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I’ll Show You Mine if You Show Me Yours

genius.jpgI was flipping through some old photos last night. It didn’t take genius to realize that I seem to be turning into one of the older guys on the block.

One thought that arose was – people born after 1965 may not have a black and white photo from childhood. I found it kind of interesting to look at mine and thought I would throw one in befitting this crowd of serious business professionals.

john harperHere you see me in costume for my first big ad campaign.

Notice the cutting edge technology I am leaning on. I was into Web 2.0 before Al Gore discovered you can manipulate data to support any theory you want.

I’m not clowning around here, we see it all the time in the media, including blogs. Well, that’s nothing new.

cal-worthington.jpgDressed like this, I could be selling cars like my friend L. James Johnson, the BayAreaCarGuy or better yet Cal Worthington – for those of you who have been in the Bay Area for over 30 years and remember his wild commercials.

As I look back on this photo, I can see I had the makings of being a mega-agent as well as a genius early in life.

This Thanksgiving I am thankful that this photo was not leaked out before now.

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Writer for national real estate opinion column, focusing on the improvement of the real estate industry by educating peers about technology, real estate legislation, ethics, practices and brokerage with the end result being that consumers have a better experience.



  1. Karen Rempel

    November 25, 2007 at 5:30 pm

    John, I remember Cal Worthington! His ads even ran in Vancouver, BC.

    It is hard to see the slick talker you have become in the face of that obstinate boy! Though the technology affinity is apparent!

    Karen in Vancouver

  2. Doug Quance

    November 28, 2007 at 4:32 pm

    Hey! Cal Worthington and his dog, Spot!

    Old Cal had the biggest Ford dealership in Long Beach back in the 70’s.

    Hadn’t thought of him in a long time.

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