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Newtonian Physics and Balancing a Motorcycle

When it comes to motorized vehicles, my brother has a sixth sense for matching people with rides.  He can ask five questions and tell you the three cars that will most satisfy you in any price range. With another five he can nail it and spare you the test driving! …

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April Road Books

On my business blog I feature a monthly column called “Book Lust” which highlights books on nonfiction topics like global development, finance, communications and current events. This travel blog will feature books about the regions I’ll travel this summer along with those on  motorcycles, women in mid-life with a dose …

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C’mon, Caribou!

I’m putting social media to all kinds of use on the pre-trip.  Let me tell you about Facebook’s power: in one evening’s search I found a group of women motorcyclists from Canada and the US who are riding to a central(ish) meeting point in Cheyenne, WY in support of the …

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April Book Lust: Special Travel Edition

[note] Regular readers know I’m planning a major road trip this summer across 20 American states. This month’s Book Lust features American travel-related books on the regions I’ll be passing through and a special contribution by the inimitable Paul Denlinger on a place I hope to one day visit: China. …

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Where To?

Here’s my route. Details are sketchy, but I know I’m leaving Charlotte, NC on 6/26 and passing through Cheyenne, WY on 7/8-9 with the Conga III ride to benefit breast cancer research. I‘ll be in Bend, OR with my co-author for the High Desert Trader’s Conference 7/18-22. Please weigh in …

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Presentation Note Taking

This morning I co-presented a workshop on social media for real estate agents with Andy Ciordia and Beth Griffiths.  The Broker In Charge asked us to provide the presentation in advance so that she could print it out for everyone to  take notes on. This is what people ask you …

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What, I’m Part of a Trend?

This thorough piece on women motorcycle riders is terrific!  Seems may women “of a certain age” are jumping on bikes; 23% of all bikes are sold to the XY set. Tattoos optional! Watch CBS News Videos Online

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Inquiring Minds Keep Asking

A cross-country motorcycle trip? Have you ever driven a motorcycle before? No. Last year my dad and brother toured the national parks out west and the bug bit me every time a video of their trip hit my email. I knew I would want to do it some day and …

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Gotta Watchit

PBS is airing a great series called Mind Over Money. In the aftermath of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, NOVA presents “Mind Over Money”—an entertaining and penetrating exploration of why mainstream economists failed to predict the crash of 2008 and why we so often make irrational financial …

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Strategy First, SPAM-Avoidance Second

WOW, it feels good when a stranger calls from two time zones away and says “Thanks to you I know everything I’ve been doing wrong.” Disgusted by his email campaigns’ lousy open rate, he turned to Google. My blog posts kept turning up in his searches, where he learned that …

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