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Don’t Be That Guy: King of ASSumptions

"Assumptions are unopened windows that foolish birds fly into, and their broken bodies are evidence gathered too late." - Bryan Davis "You are making assumptions without all the facts, and that's not a sign of intelligence." - C.C.…

The Politics of Dancing

"The politics of dancing... The politics of, ooh, feeling good... The politics of moving, aha... If this message's understood" - The Reflex, lyrics, The Politics of Dancing Four years ago, I attended my first Penguicon. To say it changed…

Don’t Be That Guy: Oily Weasel Guy

"If I show up at your door, chances are you did something to bring me there." - Martin Blank, Grosse Pointe Blank. A little bit earlier, we mentioned that there were people that were begging to be called out as "That Guy". It's time…

Don’t Be That Person – Sensitive (Bad Word)

 “Lighten up Francis…” – Sgt. Hulka **Note: There will be words in here that might offend you. If anything I write here “hits home”, it’s probably because it is you. If you get easily offended, I suggest going to this site right now,…

Crazy Dave’s House of Deals!

Come on down to Crazy Dave's House of Deals! I've got everything you need to make your career a success! You want to network? Then you NEED to come to my FREE networking class and I'll show you how to do it...after you pay $25 for a…

Don’t Be That Guy – The Fallen Angel

"If I show up at your door, chances are you did something to bring me there." - Martin Blank, Grosse Pointe Blank. "Trading in memories for fortune and fame; Just a step away from the edge of a fall" - Poison, Fallen Angel "I am not a…

Don’t Be That Guy: Mister Microphone

"If I show up at your door, chances are you did something to bring me there." - Martin Blank, Grosse Pointe Blank. "It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt." - Abraham Lincoln (and many…

You Can’t Always Get…What You Want…

You can't always get what you want, no! You can't always get what you want (tell ya baby) You can't always get what you want (no) But if you try sometimes you just might find You get what you need - The Rolling Stones I want to…

Through The Looking Glass

"Who am I?  Why am I here?" - Admiral Stockdale, October 13, 1992. “Will you step into my parlor?” said the spider to the fly - children's fable Have you ever felt so completely out of place somewhere that you swore you had to have…

Feeding off the Unemployed Guy

"If I show up at your door, chances are you did something to bring me there." - Martin Blank To say that the state of business and economy in Metro Detroit is in peril is an understatement to say the least. Never have I seen such a mass…

You Are Not A Social Media Expert

We've always said that we're not "social media experts". We're not.  We try things, we experiment, and we have some moderate amount of success with certain things...but we're not experts. And there's always been something that…

What Taking My Daughter to a Comic Book Store Taught Me

I like to think that I'm a pretty decent human being. Don't think I didn't hear that snort of derision...lighten up - I didn't say "perfect", I just said "pretty decent". I think I'm fairly socially conscious.  I'm morally aware of…

Don’t Be That Guy – The Cracker Barrel Conundrum

"If I show up at your door, chances are you did something to bring me there." - Martin Blank, Grosse Pointe Blank. "I would like to apologize for my remarks..." - Something you will never hear us say.  Ever. Bob and I have a dream. …

Multi Level Marketing Guy

So, you know (or at least you should...) that we have a very strict "No MLM" policy when it comes to our events.  No matter what they call themselves.  No pyramids.  No "Multi Level Marketing".  No "network marketing systems".  It doesn't…

Don’t Be That Guy: Suburban Kryptonite

"Maybe there are forces in this universe we don't understand. But I still believe we make our own miracles." - Huey Freeman, The Boondocks "If I show up at your door, chances are you did something to bring me there." - Martin Blank,…

LinkedIn Is Not A Video Game

This blog post is a result of a conversation that I wind up having around once a month.  A conversation that completely makes me crazy, mostly because it  should never happen...but it does.  And like an idiot, I'm surprised again every time…

We Are Not Your Marketing Department

"If I show up at your door, chances are you did something to bring me there." - Martin Blank, Grosse Pointe Blank. "Networking isn't really about you. It's what you can do for other people to make a mutually beneficial connection and…

Don’t Be That Guy: There Are No IT Jobs in Metro Detroit

“If I show up at your door, chances are you did something to bring me there.” – Martin Blank "Y'all gonna make me lose my mind...up in HERE, up in here" - DMX Got you all good and riled up with Part One of this rant, didn't I?  Bet…

Please, Do Not Feed The Seagulls

As the metro Detroit area gains more and more attention, a lot of people are suddenly swooping in with a whole bunch of events, conferences, seminars...and more and more, I find myself thinking about seagulls. Why?  Because seagulls are…