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Joel M. Ungar, CPA is a lifelong resident of the Detroit area and a graduate of The University of Michigan. He is a principal with Silberstein Ungar, PLLC, a Top 15 auditor of SEC public reporting companies. Joel writes observations on different matters and especially on working with and using LinkedIn. He thinks he has a sense of humor.

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Aug
14
I can sniff out a cold call to my office in about 1.4 seconds. Because after I answer the phone, the response is always "Hey, how are you doing today." Not "Hi Joel, how are you?" They never say your name.
Aug
11
If you've read this blog before, you know I've had a variety of health issues. I still think that it isn't a coincidence that the initial symptoms of my having prostate cancer occurred less than a week after I was added to the Blogger Crew.
Aug
06
I've written previously on some of my strategies on dealing with the plethora of LinkedIn invitations I seem to get; trust me on this I'm too lazy today to provide links to previous articles.
Aug
06
Remember the Seinfeld episode “The Invitations”? It is most famous for George’s fiancee Susan dying from the poison glue on your wedding invitations. But there is a side plot where Kramer gets made at his bank.
Mar
20
Ask me "what is the worst part of busy season" and I'll tell you exactly what it is. My firm and my clients get the best part of me for 3 1/2 months solid.
Dec
13
My LinkedIn Today feed right now shows a Time magazine article called Ten Buzzwords To Take Off Your LinkedIn Profile Now.
Dec
13
Some LinkedIn users, unfortunately, are finding new ways to abuse the system. The latest instance of this, in the form of a connection invitation, was more like a cold call than anything else:
Dec
06
One of the "good things" about being in a LinkedIn group is that another group member can contact you directly.
Nov
11
On October 11, many people posted to Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter a Fast Company article called "5 Things To D
Nov
07
You know those LinkedIn connection invitations:

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