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How Offline Marketing Still Works in a Digital World

Marketing online is something that can really benefit your business. Online marketing allows you to track all of the details from campaigns, as there is so much different information from click-through rate, monitor search keywords, as well as where your audience is coming from. And as a result, it can be easy to think that any other form of marketing, especially any ‘traditional’ marketing, is something that won’t have any value these days. How offline marketing techniques compare?

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Marketing The Medical Industry In The Modern Day

Marketing the medical industry can prove difficult because it's not just about getting a business out there, it's about providing real, human care. This means that we need to ensure that our business provides the services, but also delivers the results so much so that we can use this as a key component to promoting our practice.

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4 Simple Tips On Improving The Productivity Of Your Business

It’s no secret that the more productive that your business is, the more that you will profit and thrive. As a business leader, you’ll always be looking for new ways to improve across your company as a whole. There’s no one fits all solution when it comes to success, but if you want to improve your daily productivity, a few of these tips might come in handy.

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How To Equip Each One Of Your New Employees

‘Suit up.’ Those are the words you should always apply, at least in spirit, to your introduction of a new employee.

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Reaching Inbox Zero (and Staying There)

Are you the kind of person that’s always got hundreds of notifications on their smartphone? Does each folder have that little number on top of it, showing how many notifications and alerts you have? Chances are if your smartphone looks like this, your email inbox is even worse.

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Alternative Investment Opportunities That Could Prove Fruitful

Whether you’re thinking about your business or personal accounts, investments are an opportunity to boost your earnings without doing much.

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8 Ways To Keep Your Business Professional And Sharp

There are many keys to success in the world of business, and they should all be carved perfectly if you’re to reach it. Hard work is obviously massively valuable – if you have a great work ethic, then you’re going to succeed.

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The Key To Building A Successful Career From The Ground Up

The Key To Building A Successful Career From The Ground Up

Everybody has to start somewhere, and somewhere is usually the bottom of the career ladder. Whether you’re entering a paid position for the first time or you’ve made a complete career switch and you’re starting all over again, it’s still possible for you to build a successful career. You just need to know what to do to build it from the ground up. Below, we’ll take a look at how you can do this.

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My relationship with alcohol

My relationship with alcohol

The short answer (tl:dr): my friends who drink think I'm extremely moderate and my friends who don't drink are incessantly worried about me. That said, I'm going to need to mostly give up drinking for health reasons, so I am just sorting out my relationship with the grape, the grain, the potato, and the cactus.

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Why did I love the series Chuck so much? I did and I still do

Why did I love the series Chuck so much? I did and I still do

The show Chuck, 5 seasons from 2007-2012, proves itself, over the course of five years, that it's an ensemble cast. That Chuck is a Jenga puzzle requiring every single one of its extended cast, including Lester and Jeff, the clueless Buy More foils.

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Reliving my teenage years on O'ahu, Hawaii, by watching Magnum P.I.

Reliving my teenage years on O'ahu, Hawaii, by watching Magnum P.I.

OK, I will not be doing very many two- or three-missives in-a-row. First, I must explain that I am an only latchkey child (un fils unique) who finds comfort in the television playing in the background. So, I either end up popping on WAMU 88.5FM on my sundry radios (an NPR affiliate) or I play something that is familiar but neither engaging nor complicated (no M Night Shyamalan films, foreign films, documentaries, or food and travel shows). So, what am I burning through over the last couple of months? 80s Magnum P.I.:

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An admission that I consume way too much media as a lonely old bachelor: Netflix edition

An admission that I consume way too much media as a lonely old bachelor: Netflix edition

This missive is an admission that I consume way too much media. This week is all about Netflix only. Since you are my friends, you probably have lives, loves, kids, lovers; so, let me watch Netflix.

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All You Need To Know About Branding Your New Business

Red glass bottles. Golden arches. Rainbow apples with a bite in the middle. A blue bird. All of these descriptions of logos are obvious, yes? Could you tell which companies were being described?

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My first TinyLetter missive crossposted to this blog

My first TinyLetter missive crossposted to this blog

I have all of 7 subscribers on my TinyLetter newsletter so I thought I would share it here as well, so enjoy!

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How To Have a Stellar Gaming Experience on the Go

No matter what you do in life for work or for hobbies, there will be times when you’re waiting to board a plane, waiting for a bus or a train, or sat travelling in a car (not driving), when you have some downtime.

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How Can You Supercharge Your Internet Marketing?

Your internet marketing might be ticking along nicely, but is that good enough?

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Undone on Amazon Prime Video is a masterpiece, both visually and as literature

Undone on Amazon Prime Video is a masterpiece, both visually and as literature

[SPOILER ALERT] I believe I discovered the new series on Amazon Video Prime on the day it launched. I finished it on the first day.

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The Weird Things That Could Affect Your Car Insurance

Getting a good deal on car insurance is like finding a great deal in the January sales. Everyone likes to brag about the price they got, and you’ll strive to find a better deal next year.

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My memories of 9/11 on September 11

My memories of 9/11 on September 11

I repost my own personal experiences of the morning and day of September 11, 2001, as a resident of Washington, DC. I did not personally experience any loss or any personal danger on that day. It's simply my experience.

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One Salad Bar a Day (OSBAD)

One Salad Bar a Day (OSBAD)

I had been doing a one burrito a day diet that I've really enjoyed. I'd skip breakfast and then grab a burrito proper (not a bowl), eat half at 11 or noon, and then finish it off at two or three. It allows me to stay within my 4-hours IF 20:4 eating window.

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The Time Has Come for a Real Wealth Tax by John C. Dvorak

The Time Has Come for a Real Wealth Tax by John C. Dvorak

Let’s start by understanding that a wealth tax is no different than property taxes, which have been collected by the states for decades. Property taxes often pay more than a fair share of state debts in places like Washington State, Texas, and Florida. This is in lieu of state incomes taxes. Sales taxes pick up most of the rest.

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Get More Done Each Day Without Having To Work Harder

Running a business is always going to work, that should be a given. If you want success, you have to work hard for it. However, that doesn’t mean that working harder guarantees more success. In fact, there’s a clear line where working harder reduces your likelihood of success.

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Give yourself permission to call an Uber of Lyft if you've overdone your outdoor adventure

Give yourself permission to call an Uber of Lyft if you've overdone your outdoor adventure

I gave myself permission to call an Uber if I ever end up completely shagged out during one of my interminable death marches or slow jogs a long time ago. How amazing that I can click a button on my phone and be saved! In the image below, the light blue is my walking and the dark blue is the Ubering.

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Got the OK to Spin, Row, and Run!

Got the OK to Spin, Row, and Run!

I had to beg and I had to plead but I got the OK to run, to Spin, and to get back on the Erg. This Fat Erger will pull a Fat Ergo again!

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I can't believe I need recovery time between super-long walk days

I can't believe I need recovery time between super-long walk days

I understand that one needs recovery time between long runs or between heavy workouts, but who thought that I would need recovery days between long walks.

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Daily death march might need to be an every-other-daily death march

Daily death march might need to be an every-other-daily death march

I could have walked all day yesterday, even in the heat and humidity; today, however, I am pretty spent. I guess I need to listen to my body.

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Your website sucks (and here's why)

Your website sucks (and here's why)

I am going to rush through some of the most obvious things that suck about your website that pop up and occur to me. These are general mistakes, concerns, and issues—I haven’t the time nor the impulse to collect and shame all of the perpetrators and perpetuators of this sort of thing, probably because I don’t make my money from web application development. So, without further ado, here’s my list of web application disasters and mistakes that very well should have been sorted out by last Thursday, 2013.

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Google Search Is A Lying Liar That Lies

Google Search Is A Lying Liar That Lies

I’m going to get a lot of blowback for this. The following list of Google lying liar lies all have exceptions to the rules. And, Google does make examples of bad actors.

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I've replaced treadmill walking with daily humping schlepping rucking with all my weight and all my gear

I've replaced treadmill walking with daily humping schlepping rucking with all my weight and all my gear

People poo-poo walking as exercise, teasing all of us with our pedometers and Fitbits and our obsession with steps. New Yorkers, San Franciscans, and the French, mostly keep themselves fit for life by walking outside and negotiating hills and stairs on a daily basis. And they're skinny.

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Walking: Thu, 1 Aug 2019 19:47:29: A Walk to Whole Paycheck for a Prepared Food Dinner

Walking: Thu, 1 Aug 2019 19:47:29: A Walk to Whole Paycheck for a Prepared Food Dinner

I ventured from my apartment at 7:50 pm and it was cool and overcast and still daytime. So I walked and walked. I basically walked until I hit my 12,000 steps, which was about another 2.71 miles in addition to the casual walking I did for the day; then, I hopped a city bus, 16H, and rode all the way home.

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