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October 14th, 2008 @7:22 pm  

Congrats, Todd! I'm happy you've found a great new gig, and that you're not one of those people abandoning Boston for other cities!

Todd Van Hoosear
October 15th, 2008 @12:26 am  

Yeah, what’s up with that?!?! ;-)

Bryan Person, LiveWorld
October 15th, 2008 @12:28 am  


A big congratulations to you for the new position — and to SocialSphere Strategies for snatching you away from Topaz. Nice to see you with your own blog, and here’s hoping you’re more disciplined with your blogging editorial calendar than I am with mine. Subscribing now!

Bryan Person | @BryanPerson

Bryan Person, LiveWorld
October 15th, 2008 @12:29 am  

@Nathan and @Todd: Austin is very nice, for the record. And warm, too!

Sandy Kalik
October 15th, 2008 @12:58 am  

congrats Toddski!

October 14th, 2008 @9:06 pm  


John Keyes
October 15th, 2008 @5:58 am  


Congratulations — sounds like a great opportunity for you. Subscribed!


Susan Koutalakis
October 15th, 2008 @7:21 am  

Congrats Todd. We will have to celebrate with some peeps next week.

Christine Perkett
October 15th, 2008 @9:25 am  

Sounds like a fantastic opportunity, Todd. Congratulations!

Todd Van Hoosear
October 15th, 2008 @12:43 pm  

Thanks, everyone! Day one is going really well. Just had an amazing meeting with the author of several books on the Marine Corps (and the father of a former Marine), who came in to help us understand the Marine mentality (they’re one of our clients).

I’ll write more about it in a separate post. Very exciting stuff!

October 20th, 2008 @10:17 am  

wow – congratulations Todd – this is excellent news

the perspective you have outlined above is one I share with you deeply – we must bring the top and the bottom together without the people in the middle blocking progress for the sake of sustaining their positions of power inside the larger corporations – without support from the top, this is very very difficult unless you are very very far from the corporate HQ with a large degree of autonomy – this is perhaps a deeper conversation to have beyond this simple comment, as I know and respect a great deal of middle managers, but all too often lately I have seen too many trying to slow or stop progress instead of encouraging it out of fear for not understanding what is happening

perhaps this is a topic for a social media club discussion? From the top, the bottom or the middle: how to best accelerate social media adoption.

Todd Van Hoosear
October 21st, 2008 @8:24 am  

Chris, I agree it’s an interesting topic. My approach has always been start small but think big. That means you need adoption, or at least buy-in, at all levels. But top-down really does help I think–nobody wants their boss to be more tech savvy than them…

Warren Sukernek
October 21st, 2008 @6:54 pm  

Congrats on the new blog and gig! Love the blog- great insights! I’m a new subscriber. Best of luck.


Adam Zand ex-Topazer
October 21st, 2008 @10:45 pm  

Congrats to the man who taught me blogging could be cool – oh wait, that was Mike Spataro.

“You say folksonomy, I say taxonomy,” but we’ll always have Borderline.

Miss ya – Love ya.

Todd Van Hoosear
October 22nd, 2008 @8:24 am  

Thanks, Warren! Very much appreciate it!

What’s new, Adam?

Cathryn Hrudicka
October 28th, 2008 @1:05 pm  

Congratulations and my best to you, Todd, in what sounds like a really exciting and growth-filled move. I’ll be very interested to follow what you’re working on, and I also really appreciate your work on behalf of Social Media Club. Hope to see you again soon, either in SF or Boston. Cheers!

John Cass
November 7th, 2008 @1:54 pm  

Congratulations on the move Todd, I look forward to the work you will do at SocialSphere!

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