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Great conversation, Arik. One nitpick, you did take my comments out of context as these five words were lopped off your quote, "as a primary business activity."  Looking forward to seeing how your direction evolves.

1 week, 2 days ago on Should I keep blogging?

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Knowing when to add your voice to anything is a good skill.  It's never good when we are talking just to be seen talking, I feel. If there is no value then there is no reason.  Your grandfather clearly got that, and I wish I had gotten it at an earlier age.   Great post.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Lessons in Silence from my Grandfather

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We live in a backwards country. The regression continues. 

5 months, 2 weeks ago on The End of Women’s Rights As We (Briefly) Knew Them

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I think telling a story with a photograph is just an awesome way to stand out today. It's hard to make compelling stories findable today. Great headlines like yours work, but with images becoming an increasing part of the feed I think it's becoming a must have. The Getty Images thing is a disaster, though, I'll take my royalty check!

7 months, 3 weeks ago on People Scream In Cyberspace But Nobody Listens

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Ah, the red herring title strikes again.  love the pure writing spirit you show, Jack. It always reminds me of what I need to do in the heart.

8 months, 2 weeks ago on 69 Reasons Why Social Media Makes Us More Stupid

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Great to meet you in real life, Martin.  Looking forward to hearing your session at Demand Success 2014!

8 months, 3 weeks ago on 7 Reasons Why #SMMW14 Was One of the Best Conferences Ever

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Fantastic event this year. For me, it was the most enjoyable SXSW I had been to in four years.  The theme this year had to be surveillance, with privacy concerns run amok as people wore their fitness bands and Google Glass, checking in and finding friends on SocialRadar and GroupMe. Oh, the irony!

9 months, 1 week ago on SXSW 2014: 3 Vital Lessons about Customer Expectations

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Thanks so much for coming, Mike. It was great to see you, and your contributions are always valuable. Looking forward to catching up with you soon!

9 months, 3 weeks ago on xPotomac14 Recap: Creating Opportunity

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You need to follow new people.  Less hooplah, more ROI!

10 months, 1 week ago on Social Media: A Real Life Digital Town Without Pity

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I can't tell you how excited I am to have you join the team.  You are a very talented writer and editor!

11 months ago on A New Adventure Begins: Tenacity5 Media

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Congratulations, Peg!  This will be awesome and I think you will love repping Kimpton. Cheers!

11 months, 3 weeks ago on I’m teaming up with @Kimpton to Rock 2014!

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Let's see, I was going to ceaseless amounts of networking events!  See?  We are who we are.  And I agree, we complain, but it's still kind of new, and we are learning how to handle the vampires.  Thanks for the shout out!

1 year ago on Our Connected World

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I think all the criticism sufficiently pissed him off.  Now do you want to play him in the cold?  I wouldn't!

1 year ago on What Is YOUR Version of “Release The Manning”?

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I can testify that Brian's methods have worked for me. FK Books launched Exodus to #4 on the Cyberpunk list this Cryber Monday.  Thank you, Brian!

1 year ago on The 5 Stages of Indie Author Marketing

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Damned if you do, damned if you don't.  Just be you.

1 year ago on How Do You Give The Readers What They Want?

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There is no excuse for ripping someone off.

1 year ago on Where Did You Find That?

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Screw the keywords.  Write for people. I always end up with a yellow or green on SEO when I do that anyway (says Yoast).

1 year, 1 month ago on Google and the Keywords Conundrum

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Giving always makes me feel good.  Shocking!

1 year, 1 month ago on Halloween Turns Marketing on its Head

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It's about time!  I don't trust books that don't have a negative review. 

1 year, 2 months ago on One Star

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Generally, I think commenting as a whole on blogs  is down while commenting on socnets seems to be up. Comments seem to have moved.

1 year, 2 months ago on What Is The Value Of A Comment?

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I like the be kind to my wife always statement! Very insightful!

1 year, 2 months ago on Social Media Shutdown – Boldly Going Where There is No Cell Signal

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Forward motion, my man!

1 year, 2 months ago on Less Bump Than A Humpless Camel

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But how many companies have zero bad experiences?  Is this realistic? I think there is a reality to listening and being polite, but what will companies really face even with a hard relentless focus on customer experience/

1 year, 2 months ago on Why One Bad Customer Interaction Could Haunt Your Brand

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The question is not if you fall down.  Rather, do you get up?

1 year, 2 months ago on Being An Optimist is About More Than Just Making Lemonade

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Thanks, Jeff. It's an interesting issue. Lot of angry white guys seem to not like the idea of changing the name.  Some Native Americans are inddifferent. Most others really cannot say the name is clear of racial tarnishing.  

For those that feel like it is an off name, we created a petition that has garnered more than 1600 signatures: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/306/702/557/undo-the-racial-slur-change-the-redskins-name/

1 year, 3 months ago on Rebranding ‘Skins, Typos and Evil People

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I really can't stand unaccountable people.

1 year, 3 months ago on Do the Honorable Thing and Apologize

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Hey, DJ.  Big congrats from the team here at Vocus (you know I am acting VP of Comms, for a little while longer).  We're thrilled that you are going to be a part of the sector.  We'll all be better for it!

1 year, 3 months ago on 5 Reasons I’m Joining Marketo

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Gary V. is always great!

1 year, 3 months ago on Get Romantic About Business and You’ll Fail

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Does that mean you are coming to SciFi Con in San Antonio this weekend, Dune girl?

1 year, 3 months ago on Living on Mission

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Tennis is the fastest sport I have ever seen live. Lots of fun.  Much of it has to do with momentum, and sustenance, which to your point is not something most people can continue.  I think the mistakes are magnified, but less dramatic and important than social media wonks make them out to be.

1 year, 3 months ago on Tennis Tiebreaker Mini-Breaks and the Social Media Age

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I'm thrilled that you loved the book, Margie!  Thank you for taking the time to review it.

 

As to Jason's likeability, very intentional, in some ways a tip of the hat to Dostoyevsky's despicable charactors, but also to a world which forces roles on us that maynot be right for us. There are many people who are likeable, find themselves thrusted into a situation such as fame, and don't act well. People say these folks lack character. Maybe. Maybe character is forged from fire. Maybe character also includes being in the right place in life, the natural place. More shall be revealed in book two as Jason finds his sweet spot.

1 year, 3 months ago on Book Review: Exodus, by @geoffliving

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Great reminders.  I should chat with you sometime offline.

1 year, 4 months ago on How to Get People to Fall in Love with your Book using Social Media

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I find that tips three and four are the harder points for me.  I am always pushing it too far, and become miserable. Fun and rest are the salve that cures this ailment.  So it's important to plan fun, rest and some time off, too.

1 year, 4 months ago on How to Get Things Done When You Have a Day Job and a Side Business

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I like the conclusion. Generally, I think you shuldn't even focus on the A-Listers. Just treat them like people, just like you and me. Serve those around you, and let the rest fall into place as it should. The A-List stuff and chasing big Klout scores are both distractions.

1 year, 4 months ago on The A List Conundrum

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Congrats, Brian.  Hard work is starting to pay off.

1 year, 4 months ago on Best Month Yet...and I Wrote!

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Amazingly powerful. Thank you.

1 year, 4 months ago on Death Doesn't Steal Our Memories

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I get way too frustrated with sucking. You are a better man than me twice today!

1 year, 4 months ago on Golf is fun...even when it isn't.

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Funny, it's Monday, I worked every free moment I could this weekend on prepping the manuscript for publishing, and I am shot.   Hope to rest a little on Wednesday.

1 year, 4 months ago on Choose Rest

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Discipline is the key. You have to write every day or it does not get done. 

1 year, 4 months ago on 7 Thoughts on How to Write a Book

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I think this is more important than people let on. As we become visual we are becoming oral. The oral tradition is retelling stories so they won't be forgotten. Very good.

1 year, 4 months ago on The Importance of Telling and Retelling Your Story

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#theresnothingwrongwiththewayiusehashtagsken 

1 year, 5 months ago on A Rant about the Proper Use of #Hashtags

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I am having a great year, but I am so exhausted all the time.  I'm burning the oil all the time, every time.  Vacation is very needed!

I say this because two years ago I was at the exact opposite point. Things turn. They always do. Keep scrapping.

1 year, 5 months ago on The Best Bloggers Are Storytellers- 2013 Edition

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Thanks for the shout out, Susan. Is it possible that NOMO is not a bad thing, just the end of the process where you set a boundary on how much you are willing to do, and leave it at that?

1 year, 5 months ago on 4 Ways to Avoid Social Media Fatigue

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Eh, I just butcher it.

1 year, 5 months ago on Write Right: Complement versus Compliment

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No, this makes sense. No one likes to sell their talents for commercial use. But even Michaelangelo had patrons.  Such is the life of a creative spirit that must eat.

1 year, 5 months ago on Taking the Edge Off

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Failure burns like fire, and that is the motivation to succeed for me. It's not fun, but it produces a right result in the end.  Fuck the journey, too.  The journey sucks until you get the pay-off, then you appreciate the journey, and the pay-off even more.

1 year, 5 months ago on Should You Fear Failure?

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Holy shit, Jack.  What a story.  What happened next?  Did you talk are you still talking?

Abbey Road was fantastic. I am supposed to see Sir Paul this Friday.

1 year, 5 months ago on Three Stories You Might Not Know

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Great stuff, Brian!  I'm proud of you.  BTW, I finally downloaded Scrivener.  Thanks for the recommend.

1 year, 5 months ago on Watching the Sales

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@jeanniecw @geoffliving True, and in the social era, marketing is often left with the repercussions. But marketing can also fail to extend the experience afterwards, so, both need to be up to speed in an ideal situation.

1 year, 5 months ago on Customer Experience Isn’t Marketing

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Yes, and no. Marketing is a promise. Experience is the fulfillment of that promise. The two are intrinsically tied.

1 year, 5 months ago on Customer Experience Isn’t Marketing

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