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My recommendations for books to read, people and sites to follow and products, apps or services to use are below. I have a separate page dedicated to resources for organizational health and culture.

Please note that some of the links are affiliate links, which helps me keep the lights on. As explained in the Terms of Use, I only use affiliate links for products I would recommend regardless of whether they offered affiliate links.

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People and sites to follow:

Any blogs or other sites I follow tweet about their new content, so I stay up to date by reviewing tweets rather than by checking sites or using an RSS reader. See Replacing your RSS Reader with Hootsuite for a how-to guide on setting up this process for reviewing a lot of prioritized content in a short period of time.

To see the individuals and sites I follow, browse my Priority 1, Priority 2 and Priority 3 lists on twitter.  A couple good blogs to get you started: sethgodin.com and michaelhyatt.com.

My favorite web services and apps these days:

Communication & Collaboration

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Website Management

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Communication & Sharing

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  • Mailchimp for email subscriptions and newsletters
  • Hootsuite for social engagement and monitoring
  • Bufferapp for scheduled sharing of posts and other content
  • Olark for website help chats
  • bit.ly for shortening and sharing URLs

Content Creation

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Tasks, Docs & Files

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  • Box and Dropbox for storing, sharing and syncing files
  • Evernote for saving and sharing notes and ideas
  • HelloSign collecting electronic signatures
  • HelloFax for and sending or receiving the rare fax
  • Crashplan for online backups

Automation & Productivity

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  • SaneBox for getting control of your email box allowing you to focus on what matters
  • Zapier and If This Then That (IFTTT) connecting web apps via APIs to automate workflow
  • Swipes for tasks on mobile and web
  • Webmerge.me for automated document workflow
  • FollowUpThen for using your inbox as a task list and scheduling follow-ups
  • NutShellMail for creating daily email digests of social media activity including twitter, facebook and linkedin

Backend

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  • Waveapps for managing multiple business accounts and sending invoices
  • LessAccounting for really simple accounting and invoicing
  • Nimble to keep track of leads and deals (CRM)
  • Expensify for tracking expenses and creating reimbursement reports
  • KnackHQ a relational database in the cloud
  • Formstack for webforms
  • Ordoro for creating shipping labels

Mobile & Tablet Apps

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Free team and leadership resources to take advantage of:

Thought provoking videos to watch: