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Bill Bean
Works at Deep Ripples
Attended Western Kentucky University
Lives in Indianapolis, IN
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  • Deep Ripples
    Director of Funkiness Regulation, 2011 - present
  • Big Help Consulting
    Chief Helper, 2009 - present
  • U.S. Army
    02November, 1987 - 1990
    Piano player for the 74th Army Band at Ft. Benjamin Harrison.
  • Nels Ackerson for Congress
  • Starbucks
    Barista
  • Eagle Church
    Pastor, 1992 - 2000
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Indianapolis, IN
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Bowling Green, KY - Virginia Beach, VA - Nashville, TN - Morgantown, KY
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Introduction
Strategic thinking, leadership, and problem solving are strong suits.  Working with a team or alongside another leader to take an organization to the next level is where I work best.  Being the solo super entrepreneur has never appealed to me.

Throughout my career the main thing has been relationship building.  I like taking care of people whether they're a customer, a client, or a teammate.  I love finding ways to be truly helpful.

Public speaking, small group instruction, event planning, writing, and customer service are all areas I have extensive experience with as a result of my unique background.  Being a quick learner and reader allows me to take on new challenges effectively.

Currently, I am applying my skills and experience to help businesses leverage their online marketing and overall web presence.  There is so much available to small business owners at such low cost.  Most often they are simply too busy to educate themselves.  They need someone with wisdom and some basic business sense, that they can trust, to help them get started.  This new work has been very satisfying. It has allowed me a way to be truly helpful and work at becoming that trusted advisor.

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Former pastor, Army musician, and barista turned internet marketing consultant. Operating out of Indianapolis. I'm just a Bill.

Grew up in southern Kentucky.  After a couple of years in college (Western Kentucky University) I married and joined the Army.  I spent three years as a piano player in the Army Band.  Following that I spent more than 15 years as a pastor and church musician.  Additionally, I've worked for McDonalds and Starbucks, sold pianos and keyboards, managed a baseball card shop, worked as a buyer in a bookstore, started my own book selling business, and worked on a political campaign.

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The two most awesome daughters in the world.
Education
  • Western Kentucky University
  • U.S. Army School of Music
    1988
  • Butler County High School
    Music
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My daughter (+Emily Bean ) has started her new position with +MEJDI tours . It's a really interesting concept for tours meant to encourage peacemaking. Of course, I am a dad, and Jerusalem is a long way from Indianapolis.
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Looks like the +Screaming Frog SEO Spider tool has some huge new features. Well done.
 
Announcing @screamingfrog SEO Spider 4.0 - http://www.screamingfrog.co.uk/seo-spider-4-0/ . Google Analytics integration, custom extraction & more!
Version 4.0 of the Screaming Frog SEO Spider crawler now includes Google Analytics integration, custom extraction (scraping) and much more!
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Bare Hands Brewering in Granger, Indiana.
#indianabeer  
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18th Street Brewery in Gary, Indiana
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Because my stack of books to read isn't high enough. 
h/t +Aaron Orendorff 
I love Top 10 Lists ... and so does everybody else. In fact, after analyzing 100 million articles for traffic, shares, and conversions, Noah Kagan calls 10 the “magic number.” The only thing I love more than Top 10 Lists are books.  That’s why over the last week I’ve reached out to the best of the best online copywriters with a simple question: What’s your all-time, top-favorite copywriting book … and your all-time, top-favorite...
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I think we can learn from this.
Two siblings struggle to preserve their relationship, even as they find themselves on opposite sides of the debate.
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9 Habits To Stop Now - Tim Ferris' NOT TO DO List

From 2007, but still relevant and, possibly, life changing. The list affirms and challenges my own choices. (Be interesting to know if he ever updated this.)

TL;DR (actually, do read the original post, it's not long)

1. Do not answer calls from unrecognized phone numbers

2. Do not e-mail first thing in the morning or last thing at night

3. Do not agree to meetings or calls with no clear agenda or end time

4. Do not let people ramble

5. Do not check e-mail constantly — “batch” and check at set times only

6. Do not over-communicate with low-profit, high-maintenance customers

7. Do not work more to fix overwhelm — prioritize

8. Do not carry a cellphone or Crackberry 24/7

9. Do not expect work to fill a void that non-work relationships and activities should

#gtd   #productivity  
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I should have thought of this one.
 
Indianapolis Museum of Art LOVE sculpture is in the running for BEST proposal spot... IN THE WORLD by USA TODAY!

Join us in showing some Hoosier pride and supporting the IMA in this contest. Visit the link to vote.

And be sure to follow  +Indianapolis Museum of Art 
#IMALove #LoveIndy #Indianapolis
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#lovewins  

Silly hashtag/slogan with regards to the Marriage Equality decision. 

The Government has nothing to do with love. I don't think we need Government defining marriage (other than as a contract) let alone love.

If the Government is going to make law based on love, whose definition of love is going to be used? 

Let's just stick with Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

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It will be interesting to see how this ruling is ultimately accepted by the population a generation from now. I suspect that much will depend on the graciousness of the winners. If toleration in the classical sense is all that is expected then all will probably be well, but if insistence on supplantation of belief systems is the goal then probably not. Recent events do not portend well for the first option.
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+Black Acre Brewing Co. ... might be my favorite Indiana craft beer brewery.

http://blackacrebrewing.com/home/
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Wow! Great article. I couldn't agree more, and I need to work harder at this.

"In my experience, most people don’t schedule their work. They schedule the interruptions that prevent their work from happening."

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Meetings may be toxic, but calendars are the superfund sites that allow that toxicity to thrive. All calendars suck. And…
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"...because I’d rather live in a society where we err on the side of too much forgiveness than not enough."

Amen.
Would you rather live in Robert Downey Jr.’s world of ‘do unto others,’ or The New Yorker’s, where any weakness is an excuse to write people off forever?
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Kyle was great! Friendly, professional and helpful the whole time. I'll call them the next time too.
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reviewed 8 months ago
These guys did great work restoring cedar trunk. My wife couldn't be happier and is so glad to have her grandmother's trunk back to the way she remembered it as a child.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
It's a cute little place. Was hoping to sit in their "outside" area, but the weather didn't cooperate. Probably a decent place to be a regular, if you live in the area or like the Steelers. Food and service was "meh" Not much of a tap selection. TV's were big & plentiful, so not a bad place to meet the gang for a game. Doubtful we'll go back with so many other options.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Many thanks to Big John and Isaiah. These guys were great! Showed up on time and took extra care with my stuff (military guys know how to pay attention to details). I will have no hesitation recommending to friends & family.
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Chef Dan's catered our outdoor wedding party. It was perfect! Allison was very easy to work with putting together the menu and logistics. Price was reasonable. Food was great. Everyone at the event had nothing but good things to say. I would use them again, and am looking forward to getting a chicken sandwich next time I see the truck.
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reviewed a year ago
Spent a few hours hanging out here with my wife. We were really glad we found this place, just off the main drag in Nashville. Food was fantastic! Fried morel mushrooms (picked locally) were amazing. Hopefully, they'll be on the menu when you visit. Our service was good. Live music the night we were there was an acoustic jazz trio (not bad). Crowd was older. Not likely to get rowdy as they only serve beer and wine, selections of both are good. Highly recommend!
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This was the 4th or 5th time I've used them, from oil changes to brake work. They haven't been perfect, but who is? It's been very convenient having a mechanic come to me rather than waiting at a shop or the whole drop-off scenario. I'm happy with the work they've done and I trust John. I'll use them again.
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