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The Attention Economy

Posted on 04/29/2018 in misc • Tagged with Business, Facebook, Twitter

Help Wanted sign

The entire attention economy is based on the idea that "engagement" (whatever that is) has some monetary value. Likes and favorites are worth something, and thus brands are willing to spend big bucks on Twitter and Facebook ads. Well, some brands. Proctor & Gamble is not convinced.

What if the entire …

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Open Availability

Posted on 04/23/2018 in misc • Tagged with Employment, Business

Help Wanted sign

The WaWa near me has had a "help wanted" sign on the door pretty much since the day we moved to Richmond back in November. The job pays $10+ and hour, all shifts available. No more than 29 hours a week though, because, benefits. . . . .

Open availability only.

If you are …

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Stop blaming the prospect for your poor prospecting skills

Posted on 08/23/2017 in misc • Tagged with Sales, Business, LinkedIn

cold calling image

There is type of post that seems to be particularly popular on LinkedIn. It's generally written by a salesperson or recruiter (same thing really), and the post is a rant about how rude some prospect or candidate was in rejecting their offer. The comments quickly fill up with other sales …

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I think I had this job once. Or twice.

Posted on 02/15/2017 in misc • Tagged with Books, Business, Internet

Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble by Dan Lyons

Another budget Kindle special. Dan, a 52 year old unemployed journalist, gets a PR job with pre-IPO Hubspot. Hilarity ensures, mostly in Dan's telling of the mismanaged disaster Hubspot is. I always though that software was BS, so I wasn't …

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HGTV is Evil

Posted on 02/06/2017 in misc • Tagged with TV, Business


Before I get into this I have to admit that I partake of way more of HGTV's evil than is probably healthy. So why do I think HGTV is evil?

Every show on that network is basically selling the idea that your life is not good enough as is, and …

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Friends with pricetags

Posted on 01/08/2017 in misc • Tagged with Parenting, Business

McDonalds play area

Today’s Washington Post has this completely absurd story about a woman in DC that has turned a neighborhood playgroup into a $300,000 a year business.


I totally get the desire of parents with young kids to meet and connect with other parents with similar aged kids. Been …

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