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Archive for February, 2008

Trouble with buying a car?

Posted by bizcoachjason on February 25, 2008

My wife and I bought a new car a few months ago.  It was not an easy process, and we both wished that we had a true expert to talk with.  As a professional that helps people to make the very best decisions for their unique business situations, wants and needs, I really wished I had an expert in the auto world that I could turn to for some coaching of my own!

I am an avid networker and pride myself on having lots of quality connections that I enjoy sharing with others.  Unfortunately, my network of professionals at the time was void of any “gear-heads”.  Then about a month later, I met “The Cars Diva” at a local networking event.

She’s very in touch with what help people need in purchasing a car, because we just don’t have enough time and skill to *really* know how to go about it in the best, easiest, most efficient and cost effective way.

Carsdiva.com/blog-home/ is her blog and www.carsdiva.com is the website.  Check it out.  There’s also a social networking community there that you can join with some pretty interesting people already onboard.

Anyway, just thought I would share so others can have a little easier time with their next car purchase.

All the best,
Jason

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Posted by bizcoachjason on February 16, 2008

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And the online networking onion begins to peel…

Posted by bizcoachjason on February 13, 2008

I admit that I am a big fan of online networking sites, using LinkedIn, Meetup, MySpace, Urbanmelt, Facebook, Yahoo groups, Ning, Google Groups and other sites for social and business networking.

I also have found that some are very easy to use and others are very difficult.  This will obviously differ with the skills of each user.

But what I read today about Facebook makes me really wonder about the negatives of online networking.   It brought me back to when I was trying to cancel an old AOL account, and how truly difficult that was.  But that was just AOL making you jump through hoops so they can retain a customer.  This new issue goes much deeper into corporate responsibility and obligation with your personal information.

Times have changed since my go-arounds with AOL, and online corporations have figured out how to really make you think twice about what’s going on behind the scenes.  So without further ado, here is the NY Times article:
How Sticky Is Membership on Facebook? Just Try Breaking Free

I would love to hear what thoughts any of you have on this privacy vs. capitalism vs. useful tools vs. …, well, you get the idea.

Best,
Jason

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