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Joe's Link: Missing out on Technology revolution could seriously change your life

Posted by Joe Moline on Nov 3, 2017 8:33:44 AM

I admit I am not someone who was not always on the cutting edge of technology.  It’s not that I don’t love technology and appreciate the many improvements it has made to my quality of life.  It’s just that I am not an early adapter type. I need to fully understand how and why each technology product is going to improve my life before I invest any of my own time or money.

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Joe's Links: Getting to know you're scammer and brews and bytes

Posted by Joe Moline on Oct 13, 2017 7:38:47 AM

I remember growing up and the old rotary phone ringing during dinner time and we’d frustratingly find out that it was telemarketers.  This was before caller ID or the ability to just silence the ringers.  We as kids were advised to try and determine if it was someone our parents actually knew, and then if not, to lie and say they weren’t home.  Wait, then the kidnappers would think we were home alone. We had to tell a better lie... For years telemarketers thought my parents took really long nightly showers.

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Joe's Links: Fantasy Football in the office and legal sports gambling

Posted by Joe Moline on Sep 8, 2017 9:15:44 AM

And just like that summer is over, kids are back in school and football takes over our living rooms for the next four months. And for many offices fantasy football takes over the water cooler conversation.  We have an office fantasy football league which is good for team building or smack talking, depending on the day.  My one piece of advice for anyone out there who runs a fantasy football team: Nobody wants to hear how your bench player put up 30 points or an overturned call cost you the big “game.” 

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Joe's Links: Appreciation of great customer service and value added sales people

Posted by Joe Moline on Sep 1, 2017 8:19:32 AM

The internet is cram packed full of people complaining about their customer experiences, but I wanted to take a moment to share a story about an excellent customer service experience I encounter every time I visit.  This past week I got my oil changed and new tires put on my vehicle at my favorite place Youngtedt’s in Maple Grove.   

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Joe's Links: Corporate golf and the perfect scramble team

Posted by Joe Moline on Aug 25, 2017 3:45:05 PM

Easily one of my favorite days of work each year is our annual customer appreciation event, which we hold at Rush Creek Golf Club.  For 11 years now we have used this as an opportunity to thank our loyal customers.  A customer appreciation golf event allows us to spend more than the usual time with our clients while enjoying fun day at an outstanding venue like Rush Creek.  We receive fantastic feedback from our clients and they look forward to the event each year.

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Floyd Mayweather, Peanut Allergy and Solar Eclipse

Posted by Joe Moline on Aug 18, 2017 8:19:35 AM

We are about to see something that we have not and will not see again in our lifetime.  Well, maybe you can say that about a lot of things that are going on lately in the news, but I am referring to the solar eclipse.  Here is an article on what you need to know.  Most interestingly is that “the tiny of town of Carbondale, Illinois, will be treated to the longest eclipse duration - about two minutes and 41 seconds of total darkness.”

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Joe's Breakfast Links Pt. 25

Posted by Joe Moline on Aug 4, 2017 10:44:52 AM

I am a coach for my son's hockey team and at practice this week he skated up to me and said a player from a different team which we share the ice with threw snow in his face. He wanted either advice on how to deal with it or he wanted me to deal with it. I really didn't do either. I just asked him how he dealt with it. 

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Joe's Breakfast Links Pt. 24

Posted by Joe Moline on Jul 28, 2017 10:16:49 AM

I was on a vacation this past week when in just a few seconds my four-year-old daughter gave me some of the best advice I am sure any parent has ever received.  We were at a water park and she was trying to get across the pool using the monkey-bar like rope and the floating plastic rocks.  She was not tall enough to reach the rope in most areas of the course so she was going to need my help unless she just jumped from rock to rock.  She was struggling to reach the rope and the rock was sliding out from under her so I grabbed her and assisted her and she yelled, “Dad, I got this.”  Then she yelled that she needed my help, but then again followed up that she didn’t want my help.  I just couldn’t seem to do it right.

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Topics: Management

Joe's Breakfast Links pt. 23

Posted by Joe Moline on Jul 21, 2017 8:09:07 AM

I had lunch this week with an old friend and after we exchanged pleasantries and caught up on each other’s families we spent most of the time discussing each other’s jobs.  This individual had recently changed positions and is more enthusiastic about his new job and new company than I have ever heard him before.  He was someone who always had a positive attitude about his previous position and employer, but there was a different type of spark inside him and it was good to see.

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Topics: Insider

Joe's Breakfast Links pt. 21

Posted by Joe Moline on Jul 7, 2017 9:36:41 AM

Happy Friday everyone. It’s Friday and that is a fact. But the happy part is a little more elusive if you read the headlines of your favorite newspaper or scroll through your social media feed. Don’t worry. I’ve got you covered with some positive news to send you into this wonderful weekend.

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