Sunday Post |Skiing Solo to the North Pole

We have a tradition at Find New Customers of bringing great educational content on Sundays. I use Sunday morning to curl up with the New York Times (only day of the week I get a real paper) and educate myself. So it makes perfect sense to educate the readers of this blog on Sundays. So grab your Starbucks and watch this video!

In this fascinating TED video, you will meet the man who skied solo to the North Pole. Cray and stupid act - so it is very interesting.

Great images and interesting story.

Jeff Ogden is the President of Find New Customers and the host of Mad Marketing TV. On weekends, he’s a husband, dad and an avid but lousy basketball player.

Sunday Learning | Using our practical wisdom with Barry Schwartz

Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose

At Find New Customers, we have a tradition of delivering great educational content on Sunday. Not about B2B demand generation, but about ideas to improve business and lives.

Joe Pulizzi (@juntajoe) of the Content Marketing Institute, who is joining me for Mad

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Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose

Marketing TV on December 8th, is the co-author of a new book (with Robert Rose) on practical advice about content marketing, entitled Managing Content Marketing. (We will soon post a review of the book.)  In the book, the authors discuss policies about content marketing, such as “Are writers able to use the company name in blog posts?” or “Who can respond to negative comments on the blog or on Twitter?”

Many companies issues voluminous policy manuals, but most are never viewed and become unwieldy quickly. Is there a better way? The authors strongly suggest we watch a TED video by Barry Schwartz in which he discusses this very issues. I hope you enjoy it.

In an intimate talk, Barry Schwartz dives into the question “How do we do the right thing?” With help from collaborator Kenneth Sharpe, he shares stories that illustrate the difference between following the rules and truly choosing wisely.

Jeff Ogden, the Fearless Competitor is the Founder and President of Find New Customers. He’s also the host of the new show, Mad Marketing TV, sponsored by Act-On Software. On weekends, he’s a father and husband, as well as an avid, but lousy basketball player and today he celebrates his birthday with his wife and kids.

Sunday Post | The Real Reason for Brains

At Find New Customers, we believe Sundays are for learning. And there is no better way to learn that to watch one of these awesome TED videos. Deep informative and funny - they are superb.

in this one, Neuroscientist Daniel Wolpert starts from a surprising premise: the brain evolved, not to think or feel, but to control movement. In this entertaining, data-rich talk he gives us a glimpse into how the brain creates the grace and agility of human motion.

Watch this fun and engaging video and learn something really interesting!

Jeff Ogden is President of the B2B lead generation company, Find New Customers. He’s also the host of the B2B marketing show, Mad Marketing TV, sponsored by Act-On Software. On weekends, he’s a dad, husband and avid but lousy basketball player. (Actually, I played for two hours yesterday and had my best game ever!)

The Strange Tale of the Norden Bombsight - a TED talk with Malcolm Gladwell

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Sundays are for learning here at Fearless Competitor, and there’s no better place for learning than TED Talks. Besides, I always love it when people debunk our assumptions.

In this riveting video, NY Times best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell (he with the wacky hair) shares the story of the man who invented a product which changed the outcome of WWII. Or did it?

Mr. Gladwell shares our infatuation with devices - and why the problems are far bigger.

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Norden Bombsight

Jeff Ogden, the Fearless Competitor, is the President of Find New Customers, the company who makes B2B demand generation simple. On weekends, he’s a husband, dad and avid, but lousy basketball player.  He’s also the host of the B2B marketing show, Mad Marketing, sponsored by Act-On Software.

Sunday post: Shake Up Your Story (TED presentation)

As our fans know, Sundays are for fresh ideas and insights - learning, if you will. This is why we LOVE these TED presentations.

In this one, the creator of an iPad application for children shares some great insights. (And his accent is awesome!) We love story-telling. We hope you enjoy it!

Jeff Ogden, is the President of Find New Customers. On the weekend, he’s a dad, husband, avid fan of his alma mater, the University of Notre Dame, and passionate, but lousy basketball player. And I wish a happy anniversary to my wife, Kathy, today for sticking with me for 23 years.

TED Video | The Day I Turned Down Tim Berners Lee

Sundays are for learning, I think. Let us be of service.

Ian Richie describes in fascinating terms how he said no to the worldwide web.

Jeff Ogden is the Founder and President of Find New Customers. On weekends, he is a father, husband and lousy but avid hoops player.

And our BIG news: Jeff is also the star and host of a new online show called Mad Marketing.

Sunday Post: TED Talk | The Power of Doodling

Love these TED videos! Every Sunday we try to open minds and help you learn something new. In this brief video, Sunni Brown takes you through the history of doodling and shares a new idea - about what was considered a waste of time.

Jeff Ogden is the President of the B2B Lead Generation company Find New Customers. On weekends, he’s a dad of three boys and husband of one wife - and an avid but lousy basketball player.

Sunday Post : The Human Genome Revolution |TED video

Love these TED presentations, where the brightest minds on Earth share their wisdom. This a must-watch on the remarkable potential of what we’ve learned about the human genome.

Monday to Friday this blog is all about B2B marketing, demand generation and “Letting your Freak Flag Fly.” On the weekend, we strive to expand your mind.

In this remarkable talk, Richard Resnick shares exciting news about the human genome, in a shocking and funny video.

Jeff Ogden is President of the B2B demand generation consultancy, Find New Customers. But on the weekends, he is a dad and husband who loves to share useful information with fans.

Sunday Post: TED Talk on Standing Out with Seth Godin

We’re passionate about the need to differentiate your offerings. This is an important topic for B2B companies, as buyers see them as all alike. In fact, when I was the special guest on HubspotTV last Fall, I was asked for my marketing take-away of the week. I said “Think Different.Seth Godin

Seth was a keynote speaker at the Aprimo Marketing Summit. I hosted of the B2B track there.

In fact, I’ve been invited to write an article on standing out (differentiation) for SandHill.com.
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Jeff Ogden (@fearlesscomp) is the President of the B2B lead generation consultancy Find New Customers. Find New Customers helps companies dramatically improve revenue results by transforming the way they attract, engage and win new customers. Contact Find New Customers by calling (516) 495-9350 or sending an email to sales at findnewcustomers.com.

Find New Customers helps companies (with between 150 and 5,000 employees who sell complex products to businesses) to implement world-class lead generation programs. As companies struggle to create quality sales opportunities, they turn to lead generation companies like Find New Customers.

“If more companies listened to (Find New Customers) a lot more would be sold.” Dan McDade, Pointclear.

Special Sunday Post: Chip Conley: Measuring what makes life worthwhile

On Sundays, our goal is to expand your mind and share something that makes you say “WOW! I never thought of that.”

One of the best things to share are the wonderful speakers from the truly awesome TED conference. The slogan of TED is “Remarkable People - Riveting Talks.” I think they succeed.

I especially like this video because got to know Chip when I was President of iOptimize Marketing (which I turned over to a former business partner and is now defunct)., as we worked with hoteliers like Chip.

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Jeff Ogden is President of the B2B demand generation company, Find New Customers. But on the weekend, he’s a dad and husband - and passionate fan of his alma mater, the University of Notre Dame.

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