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It’s the first break of the day at the Texas Auctioneers’ Association Convention and I’m watching attendees run for the coffee table abuzz about the latest session they’ve attended. It’s a great opportunity to observe and meet new people. What makes this especially interesting to me is the culture. Not just of the Texans, but [...]
From the great auction PR site AuctionPublicity.Com The firm, displaced after the storm, is back with a full slate of auctions for February thru April. (LYNBROOK, N.Y.) – Philip Weiss Auctions – down but definitely not out following Hurricane Sandy – has a full slate of auctions planned for the rest of winter and early [...]
From the Stonewall Argus and Teulon Times. Go there to see Photos. Frederick Bodnarus says that he is fortunate to be able to live out his dreams. Bodnarus started being an auctioneer when he was 21-years-old and in 2007 became the owner of his own mobile auctioneering company called Bodnarus Auctioneering. “From going to [...]
A Great article about the Storage Auction Industry from NBCNews.Com By Jonathan Berr, NBCNews contributor Think you can be the next Storage Warrior? You aren’t alone. Attendance at auctions of items in storage units whose owners have failed to pay their bills has soared thanks to the popularity of “Storage Wars,” “Auction Hunters” and shows like [...]
A Really great article from the Akron Beacon in Ohio Auctioneer Jack Kiko said he really started noticing it this spring. Bidders yelling, “Yuuup!” Someone telling a winner to “Go pay the lady.” The term “picker” dropped more frequently into conversations. The jargon is one way Kiko can tell his industry [...]
By Kim Bielenberg and Jim O’Brien in the Irish Independent Friday September 21 2012 IT IS the ultimate sign of our dramatic transformation from boom to bust. A Co Meath cattle farmer has bought back an 8.5-acre site from a developer for just €60,000 only seven years after selling it himself for close to €1.5m. [...]
Read More at the Irish Times. MICHAEL PARSONS AFTER THE doldrums of January, the spring auction season is gradually recommencing at salerooms around the country next week. In Co Cavan, auctioneer Victor Mee of Cloverhill Property & Antiques in Belturbet will sell some of the contents from a house on Shrewsbury Road, including a Portrait [...]
Great article and Video From Industry Leading Successful Farming and Agriculture.Com Murray Wise spent most of his day Monday trying to figure out how he’d handle it. “I was stunned when I saw this,” he says. The farm land broker and manager said it all started when he saw a copy of the sale bill [...]
Interesting article from DTN and The Progressive Farmer Put cash rent on the auction block and normal, rational farmers act like they’re buying a Picasso, not the rights to farm a piece of flood-prone or sandy soil for only two years. That was DTN’s Elizabeth Williams’ impression after attending a weekend cash rent auction in [...]
Great article from Nebraska TV Forget the lottery, instant millionaires are made in Nebraska’s fertile soil. While the nation recovers from the collapse of the housing market, farm land is about as sure a bet as there is. An auctioneer’s voice is the sound of prosperity in Nebraska, as farm land soars past $10,000 an acre. “It’s [...]
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A phone-hacking scheme involving British royals and reporters working for one of Rupert Murdoch's tabloid newspapers went far beyond what was previously disclosed and prosecuted. The British Prime Minister's current media adviser is accused of having encouraged the hacking.
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If it's September, it's football season — which also means it's time for millions of fantasy football drafts around the world to commence. Maximize your in-season points while dealing with the setbacks that are bound to occur by following our guide.
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The video site's ever-evolving terms of service drive an observer mad in this arty clip by Carlo Zanni. No charge for the <cite>1984</cite> references.
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This week’s big Apple announcement featured one big disappointment: Apple TV’s relative lack of, well, TV. Out of all of the hundreds of channels available on cable and satellite, only ABC and Fox agreed to offer their programs for rent on Apple TV. The fact that Steve Jobs is the largest single shareholder in, and on the board of, Disney — owner of ABC — perfectly illustrates this digital divide.
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Unlike infectious disease and information, behavior change spreads faster through online networks that have many close connections instead of many distant ties. Redundancy is key, as people are more likely to engage in a behavior if they see many others doing it.
"There has been a lot of theory about the difference between information and behavior spreading," said economic sociologist Damon Centola of MIT and author of the study published Sept. 3 in <em>Science</em>. "We've assumed that they are the same, but you can imagine that behavior is not really like that, that you need to be convinced."
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