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Social Media IS NOT Sociable
A humor-filled comparison of growing up in the ’50s and ’60s versus how the C Generation has been influenced by electronic gadgets, Social Media IS NOT Sociable also seriously explores the critical social skills needed in order to succeed in business and in life.
Hi, I’m Allen Wayne Maag. I go by Al, Big Al, Captain Al, and my sister-in-law Teri calls me Chief. I grew up in Chicago and experienced the ‘50s, ‘60s and early ‘70s with a group of kids, many of whom are still my friends today. I strongly believe that most of them, who became very successful business owners and executives, teachers and police officers, achieved their success largely as a result of the social skills they learned just by hanging out together and playing sports.
I’ve asked them about this theory over the years, and they agree that is one of the reasons for their success. In addition, we believe young people are getting too comfortable staying home and interacting via games, texting, Facebook, Twitter or
Social media is all the rage now. But is it really social? I don’t mean in the sense of staying in touch or being nice or courteous to people, I mean sociable.
In this book I’ll share some of my social experiences growing up during the first decades of rock and roll. And I’ll describe how, in my youth, my livelihood started to take shape. I have had a unique career working for tech manufacturers, distributors, and media/publishing companies, as well as owning a communications agency. Little did I know many of my co-workers would still be my best friend’s decades later.