Category Archives: Personal

Get More out of Your Next Conference Call

weights

You spend a lot of time in your office. And, what do you do with it? Sure, you work like a dog, but there might be one more way you could multitask. Last week, I ordered a small set of handweights and had them shipped to my office. Now, when I’m reviewing a document or sitting on a conference call, I can get in shape at the same time. I’ve done it more than a few times now and have realized that just having the weights around makes me more inclined to use them.

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My New Thing: Hoboken Dads

I just joined a fantastic new group called Hoboken Dads, which is pretty much what you think it is. It’s a great group meeting a very clear need in Hoboken, and the first event (a happy hour for dads) was nothing short of fantastic. So, I hope a few of my fellow dads in Hoboken sees this post and gets involved. By the way, I’ve signed on as the web editor, so I’ll be leaving some fingerprints in cyberspace again, after having been under the radar for a while.

The next Hoboken Dads event is coming up on February 9, an open gym afternoon at the Hoboken Boys and Girls Club, with two more to follow on March 9 and March 23.

I Write Like …

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

Okay, these games can be fun. To see who I write like, I took the first three paragraphs of “Pre-nuptial last rites get fun, expensive,” which I wrote for Gadling, and fed it into the “I Write Like” tool. The results? Well, I apparently write like David Foster Wallace, but only when it comes to strippers at bachelor parties.

It’s about Blogging

I’m often asked how I can blog about as many topics as I do: travel, cigars, the art market, social media marketing, technology, finance and even reinsurance. The answer is really pretty simple. As much as I enjoy each of these disciplines (and I do), it really isn’t about the subject matter. At the end of the day, I’m a blogger first. I’d rather blog about anything than not be a blogger at all, and the thought of trading it all in for traditional journalism in any of these fields just doesn’t turn me on.

Content’s great … but blogging is where I live.

Social Media Needs You, Marketing Guy

We all hate the marketing users who corrupt our pristine social media worlds, right? Yeah, well you rely on these scumbags (among whom I count myself). Without the marketers, pitching relentlessly through social media, it would be awfully tough for these environments to survive. And, let’s face it: would you actually pay for Twitter?

To get my full perspective on this, check out the guest post I just wrote for SocialTimes.