Weekend Reading – August 28, 2010

I’ve decided to start a new feature on this blog inspired by John Jantsch of Ducttape Marketing fame. I do a lot of reading on the weekends and during the week. Each week, I’ll compile some of the best articles into a post like this.

I won’t spend much (if any) time on a synopsis of each article. The headlines will often tell you a lot about what each link will provide.

I hope you find it useful! Feel free to share you weekly finds in the comments section. I would love to know what you’re reading.

3 Universal Goals to Influence People (PSYBlog)
HOW TO: Get the Most Out of Your Business Facebook Page (mashable.com)
HOW TO: Set Up a Winning Facebook Fan Page (mashable.com)
7 Secrets Graphic Designers Won’t Tell You about Effective Website Design (blog.kissmetrics.com)

A $200 Million Headlock on Mixed Martial Arts
I’m a huge MMA fan so this story about TapouT and how it came to be a $200 Million company is fascinating. Think a CEO named “Punkass” would doom a company to failure? Not so fast.

Interesting side note: There are two MMA fighters named Travis Robertson. I am not them. Though I used to train, I don’t any longer. And I was never that great to begin with. I would lose in a fight to the either of the other Travis’ in case you are heading to vegas. I’m thinking there’s something to this name. We apparently like hitting people.

Is it Time for Generation Y to “Grow Up?”
I’ve spent a lot of time discussing how to lead Gen Y and Millennials on this blog. I came across Rosetta this week and really enjoyed her perspective on all of this. Rosetta is also a Millennial who is promoting a new generation of leadership. I think you’ll enjoy this post. Then, head over and download my free e-book and MP3 titled The Millennial Revolution.

Photo Credit: Paul Bence

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