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#009: Meeting Your Heroes and What to Do When They Fall

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On this episode of the UnPodcast, we talked about people that we really admire, and in some cases almost worship, and yet who sometimes do things that make us uncomfortable, disappointed, or even mad.

We also talked about whether or not you stop following someone or purchasing their products when you find out they’re a bad person, and how it takes the same amount of time to treat someone with respect as it does to blow them off.

You’re always part of your business and part of your brand whether you have a nametag on or not.

Other topics include:

  • Why LinkedIn should be used for people you actually know
  • Why I never shy away from responding to emails from idiots
  • People who make money off of other people’s ignorance
  • Why LinkedIn and Twitter don’t care about spammers
  • The true definition of an act of kindness
  • The benefits of Twitter being transparent
  • And so much more. . .
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    There’s no such thing as great brands, just great people. [Tweet this]

    Items mentioned in this episode

  • QR Codes Kill Kittens
  • iPoop
  • OnHoldWith.com
  • Karrie Brown, Down Syndrome Model for Wet Seal
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    Video provided by: AtomicSpark
    Audio recorded by: Wayne Cochrane Sound

    • Great episode, Scott and Alison 🙂 Thank you!

      Any way you can mention hashtag #unpodcast ? Would help people who enjoy this to connect 🙂

    • lucrecer

      Alison, I am right there with you with being disappointed in Martha Stewart’s comments about bloggers. She has an awesome brand, but man, she needs to be quiet.

      • Alison Kramer

        She really does. I am sure she is used to a lot of layers of people between her opinions and the public. Which is for the best in this case. All I want is recipes, hold the opinion.

        • lucrecer

          I am right there with you. I used to love her site for the recipes and crafts and forums. Then, like you mentioned, she started pimping the products and it really turned me off.

    • Creative Kristi

      I think my issue with Martha Stewart’s comments is that SHE was no expert at first either (and I do not think she is now because she doesn’t create, or come up with anything herself, that I know of, any more) and she tried new things and shared them (albeit to a much smaller local audience) then continued trying new things. How is that different than any blogger out there? Not to mention when I look at her site all I see are fellow blogger’s projects from 2 years ago but remade to put on her site. Just a bad taste in my mouth.

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    • Mike Baldwin

      Just started listening to the show and I have the opposite problem of the people who think it’s too long.

      I would prefer longer podcasts on a more frequent basis…

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