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Austin’s 2009 Kick Ass Award Winners

the-kick-ass-awardHow about this for a surprise birthday party idea? On your birthday, ask all your friends over and then give out awards to the ones you think really “kicked ass” in the last year! So it’s the guests that get surprised, not the birthday boy or girl. Well, that’s exactly what my friend Spike Gillespie started doing about a decade ago and now it’s an Austin tradition called the “Kick Ass Awards“.

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I got a gold star from Jason Alba!

Jason Alba's tweetLast year I started following Jason Alba on twitter. We tweeted back and forth a couple times and sometime later, I asked for him for a consultation. I always go for quality when I can afford it. I was about to give my first Linkedin consultation in a few days and thought it would be smart to get one myself before giving one. He is a networking master after all. Jason wrote the book “I’m on Linkedin, Now What?“, “I’m on Facebook, Now What?“, and is the founder of, a powerful online tool that lets you really manage your career.

Jason and I spoke on the phone a little over an hour and he gave me some excellent feedback. Continue reading I got a gold star from Jason Alba!