about in this blog earlier this year.

For those interested in customer connections - the maverick waves are coming. Maverick waves come into the coast of California - giant waves over 40 feet high. Some people shy away from them, others fly into to California to surf them. These business models are Maverick waves. Get ready for a wild ride.