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Ben Behrouzi

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Another powerful use of social media and Twitter.  LeapFish has teamed up with the Make-a-Wish Foundation to empower Twitter users with the ability to grant an ill child’s dream to go to Disneyland.  A Tweet-A-Cause that just hit the wires and is beginning to climb through the Twitosphere. Jacob, who is four years of age, has a rare and life-threatening disease that has affected him since birth. He has one big wish in life — to go to Disneyland with his family.  LeapFish is donating 5 cents per Tweet to the Make-A-Wish Foundation until $10,000 has been raised and Jacob and his family can go to Disneyland. Social media is powerful and this is another great utilization of Twitter to bring awareness and momentum to a very good cause. The charity campaign will run from November 16 through November 27, 2009. If you want to help Jacob’s wish come true visit : (more)

Haiti Needs You

Haiti Earthquake on Ulitzer The 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on Tuesday has left the island nation in complete and utterdevastation with death tolls rising to a predicted 100,000.  One of the worst disasters ever seen. Haiti needs help from everyone and the Red Cross backed by the US State Department have launched a simple viral text message based fundraising initiative to allow everybody to deliver some help to Haiti.   Simply text “Haiti” to 90999 from your phone to donate $10 to the relief effort underway. The initiative has already raised over $1,000,000 from in... (more)

Real-Time Search and Five Reasons Why “We” Will Change the Web

Search on Ulitzer If you don’t understand why the Real Time Web is huge, you will soon. Thanks to micro-blogging sites like Twitter, a constant stream of human-posted content has infiltrated the Web. This growing infiltration has created a bottoms up approach to content creation that via the progressive support of rapidly developing applications has and will continue to empower every individual to co-create what is deemed as “important” on the Web. The Real Time Web serves as both the database that informs us of what is happening right “Now” and the human touch to the content th... (more)

Startups and Progressive Governance

Startups and startup executives all over Silicon Valley intensely debate around how, when and how much governance startups should apply to their operations when considering the challenges facing them at the moment and the challenges that lie ahead.  These sometimes grueling discussions take place at executive meetings, board meetings and manager meetings when a startup moves form one phase of growth to another. The inflection points between each phase of growth manifest challenges and hurdles that begin to frustrate managers as they operate.  It is important to note that these c... (more)

Two Ways to Enhance Employee Happiness During a Recession

I was once asked by Forbes to offer up some experience around some actions companies can take during tough economic times like these to maintain or even increase employee happiness and wellbeing. We all know that without a happy and thriving team, there's no growth, especially in a recession. At DotNext we strive to employ a two pronged approach to increasing team happiness and wellbeing during recession times like these. First Method: First, we immediately roll out substantial, structured and predictable performance based compensation in the form of bonuses and spiffs. Nearly a... (more)