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I hired my friends and family, and I’d do it again

John, Paul, Kevin, Rachel and Dave

Not too long ago I searched Google for the phrase “don’t do business with friends.”

Back came 1.4 billion results littered with warnings and tales of woe.

Eager then to explore the other side of the coin, I deleted the word “don’t” to search for “do business with friends” and – as if pleading with me to reconsider – Google Suggest appended my query and served up results for “never do business with friends” instead.

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Really GoToMeeting? Really?!

Goliath employs shameful tactics to compete against an up-and-coming competitor

It’s not uncommon for companies to bid on search terms that include a competitor’s name or URL. But having your competitor’s name IN your ad so it looks like you’re going to their website? That’s downright dirty.

GoToMeeting puts up MeetingBurner Ad

My recent search for MeetingBurner (and Meeting Burner) turned up what appeared to be a very relevant ad.

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