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Building Rapport to Get What You Want – Secrets from an Elite FBI Boss

April 22, 2014 0 Comments
Building Rapport to Get What You Want – Secrets from an Elite FBI Boss

My wife remarked the other day, that I am able to strike up a long and deep conversation with just about any stranger I meet. Specifically, Julie was laughing about how much personal information this one particular lady had just shared with me and, admittedly, it was some pretty shocking stuff. Getting people to tell […]

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90 Second Reads – 13 Great Tips for Starting a Blog & Keeping it Going

April 19, 2014 0 Comments
90 Second Reads – 13 Great Tips for Starting a Blog & Keeping it Going

With the demise of Facebook’s free organic reach for brands and businesses, many of my friends and colleagues are moving to Google Plus and going back to blogging, and for good reason: Google Plus has been shown to dramatically improve the search engine rankings of associated blog contents. Blogs continue to be one of the most important […]

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90 Second Reads – 11 Easy but Effective Negotiating Tips

April 9, 2014 0 Comments
90 Second Reads – 11 Easy but Effective Negotiating Tips

Negotiating cannot be avoided if you are involved in the operation of any sort of business.  If you actively avoid negotiations you probably aren’t getting everything you deserve and are leaving opportunity or profit on the table. The first step to mastering the ability to effectively negotiate is to get over the idea that the […]

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“Can I Make Money In Any Online Business Using A Simple…?” No, You Cannot.

April 8, 2014 1 Comment
“Can I Make Money In Any Online Business Using A Simple…?” No, You Cannot.

A dear friend from high school asked me this morning what I thought about an advertisement disguised on Facebook to look like an article titled “Learn How to Make 6-Figures In Any Online Business Using a Simple 3-Part Blog Formula” in which the authors are touting a free online webinar promising to teach others: Why there’s […]

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My First Edited Drone Video

April 7, 2014 0 Comments
My First Edited Drone Video

This is my 4th or 5th flight ever with the DJI Phantom but the first video I’ve recorded. I still need a lot of practice to get smooth flight movement and I didn’t take a lot of time to edit to the music or work with color correct, brightness or contrast. It is what it […]

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Dear Maddie & Max: Travel Has Taught Me One Great Truth…

March 7, 2014 0 Comments
Dear Maddie & Max: Travel Has Taught Me One Great Truth…

“To all the ships at sea, and all the ports of call. To my family and to all friends and strangers. This is a message, and a prayer. The message is that my travels taught me a great truth. I already had what everyone is searching for and few ever find. The one person in […]

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Facebook is Ruining My Life but, Like a Good Enabler, I Cannot Leave

February 7, 2014 0 Comments
Facebook is Ruining My Life but, Like a Good Enabler, I Cannot Leave

The last 24 hours of my life have been more or less transformative and it happened in the course of reading just three articles. The article that started it all was a piece shared by my sister via Facebook that was posted to Forbes.com titled “7 Reasons I Dumped Facebook” in which the author, Tim […]

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Practical Application of Remote UAV Drones in Private Investigation

January 23, 2014 1 Comment
Practical Application of Remote UAV Drones in Private Investigation

This is my 4th or 5th flight ever with the DJI Phantom quadcopter but the first video I’ve recorded. I still need a lot of practice to get smooth flight movement and I didn’t take a lot of time to edit the video to the music or work with color correct, brightness or contrast in […]

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A Question of Corruption and the Good Ol’ Boy Network in Illinois

August 8, 2013 0 Comments
A Question of Corruption and the Good Ol’ Boy Network in Illinois

A question from Linda in Illinois: “Is it possible for a “local businessman”, whom was once very successful, and whom also at one time in the past “donated” to a “local politician” in my county in Illinois, be continually ‘shown favor’ over certain criminal activity??????”

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Serious Facebook Privacy Concerns with Smartphone GPS Location Capabilities

July 30, 2013 2 Comments
Serious Facebook Privacy Concerns with Smartphone GPS Location Capabilities

Concerned about Facebook privacy? You should be, especially if you are using the iPhone or Android smartphone apps and allow your phone’s GPS to broadcast your location when tagging pictures or sending instant messages. Here’s why…

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