Category Archives: business

A life well lived: I finally made it into the New York Times

1st guy, seeking directions on a New York City street: “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” 2nd guy: “Practice, practice.” In my past work in marketing and public relations I’ve gotten a client or two placed in the New … Continue reading

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Battery case user, battery case user, pants on fire

…and other adventures from the iPhone 5 energy frontier When it comes to mobile battery life, I’ve been hurt before. For two years I owned an HTC Droid Incredible, which was a great phone but also had what I’m guessing … Continue reading

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Top 10 Famous Guys (and Women, Because “Gals” Is Not A Word This Blog Uses) I’d Have a Beer With

Top 10 famous people I’d have a beer with (or, it has been pointed out to me by a number of women friends, beer, wine, or other drink optional): MEN Bill O’Reilly Bill Clinton Denzel Washington Barack Obama Bono Brian … Continue reading

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Sweet Home Alabama, and other thoughts

Since around March 1 I’ve been working remotely from my personal favorite venue among the places I’ve lived and worked thus far in my lifetime: Huntsville, AL, USA. (You may find that quite a statement from someone whose current home … Continue reading

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MarketBLOG 2012 in review by WordPress

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. [WordPress’s words, not mine, but kind of hilarious so I’m keeping them.] Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog … Continue reading

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LinkedOUT: I understand. Really, I do. Do you?

Hint: the real problem is LinkSpam I get a connection request almost every day now on LinkedIN. Look legit, professional, someone I’d like to know? No-brainer: “Accept.” So I don’t understand why LinkedIN tries to restrict you to connecting “only … Continue reading

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Is there a new “Hardest-Working Man in Show Business”?

Most of you who read my ramblings, scratchings, etchings and ravings online know that I stick to (at least semi-)professional or charitable topics here on MarketBLOG and confine my musical musings to what is now Google Blogger. That is the … Continue reading

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Skype this: do you ooVoo?

Over the past five years I stopped having to be pioneer and Chuck Yeager test pilot-style early adopter for all household technologies. Oh, I still hold a firm grip on my job as IT and network administrator, which on the … Continue reading

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Can uXeeMe Now?

I’m on Klout, which purports to assess a company’s or individual’s “social capital” by the networks they belong to and the interactions they generate in those networks. You may be there, too. It’s a pretty good platform and I like … Continue reading

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TM Forum publishes my “Let’s Make it a Good (Mobile and Web) Experience”

Hello again. TM Forum, the world’s leading industry group/consortium on all things network management, published a little piece I did on what mobile and website operators (everyone from AT&T, Verizon and Telecom Italia Mobile to Amazon.com) are doing to see … Continue reading

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