Monthly Archives: January 2011

All Aboard the Unfunded Pension Liability Express

Democratic congressional candidate Robert O’Leary committed an unpardonable sin during his unsuccessful campaign in Massachusetts’ 10th Congressional District race last fall: he spoke the truth about the growing crisis in our Social Security system, and his Democratic rival, now Congressman … Continue reading

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Posted in Industry & Current Events | Tagged 2012 Budget, Congressman Bill Keating, Governor Patrick, Massachusetts, Pension, Social Security | 1 Comment

State of the Body Language: A WTF Reputation Wrap Up

This week in news showed us some pretty interesting examples of body language and how it gets people talking.  Just goes to show it’s not always what you say, it’s how you say or don’t say it (in the case … Continue reading

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Posted in Reputation Wrap-Up | Tagged bachmann, body language, chicago bears, davos, eye contact, jamie dimon, jay cutler, president sarkozy, reputation, Sarah Palin, State of the Union, Tea Party, world economic forum, wtf | Leave a comment

You Tweet You Want a Revolution…

As you probably already know, first Tunisia, then Egypt and now Yemen are experiencing popular unrest and, in the case of the first two, full blown revolution. Despite their differences, what unites these movements is their opposition to corruption, the … Continue reading

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Posted in Industry & Current Events | Tagged authoritarian, Blackberry, corruption, Egypt, Facebook, Internet, protest, revolution, sms, Social Media, Tunisia, Twitter, Yemen, YouTube, Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali | Leave a comment

GOP’s “Take No Prisoner” Political Strategy is Good News for Scott Brown

If you enjoyed watching the new spirit of bipartisan cooperation on display in the House chamber during Tuesday night’s State of the Union speech, make sure you save the online video because those days – or perhaps it was just … Continue reading

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Posted in Industry & Current Events | Tagged Democrat, Eric Wheeler, National Republican Trust, President Obama, Republican, Sarah Palin, Scott Brown, State of the Union, Tea Party, wbur | Leave a comment

Do you have a “beef” with Taco Bell?

Two weeks ago, after a long day of skiing with some friends, I went to Taco Bell for the first time in over 10 years. I now wish I hadn’t. In fact, I had avoided the chain ever since my … Continue reading

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Posted in Industry & Current Events | Tagged Beef, Class Action, False Advertising, Ground Beef, Law Suit, Seasoned Ground Beef, Sued, Taco Bell, Taco Meat Filling | Leave a comment

Froston’s Attitude Problem: MBTA GM Richard Davey Feels Commuter Wrath

You may need to sit down before reading the following declaration – I know it’s shocking and hasn’t really been discussed, so steel yourself for the hard truth: It’s cold; it’s snowy; and commuting on the MBTA/MBCR has been horrendous. … Continue reading

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Posted in Industry & Current Events | Tagged Boston, Commuting, Froston, Massachusetts Department of Transportation, MassDOT, MBCR, MBTA, Richard Davey | Leave a comment

Crazy for Android Apps

Well, it’s Monday again already and colder than the dark side of the Moon here in Boston . I’m supposed to offer my expert opinion on a reputation tool with today’s post – giddy up!. The trustiest steed in my stable … Continue reading

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Posted in RC Tools | Tagged Ad Interim, android, Android Market, Android OS, applications, apps, best apps, blog, Boston, cold, crowdsourcing, Droid 2 Global, Evernote, Facebook, FiOS, Foursquare, Gmail, GPS, Hootsuite, Internet radio, lists, mayor, Morrissey & Company, music, navigation, notes, OpenTable, Pandora, Pink Floyd, playlist, Posterous, Sat Nav, Top 10, TuneIn Radio, Twitter, Verizon, YouTube | Leave a comment

Cue Tired “Video Killed the Radio Star” Quip

Disclaimer: I realize the annoying irony in someone my age going on tirades about “newfangled technology” and expressing “I just don’t get the kids these day” sentiments; but know that I’m actually just really excited—albeit confused—by how fast things move … Continue reading

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You Can’t Do That on TV (but you can do it online)! The Strength of Banned Super Bowl Ads.

We’re starting to see sneak previews of Super Bowl ads (get ready for some cute animals!), but more interestingly we’re hearing about banned ads. FOX has banned ads for Ashley Madison, a website that helps married people cheat on their … Continue reading

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Posted in Reputation Wrap-Up | Tagged Ashley Madison, AshleyMadison.com, Banned Ads, Jesus Hates Obama, JesusHatesObama.com, Super Bowl, Super Bowl Ads, Superbowl | Leave a comment

The Golden Rule Needs Some Polishing

People say that weddings and funerals bring out the best and the worst in people. Well, evidently, so does the snow. Earlier this week, I parked my car on a street where many commuters park for the train. At the … Continue reading

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Posted in RC Tools | Tagged establishing a good reputation, golden rule, improving your reputation, reputation management | Leave a comment