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Tim, I am humbled that you thought this much of Saturday's presentation. LinkedIn is SUCH a powerful tool, and it gets more powerful by the week. There are tons of changes of which most are unaware. I am glad to see you spreading this gospel to your audience. ANd I hope all IT types/developers investigate the new Skills section. Thanks again, Tim. You rock. Now connect with me on LinkedIn! Susie
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Joel, I've been a huge fan of you from Day 1, and I will continue to promote you as the Franchise King. You offer huge value... but what's most important is that touch of humanity you always happen to include. You're 'real' to folks and people can depend on you for fairness. Love you! Susie
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Thanks, Drew, for this reminder. I see this was originally written in 2007; it is even more relevant with the onslaught of social media. With the advent of easily available tools, hoards of people think of themselves as 'experts' and go off willy-nilly without a plan - AND, without an attention span. The web is littered with abandoned dreams. If you're going to use social media, you need to hire someone who realizes that Social Media is a MARRIAGE, not a date. Just some thoughts to share - Susie Sharp in Cleveland, Ohio
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The lines between professional and personal are in the process of blurring. In Facebook, folks who use their pages for professional networking have the ability to separate 'friends' into lists and separate who sees and can comment on what. LinkedIn doesn't have that ability, so while I can see LinkedIn becoming more 'social', I think it will still remain the preferred platform for business. IMHO.
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I work for a Cleveland area commercial architecture firm that does a lot of franchise work. Around 2007 one of our clients was looking into opening a passel of Quiznos and when we were together, he would drag me into every Quiznos around. His conclusion was that Quiznos is predisposed to shooting itself in the foot repeatedly, and the franchise owners lacked a lick of home office support.
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I once had a field trial lab that swallowed - whole - a condiment container full of mustard (approx 2"x1"x.5"). A skilled vet surgeon was able to extract it with Human endoscopic tools. He was able to get it out intact and with its foil top unpunctured. It sits in a display as the largest thing he was ever able to extract from an animal without resorting to invasive surgery. He was a God. Because trying to live with an active 130 lb. lab with one of those cones on his head would have resulted in the destruction of my entire household and all the things I hold dear. 'Sarge' once ate a 250 Crayola Crayon box meant as a Christmas gift for my niece. In the spring the yard was covered in multi-colored labrador 'presents'. It was actually quiet humorous. The thing with Labrador retrievers is that you need to keep them active. If you don't and think you can just leave them in the house to nap until you get home, you are sadly mistaken. They have very active minds and need to find ways to 'entertain' themselves in your absence. Thanks for this post! Susie Sharp Social Zense Media Cleveland, Ohio
I don't think there is a way for BP to recover from this - at least during my lifetime. BP may forever be thought of with as much fondness as the former captain of the Exxon Valdez. Both entities treated precious natural resources with total disregard. This may topple BP as we know it. All those years of deregulation made the oil industry careless, just like it made the banking industry careless, and the mining industry careless. And everyone acts surprised when actions turn out to have consequences. John D. Rockefeller must be twirling in his grave to see what has come of his Standard Oil. Parts of me wonder if it had not been sold to BP, would its standards have been any better... but I doubt it. Hopefully BP is employing local fisherman in its cleanup efforts to help replace their lost income. And it's not like fishing has a great profit margin, either. Folks who live off the water usually do it as a labor of love and make just enough to get by. My heart goes out to them. My brother was a shrimper and lost his life after contracting hepatitis handling raw shrimp, but he loved the water to his last breath. Thank you, Paul, for sharing. Susie Sharp Social Zense Media Cleveland, Ohio
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Oh, Joel. This is spot-on and sent a shudder down my spine. You DO tell it like it is, my friend. And thanks for your advice yesterday. Again: Spot-on. Once I tracked down the franchise attorney I was able to get everything I needed. Not only are you a good friend, but a treasure trove of useful information as well.
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Hi Paul, Susie Sharp in Cleveland, Ohio here. Whenever a someone engages in a game, a quiz, etc., that person must grant that application permission to access all the information of all the people on his/her friend list. Many of these applications are not developed nor sanctioned by Facebook. Here is an excellent article on how games can go wrong: http://tomuse.com/facebook-game-scam-social-games-virtual-goods-offers/ Regards, Susie
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