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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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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.

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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Better Business Bureau vs. the Mafia

Eric Greenspan

The Better Business Bureau was created by and for business. It’s not a government agency. It reminds me of another business model, the Mafia.

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Does Best Buy Need a Restart?

Eric Greenspan

Techies, geeks, nerds and the rest of us need a place to get our tech on. So, why is Best Buy challenged today and can they solve the problem? Vacuums?

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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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.

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.

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.

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?

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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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.

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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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.

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.

Straight Outta Twitter

Eric Greenspan

This silent feud between Seth David and I had been pretty one sided, until now. We recently parted ways and agreed to do so amicably. After He agreed.

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.

Chapter 8.1: How I Made $9,000 Buying an Electric Car

Eric Greenspan

This past weekend I bought a new car for my gal to drive and as a family car. I was one week out from my discharge of a chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Fiesta Santa Barbara is For Amateurs Like Me

Eric Greenspan

Traffic, people, drunks, confetti, fattening food, and other debauchery. Fiesta is about families, celebrating life and joy. Smiles everywhere.

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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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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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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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.”

How I got a Countrywide Loan Modification from BofA

Eric Greenspan

It was 2008. My home had peaked at value and my business was slowing. Now that’s the crazy part. How did I even buy it in the first place? link].

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.

Achieve Greatness for Yourself, Become Far More Useful to Others

Eric Greenspan

When I started coaching AYSO I was confused, often bewildered. The process is a ton of work and communication is precarious. It’s a chore.

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!

Restarting – an Entrepreneur’s Journey

Eric Greenspan

I’ve had an interesting run this past year and I’ve dealt with restarting…more than once. need to focus on restarting. stopped.

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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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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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.

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Your Family is What You Make It

Eric Greenspan

I grew up with a stepfather. He taught me manners and taught me to cook. At 13 I moved to Ohio to meet and live with my dad and my new stepmom. Father.

Guy Fieri Missed Some Great Santa Barbara Spots for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

Eric Greenspan

First, I’m a huge Guy Fieri and Triple D fan and in general, the Food Network. Not too long ago, Guy did a show in my home town of Santa Barbara.

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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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.

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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.

Kids, School, Drugs and Now, Silk Road, the Online (Illicit) Drugstore

Eric Greenspan

When I was a kid, there was beer and pot. left Palm Springs for High School in Ohio; perhaps the best choice my mother ever made. Talk with your kids.

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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