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231: Killing Jobs

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In this episode we’re looking at jobs stuff. We discuss lemonade stand legal fees; why Buc-ee’s is our favorite gas station; what it means to be an employee with benefits; and why killing the job interview might be more important than you think. All this and more!

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#079: FTC & Amazon Crackdown on Reviews, Comments and More

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On this episode of the UnPodcast we discussed the FTC crackdown on the disclosure of material relationships. We also talked about Amazon’s new practice of disallowing reviews when they suspect the reviewer is friends with the author.

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#044: Fake Testimonials and Other Ethical Business Issues

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On this episode of the UnPodcast, we talked about the issue of people working for slave wages, and how you get what you pay for on sites such as Fiverr.

We also discussed ethical issues surrounding practices such as paying for testimonials without disclosing that they are paid for, and how because of fake reviews, you have to take all reviews — whether positive or negative — with a grain of salt.

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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. Continue reading

#005: Ethical Issues and the Importance of Disclosure

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On this episode of the UnPodcast, I go on a rant about morons who give unsolicited feedback based on what they don’t know, and then I balance it out with a feel good story.

Alison and I also talk about ethical issues related to a lack of disclosure on blogs, T.V. programs, social media and more.

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Mannequin Networking – Why Twitter Automation Is Bad

The best way I can explain Twitter to new folks is to say it’s like going to a networking event, but it runs 24/7 and you don’t have to leave home. It’s a great way to get to know new colleagues, clients and friends. Recently I’ve been having a lot of “debates” with other Twitter folk about automation. There are a bunch of different automation options using 3rd party sites, this post will focus on one strategy: sending absent tweets (tweeting something when you’re not actually around.) I’ve heard many reasons why people say you should do this:

1. It allows you to reach people in other time zones

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Saran Wrap Series – My Transparency on Twitter

Welcome to a new mini-blog series that revolve around transparency in your market/sales called “Saran Wrap Series”. Understand that Saran Wrap has nothing to do with this post, or me, I just saw it in the kitchen while writing and realized it’s transparent and it sounded catchy (see what I did there, I was transparent about the blog series title. I’m cool like dat)

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