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The Worst Calendar Meeting Titles

I am a heavy calendar person, I live and die by my calendar which is on Google Calendar, but syncs to all my various devices including Apple Watch. I am always very careful and detailed when I make up calendar invites to ensure that both the person(s) I am inviting and I know what the

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New Record: 19,957 Emails In 27 Days

I broke a personal record of mine. I sent and received 19,957 emails in the past month, well, actually 27 days. Between the dates of December 30, 2013 and January 26, 2014, I sent 5,870 emails (that is up 66%) and received 14,087 emails (that is up 22%). This is well above my average of

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My Email Problem As An Animated GIF

Most people know I get a lot of email. I post about it every few months or so on Facebook or Twitter. I get the monthly Google Activity Monitor emails to my Google Apps account and I click to see if I am getting better or worse. I figured I look back at the past

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Google Glass Makes Me A Networking Star

Those that know me, know I am a classic introvert. I absolutely hate going to networking events or social settings – be it for business, the search community or personal events like wedding and birthdays. Last night I went to a business networking event, the first time I went to this event, and I actually

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Updated Headshot: I’ve Gotten Gray

It has been just under two years since I had my first headshot taken and since then it has done me well. Okay, I am kidding but at least I have images I can give to conferences I speak at or newspapers that cover RustyBrick or my search related items. A few weeks ago, my

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Save 50% On Water Delivery But Terminating Your Contract

The couple weeks ago, Crystal Rock came into my office claiming they can do better than Deer Park on my water bottle prices. They did and I terminated my contract with Deer Park. Today I got a notification from Poland Spring that my home delivery is coming up. So I decided to play the termination

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Recruiters In Denial or Just Stupid?

I am not a huge fan of recruiters. I use them because we need to find good people but at the same time, many feel like ruthless vultures to me. In any event, I had an interesting and fun call today with a recruiter. It went like this, although not word for word: Recruiter dials

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Weeding Out Prospects Quickly

Just got off with a prospect who called. It went like this: Prospect: I’d like to schedule a meeting at your office. Me: Our starting prices are $X. Prospect: Why so expensive. Me: We are really good. Prospect: That is too expensive for me. Me: Okay. Bye. I should add two things: (1) He started

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Continental Recommending British Airways Credit Card

I hate it, absolutely hate it, when I see company partners not supporting the brands they partner with. It seems under handed and downright wrong! That is what happened when I reached out to Chase on the Continental credit card. As you know, I left AMEX for Continental’s credit card because the AMEX/Continental partnership ended.