As I type the keyboard shakes with growing intensity; the footsteps of the impending masses are truly felt before they are heard. Part two of Top Three Douchiest Things People Post On Social Media sheds light on the Jewel of the Social Media Nile; The Selfie. Shots fired.
Douchey Tendency Number Two: The Everyday Selfie Taker
Selfies are a lighting rod issue: they are simultaneously, all the while beautifully, loved and loathed by the masses. If you will they are Yin and Yang. We love selfies, love taking them, love captioning them, love critiquing them and most importantly love the ego stroke we receive when someone “likes” them. Everyone with a smartphone takes selfies and sometimes we actually need to. I’m aware life happens. You just bumped into Will Smith, I get it. Proudly take that selfie and upload that shit. I’ll “like” it, maybe even write a comment. Carpe…
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Here’s the thing. I love basically all forms of social media. I think Snapchat is an especially neat way to connect with people. HOWEVER, I think there are a significant number of individuals who improperly use Snapchat. And of course this is “improper” as I see it (as you might expect seeing as how this is my blog). You don’t have to agree with me (or technically even read this), but I present to you a list of people who just aren’t doing it right.
1. Text-post ranting.
These are the people who decide they’re going to tell a story via approximately twelve 5-second screenshots of darkness and boldfaced words. I just want to point out that there are lots of places to express your opinions and thoughts that are actually perfectly able to accommodate more than 6 words on a screen at a time. At the very least, if…
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Compliance problems that trigger invoice deductions are often the result of communications problems between suppliers and customers. Suppliers want to reduce margin pressures. They often make small changes to integration processes. And business changes can make initial incentives counterproductive. These (and other issues) are usually unique in their particulars.
But their root cause is poor communication, which can be easily overlooked. When sales reps and buyers talk on a regular basis, it can seem that everything is going along fine. But many times these issues require more than the routine exchanges of information and relatively predictable concerns. Small issues that are overlooked can easily grow into big ones that trigger a negative action.
Fortunately, such outcomes aren’t inevitable. When both suppliers and buyers understand some underlying issues that face both parties, many problems can be avoided. And two keys to avoiding unforeseen problems are visibility and insight.