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Finally Got Professional Head Shots

Get them while they are hot. Make them your desktop’s background image. Use them for your website’s favicons! Okay, maybe not. For the seven years I have covered search, I never was able to provide press, media, conferences, and so on – a professional headshot of myself. I often gave them a picture of myself

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Replaced My AMEX With Chase Continental Card

A month ago, I applied for the Chase Continental Presidents Plus card. I got the cards this week and already moved all my known spending to this card. I will soon be free of American Express. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t mind AMEX, they have been good to me. But I am leaving AMEX

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Applied For Continental Presidential Plus Credit Card

I travel pretty often. So I was very into having an American Express Platinum card for the travel perks. Especially for the access to the Continental Presidents Club lounges and points to mile transfer. As I told you in the past, I was planning on leaving AMEX for Continental Card because American Express and Continental

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EFTPS Spam Getting Ridiculous

EFTPS is the way most businesses and many personal people pay all their federal taxes electronically. As a business owner, I think you have to pay taxes this way, at least for payroll taxes and some other frequent taxes. It also makes my life easier – because in the old days, I had to go

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I’ll Likely Leave American Express Due To Continental Changes

On Wednesday, I received an email from Continental Airlines, soon to be United Airlines, that in about a year, the deal they have with American Express will no longer be in effect. They said: Effective Oct. 1, 2011, Continental Airlines will no longer participate in the American Express Membership Rewards and Airport Club Access programs.

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Quote Request Rant

Kind of a continuation of my hate of RFPs and paper… Here is my rant for quote requests I get on occasion: – A prospect basically tell me they are in the X industry and I need a web site. – They then politely ask to send them a quote that include all my ideas

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The Paper Request For Proposal

Most of your know that I hate RFPs, request for proposals. I consider them the same as feeding (or teasing) hungry dogs with samples of food. I rarely respond to an RFP. What do I hate more than RFPs? RFPs mailed to me via the post office, on physical paper. Last week, I received an

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Is It Too Much To Ask You To Be ON TIME!

Many people who know me, know that I am obsessed with time. This means, being on time for calls, never being late for meeting and so on. I think it is due to me being crazed for achieving optimal efficiency, which is often helped through computers and a strict routine. So when I speak with

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Dun & Bradstreet Seems Scammy, Here Is Why

Let me start off this rant by saying I am being careful on how I word this post, because Dun & Bradstreet is a very respected company that has been in business since 1841. That being said, I feel as if one of their practices is a downright scam – yes, I said it, a