Or as Mike Sansone says, ConverStations. One of the most interesting aspects of blogging, besides indulging one's creative juices, is creating a new conversation. The connective nature of the blogosphere can provide clear visuals. You may see a post on a blog make its way through many in the span of a few hours.
From Ann Michael's Manage to Change -- Making sense out of change. Ideas need to add up before they can multiply -- I found:
- Carpe Factum by Timothy Johnson on accomplishment integration management.
- Successful Blog by Liz Strauss about successful and outstanding bloggers.
- The Marketing Minute by Drew McLellan where strategy and passion collide.
From Timonthy Johnson's Carpe Factum I found:
- Ramblings from a Glass Half Full by Terry Starbucker - The optimistic side of the daily grind from the perspective of a middle aged executive raised in the heartland, educated in the south, and matured on the left and right coasts (along with miscellaneous musings on my favorite people, places and things).
- Make it Great by Phil Gerbyshak -- take your life from good... to great.
- Creative Think by Roger von Oech -- fun ideas to stimulate your creativity.
From Drew McLellan's The Marketing Minute I found:
- CK's Blog by Christina Kerley. CK is a fellow marketer who blogs also at The Daily Fix. There are many extraordinary things about CK, including the fact that she just celebrated 100 posts. The most compelling I found is her collage of marketers' single point of value from blogging.
- Greg Verdino's Marketing by the VP of Emerging Channels at Digitas LLC.
- Logic+Emotion by David Armano, Creative VP at Digitas LLC -- on creativity, innovation, design.
You get the idea. These links should get you started on exploring some solid business thinking. Do you design your conversations so they can expand your knowledge? Many of these bloggers have built on each other's concepts and doing so have shared information and connections. When you're in a conversation, do you think in terms of what you can share?