The Lost Art Of Integrity… Is Character More Important Today?

Every once in a while I get together and have a coffee with my mentor. His name is Al. We sit down and I usually get to ask him a lot of questions and I try to learn from his experiences and knowledge and try to get my mindset right. One of the thoughts that…

What Does Beer and Social Media Have In Common?

Let me ask you a question. What does beer and social media have in common? The answer to that question is you rent them both, and when combined can be very dangerous. What I mean by renting beer is you don’t necessarily own it. I’ll let you figure that one out, but as far as social…

NO… A Social Media Post Can’t You Make Money… and Here’s WHY!

Today I want to talk about social media. One of the questions I get all the time is, how do I post to make money? My answer today is, no, a social media post will not make you money, and here’s why. What I’ve Learned In Over 14 Years… What I want to cover is…

Should You Be Using LinkedIn For Your Business And Why?

So, I have a question for you. Are you using LinkedIn for your business? If not, why not? Well, who’s on LinkedIn? I guess that’s the big question that everybody wants to know, and really, if you’re doing business with other businesses, so, you’re doing what we consider to be B2B networking, then LinkedIn is…

Should You Join Facebook Anonymous? “I Am Addicted To Facebook!”

Facebook Anonymous So I just got back from my weekly Facebook Anonymous meeting. It’s kind of like AA for people on Facebook. You stand up and you say, “Hi, my name is Brian Basilico and I’m addicted to Facebook.” I’m just kidding. But I really think we need to start a group like that. When…

What I Have Learned Over The Last 3 Years And 300 Podcasts

I just published Episode 300 of the BACON podcast. It all started November 1, 2014, so in less than 30 days from now, it’s going to be three years old. It’s been a long and crazy trip, but it’s been fantastic. I’ve loved every single minute of it and I’m looking forward to what’s going…

Why Did Social Media Become So Anti-Social? STOP IT!

I want to start off with a story. I’ve been a musician pretty much all my life. As a matter of fact, at 10 years old, I started taking guitar lessons from a colonel at West Point Military Academy. We lived very close. My dad worked at the hotel there, which was on the base.…

How Do You Efficiently and Effectively Measure Success?

What IS Success? I just got back from Denver. I was speaking at a conference that I was invited to. On the plane ride back, I started thinking, “Okay, now, was this a successful trip?” Then I really started thinking. “But how do you measure success?” Success is an ever-changing thing. It’s an ebb and…