Just Thought This Article Was Funny


BAGHDAD – The director of an Iraqi orphanage says a sculpture honoring an Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at former President George W. Bush has been removed.

Fatin al-Nassiri says Iraqi police
told her the statue had to be removed from the orphanage in Tikrit
because government property should not be used for something with a
political bias.

She says the sofa-sized statue of a shoe was taken down on Saturday after being unveiled on Thursday. Continue reading Just Thought This Article Was Funny

Wall Street Journal Article

This article by the Wall Street Journal has prompted a good deal of thought for me, especially in relation to my future, and how I want to position Mark Montoya, Inc.

Shortly after this article was published I received a call from Lisa Cabot, who want to do a similar story/feature for the local ABC affiliate in San Francisco. After trading some voicemails, I got her on the phone and we chatted about Online Personal Branding and how it applies to jobs and careers. Continue reading Wall Street Journal Article

The Troubled Real Estate Profession and What it Says About Online Personal Branding

The Troubled Real Estate Profession and What it Says About Online Personal Branding
Learn from other industries.

A recent article about the troubled Real Estate Profession bring to mind some of my previous experiences with the Real Estate and Financial Services. It seems that these two professions for years where many people who were unemployed or were people in career transition would make an attempt. Not a knock on the profession. More just an observation based on my experience.

I dealt with tons on newcomers to the business who were attempting everything and anything in order to get clients. I’m sure you have seen some of the gimmicks and chatzkies that would inevitably end up in your mailbox or on your fridge… from the flyswatters, to the magnets to the paper dispensers- the ubiquity of the industry and the professionals who worked it was apparent to anyone with a pulse. Continue reading The Troubled Real Estate Profession and What it Says About Online Personal Branding

Always wanted to be an agent

I liked this article:

Agent of change for women

29-year-old Stanford grad helps athletes reach beyond the court. Especially the part regarding goodwill, which is one of the hallmarks of a good brand. That she works with a specific and well crafted target audience will help her to gain recognition as a specialist; which is key for a great brand.
Continue reading Always wanted to be an agent