Phone Books

I am not old enough to remember party lines (I am not sure they were ever used in the densely populated New York Metropolitan area) but I do remember phone books. Now a relic ignored by all and probably threat to the environment, phone books were at one time revolutionary. Before the invention of the telegraph [...]

By |2018-08-09T07:00:25+00:00August 9th, 2018|Change, Customers, Humor, Marketing, Relationships, Small Business, Social Networking, Technology, Trends|Comments Off on Phone Books

In Praise of the Garden State

Wow, a lot of people grouse about New Jersey. Constantly. It's too congested. The taxes are too high. Everything is so expensive. All of these statements are true. But there is one distinct advantage to living in New Jersey: we are dead center in the Northeast megalopolis. That giant, connected city that runs from Boston to [...]

By |2018-02-16T10:12:48+00:00February 16th, 2018|Art, Business, Capital, Criticism, Economics, Education, Gratitude, History, Service, Social Networking, Success, Taxation, Wealth|Comments Off on In Praise of the Garden State

I Don’t Mean to Complain, But…

This past Saturday was my 56th birthday. Not a particularly special birthday, but I had a lot of fun training to volunteer for the upcoming President's Cup at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City. It was a golf nerd's dream. During the course of the day, my Inbox swelled with well-wishes from well-wishers, which [...]

By |2017-09-25T09:04:00+00:00September 25th, 2017|Automation, Communication, Social Media, Social Networking|Comments Off on I Don’t Mean to Complain, But…

Everything Old Is New Again

I recently learned of an online dating site called Bumble. Bumble bills itself as a feminist dating site, because only women can initiate a conversation. Huh, I thought, Bumble nothing new. It is an electronic Sadie Hawkins Dance.* A prize to anyone under 30 who knew what a Sadie Hawkins Dance was without clicking on [...]

By |2017-08-28T10:12:04+00:00August 28th, 2017|Social Networking, Technology|Comments Off on Everything Old Is New Again

Tito’s

I was giving some thought to recent marketing successes and Tito's Handmade Vodka came to mind. Tito's is the fastest growing brand in a very crowded field, full of well-known incumbents like Smirnoff, Grey Goose, Absolut and Svedka. I hate to burst people's bubble, but vodka is ethanol. It is what comes out of the end [...]

By |2017-08-18T09:59:27+00:00August 18th, 2017|Brand, Business, Customers, Marketing, Social Networking|Comments Off on Tito’s

It Is the Story That Matters

Miss Karen and I went on an impromptu pub crawl last evening, exploring parts of the Jersey Shore that we have not visited in some time. The fact that it was early on a Monday night speaks volumes about our thrilling social life. A lot happened in a couple of hours, which I will share with [...]

By |2017-07-11T09:43:22+00:00July 11th, 2017|Art, Fiction, Humor, Social Networking, Stories, Travel|Comments Off on It Is the Story That Matters

Some Recommendations

As you know, The Ol' Prophet is keen on technology and productivity. Here are some recommendations that may help you get more connected and efficient: ToDoist This little gem of a Task Manager is worth its weight in gold. ToDoist works on all platforms: Apple iOS (there are iPhone and iPad apps), Android, Google Chrome, [...]

An Open Letter to Real Estate Brokers

Hey Guys, I hope is well. Everybody had it tough during the Recession, but you guys had it tougher than most. Nobody was growing their business, so there weren't many new buyers or renters. People who needed to sell didn't want to sell at a loss. Or were just too stubborn to admit they made [...]

By |2014-05-27T12:52:41+00:00May 27th, 2014|Business, Communication, Financing, Humor, Real Estate, Service, Skills, Social Networking, Success, Trust|Comments Off on An Open Letter to Real Estate Brokers
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