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Welcome to our new VP

We are pleased to announce the arrival of the newest Icebreaker Consulting team member Chaucer Canterbury. He has a rich and varied history that will be perfect for his first assignment. Today we are announcing the launch of a new service: Friendster Optimization. Friendster.com has seen slowing US traffic since 2008 but we feel it is […]

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10 Lies From Facebook Tool Providers

This list was created by Dennis Yu for AllFacebook. It is a great summary. How many of these have you been told? Have you signed a contract based on any of these claims? If you have, consider not only what you are getting, consider if you need what you are getting. You can install apps and […]

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Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Is Great But No iPhone Killer

Lance Ulanoff recently posted an opinion piece about the new Samsung Galaxy S4. “Please stop asking me if the Samsung Galaxy S4 is better than the iPhone 5, and stop calling every new smart phone a potential iPhone killer. Any new phone could be a killer if you consider a thousand small cuts a prelude to […]

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Maritz and Badgeville Join Forces to Gamify Customer and Employee Loyalty

ST. LOUIS and REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Maritz, the leader in customer loyalty and employee motivation services, and Badgeville, the #1 gamification platform, today announced a partnership to transform the traditional customer loyalty, sales incentive and employee recognition market. With Badgeville leading the explosive growth of the gamification industry with hundreds […]

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Another Free Book: ROAR

While there is still time to win a copy of Leadership Conversations, our friends as Aveus are offering a copy of  ROAR: Strengthening business performance through speed, predictability, flexibility, and leverage. Partner Chris LaVictoire Mahai wrote a terrific business book and for the next week (till March 1st 2013) you can download the Kindle version through this […]

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Valentine’s Day Stats According to Facebook

Valentine’s Day stats may not be something you ever thought to track but they exists so why not take a peek? We consistently tout the value of analytics social media offers; this is truly the ROI of social media. AllFacebook posted an infographic highlighting Valentine’s day stats on Facebook. Click the image to see a larger version. […]

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Free book Giveaway!

Happy Valentine’s Day! We’re celebrating by giving away a free book. Four free books actually. We recently reviewed the book Leadership Conversations by Alan Berson and Richard Stieglitz and now have four copies to give away. All you have to do to enter is head to our contact page and tell us why you want […]

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The Undersea Internet- 550,000 miles of cable

Icebreaker Consulting started by providing 1-to-1 technology consulting. This included training people who recently purchased their first computer, switching people from Windows to Mac and more. One question we’ve been getting since that time is “How does the internet work?” The answer can be very long and detailed or terse and unhelpful. Ted Stevens once […]

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