31
Oct

I realized this week that I needed to stop and thank the person who taught me to blog: Anton Zuiker, aka, Mister Sugar. Before I get to thanking Anton, I need to disclose up front that Anton is not responsible for the fact that I am not as eloquent as he is. Once you start […]

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27
Jun

As we were traveling to Michigan last week by car, our AT&T Telenav service became unavailable on all three of our iPhones that use it.  Even though we realized that it couldn’t be the phones themselves that were the problem, and it had to to do with Telenav, it took quite some time for that […]

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7
Jun

I thought this article in today’s Wall Street Journal illustrates the challenges of integrating acquisitions as well as preserving employee morale during crises: At the time of the acquisitions in 2010, Mr. Lazaridis insisted that both companies stay in their respective home cities of Ottawa and Malmo, Sweden, largely to allow them to continue developing […]

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24
May

I use iTunes for buying almost all of my music (the rest I get from CD Baby, and once in a while, Amazon).  It’s great to have it everywhere I listen to my music, most recently on our Apple TV device which is great way to listen to music while watching all the great photos […]

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22
May

I’m a huge fan of LinkedIn.com, as it allows me to easily keep current on my network as well as easily update my own profile information and activities on behalf of my clients and audiences.  Recently, someone in my network contacted me and asked me whether I was still affiliated with an old institution.  I […]

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17
Feb

Apple took on IBM in its famous ad comparing the computer company to Big Brother in the book 1984.  Now it appears that Apple has another insidious malefactor to battle.  Now, more than ever, I wish it were possible to remove individual cookies on the Safari browser on my iPhone. Aneil Google Inc. and other advertising […]

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10
Jan

I’ve owned a 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid for more than five years now, and we’ve leased a 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid since the summer of 2008, so we’ve got lots of driving experience with them.  As enthusiastic as I am about finding ways to save gasoline and money, and have our country import less foreign […]

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19
Dec

How many friends do you really have, and where are these friends?  This recent article by Ned Potter of ABC News indicated some trends and research findings that I find disturbing: We may “friend” more people on Facebook, but we have fewer real friends– the kind who would help us out in tough times, listen sympathetically no […]

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1
Dec

I had to replace my iPhone 4 32GB a few weeks ago when I left it in a New York City taxicab.  I didn’t want to shell out $299 for a iPhone 4S 32GB, and so I just purchased an iPhone 4 8GB, figuring I would be buy the 64GB model of the iPhone 5 […]

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28
Nov

Monday mornings after a long holiday weekend are always a challenge getting started, especially when most of the weekend Karen and I spent nursing our two kids who were sick.  So it was a real pleasure to read this article this morning in the latest issue of Forbes.  Given that our economy continues to sputter […]

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