Best of the Business Internet – September 15th

Which are the best business articles posted on the Internet?  How do you go about finding them without trawling though the dross?

Read our blog, of course 🙂

Every day we review literally hundreds of articles and select the most relevant, interesting and fun, and post them here, so that you don’t need too.

This list is posted in our Front Office Box Newsletter.  You can get it delivered direct to your inbox and Front Office Box

There was no newsletter last week – I was tied up with lots of domestic stuff 😦 – but the Internet doesn’t take a week off just because I do, so there’s a pile on interesting stuff to catch up on.

The Front Office Box blog featured How to Recognise Bad Sales Managers, How to be Successful in Sales Without Being Great and 3 Reasons You Need a Sales Management Process

The Next Web profiles Boomerang for Gmail which addresses a problem we solved more than two years ago and Newsblur which adds intelligence to our RSS Reading

While Mashable tells us Gmail Gets an Unofficial Snooze Bar which also solves the email problem.

The Daily Telegraph reports the UK has More than 1 Million on Incapacity Benefit for 10 Years

Mashable offers us 7 Steps to Measuring Your Brand’s Social Media Health

Seth Godin talks about The Right Price The First Time

Gartner Explains Why the Back Office May Never Fully Understand the Front Office

Open Forum suggests we Be Where Your Customers Are

Anita Campbell reports These Issues Need to be Resolved Before Cloud Computing Becomes Ubiquitous

Windows Users MIGHT be pleased to know the Beta version of IE9 is on the horizon

Apparently Foursquare has just reached 2.6 million users which could be interesting, or completely meaningless depending on your business.

eSarcasm makes us smile with Is That a Smartphone in Your Pocket, Or Are You Just Pleased to See Me

And shows us in video Why the iPhone Could Never Make an Action Movie

Foundation Elements for Modern Business is Seth Godin talking about something I have first had experience with, and I might just argue with him later.

Steve Strauss gives us some really sensible guidance on How to Get More Twitter Followers

Seth Godin explains why we should Choose Our Customers and about The Decision Before The Decision

At Customer Collective Jonathan Farrington explains The Bullocks Behind Sales Training

Steve Miller at Two Hat Marketing tells us The Past Does Not Equal The Future

Mashable reports 56 Million Americans Are Playing Social Games

The Daily Telegraph tells us Social Media Impact on 2010 Election Was Minimal and Nine Million British Adults Have Never Been On-line

Mashable lets us know how Gmail Add-on Makes E-mail Smarter

Customer Collective asks Will Google Real-time Search Be Really Useful? and asks “Does “Being Yourself” Count As A Sales Technique?”

While Copyblogger explains How To Write Eye-Catching Headlines That Transform Browsers Into Buyers and at the same time The Three Key Elements of Irresistible E-mail Subject Lines

Seth Godin explains the way to get heard above The Blizzard of Noise is good old fashioned generosity.  Social Media is a vehicle, not a solution – my words not his.

Jonathan Farrington at Customer Collective lists the The Top 10 Characteristics of the Top 5% Sales Achievers in which he promotes the same ideas you’ll find throughout the Front Office Box blog, but uses different language.

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