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Spam Buddies

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Everyone has different kinds of friends.  Work pals, sorority sisters, roommates, golf friends. Each plays a different role in our lives and some of the recent changes both in Facebook and Google+ reflect that – the notion of sharing different things with different audiences.

Lately I’ve found I have an entirely new class of friends:  spam buddies, and today’s topic is a cross between venting and asking you all how we might combat this.  I’m also of the opinion that it’s going to get worse based on the changes we’re seeing in Facebook, LinkedIn, and others.  But let’s see what you think. Continue reading


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A few brief thoughts.  It’s the weekend – I don’t normally post now but these horrible things going on in India got me thinking.

Gandhi liberated India, not by raising a gun but by raising nothing more than his voice and the world’s consciousness.

We have an African American President elect.  That reflects Martin Luther King committing peaceful acts, not taking hostages.

During the Vietnam war, Buddhist monks lit themselves on fire to protest, not buildings or other people.

To lead, one needs to set a positive example.  That’s true whether you’re a business or a person.  It’s particularly true if you’re asking the world to rethink something, whether it’s you, your business, or a political situation.  Ask yourself if the business behavior in which you’re engaged would pass that test.

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