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The Fitbit Creed

We are Fitbitters. We are Ultra Flex-ible: we battle weather, injury, fatigue, traffic, loose dogs and loose gravel, and keep going. Some eat Special K; many run 5K’s or 10K’s. We don’t just walk in neighborhoods, we Surge through Zip … 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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2013 Relay For Life/Oceanside: $102,000 and counting

“I love this plan! I’m excited to be a part of it…”* The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, Oceanside, CA, USA 2013, has thus far raised more than $102,000 in the fight against cancer. Proud to be a part … 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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You can’t fire the planet. Engage it through social media instead

It always amazes me how, in the worst global economy of our lifetimes–where lost jobs can destroy families, and every family destroyed adds to the global misery index for us all–that when the subject comes up about employees and social … 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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Facebook privacy: 3 Degrees of Separation

Even Facebook knows the term “Friend” is relative–and that relatives may not be friends. That’s why the network, which in its IPO prospectus says it has more than 800 million active users, is in discussions with companies in a little-known … 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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My pilgrimage to the musical motherland: U2

…and other dispatches from Dublin during Management World 2011 Aye and Begorrah. The week I traveled to Ireland, President Obama did as well. Honestly not sure why he did not consult with me to sync up schedules…at any rate, the … Continue reading

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