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Phil Friedman

1 year ago

You're Invited to Join the Port Royal Group Forum (@Facebook)

WHERE THE CONVERSATION ABOUT YACHTS AND THE YACHTING INDUSTRY IS LIVELY, CANDID, AND 100% INSIDER... · The Port Royal Group for Yacht Builders, Buyers, and Owners has been operating on LinkedIn for nearly ten years. · Recently, we’ve undertaken a makeover of our group and, at the ...

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Phil Friedman

2 years ago

It’s Good To Be Back Testing and Reviewing Yachts for Major Magazines

GETTING OUT ON THE WATER IN YACHTS LIKE THE RIVIERA BELIZE 54 IS A TOUGH, GRUELING JOB... BUT SOMEONE HAS TO DO IT... · Returning to freelance writing for some of the major yachting magazines is something I've wanted to do for a while -- as testing and reviewing yachts is truly a ...

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Phil Friedman

2 years ago

He Said...He Said

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The New State Of The Union: Is the Cup Half-Empty or Half-Full?

WILL KICKING BUTT IN THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES BE A STEP FORWARD OR TWO STEPS BACK? · Preface:  After thirty-six installments, He Said He Said went off the grid for several months. It's fair to say that during that time, Jim Murray and I pondered whether to carry on with ...

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Phil Friedman

3 years ago

Has the Bee Lost Its Buzz?

GRUMPY AND GROUCHY TAKE A CRITICAL LOOK AT THE HONEY FACTORY... · Preface: · When Jim Murray and I first agreed to do this series, we never envisioned it would gain as much traction as it has, let alone be in its 36th installment some three years later. · But here we are. · We th ...

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Phil Friedman

3 years ago

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Golden Advice for Developing and Managing New-Build Yacht Projects

THE UPDATED AND EXPANDED SECOND EDITION OF THIS WELL-RECEIVED E-BOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE... · More than 6,000 copies of my eBook on yacht building have been distributed to date. And the strong response from readers, including noted industry professionals, motivated me to update and ...

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Phil Friedman

3 years ago

Five Ways to Improve Your Small-Business Profits... Now (Pt. I)

PRACTICAL STEPS FOR HIGHER GROSS PROFIT WITHOUT ADDED OVERHEADS... · Preface: · This is the first installment of a serialization of my upcoming eBook, · Small-Business Primer: Real -World · Tips for Starting and Running Your Own Small Business. · Subsequent installments will be ...

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Phil Friedman

3 years ago

Five Ways to Improve Profits... Now (Pt. ll)

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Five Ways to Improve Your Small-Business Profits... Now (Pt. II)

IMPROVE CAPTURE OF BILLABLE HOURS TO BOOST GROSS PROFIT WITHOUT ADDED OVERHEADS... · Preface: · This is the second installment of a serialization of my upcoming eBook, Small-Business Primer: · Real -World · Tips for Starting and Running Your Small Business. · Subsequent installm ...

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Phil Friedman

3 years ago

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Double Trouble Returns

THE DYNAMIC DUO OF DUMPING-ON-EVERYTHING IS BACK … EDGIER THAN EVER… ·   · PHIL: Well, Jimbo, it’s been a while since the last He Said He Said. About four months, to be exact. · For the most part, we’ve both been busy chasing paying work and trying, I think, to f ...

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Phil Friedman

3 years ago

Golden Advice for Successful Yacht Refits

HEADED TO THE YARD FOR A REFIT? AVOID THE SHOALS OF UNANTICIPATED COSTS ... · Avert grounding on the reef of emergent work ... · Okay, so you’ve had a pre-job inspection completed and all items covered under a firm-fixed-price work order. Which means you're all planned, budgeted, ...

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Phil Friedman

3 years ago

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Alaskan Yachts Redux - Updated

SEATTLE YACHTS' RE-INTRODUCTION OF THE LEGENDARY ALASKAN LINE OF TRAWLER-STYLE YACHTS CONTINUES TO ADVANCE... · Seattle Northwest Yachts’ acquisition and re-introduction of the Alaskan brand is based on our strong belief in the durability and resilience of market demand for sens ...

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Phil Friedman

3 years ago

Alaskan Returns

SEATTLE YACHTS BUYS ALASKAN BRAND, CONTRACTS WITH FORMER PALMER JOHNSON CEO, PHIL FRIEDMAN, TO DIRECT RE-INTRODUCTION OF LEGENDARY LINE... · Jupiter, Florida — March 5, 2018. Peter Whiting, the Managing Partner of Seattle Northwest Yachts, LLC, announced today that his firm has p ...

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Phil Friedman

3 years ago

Some Important Truths About Crypto-Currencies

MAKE NO MISTAKE: TRADING IN CRYPTO-CURRENCIES IS A ZERO-SUM GAME... · The number of cryptocurrencies available over the internet as of 7 · January · 2018 is over 1,384 and growing.[1] A new cryptocurrency can be created at any time.[2] · -- Wikipedia · I do not pretend to ...

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Phil Friedman

3 years ago

Let the Audience Decide

IF YOU'RE CONTINUING TO GET THE SAME RESULTS, CONSIDER DOING SOMETHING DIFFERENT FOR A CHANGE... · OpenWorldNorthAmerica.org is an open-source collaborative professional and small-business networking platform whose time has come.  · We are dedicated to re-creating social network ...

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Phil Friedman

3 years ago

Switching Tracks

RUNNING ON RAILS DOESN'T GET YOU ANYWHERE, WHEN THE TRACK DEADENDS... · If you are tired of having your professional and business networking efforts undermined by arbitrary algorithms over-riding your choices and those of your followers and connections, you should check out the i ...

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Phil Friedman

3 years ago

Shifting the Paradigm

IF YOU'RE NOT PAYING, THEN YOU'RE THE PRODUCT... ·   · Over the years, one of my long-term clients was Andrew J. McKelvey, founder, chairman, and principal shareholder of Monster.com.  And during more than a decade of one-on-one contact with McKelvey, I learned a lot from him, no ...

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Phil Friedman

3 years ago

Looking Back: Disaster in Anacortes

LOOKING BACK AT THIS PIECE I WROTE FOR PASSAGEMAKER MAGAZINE IN 2014, IT SEEMS THAT THE DARK CLOUD SEEN IN THIS PHOTO PRESAGED THE LAUNCH TO FOLLOW... · An in-depth look at the capsizing of the $10-million expedition yacht, Baden, in Anacortes, Washington, USA. · In this web ext ...

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Phil Friedman

3 years ago

The Road Chronicles

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THIS SERIES OF LITERARY SELF-INDULGENCES IS DUBBED "THE ROAD CHRONICLES" BECAUSE THEY USE BEING ON A ROAD AS A CENTRAL METAPHOR ... · The series title emerged organically in 2016 from the recesses of my psyche, I think upon reflection, in deference to Jack Kerouac's seminal work ...

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Phil Friedman

3 years ago

MARTIN COUNTY, FLORIDA SAYS MANAGED MOORING FIELDS ARE BENEFICIAL ...

"[By] the use of mooring facilities, boaters don’t unintentionally harm seagrass beds with their anchors, and due to the exceptional holding capacity of moorings, the vessels are well secured, protecting those vessels as well as shoreside infrastructure. · Martin County, Florida ...

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Phil Friedman

3 years ago

The Anthropomorphization of Ai

TODAY'S POPULAR DISCUSSIONS ABOUT ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND Ai ARE RIFE WITH SCIENCE FANTASY AND LACK ANY CREDIBLE PHILOSOPHY OF MIND... · "The widespread tendency, even within AI, to anthropomorphize machines makes it easier to convince us of their intelligence. How can any pu ...

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Phil Friedman

3 years ago

The PHIL FRIEDMAN Report

The PHIL FRIEDMAN Report

A RECAP OF RECENT ARTICLES WRITTEN AND PUBLISHED BY PHIL FRIEDMAN... · Thanks to Don Philpott☘️ whose post on automating content sharing led me to Paper Ii. · This easy-to-learn software from a firm based in Switzerland enables you to crawl the web for content from pre-selected s ...

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