Broadcast 4/28/2010 at 17:48:14 (7 Listens, 11 Downloads, 474 Itunes)
The Rob Kall Bottom Up Radio Show Podcast
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Since 2005, my overwhelming focus has been on how businesses use social media. To earn a living, I write books and articles; speak at conferences and to companies and advise businesses of all sizes on social media strategy.
Among the companies I've worked with or addressed are Wells Fargo Bank, Sun Microsystems, Dell Computer, CNET, Hewlett Packard, Intel and scores of startups.
I'm author of Twitterville, How Businesses can Thrive in the New Global Neighborhoods [Portfolio, Sept. 2009]; co-author, of Naked Conversations--how blogs are changing the way businesses talk with customers [Wiley, 2006], and The Conversational Corporation, a Dow Jones eBook [May 2009]. I've contributed editorially to BusinessWeek and FastCompanyTV.
This blog, serves as my sandbox. I have interviewed and reported on more than 400 people in 40 countries about them and how social media impacts their work and lives. Some of that material is later used in my books, articles and talks.
For 25 years prior my social media involvement, I advised technology startups on communications and public relations. Much of that time was at the helm of SIPR, a consulting firm I started and ran. I worked with a great number of startups usually on launch strategy. I contributed to the successful introductions of Sun Microsystems, PowerPoint,and Filemaker and new tech categories that included PC sound and desktop mapping among others.
When the Worldwide Web emerged, my agency was the first to focus on internet startups. I worked with several memorable pioneers of that era including Virtual Vineyards, a wine merchant that posted a daily column and customer comments on its HTML static website. We did not know it at the time but this column was a prototype to the blog.
Now, I am interested in just about every aspect of social media including business, education, journalism, nonprofit organizations and in global personal communications. Israel has been covered by Forbes magazine, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the Los Angeles Times and many respected online and traditional publications.
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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media.
Check out his platform at RobKall.com
He is the author of The Bottom-up Revolution; Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity
He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com
more detailed bio:
Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization (more...)