How I Keep In Touch
Ian Lurie Feb 28 2007
Brian asked me how I keep in touch with family and friends. An interesting question – I spend lots of time on this blog talking about how to keep in touch with customers, but I spend vastly more time chatting, calling or writing to friends and family.
Here’s what I use:
- Face to face contact. Imagine! Here in Seattle I prefer to just say ‘hi’ in person if I can. I also fly to the east coast 5-6 times/year, down to Los Angeles periodically, and drive up to Vancouver, BC. My kids frequently come with me on business trips to NY and Washington, DC, where I have family.
- The telephone.
- Cards, notes and also little gifts from Amazon.com, etc..
- Flickr for photos.
Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent Inc. He's recorded training for Lynda.com, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Forbes.com and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, SIC and ad:Tech. Follow him on Twitter at portentint. He also just published a book about strategy for services businesses: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle. Read More