Posts Tagged "business"

Better Days (part 1)

The great thing about life is that if you stick around long enough, you will see everything. Many years ago, a company I worked for was acquired by a larger competitor looking to break into industries in which we already…

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October Ramblings

  A few thoughts for today. In business as well as in life, the one quality I always strive to be is memorable. I will never be as smart, as handsome, or as tall as others, but being memorable is…

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First Job

  I had my first real job at 13. That was also the first as well as last time I would have my picture in the local paper. I was paid minimum wage ($3.35 per hour was the going rate…

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On Writing

  I wanted to be a writer when I was in my twenties. The problem was with that, however, is that you have to do it every single day. It’s a lot like music or art. Either it comes naturally…

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First or Best?

  In October of 1969, Sony unveiled the prototype of the first videocassette recorder (VCR), which was originally called the U-matic. To put things in perspective, in previous years people had been capturing video on film reels, which were large, cumbersome…

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Maybe Withhold Your Advice

I was born in 1969. That makes me 44, soon to be 45. Generation X. That’s me hiking somewhere in Colorado in 1996. I don’t feel 45 and I can still clearly recall what life was like in my 20’s….

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Small Steps and Big Pictures

  I am reading “Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation” by Blake Harris right now. I highly, highly recommend it. Not only is it a fascinating peek inside the brash and almost wild, wild west-ish video game wars…

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What I Learned from the Grateful Dead

  I have been listening to the Grateful Dead for over 25 years now and have attended at least 10 shows when they were actively touring as a full band. I have seen them in places such as Las Vegas, Salt…

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CRM Evolution

CRM can mean many things to many companies. At their very essence as utilized inside a call center, CRM (Customer Relationship Management) platforms are software or web based programs used for tracking and managing a company’s interactions with its customer…

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More Fig Newtons and Not Being a Bad Person

  If you have not read James Altucher’s blog, I would recommend it.  Apart from being a fascinating person who has lived an interesting life, he is a great writer with an ability to really synthesize what constitutes success in…

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