Photographs and Memories

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If we’re connected at all via social media (and let’s safely assume we are…otherwise how else might you have known about these blog posts in the first place), then you’re no doubt aware that I’ve been packing up my office here at Mike Schenker, Consulting and School of Witty Comebacks, in preparation for my office […]

Who Knows Where The Time Goes?

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Ideally, my Flashback Friday posts are written and posted with enough time for you, faithful reader, to enjoy them when you could otherwise be doing anything else more productive.  They get shared right before the weekend, which in a perfect world should ensure you the opportunity to take the required four minutes to read what […]

The Tradeshow Must Go On

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Earlier today I was doing some editing on an education program I’ve created.  Writing, editing, questioning my sanity…you know, a typical Tuesday.  The topic in question was how to properly work a trade show…either as an attendee or an exhibitor.  Then, when I was looking for an Identity Marketing column for this week’s Friday flashback […]

Does the End-User Justify the Means?

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Back in February of 2005, I wrote in Identity Marketing about an experience I had, working with an end-user.  I was a supplier at the time, and the end-user was someone with whom I had a personal relationship.  Although I have nothing to back up this statement (“People tell me…”), I believe that most suppliers […]

Operator (That’s Not the Way it Feels)

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Back in 2004, I did my own version of Undercover Boss (well…sort of) and came away from the experience with all new appreciation for the brave men and women out there who serve us without glory, fame, and sometimes even recognition.  That’s right; I spent two days as a Customer Service operator.  I listened in […]

You Don’t “Owe” Me (psst….yeah, you do)

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I do a lot of things in life for a variety of reasons.  Rarely is it in hopes of personally benefiting.  This is an exception to the rule.  This is a story from fifteen years ago, where I did have some expectations.  Yeah…I’ll flat out say it: the guilty party here did “owe” me.  You’ll […]