You write “advisor,” and I write “adviser”

You write “advisor,” and I write “adviser”
Anyone who writes about the investment industry eventually must confront a difficult question: What’s the correct spelling of the word that forms the second half of the acronym FA?

Up, down and sideways | Language in emails

Up, down and sideways | Language in emails
Enron’s spectacular failure has much to teach us – about codes of ethics, the need for transparency and the implications of language. Yes, language. Enron’s email was acquired by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission during its investigation of the company’s collapse – and the “corpus” of over 600,000 emails from 150+ employees has proved fertile ground for language researchers.

A practical guide to Twitter | Part III: Using Twitter

A practical guide to Twitter | Part III: Using Twitter
You’ve read Part I and Part II of this series, and you know how to decode a Twitter stream. Let’s turn to some tips on how, as an investment industry professional, you can use Twitter to stay up to date.

A practical guide to Twitter | Part II: Twitter etiquette

A practical guide to Twitter | Part II: Twitter etiquette
It’s easy to forget that Twitter is a social medium. Many organizations use Twitter as a one-way communication tool for publicizing their latest activities. But Twitter has many features and conventions that allow users to interact with each other.

A practical guide to Twitter | Part I: Twitter speak

A practical guide to Twitter | Part I: Twitter speak
Of all the social media channels, Twitter is the hardest to get your arms around. To those unfamiliar with Twitter conventions, a series of tweets can look like code – without the decryption key.

A practical guide to LinkedIn | Part IV: 9 tips for recommendations

A practical guide to LinkedIn | Part IV: 9 tips for recommendations
This is the last in a 4-part series on LinkedIn for investment industry professionals. In our first 3 posts, we talked about profiles, connections and groups. Today we turn to recommendations – or endorsements, as they’re sometimes called on LinkedIn.

A practical guide to LinkedIn | Part III: Groups

A practical guide to LinkedIn | Part III: Groups
This is the third in a 4-part series on LinkedIn for investment industry professionals. In our first 2 posts, we talked about strengthening your profile and making connections. Joining a LinkedIn group, the topic of today’s post, can be an easy way to make those connections.

A practical guide to LinkedIn | Part II: 7 tips for making connections

A practical guide to LinkedIn | Part II: 7 tips for making connections
In our first post on LinkedIn for investment industry professionals, we talked about building your LinkedIn profile. With your best professional face toward the world, you’re ready to start making connections.

A practical guide to LinkedIn for investment industry professionals | Part I: Your profile

A practical guide to LinkedIn for investment industry professionals | Part I: Your profile
It’s hard to avoid LinkedIn these days. The online business networking site now has over 135 million members around the world – and is adding more than 2 new members every second. They’re using LinkedIn to keep in touch with former colleagues, reach out to new connections, keep up with the news, research the job market – and even apply for a new position.

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