During his last State of the Union address, US President Barack Obama briefly touched on the idea of the US Federal Government funding a program for a Brain Activity Map (BAM). Basically, signals sent by every brain cell would be recorded so we can better understand the circuitry of human thoughts, feelings and emotions. (1) The implications of successfully completing a project like this are enormous - from advances in everything from medicine to…
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Presently the buzz on social media is all about owning and creating content and then using this to become a thought leader to create and secure a strong brand. Then you utilize the brand to build influence, and the influence to drive profits through increased sales.
I think you’ll see this trend continue for 18 months until people realize what creating content is really all about, but obviously I’m not going to put that in print here. You’ll have to get to know me better and create a relationship with me to secure that trust ;-)
The asteroid, known as 2012 DA14, is set to fly very close to Earth -- it will come within 17,200 miles of us today. Experts say that while the asteroid will not hit Earth, it's one of the first asteroids this big to come this close to our planet.
A few words that could make your life as blessed as mine.
I had several near misses with several lovely ladies but they were not right for me.
Deep down inside, because I always knew I needed and wanted a life long partner, I wanted to believe I could make these relationships work. Thankfully, I looked to Mum and Dad as examples and knew I was kidding myself.
Don’t kid yourself, just realize if you have doubts those doubts are real.
I’ve never doubted my love for my lovely wife.
Find someone that completes you and you complete them, and enjoy life.
President Obama just concluded a group interview with a handful of bloggers on Google+. The 40-minute follow-up to the State of the Union covered a broad range of new issues: drones, Mark Zuckerberg, patent trolls, immigrant gay rights, gun control, the distribution of wealth, and even why the president is so "chill." More than any interview I've seen in recent memory, the Google+ hangout gave a deeper insight into his own philosophy and process, even if it was when he deliberately dodged questions.
Yesterday, British Chancellor George Osborne announced a tax amnesty for athletes competing in the London Grand Prix, a track and field event, this summer. Non-British athletes are typically taxed on money they earn from prizes or appearances in the UK as well as part of their income from global endorsement deals.
According to Google’s new n-gram tool, when researching history, words count.
By analyzing over 500 billion words from 5.2 million books in Chinese, English, French, German, Russian, and Spanish, the n-gram tool allows users to track the usage of words from 1500AD onwards.
The implications of this tool in terms of historical and cultural research are just beginning to come to light.
Many years ago I was involved in Nutrition for Life International (NFLI) , a company I was proud to be associated with, and a role I thoroughly enjoyed. During that time, as a leader, it was my job to support the sales staff who needed leadership and were in the UK, even though I had not recruited them.
As one example, and there are many, I was lucky enough to meet Malcolm Charlaw. Just like many others Malcolm had taken up the right to sell NFLI’s products. However, he could not relate to his line manager, and as one of the four company’s leaders in the UK, it was my job to ensure they received the support to have a fighting chance of making more sales. As we chatted, we became friends, and on his travels with his day job as a computer network specialist he would pop in for a meal at our home. Malcolm relates to us, as we relate to him, our thinking has more in common than it has not in common.
If you consider this relationship in terms of networking (as in relationship building) theory you could have considered Malcolm a stranger. Yes, we had the company in common, but it was a relationship that grew around what we were, rather than who we worked for, indeed Malcolm soon quit marketing NFLI’s products. At that point in time, what would happen in the corporate world, should I have been advised to abandon a friendship, and just left him alone and cut ties as he no longer provided value in £ or $ terms?
NFLI closed in 2003, if memory serves correct, NFLI was another victim of the Enron scandal (we had investors from the oil industry, who had to withdraw their capital to survive having not being paid by Enron).
Since 2003, Malcolm and I have kept in touch, recently a stupid reckless driver has caused Malcolm to be severely injured, leaving him hospitalized and needing ongoing care. As a friend at distance there’s not too much you can do to help, but I did lend an ear. Long story made short I was able to be that person that was just there at the right time to help Malcolm.
The truth is Malcolm and I both like people, but we never really expect our friendships with others to create wealth. There has been no expectation of a result, apart from the fun of being real friends and looking forward to talking to each other.
So, what is my message … nothing new !
Just “Pay it Forward” , be happy you have a friend that cares about you.
Help where you can and help when you genuinely feel willing to do so. Always stay true to yourself, never be anything else but yourself. Allow people to self filter, your real friends will just rise to the top.
I’m looking forward to the next discovery of a real friend.
Are you ?
As ever, Simon Hamer