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All posts by Amir Lehrer

Companies Must be Remarkable but Individuals can be Whatever they Want


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On Thursday I wrote that Seth Godin only likes to do something if he can do it “really well” which is consistent with his message to companies to be “remarkable”.  Now while

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Email Subscription Announcement


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I spent some time today messing around with some of the settings on this blog.  I’m always trying to improve the site and make it as easy for you, the reader to get the most out of it.  Every once

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Take Ownership of Your Name


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Picture Credit Problogger posted a while back about a conversation he had with Seth Godin about Twitter.  Seth mentioned that he doesn’t use twitter and barely even uses Facebook. 

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I love Me, Who Do You Love?


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One thing I am realizing more and more is that nobody likes you more than yourself.  You can learn many lessons from this, here are a few: By liking yourself, you allow others to

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Google Stays in the Lead by Staying in the Lead


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Marissa Mayer, the Vice President of Search Products & User Experience for Google said that at any given time, Google is running 40 search experiments.  For all of you that

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Using Bubbles to Combat Old Media


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I’ve mentioned before that old or traditional media is pretty much corporations developing a message that suits them and yelling it out at the world as often as possible.  With

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Adding Value, The Best Practice in Social Media


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Mitch Joel from Six Pixels – Twist Image has a weekly podcast which is at the top of my regular listening list as well as a blog which I read regularly.  Last week he posted a

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Entrecard Contest Update and Extension


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On August 11th I announced a contest  to celebrate my 99th and 100th posts.  I posted that I would give out the bigger prizes only if I had over 50 entries which I didn’t have but I decided that

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Be Informed and Save Money


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People who are informed make better decisions in life which usually end up making their lives easier and saving themselves a lot of money.  When I need to make an educated decision,

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Lucky Week


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So much has happened over the past week and I have not had a chance to sit down in front of my computer and share everything but I just wanted to write this short post for now.  The first and most important

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Is the Lucky Penny Still Worth Anything? Office Max Thinks So!


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I used to find pennies on the floor all over the place and pick them.  Lately, I’ve been finding nickels.  Did the nickel replace the penny?  It’s gotten to the point that stores aren’t

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Get Lucky Like Michael Phelps by Being Grateful


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Michael Phelps is the talk of the 2008 Summer Olympics.  He won 8 Gold medals which is unheard of in the Olympics.  Michael was not handed the Gold medals for showing up, he earned

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Lucky Quotes for August 2008


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Quotes can be very inspirational and motivational and to get lucky, sometimes you need a little burst or lift of each of them so I am going to start posting some quotes on Luck every once in a while to

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Be a Professional by Acting Like a Beginner Like Michael Jordan


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When you start doing something new such as playing a sport and you enjoy it, you try really hard to get good at it.  You practice day and night and play against the best people out there just

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10 Ways to Retain Your Podcast Listeners


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I  have been listening to a lot of podcasts lately between my 2 and half hours of commuting per day and any other times during the day that I am doing something that doesn’t require

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Your Drugs: Do You Care About Where They Come From?


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When you are walking done the aisle of your local pharmacy and looking for medication to relieve a headache, do you ever consider where your money is going? When buying Pharmaceuticals,

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40 Ways to Increase Your Luck (100th Post)


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Take a Different Route – By taking the same route to work, school, the gym, mall or wherever you are going each day, you become immune to everything around you… Learn From Your Failures – the

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Get Lucky Huge (4000) Entrecard Give-Away


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This is my 99th post and I’m really excited about reaching the big 100 as it’s a huge step for me.  One year ago I didn’t even know what a blog was and now, not only did I

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5 Ways to Change With the Times


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In my last post I wrote about people fighting change by signing a petition to get Facebook to drop their new interface and go back to what everyone is already “used to”.  This article is

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People Hate the New Facebook Because They Hate Change


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People were going crazy with applications and you would have to scroll down forever to find anything on their pages. When signing up for applications on Facebook, you have to agree

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Make People Happy and Get Treated Like a God


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Yesterday I was out of town on a site visit to a few hotels that a client of mine is considering for a conference in December.  Before I went I found a caterer in that city that

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Use Your Connections to Get Lucky


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  I had the unfortunate experience of having to rush to the emergency room 2 Friday nights in a row and have learned a very valuable lesson:  Use any connections you have whenever

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Winners and Losers: K-mart and Best Buy


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Joseph Jaffe from Jaffe Juice has a podcast that I have been listening to over the last week and a bit.  I found him on ITunes while looking for good marketing podcasts (and it is

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Why I’m Starting to Love Starbucks


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About 8 years ago I spent a summer traveling with a camp around the west coast of the United States.  Throughout our travels, we would stop off at rest areas to fill up with gas

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The Mexican Fisherman Took The Road Less Traveled


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There is a famous story that I have been thinking about lately of a Businessman who meets a Mexican man fishing on a little boat.  It’s a great story that makes you think about

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Great Business Tool, Heck, Just a Great Tool in General


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I just found this new website that allows people to share documents.  You can upload as many documents as you want and also browse through other people’s documents.  You can find

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How flexible are you?


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I recently read an article about Steven Jobs from Apple that joked about Steven having a plaque on his desk that read “my way or the highway”.  The article gave Jobs a lot of

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Social Media: the Cure for Information Overload


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Did you know that… One weekday issue of the New York Times has more information in it than an educated man in the 17th century would amass in a lifetime? Every minute, ten hours of video

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Can you do the Impossible?


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Last week I wrote a review of Tim Ferriss’ book The 4-Hour Workweek and I wanted to share the story below from the book since my last post was about redefining the “impossible”. 

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If a Square Watermelon is Possible, You have to Rethink Everything You Thought was Impossible


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I’ve always wanted to visit Japan.  I am people watcher, I love to travel, see new places and see how people live their lives.  The different cultures fascinate me and I am always

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