23rd Annual Jimmy’s Old Car Picnic

October 16, 2011  |  Personal  |  1 Comment  |  Share
23rd Annual Jimmy’s Old Car Picnic

Today I went to Jimmy’s Annual Old Car Picnic in Golden Gate park. It is the largest and longest-running classic car show in San Francisco and includes cars, trucks, and motorcycles of all types. Apparently it all started in 1988 when classic car-loving friends got together in Golden Gate Park to celebrate Jimmy O’Keefe’s birthday. Read More

The CRM Twitter List You Should Follow!

October 4, 2011  |  CRM, Social  |  No Comments  |  Share
The CRM Twitter List You Should Follow!

With the increasing popularity of social sites such as twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn it’s easy to lose track who to follow or what to subscribe to! It used to be so easy; each morning simply open your Outlook RSS folder or Google Reader to get the latest info about (Microsoft Dynamics) CRM. So now what? Read More

Turn On Your Lights!

September 27, 2011  |  Personal  |  No Comments  |  Share
Turn On Your Lights!

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I am from The Netherlands, a country where we have more bicycles than citizens. We do pretty much everything you can imagine on our bike. From going to school as a little kid, doing groceries or dropping of your kids at their school. Read More

Are You Social? No, Really?

September 23, 2011  |  Social  |  No Comments  |  Share
Are You Social? No, Really?

This has been something that has been on my mind for quite a while. It is something that I almost immediatly noticed when moving to the States about 5 years ago and started having business meetings with partners and customers. To my knowledge it is not something that is just limited to the west coast. Read More

Hello World Redux!

September 20, 2011  |  Personal  |  4 Comments  |  Share
Hello World Redux!

After countless months, even years, I’ve decided to revisit my blog. Those of you that have been around in the CRM world may remember this URL as the home of the “CRMfreak”. I never intended to just disappear from the blogosphere, but I did. I blame myself and twitter for that! 140 characters was just that much easier, and cooler, to share new things, thoughts and ideas with the (CRM) world.

I’ve been itching to blog again for awhile. I’m not entirely sure why that is, or what may have caused that. One thing you now do need to expect is that future posts will be a bit more varied than CRM.

A couple things I need to figure out:

  1. Who actually reads my blog? Do I have an audience besides CRM freaks?
  2. How personal should I be?  I’m fairly open in 140 characters on Twitter or in 420 on facebook.
  3. What topics should and shouldn’t I blog about?
  4. Am I able to commit to post regular? Can or should I write a post per week?

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