Ramble On Ron

Diamonds, Music and other Facets of Life

The Grateful Dead Created Social Networking

Way before the internet, facebook, twitter, blogs, and the idea of “sharing content” across your network , The Grateful Dead were sharing their music with fans across the world through tapes, not computers. They were one of the first bands to allow and actually encourage taping of their live shows. How often did you go [...]

How Many Hats Can You Wear?

I’ve been doing a lot of things lately business wise. Blogging, speaking, facebooking, tweeting, event planning, marketing, consulting and who knows what else. But the more I think about these things, it becomes very clear as to what I should do. I should be doing what I do best, and it’s crystal clear what that [...]

Rite Of Passage: Bad Yelp Review

About a month ago, I wrote a blog post titled “Looking At Diamonds…And Myself” after an interesting customer experience. That experience, along with my reaction to this guy, landed me a negative Yelp review – click here to check it out. I even ran across Inc Magazine’s article “You’ve Been Yelped” shortly after, which describes [...]

Foursquare or Stalkersquare?

Being in the social space is often pretty weird. The king of social networks, Facebook, has made it easy to check out everyone’s family pics, personal interests and hobbies, and everything else that you want to know (or not know) about someone. Often these people aren’t really “friends” but acquaintances at best. After all, do [...]