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Make It Work, Now Belongs To Geek Squad

Eric Greenspan

In 1995, I sat on my couch with an IBM Thinkpad 720C, Coreldraw, Microsoft Word and created Make It Work. It was flattering. Then another.

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Facebook Doesn’t Seem to Care

Eric Greenspan

I’ve spent tens of thousands on Facebook ads for my companies and for clients’ I have built and manage many pages. often have issues that need Facebook’s attention. They have the worst customer service of any company I deal with. Facebook Facebook doesn’t seem to care. ” Can you appeal or even respond? What can we do?

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Chapter 8: My 9 Lives, 6 Companies, 3 Wives, 7 dogs, 4 Homes, 4 Boats, 160 cars and 2 Kids Story

Eric Greenspan

I call this story Chapter 8, I’ll explain later. Found the 2 dogs great homes. In 2000 I sold company 1, including the 3 VWs. Bought dog 6 and 7.

iOS 9 iPhone 7 Wish List

Eric Greenspan

iOS 9 iPhone 7 Wish List. My iOS 8 iPhone 6 Wish List is here. didn’t get what I wanted. Here is my iOS 9 wish list for 2015: 1. mean, why not?

10 Epic Ways to Save Money

Eric Greenspan

We all want to save money. Here’s some clever methods to do so: When signing up for a trial or a demo, NEVER buy right away. Ask for a discount.

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Better Business Bureau? For who?

Eric Greenspan

How many BBB logos are there? What is the Better Business Bureau? It’s not a government agency. It’s not policed by a government agency.

What We Should Be Saying On Facebook

Eric Greenspan

While we post about articles we like, food we love, people we care about and things that matter or don’t, sometimes we ought to just say “I love Subway.” ” The idea here is Subway is listening and if not, they should be and most likely will be soon. Social networks have changed the way we communicate and share ideas.

How I Got My Teen from Cs to Bs in Two Weeks

Eric Greenspan

First, let me preface by saying that I’m not being compensated in any way by the company I’m about to talk about. This is a true story.

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Mommy Bloggers Review Service for Manufacturers of Kid and Family Products

Eric Greenspan

So, because I’m a dad, a customer service enthusiast, product evaluator and entrepreneur, I’ve decided to build a business around it.

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3 Great Ideas You May Steal

Eric Greenspan

There’s great ideas everywhere. Here’s a couple of mine: 1. Edible Landscaping. My idea is to never plant anything you can’t eat.

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Facebook Doesn’t Seem to Care

Eric Greenspan

I’ve spent tens of thousands on Facebook ads for my companies and for clients’ I have built and manage many pages. often have issues that need Facebook’s attention. They have the worst customer service of any company I deal with. Facebook Facebook doesn’t seem to care. ” Can you appeal or even respond? What can we do?

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Solving Problems in the Google, Facebook, Twitter Era

Eric Greenspan

Not a day goes by without me giving it my all. I do everything with the intention of perfection. never achieve it and I never will, but I try. hustle.

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I’m Eric Greenspan, not Eric Greenspan nor Eric Greenspan

Eric Greenspan

Every day my website gets hit by someone looking for Chef Eric Greenspan of the Foundry on Melrose and of Food Network fame. Eric Greenspan, chef.

The Holstee Manifesto

Eric Greenspan

Holstee Manifesto. This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often. If you don’t like something, change it. If you don’t like your job, quit.

From IT Geek to Coffee Farmer, Eric Greenspan and his Latest Venture

Eric Greenspan

Eric Greenspan at Macaw Coffee Company Farm. My latest venture is coffee. Yes, coffee. After 20+ years as an IT geek, I’ve jumped ship.

Make It Work – the real story

Eric Greenspan

11 years and 8 months of commitment, my life savings, every available dollar on every credit card, line and loan, and a promise to my children of a future, gone. The real story behind Make It Work’s demise isn’t exciting. It’s simply about a team of dedicated individuals that failed. We failed because we tried. We needed it badly.

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Mommy Bloggers: the Ultimate Influencers

Eric Greenspan

Mommy bloggers are one of the most influential social networking resources that lead to increased awareness and sales. Great service!” link].

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Do

Eric Greenspan

Every morning when you wake up, treat it like it’s your first day, and like it’s your last day, on earth. Do the absolute best you can.

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Work Now Rest Later (When You Really Can)

Eric Greenspan

I often hear about balance, recharging, relaxing, and rest. These are wonderful things. So why do so many believe that we should pace ourselves?

Is Time Tracking Unethical?

Eric Greenspan

I just got back from Sage Summit and met Ron Baker and Ed Kless. He too met with Ron and Ed and they shared the gospel. Seth used to be one.

Three Years and 12 Years Later

Eric Greenspan

Three years ago, I got the news that my investor was unable to fund and my 11 year old company would miss it’s first payroll. It was a great day.

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To Your Happiness! Surround Yourself with Positive People and Stop the Ranting

Eric Greenspan

I know you aren’t feeling well. know you’re bored in that hospital bed. know you are on meds. know it hurts. know she broke your heart.

Wrong, wrong, right?

Eric Greenspan

Sometimes in life, we are just plain wrong. As a fellow TEDster recently said, “I want to correct something i just said. Everyone was so excited.

If Apple Were My Company, I’d…

Eric Greenspan

Apple is a remarkable company. Wait, retract. Apple was a remarkable company. Then again. But what will they do next to remain remarkable? Mac sales will eventually slow as people switch to tablets. The iPhone hasn’t seen much innovation. iTunes (music) will eventually falter as Rhapsody and Spotify catch fire. Innovation. But is this enough?

Mr. Chow for 6 Please

Eric Greenspan

Back in 2006, my company was awarded Services Company of the Year by the Technology Council of Southern California. ” I replied, “no.”

Own Your Greeting; Deliver Your Hug or Handshake With Commitment (I’m a Hugger)

Eric Greenspan

I’m a hugger. Not just a slight kiss on the face, awkward arm wrap, limp hugger, but a real hug where the other person for a moment feels safe and appreciated. It’s my routine. Some like it. Some don’t know how to handle it. It’s what works for me. I can’t small talk or fake hug. The following may happen: 1. Know this.

Touchscreens and Towlettes – 10 Ways to Distribute Moist Towelettes

Eric Greenspan

I’m a big fan of clean fingers. As I type this I can see my fingerprints forming on my iPhone screen. It makes me nuts. The line to the bathroom at the car wash is too long to deal with, or I’d go wash my hands. wish I had a moist towelette in my pocket, but I don’t. The age of the touchscreen is upon us. Have another baby.

Chapter 8.2: Rejection is G-d’s Protection

Eric Greenspan

In my Chapter 8.1 post I shared with you a story of my electric car (Chevy Volt, not the Tesla!) purchase. I was a week past my chapter 7 bankruptcy and my goal was to get back on the horse and start building credit immediately. Additionally, the car I traded was financed by my ex and it was in her name. needed that to change, so did she.

How Pizza Hut Can…Well, Sell More Pizza

Eric Greenspan

So imagine for a moment that you are Pizza Hut and you are looking to expand sales. So what can Pizza Hut do? And Rusty’s too). 1. link]. link].

Best Buy’s New “Wizard” Learning Center (hypothetical)

Eric Greenspan

In my past post , I spoke about a recovery plan for Best Buy. For purposes of the discussion, I call it the “Wizard.” Per course: $9.99.

Defined By Our Desktop (or We Are What We App?)

Eric Greenspan

You can tell a lot about a person by the apps they keep and how they keep them. Some try to cram as much as possible into the home page. Vic): Clever!

Chik-Fil-A Should Learn From McDonalds

Eric Greenspan

If Chik-Fil-A were my company, I’d remember how McDonald’s came under scrutiny for their contribution to obesity. Granted, chicken sandwiches are much lower in fat, but they still deep fry much of their food and their sauces are filled with garbage. Here’s what I’d change: 1. Think salsa bar at Baja Fresh/La Salsa. 2.

Why Mommy Bloggers Can Help Your Business

Eric Greenspan

There are over 4,500 influential Mommy Bloggers covering topics from pregnancy to child raising to education. Some write about relationships and others about sex. Recently I was approached by a writer of erotica and quality pornography requesting a spot on the TEDxAmericanRiviera stage. declined but I was intrigued just the same. INTERACT! ENGAGE!

It’s Not Private When It’s Public

Eric Greenspan

If you knew what your customers were thinking (and saying) about your product, service, or staff, imagine what you could do with this data. If they are unhappy, you can find out why and fix it. If they are happy, you can get a testimonial. If they need more, you can sell them. Today, people talk about everything they do, online. Are they doing it?

The Different Shapes of TED

Eric Greenspan

There’s a ton of talk about TED today. You know, the organization behind TED Talks. Not the movie or the defunct division of United Airlines. The real TED. It’s not confusing at all. But wait, what’s TEDGlobal? TEDActive? And what in the heck is TEDx? Ok, here’s the rundown. TEDGlobal : kinda like TED but in Europe.

Can Best Buy Become Loved? (Part I)

Eric Greenspan

Let’s face it, we don’t love Best Buy. We used to love Geek Squad, but not anymore. What happened? Clearly large companies can have loving fans. Look at Costco, In-N-Out Burger, Virgin (anything), Nordstrom and Starbucks to name a few. But why not Best Buy? Here’s what I think happened. They also each have great products.

Can Best Buy Become Loved? (Part II)

Eric Greenspan

Best Buy has a huge task in front of them, but here’s what I believe they must do to return to favor in the public eye: 1. Make the real decision to become loved by every customer they serve and then live and die by that philosophy; 2. ” 5. Lose the crap: candy, music, uncool stuff unless loved by your customers; 8. Same day service.

Like What You Like, Really

Eric Greenspan

Comb through your likes on Facebook, right now. Do you really like all that you’ve liked? Would you do business with each of these companies? Would you want to receive offers from them all? If the answer is “no,” I strongly recommend that you unlike all pages that are irrelevant to your life. Do the same on Twitter.

Is life moving faster now or does it simply move faster as you age?

Eric Greenspan

Jackson Greenspan, 6 months. It’s hard to believe that my newborn is not so new anymore. Is life moving faster or is this how it works?

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Communicate 2010…

Eric Greenspan

Wanna Talk? Email? Tweet? Message? Comment? We need guidance on how to use these tools properly. Facebook message (private) is similar to #3.

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