Scott M. Stolz

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Perhaps We Need a New Type of Business: Social Associations (S.A.)

Most businesses are governed by their owners or investors.  This seems fair, considering the owners and investors are putting their efforts, livelihood and money on the line, especially when first founding the business.  But having the business only governed by its owners and investors often leads to decisions that raise the profits for the investors, but are not as good for the customers, employees or the general public. To counteract… Read More »

What if we Turned Internet Sales Tax on its Head?

While no one really likes taxes, except perhaps the government, we are coming to a point where internet retailers are going to have to collect some form of sales tax.  With the pressure from the government, eventually it is going to happen. The Problem with the Current System The problem is that there are 50 different states with 50 different sales tax schemes and rate schedules, and the states can… Read More »

YouTube Comments & Google+ Integration Causes Controversy

Google now requires YouTube users to have a Google+ account in order to post comments.  The change has been so controversial that some discussions about the change have been so heated that people are resorting to four letter words. One YouTube user even created a song telling Google what they think of Google+ [NSFW] (posted under her real name), while a social media professional responded by calling people names for wanting… Read More »

Things Needed to Create a Great Website

When creating a website, it is important that you have all the necessary components for it to be successful, and it involves more than just the building of the website itself.  From strategy, to building, to marketing, to monetization, and beyond. In this article we will go over what things you will need to consider and incorporate into your plan.  First I will list each in a bullet list, and… Read More »

Knowledge Management Must Be Responsive & Planned

As a follow up to my previous post, Knowledge Management is Organization Directed, Not Management Directed, I talked about how a knowledge management team’s priorities should be directed by the organization rather than solely by management.  In this post I wanted to expand upon that and explain the same concept in another way. In many ways, knowledge management is like an internal customer support team, who caters to the employees… Read More »

Knowledge Management is Organization Directed, Not Management Directed

While most departments report directly to management and cater to their own constituents, one thing that is unique about knowledge management is that the knowledge management team must cater to the entire organization, not just one constituency.  This is especially pronounced when you compare how knowledge management should operate compared to the development team. Since the development team works on larger projects that take more resources, it makes sense that… Read More »

Why Knowledge Management is Not Development

Traditionally updating content on websites has been handled by developers, and the development team of companies.  This would seem to be the obvious choice  when you think about how developers would have the technical skills to update the content (the HTML, CSS, look & feel, etc.).  But there is one obvious problem with this.  Developers typically are not technical writers, nor want to be.  Most developers will grumble when asked… Read More »

Want to know more about people who email you?

Ever receive an email from someone you don’t know and want to know more about them?  Or more importantly, have you ever gotten an email from someone whom you may do business with, but you can’t find their business card to remember who they are? Or on the flip side, do you want to control how others view your profile and want to tell people about what you do?