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Future-Proof: Navigate Threats, Seize Opportunities at ICNY 2018 | Jan 22-26 at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square, New York

We are in an age of transparency -- of that there is no doubt. There are some who claim that what they do in their private lives has nothing to do with business. Maybe what we do in private doesn't have anything to do with our businesses, but it becomes public when it is tweeted about, blogged about, shared on Facebook and when the photos are published on the Internet. Prospective employers -- in my case, buyers and sellers -- see it all out there in a nice transparent way when they use Google to get information about me. Last year I took some heat for an article I wrote about how I avoid drinking at some of the after-hour parties at real estate conferences because I don't like being photographed holding a drink. It isn't so much the photograph but the fact that they all end up on the Internet. Yes, my clients know that I am a grown-up and I don't have any clients that have any kind of aversion to a Realtor who drinks socially, but what tends to happen is there will be 2...