Friday Five: By the numbers

It’s been a while since we’ve posted a “by the numbers” Friday Five. Heck, it’s been a while since we’ve done any kind of Friday Five. So let’s get back in the groove. Here are five numeraltastic links for your consideration:

1. 5 reasons you should sign up for the .eduGuru summit. Get your ticket today. (Thank me later, gurus, for giving you top billing. I’m also bummed that I won’t be able to attend this year.)

2. The 6 habits of true strategic thinkers, according to Paul J.H. Schoemaker, one of Inc.’s best strategic thinkers and writers. “‘We need strategic leaders!’ is a pretty constant refrain at every company, large and small,” he writes. (The same goes for colleges and universities. – AC) “One reason the job is so tough: no one really understands what it entails. It’s hard to be a strategic leader if you don’t know what strategic leaders are supposed to do.” No matter if you’re a business leader, a middle manager or an artisan laboring in the fields of content creation, web design or creative services; Schoemaker’s advice is worth reading and heeding.

3. 20 phrases you can replace with one word, via PRDaily. I could go on and on about the time I got in trouble for editing a boss’s text from “we are now currently at the present time planning to …” to “we plan to …” but I won’t bore you.

4. The 6 most important ideas from An Event Apart Seattle, by Douglas Gapinski, an mStoner strategist. My favorite takeaway: In the future-friendly web, generalists rule, but most good generalists still have specialties.

5. 20 creative guerrilla marketing campaigns. These are pretty brilliant examples of creative thinking.

A good weekend to all.


Author: andrewcareaga

Higher ed PR and marketing guy. Communications director for Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, Missouri, USA. Slow runner, mediocre guitarist, lover of music and puns, and an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. I blog and Tweet about #highered, #music, #gocards and #random stuff.

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