Jim Murray Blog
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On Deepening Relationships On Social Media
2 min. reading time · 7 likes · 3 commentsBusiness
The Long & Short Of It : Short Stories by Me
3 min. reading time · 1 like · 2 commentsWriting
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The Slow Death Of Caveat Emptor
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Yadda Yadda Yadda And A Partridge in A Pear Tree: A Christmas Memory
(This was originally written in 2020) · We’re having the worst snowstorm of the season so far as I sit here and write these words. I’ve shovelled twice and will doubtless be shovelling more. According to The Weather Channel, this storm is called a Colorado Low. Not very creative ...
3 min. reading time · 4 likes · 4 commentsWriting
Yadda Yadda Yadda And A Partridge in A Pear Tree A Christmas Memory
4 min. reading time · 1 like · 2 commentsWriting
The Writer’s Life…A Couple Billion Keystrokes And Counting
I · can’t speak for all writers, because I’m only this one and that’s really all the opinion I am entitled to. · For the past 55 years, all I have ever really known myself to be is a writer. And one of the things I learned about myself as a writer, was that my mind gravitated to ...
4 min. reading time · 5 likes · 3 commentsWriting
The Idiot Class
(I wrote this post after the 2016 election and updated it after the 2020 election. Sad to say these people have not wised up since) · Since Donald Trump’s election to president, or perhaps a little before that, there was a class of Americans that nobody defined. · These were peo ...
2 min. reading time · 2 likes · 3 commentsPolitics
The Tale Of The Two Americas
Whenever I write anything about America I have to take into account that it is actually two countries, and these days it’s becoming more and more transparently obvious. · One America is made up of literate, intelligent, generous people who see America for the melting pot country ...
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How Powerful Is Your Mind?
Two years ago I returned home from a four month ordeal that included major spinal surgery, that took away my ability to balance due to a growth on my spine that started out as a simple e-coli infection that had a mind of its own. · When I got home, I was in a wheelchair, and assu ...
2 min. reading time · 10 likes · 23 commentsLife Lessons
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Branding Strategy For Authors : Part 3 In A Series
This is the third in a series on writing, which is something I have been doing professionally for more than 50 years. Hope you enjoy it and find the insights useful. · A couple weeks ago, I spent an hour chatting with my friend Barb Munshaw. Barb is a social media marketer, but o ...
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Branding Strategy For Authors: Part 2 In A Series
This is the second in a series on branding strategy for authors. But in actuality, it applies to virtually anyone out there working to develop their own business. Other posts in this series can be found at https://ca.bebee.com/bee/jim-murray/posts · ************ · Who Is Your Cus ...
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Branding Strategy For Authors: Part 1
(This is the first in a series on writing, · which is something I have been doing professionally for more than 50 years. Hope you enjoy it and find the insights useful) · A while ago, I had a prospect, an author, who shall remain nameless, contact me. This prospect was wondering ...
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Bell Canada & The Ninth Gate of Service Hell
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Key Tips For Creating Communication That Sells. (Part 12 In A Series)
This is 12th in a series of posts I have created to help people improve the quality of their communications. Other posts in this series can be accessed in my blog repository at · https://ca.bebee.com/bee/jim-murray/blog">https://ca.bebee.com/bee/jim-murray/blog">https://ca.bebee ...
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'Hang In There, Baby' And Other Bullshit
Every so often I come across something that just riles me up. Although admittedly I am pretty easy to rile and let’s face it there so much bullshit out there that if I wanted to I could stay completely agitated 24/7. · But what riles me the most in this vast and well charted wild ...
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A Second Chance To Make A First Impression? I Don’t Think So.
This is the 11th in my series on smart marketing for small businesses. You can find the other articles in this series on my beBee.com page at: https://ca.bebee.com/bee/jim-murray · Developing or retooling a small to medium sized business, as every business owner will tell you, is ...
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Why The US Democrats Can’t buy A Thrill
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The Truth, Or Absence Thereof
I’d like to say there was a time in my life when the truth was distinguishable from the lies. But I’m not sure there ever was. · When I was a kid in the1950s, I remember seeing newscasters like Walter Cronkite and Edward R Murrow, and I found it hard to believe they would be lyin ...
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How To Succeed In Business By Being Smart About It. (Part 10 In A Series)
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The Fine Art Of Fishing Where The Fish Are. (Part 9 In A Series)
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