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The Best Bagels Baked on a Big Green Egg

by Mike Beek on February 19, 2016

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Special November Give-away From a Special Person

by Mike Beek on November 1, 2014

I’ve been a member of this Internet marketing group for a few years and I can, with all honesty, say that it’s the best out there. Real down-to-earth folks just like you and me. No hype or bravado. Just people who want to succeed in their on-line business and who are motivated to help each other so that we all learn how to get to the next level.

The leader of the pack is David Perdew. David had an impressive background before delving  into the world of Internet Marketing. He is the real deal when it comes to bringing experts to the table to help all of us who want to make a living by taking advantage of the power of Internet marketing.

Right now, during the month of November, David is ‘retiring’ a lot of the content he has made available to those of us who are members of his community, NAMS (Novice to Advance Marketing System). He is giving away (yes, free of any charge) today only, Saturday, a bundle that includes 240 PLR (private label rights) articles in 24 niches with 8 Adsense-ready sites, 6 graphic packs and 4 turnkey sites with products.

You can learn more at mikebeek.com/4hci

Let me know if you have any questions.



re: Microsoft Abandons ‘Stack Ranking’ of Employees

November 13, 2013

I just read an article in today’s Wall Street Journal that reflects what I think about employee reviews that use the ‘stack ranking’ or ‘forced ranking’ system. In case you don’t know what that is, let me quickly describe it to you. It’s a model that instructs managers to rate their employees’ performance so that […]

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NAMS10 Video

August 14, 2013

Last week I attended a conference in Atlanta for internet marketers. It was the 2nd time I have attended this conference and I’ve got to say that it’s one of the best, if not the best for learning from really smart, successful people. The name of the organization is NAMS, Niche Affiliate Marketing System headed […]

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Glenn Livingston – Make Them Buy

May 1, 2012

I’ve been following Glenn’s sage advice since 2009 when I joined his Hyper Responsive Marketing program. He is the only person I have run into in the marketing world, along with is brilliant wife, Sharon, who drill down to the psychology behind everything they teach. Glenn has a wealth of real-world experience providing marketing advice […]

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Why Canned Phrases are Dangerous

April 23, 2012

From a book by Amy DelPo The Performance Appraisal Handbook If you find writing performance evaluations overwhelming, you are not alone. There is something about having to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) to memorialize one’s thoughts about an employee that fills managers with dread—and fear. Perhaps it is because writing an evaluation […]

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Disappointing Visit to Pepe’s Pizzaria

July 17, 2011

I finally made it back to Frank Pepe’s Pizzeria in New Haven CT last week…it’s been at least 10 years since I’d been there. Got to tell you I was disappointed 🙁 Crust was super crisp but had zero flavor. Pepperoni and mushroom pie toppings were very good (although they use button mushrooms and I […]

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Head Shaving Tips

October 8, 2010

A few years back, I decided to shave my balding head. After a bit of research, I found the perfect razor—the Head Blade (www.headblade.com).  It’s different than using a regular razor because instead of pulling the razor towards your hand, you push it away from your hand. And, your hand is close to your scalp […]

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Should Numbers be Visible on Employee Appraisal Forms?

June 7, 2010

On employee appraisal forms, 1 ) should you see the weightings of each performance measure, and 2) should you see the numbers 1-5 on the rating scale or just the description of each level on the scale?

Fill out a questionnaire to express your opinion.

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Succession Planning

April 16, 2010

Effective succession planning requires a mixture of past performance and fit with the job. As we know, just relying on past performance can lead to unpleasant results. The ‘Peter Principal’ is one result–promoting a person to their level of incompetence. But, more likely they just don’t have what it takes to succeed in that position […]

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