Monthly Archives: November 2009

Still Hard to Believe that I Did It…

Tweet So here’s the thing.  I decided to take an actual break for Thanksgiving while we were in the Houston area, and by “actual break”, I mean, “no blogging”.  I managed to go from Monday to Saturday without writing a post, and it felt really good.  One benefit of travelling for this particular holiday is…

An Open Letter to Major Retailers – A Few Humble Proposals to Fix “Black Friday”

Tweet Dear Major Retail Establishment, I haven’t ever participated in the late night/early morning sales events that occur on Black Friday, so named because it’s the first day of the year that most retail business begin to make a profit, or go into the black (as opposed to red).  Thankfully, I haven’t had to do…

What Prompted Chris Brogan to Quote Vanilla Ice During Our Discussion?

Tweet Just in case you missed our show the other day (Social Media Edge), you might want to take an hour of your time and listen to the archive recording.  We drew our largest “live” audience that day, and the archive listens are also racking up quickly. Chris currently has over 35,000 blog subscribers, and he is…

Austin Claims #1 Spot for New List – “Best-Performing Cities”

Tweet Once again, Austin, Texas has been named as one of the strongest local economies in the country.   In a new report just released by the Milken Institute and Greenstreet Real Estate Partners, Austin was found to be #1 on the list of Best-Performing Cities for 2009.   In a nutshell, this index ranks…

Excited about Our Upcoming Conversation with Chris Brogan on Social Media Edge!

Tweet Ken Cook and I are very pleased to announce that Chris Brogan will be joining us for our next show.  We’ve had a string of terrific guests, but Chris is arguably our most well-known guest to date.  I have a feeling that this show will probably break our previous listener records, but time will…

Texas Diabetes & Endocrinology – Austin, Texas – Abysmally Bad Service from Manager

Tweet I felt the need to help spread the word about Texas Diabetes & Endocrinology, since I was shocked at their truly bad customer service with regard to a penalty that they charged which was related to my late mother-in-law’s illness.  My wife dealt with them again today, which resulted in the following that she…

Stone Canyon – Round Rock TX Home for Sale – 8402 Lofty Lane – Offered at $349,900

Tweet One of our agents listed a terrific home for sale in the Stone Canyon subdivision this week.  It has some phenomenal landscaping in the back yard, along with a terrific floorplan from David Weekley Homes. Some of the highlights: 4 Bedrooms (Master downstairs, and 3 bedrooms up) 3.5 Bathrooms 4 Living Areas (including Study/Office)…

North Austin Home for Sale – 11208 Amaranth Lane – Offered at $144,999

Tweet We just listed a home in north Austin which is nestled on a greenbelt, with no neighbors to the left or to the rear of the property. Features: 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms 1571 square feet per tax records Built in 1996 Well-maintained (super-clean!) Breakfast area and formal dining room Open floor plan Fireplace…

What Are Your “Can’t Miss” Events for 2010? Here are some that I have in mind for myself

Tweet Over the past few days, I have been reading tons of updates from my friends who are attending the NAR conference in San Diego.  Of course, I expected this, since I probably know several hundred of the attendees by now.  I came within a hair of attending myself, then I decided that I didn’t…

“CRUSH IT!” by Gary Vaynerchuk – Highly Recommended Reading. Period.

Tweet Recently, I bought a handful of social media books via Amazon.  Since I have been doing some consulting and teaching on the side, I thought this would be a worthy investment.  I intend to review each of them here on my blog.  First up is “Crush It!” by Gary Vaynerchuk.  If you’re not familiar…