Opinion

Selling Yourself versus Applying for a Job

August 15, 2013
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I recently had an interesting conversation with an ex-coworker around the process of getting hired. What was fascinating was that we both had the same thoughts, his as a result of some advice from a career coach and mine from some introspection. What it all converged on was that there is a big difference between […]

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This Car Is “Hot” – Review of 2013 Mercedes CLS 63 AMG “4-Door” Coupe

August 12, 2013
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When I test drove the 2013 Mercedes CLS 63 AMG coupe (which has 4 doors by the way), the San Francisco Bay Area was going through a bit of a heat wave with temperatures hovering over 100 degrees. While the meteorologists think it was due to a pressure system hovering over the area, I had […]

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To Boldly Go Where No MSP Has Gone Before

June 4, 2013
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I’m a big Star Trek fan. I have watched reruns of the original Star Trek series many times over. I liked Star Trek Voyager and Deep Space Nine, and, most obviously, Star Trek The Next Generation. (Oh, and I do recommend the latest Star Trek movie.) Where am I going with this? Ideas evolve. Technology […]

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Staples Provides Tools for the Next Great American Novel

May 31, 2013
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A few weeks ago, I was asked if I wanted to get some products from Staples to write about. Sure, I said, thinking it would be a box of paper or a crate of paper clips or an assortment of binders. Traditionally, when I thought about Staples, visions of boring office supplies came to mind. […]

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What Has Happened to Continuity?

April 29, 2013
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Was it something I said or did? Why aren’t you talking to me any more? Did I not do everything you asked? No, I’m not talking about dating here, although, in some way I sort of am. I am talking about being “dumped” by a brand. This is particularly painful if you are a blogger […]

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5 Reasons Why Social Media Might Actually Be Good for your Child

March 25, 2013
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WARNING: The repeated use of Social Media can be dangerous to your child’s well-being. Should we have a Surgeon General’s warning label slapped onto each and every social media site out there? What about some sort of age rating system like we have for movies, music and video games? No, of course not. The Internet […]

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The Ford Fiesta Movement is Back! And Here’s My Entry! #FiestaMovement

February 25, 2013
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Piggybacking on the success of the previous Ford Fiesta Movement a few years ago, Ford is re-launching the Fiesta Movement (www.fiestamovement.com) to showcase the 2014 Ford Fiesta. Ford is currently looking for “the most vibrant voices and talented storytellers to be agents in the Fiesta Movement.” So, I figured that I would throw my hat […]

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Can You Have a Love Affair with a Gadget?

February 8, 2013
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“I’m in love with the iPad Mini” I proclaimed proudly to my wife. I didn’t expect the response (well, I did in a way). “You cannot be in love with a gadget.” That was that. End of discussion. I had been hoping to start a conversation about why I like the iPad Mini so much […]

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