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Another great post from my colleagues.
The connected office means special privacy, security and scalability concerns to address. But when approached responsibly, the Internet of Things can greatly enhance your workplace.
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Some thoughts on why you should not be taking that small investment from people who really can't afford it and why early employees are the unsung heroes of startups.
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I want to know who the 142 assholes down-voting this video. Some miserable poor excuses for human beings.

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Great analysis by my colleague Zach Dunn on Internet of Things, crowdfunding, and challenges of hardware fragmentation in the IoT
Hardware fragmentation, crowdfunding, and an exercise in modern-day bridge building.
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What if your store could speak for itself? Interactive inventory and rooms. Some of the latest stuff my colleagues are working on.
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Some stuff we have been working on at One Mighty Roar
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How to Balance a Startup With Parenthood
One of the common startup myths is that single 20-somethings are the most successful entrepreneurs and that they are the demographic that starts the most companies. Zach and Sam may have started On...
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In case you need ideas what to do with your leftover turkey
Recipe for a comforting chicken pot pie with an Indian twist!
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How we at One Mighty Roar broke the agency model, learned some lessons, and built much more scalable product development company.
Lessons learned in building a company that creates for clients and products.
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My debut on our Build Internet blog with an article covering near and dear subject for my team
How we approach recruiting exceptional engineers who can build product, talk to clients, and present in public.
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Lithuanian transplant in Boston. I brew beer & race cars. I am a startup veteran and operations executive. I build/recruit teams, create and maintain sales, marketing, and operational systems. Vision logistics is my cup 'o tea.
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My name is Apolinaras Sinkevicius and I am a Lithuanian living in Boston. Some call me The Operations Guy and some call me Chief Business Hacker. I have been in rapidly growing startups trying to out-innovate competition and disrupt industries for close to 15 years. 7 CEOs and/or 12 founders, in 9 technology (SaaS and Enterprise Software), talent management, and professional services companies bring me on as a leader, mentor, and executive to:
  • solve toughest resource problems and hack through emerging business operations impediments
  • help build loyal teams of extremely smart and diverse people
  • deploy and continuously improve sales, marketing automation, customer support, and other operational systems
  • nurture culture of accountability and meritocracy
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I really had a bad streak with Herb Chambers sales people. I think Herb Chambers dealerships is general have very poor sales training. Every time I had to deal with them, it felt like back in the 90s before you could educate yourself via interwebs. In this case we were looking at new XC90, which BTW sales people think is hot... PT Cruiser was hot too, for about couple months. First I got connected to Amanda, who clearly dropped off the radar for couple days, so some rookie N. Paul takes over and that is where shit show really started. He had to be new to the business, because he may not be aware what Volvo is and what experience one is looking for buying it. He did like using words "it is our policy" a lot. Must have worked in Comcast call center before, because that is about the only place were saying that is still OK. In the end, I contacted several other dealerships, got numbers I wanted, but chose to go with BMW instead. Yes, experience with Herb Chamber BMW dealerships is no different. Except there sales people are really unprofessional and will try to guilt you and use choice language, if you choose to buy from someone else. For Volvo of Norwood folks, again, folks, XC90 is not a rare car. You got little bit of allocations for 1st run and you already think you are selling Porsche GT3RSR. It isn't. No, don't call or email me, I will not answer. No, I will not remove or edit this review.
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Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
Let me get the good stuff out of the way 1st: facilities are superb. Clean, nice waiting area, and children play area too. They do have good stock of cars, so you can try out different cars with different options to help you make up your mind. Eric, sales guy I dealt with, knows his brand, sells BMW well. No trash-talking about competitors. Then we came back another day to finish the deal. We got someone to watch out daughter, so we could go to the dealership and focus on getting this done. Moment we started talking price, there were lots of statements made how little margin they have (which is BS). They also came back with basically the lowest of low-ball offers on my trade-in. It wasn't even close to what market is for a clean car. This offer was made and approved by Fahad, who frankly belongs at KIA used lot and not BMW (I will tell you more later why). If Eric had to go about half a dozen times to get his approval, why was Fahad not in front of me explaining why I was just lowballed. It was stated to me that Fahad does not know Porsche I was trading in, etc. etc. etc. At that point my wife was starting to feel uncomfortable, so I frankly just tentatively got the deal to bearable level (after half hour of truly unpleasant experience) and got out of there. I got home and jumped on BMWCCA club forums to see if they are seeing same experience with all dealers. I very quickly discovered not only that Herb Chambers dealerships low-ball on trade-ins, but also have reputation being the worst deal in town. I went to another dealer, who is very active in the community, and saved $2500 for exactly same car out the door. No BS, no drama. When I told my sales guy I am taking my business somewhere else, he got heated and tried to put a guilt trip on me. That is when I decided to not even give them a chance to match. He later called an apologized. I do believe he genuinely felt bad and I accepted his apology. While Fahad called me several times, when I finally picked up, he really showed his colors. Anyone tell him that buck stops with him, that is why he is a manager? I had to tell him call was over and hang up on him. Real classy guy he is. Advice to dealership: find sales manager fit for BMW experience. Then retrain all your staff to sell like it is 2015 and recognize internet exists. We can check what cars are selling for, we can check the trade-in values. We are not there to rip you off, so don't try to rip us off. There is a dozen dealers within 50 miles. Represent BMW well, or someone else will get your business, as they did with me. NOTW: I updated this review to reflect additional events after the unpleasant initial experience. Instead of simple "hey we are sorry you had bad experience", they are just digging deeper. No, I am not going to remove this review. Truly hope that more customers, who had bad experience with Herb Chambers dealerships, speak up and management does something about it. BMW and other brands deserve to be represented better.
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Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
Very polite employees. Friendly with kids. Good quality food. Loved the variety of brunch buffet.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Dealt with 12 HVAC contractors trying to convert my house from oil to gas heat and get cooling done too. Had atrocious experience with all but Taylor & Murphy, hence why I picked them. Mark gets it. He educates you on what are the options, actually spends the time running calculations (most did not even bother) to make sure your equipment is just right, and is the 1st one to tell you what you shouldn't be replacing or wasting money on. Wish I found him 3 months earlier. Would have saved me a lot of new gray hair.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Overpriced. Overhyped. And probably only reason still in business, because there are enough people from Weston with more money than tastebuds not willing to drive another couple miles. Soft-serve for $5? You joking, right? Turkey paninis and burgers are absolute overpriced joke. There are certain "traditions" that need to go. Dairy Joy is one of them. Sell the land and put something of more value there. Maybe a cellphone tower, so there that dead spot on 117 goes away.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
Solid B+ for food. Consistent quality
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Reasonable prices. Great location. Cheaper than Shaws, but bit above Stop and Shop. Great prepared foods section. Nice employees.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago