Principal, Lanier Upshaw Inc Business consultant/insurance broker. I will be engaging and humorous so don't let this bio put you to sleep. Social is for social, right? http://billdorman.me
Cherry Garcia is the bomb....
Get yours while you can get it, right? Let others worry about the repercussions later. Tough choices, you would hope most would want to do the 'right' thing, but you also have to maximize profitability too if you answer to a board who answers to shareholders.
Me? I like my money but at the end of the day I still have to look at myself in the mirror. Hopefully whatever decisions I make are ones that I can live with and not killing baby seals is part of it or anything like that, huh?
I'm ok with Ben & Jerry's decision to sell.
1 day, 14 hours ago on Ice Cream, Business Ethics, and Fair-Trade Sprinkles
I thought the internet made PR firms obsolete; now it's so easy anybody can do it, right?
It does appear daunting at times, but with all the resources available you could become a rotary dial telephone if you choose to ignore it. We've dabbled in it, just one step ahead of not even worth our time to mess with it but we are finally going to take it to the next level and hopefully keep growing it from there.
Use it or lose it....
3 days, 20 hours ago on Recycle Existing Content with These Four Tips
@ginidietrich Nobody will friend me; I can't private message w/out it...:(
6 days, 15 hours ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Lindsay Bell
Hola @belllindsay, no surprises here; this is who I thought you'd be. You certainly fit right in with the crazy side of this crowd and I have enjoyed getting to know you better (even though most of the time it's from afar).
So far, this Inquisition piece has been very enlightening; I like it.
You know, you can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friend's nose and not to be too picky but under the Spins Sucks paragraph it should be 'It's way to(o) easy'....two o's......:). Just sayin'.....
6 days, 20 hours ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Lindsay Bell
I try to moderate my presence and it's cool to me to see what some past friends are up to; but some people I have had to cut off.
1 week ago on 876 Surprising Ways Facebook Makes You Wish Your Life Was As Cool As Mine
He must be pretty savvy if he is able to write those words on the board backwards like he did so we would be able to read it.
We've been using the 4DX strategy ( http://www.4dxbook.com/blog/category/the-4dx-book/) and it helps each week knowing you only have one or two wildly important goals that have to be accomplished before you get sucked in to the normal whirlwind of activity. This keeps it simple, recordable and everyone in the organization has a part and is accountable.
You definitely don't want anything that's not current and just sits on a shelf somewhere.
1 week ago on The One-Page Quarterly Plan Template
@Howie Goldfarb @ginidietrich Volunteerism can have the biggest impact.
1 week, 3 days ago on Your Legacy: How Do You Want to be Remembered?
Live every day like there will be no tomorrow. That's my philosophy on eating BTW....
There are no guarantees in life so don't be stuck w/ the woulda, coulda, shoulda's. Some people would like to have a profound legacy, building named after you type legacy. If I didn't show up tomorrow, I would be ok w/ whatever legacy I have 'earned' at this point.
My bucket list already has some pretty cool stuff on it, but maybe the writing, something that is tangible you can pass on to future generations would be worthwhile.
Get busy living, or get busy dying. Andy Dufresne
When my HeyPal account is replenished I will gladly send the $17k.
1 week, 4 days ago on Don’t Be in the 1 Pecent
Well, I always figured everything we put online is accessible to someone somewhere; but yes, maybe we need to be more concerned about this. I think we are too far down the rabbit hole at this point to back out however.
1 week, 6 days ago on Facebook for Android and Why Zuckerberg Now Owns Your Ass
Impressive; bringing in the big hitters to your place.
BTW @ginidietrich when you RT'd @BarbaraNixon's tweet that I had RT'd about some Mercedes contest and then followed me, I thought I had made the 'big' time...:).
Concur or not concur; a lot of people who have had success in the online world are self-professed introverts; do you think the semi-anonymity of social platforms allowed them to express themselves better and then give them the confidence to take it 'outside?'
Good to see you @mitchjoel certainly know the name; welcome to the house o' Gini.
I like this series.
1 week, 6 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Mitch Joel
Common sense? Uh oh....
Because my social star doesn't shine quite as brightly as yours, I have not had to deal w/ too many trolls online (a few however), but my right hand person in the agency makes me sit on an e-mail overnight when she knows I'm upset about something and feel I need to get my point across.
If you are 'firing' back at someone, it usually doesn't end well and no, they don't hear you any better either.
Even if you have to eat a little crow, taking the high road is usually not a bad thing; and being consistent with that is not bad either.
2 weeks ago on Seven Tips to Manage the Critics Online
Who are you?
I too went dark and was about to throw in the towel, probably different reasons than you, but I read something in @GiniDietrich's book about writing and how that process helps you think like a writer and your mind is always looking for stories. As I move forward, I will be working on some kind of branding and hopefully it's not the Circle Bar B kind, so I'm glad I didn't just abandon it.
Good luck on your journey as I'm sure you will figure it out.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on What’s Happening With @Soulati?
But your sex life improved dramatically after that fateful day....and yes, I do notice the physical resemblance.
At least you knew how to minimize your 15 minutes of fame; hopefully the 'Sean' didn't turn into a Rambo sequel or something. And, it is a good thing you have a sense of humor. That's why I renewed my domain name, I was afraid someone would turn it into a gay porno site. I have nothing whatsoever against gays or that lifestyle; however, I might have some 'splaining to do if that happened...:).
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Online Reputation Management and Adult Films
@Howie Goldfarb @belllindsay They were for PBR's too; but those expired....Clamato not so bad once you acquire a taste for it.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Spin Sucks (the Book) is Here!
Well, seeing I already have $100 worth of drink tickets you won't have to give me the full $200 gift; maybe throw in an autographed picture or something so I can tell everybody I knew you when...
Rock-n-roll, it's on now; best of luck this week.
@Howie Goldfarb @bdorman264 @ginidietrich @crestodina @Sean McGinnis I can see why; I thought it was just me and you around here Howe...
2 weeks, 5 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Andy Crestodina
Holy Mackerel; if this is where the bar is being set I could die 50 years sooner and never make the cut.
$50k, yep that's a big ouch; I had a 'learning' experience for about 1/2 that amount but mine was because I used my heart instead of my wallet....er, uh head to when I should have fired someone (customer).
Pretty impressive @ginidietrich and nice to meet you Andy; I'm just wondering how in the heck I even got in the same neighborhood as this crowd; I think I'm going to go read a dictionary...
2 weeks, 6 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Andy Crestodina
I think that Jaws cat did a pretty good job too; every time I go to the ocean I'm listening for that music.
I've been kicking around this social scene for about 3-yrs so you would think I might have learned something by now, but after reading our friend's soon to be released book and articles like this, branding yourself in the 'right' way can really work and I'll bet I can even do it around the insurance world I live in.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Marketing: The Darth Vader Approach
That dang four-letter word again; work.
With social, I think many thought because of the ease of entry and usage then all you have to do is turn on the light switch and that garden will produce plenty. I think not....
Good analogy and so true.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Social Media: Where Marketing Goes to Die
@ginidietrich The joke around the office is people will be taking this to bars with them.......:).
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Financing a Growing Business: Options and Advice
@ginidietrich @belllindsay Cash is king; if you don't owe anybody, then you can survive on very little. HOWEVER, sometimes you have to leverage borrowing power for growth.
Buy lottery tickets; somebody has to win, right?
@ginidietrich Oh, once fully developed, it will have many, many applications...:). The name of the business is ClicRweight.
Family? Hah, they know me too well.
Depending on what your business model is, I would try the more traditional financing options first to avoid giving up ownership. After all, you started the business for a reason and one was probably not working for someone else. If that doesn't work, buy some lottery tickets....
Being able to 'try' it out and have a few customers in hand makes it much more viable. I have a friend who has developed proprietary software to weigh pigs through imaging. It's a lot more efficient than what's being done today and he has private financing and has it in several barns for testing. However, he is still waiting for the one big hit. It's been an interesting process to watch him develop this, but it''s also been five years in the making.
Just remember, cash is king...always...
And her name will live in infamy as the first....
Wow, deep and thoughtful questions; didn't you say maybe I would be featured next winter? What? But you said it would be a cold day before I saw the like of this....
New and refreshing; I like it and now we know what make Eleanor tick; hopefully it was fun for her as well.
If hiring all these people mean success, then hopefully it's rock-n-roll at the house of Spin Suck. Best of luck to all of you.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Eleanor Pierce
Well, if this will help me succeed then I guess I better check them out, right? I'll let you know how it works out; thanks for sharing.
1 month ago on Monday Roundup: Impressions
@Howie Goldfarb Yes, @Howie Goldfarb you look quite striking in the suit; I see you've been wearing it around the house....
1 month ago on Five Things You Can Learn from the Under Armour Olympics Crisis
I kind of wish you would have given me a heads-up that you would be using my photo modeling the suit, but I guess when it hit the internet it was fair game, huh? I liked it so much, it has taken the place of my Speedo at parties.
Under Armour did handle it quite well; but I'm also going to guess that contract for the team meant a lot to the team in dollars as well. There will probably be a lot of testing going on between now and the next Olympics I suppose.
@Howie Goldfarb a progressive liberal? Get outta here..........
Cool? Try to cool up the insurance industry and attract talent; whoa now....
Guns? I have 3, but if we were invaded they would have to wait for me to run to the store to buy bullets/shells so I could defend myself.
1 month ago on The Three Things, Edition 73
@ginidietrich I figured it out @ginidietrich, when I took Chrome out of my 'remote' screen it worked; see, I'm tech savvy.......:).
1 month ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition is Coming!
@Howie Goldfarb @ginidietrich @biggreenpen C'mon man, you've never been one to hold back before. Pete Cashmore is still looking for you.
Well, seeing I had to beg, borrow and steal to even get a sniff of #FF fame, maybe if this new gig last 10 years and I become visible on social again I can get some run.
My Chrome would not open list.ly so I'm probably missing the best part, but definitely looking forward to the new product.
Can't let any moss grow under those shoes, huh? Good luck.