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In View Of Airbnb Disaster In Canada…

In Business, Dexter, Uber on May 2, 2015 at 6:11 pm


Perhaps you’ve seen the reports. A young couple renting out their newer single family house for the first time in Calgary rushes back to home last Monday (with police) to find an absolute disaster. A total loss that includes furniture and clothes. It’s international news at this point.
While we certainly can’t prevent everything negative from happening as Airbnb hosts, here’s what I try to do with advance planning:
Verifications. I have the highest setting available on website. If a potential guest can’t fill out an entire profile, he/she won’t be staying in any of my homes.
Communication. Always review the tone, details and overall sense of what messaging is REALLY saying. Tell Tale signs of a problem guest include unusual or out of ordinary questions during inquiry phase.
Repetitive Information. What this means is simple – as people are getting worse at paying attention these days, the most important points regarding my listings are repeated throughout the page. In one case, I say it four times. This way there is absolutely no argument when a guest arrives without a house manual 5 hours before check-in (and many other things that happen!).
Instant Book Limitation. Only guests with positive reviews can utilize that feature.
Have a great month, everyone. Season is almost over!


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In Business on April 30, 2015 at 6:29 pm

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Chef Michael Shikany’s new restaurant opening soon!

In Business on February 13, 2014 at 6:09 pm

Congrats Chef!

The Daily Wood

Article and Photos by Ashley Pineiro

Shikany Restaurant opening soon!


The neighborhood is very excited to welcome Chef Michael Shikany’s new restaurant to Wynwood. Located at 251 NW 25th st. He has been preparing for the opening since last year, and was supposed to be open in November 2013, but he was waiting on permits from the city, so the anticipation has been building.


The restaurant will serve all types of food and will have a rotating menu, with all the freshest foods from that quarter. The Shikany restaurant will continue the trend of upscale interiors for the neighborhood, such as Joeys, Cafeina, and R House. There are hanging chandeliers on the inside and there will be a smaller more exclusive lounge outside in the back.

Shikany’s passion for cooking came from growing up cooking with his grandfather, and he continued his passion and went to cooking school, after working…

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Terry Hastings At Shimko/Woodman Gallery

In Business on February 8, 2014 at 3:30 am

Terry Hasting’s show. Woodman/Shimko Gallery. #PalmSprings

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Now Working With Jennifer Newberry! #1938Media

In Business on February 8, 2014 at 12:47 am

Producing new show – Music Matters With Jennifer Newberry

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30 Days of Tech

In Business on November 16, 2013 at 7:51 pm

My good friend Hector Linares (Microsoft) just started his cool new Blog.

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Hello everyone! Hector Linares from Microsoft reaching out to all from my new WordPress blog and my first post. Expect my initial posts to be focused on System Center Virtual Machine Manager but I will expand overtime. Inspired by 30 Challenges for 30 Days, I am committing to 30 blog posts about VMM for the next 30 days. Hopefully others on the System Center team will pick up on this and do this same 🙂 For all those that do not know me. I am originally from NYC. Born and raised in Brooklyn. I studied mathematics at Boston University and started working on Wall Street right after. After a 5 year stint in Wall Street IT, I moved to Seattle and joined Microsoft. I still work on the Virtual Machine Manager team. I also had the privilege of publishing my first book –  Mastering Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2. Thanks…

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A coming-out party for business failures

In Business on October 21, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Phenomenal idea. for every success story there are hundreds of failures we all can learn from.