ANALYTICS, BIG DATA – BIG DEAL

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Big Data and Analytics are the talk of many corporate organizations. What are some of the real applications and have they been fully thought out by the experts?

On September 4th, the Second Annual Conference on The Practice of Analytics will be presented at the University of Chicago’s Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago. There will be experts on various applications of Big Data and Analytics in Healthcare, Financial Applications and academia. ( https://www.informs.org/Community/Conferences/The-Practice-of-Analytics-Second-Annual-Conference-in-Chicago/Program )

The organization, INFORM, presenting the Business Analytics and Operations Research conference, is focused on the discussion of real-world applications of analytic solutions for Operations Research.

ANALYTICS HAVE BEEN AROUND FOR AWHILE

Collecting a lot of data and then trying to sift through it to make some business correlations, demographic studies, and customer assumptions has been around for decades. It is not as new as some try to make it out to be.

One of the first big applications I saw was all the information collected by the phone companies decades ago as to customer information and demographics, calling patterns, and traffic engineering.

The analytical review of calls, duration of calls, originating area code and exchange, were all part of a data base used to determine traffic, area growth and other business indices which helped determine the internal allocation of new resources for the phone companies.  The information gathered could also be used for external customers in their management of their call centers, their 800 numbers, and their customer applications.

Marketing demographics were tied to area code and exchange numbers for a long time because calling patterns into 800 numbers to specific call centers could all be captured, sifted through, and analyzed by both the phone companies as well as those who had sophisticated software in their call centers.

Monitoring and measuring customer actions has been around corporate call centers for years.  Any major catalog sales operation, airline reservations center or other 800-number call center has always focused on capturing and reviewing customer demographics.

There is a lot of excitement being generated on what organizations can do when it comes to collecting and analyzing anything from customer purchases to responses to ads to responses to social media chatter like tweets and spontaneous offers.

With this excitement and exuberance comes a warning: Make sure you think out the total system and not just the parts you think “are cool.”

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BIG DATA IN THE ERA OF SMARTPHONES

We see a lot of discussions on how Smartphones are the new “edge technology” for the 21st century. Voice calls, streaming video, video-on-demand calls, and even mobile wallet applications are creating new challenges as to how to follow market trends, customer impulse purchases and consumer reactions to various marketing stimuli.

How far do we want to analyze people’s purchases? How far do we want to go to influence people’s behaviors as well as purchases? Will getting a Tweet in a store make someone want to buy an item? Will a text message containing a 25% off coupon be enough to trigger a purchase? What about a second message for 40% off? Can all these questions be answered by analyzing Big Data?

What behavior changes will occur in customers who realize that if they wait a little longer, or start to head to an exit?  The “system” will sense the movement to the door and it will generate a 40% coupon for them. What if they realize that the coupon enticement is set up for 25% initially, then after two more minutes of no transaction processed, it goes up to 40% and then, if you are walking out to an exit (and your Smartphone signals it is close to the door) a 50% message magically appears.  How fast do you think customers will learn how to game the system?

A company who invests in a complex, in-store, sensor-based selling system may think it has some very sophisticated tool helping sales, but if their competitor just has a “40% off” sign in their window, they will generate more initial traffic and sell more items even if they are 40% off. The sign might be more effective than the complex system that “senses and sends” purchase enticements until the product is reduced to 50%.

Just like HFT (High Frequency Transaction) servers were supposed to help the financial markets. Did they provide more liquidity to the markets or did the provide an edge to only those institutions implementing them to take advantage of algorithms the average investor has no access to?

Hopefully, someone will have all the answers on the panel I will be sitting on because I will be raising these issues and also adding the sobering observation: The Internet of Things (IoT) is only as good as what it is running on – the Internet of Reality (the network infrastructure which is actually in place).  Come join us if you can.

CARLINI-ISM: “Technology is great when it works, but it can backfire and then you have to deal with the consequences.”

Location location location james CarliniCarlini’s visionary book, “Location Location Connectivity” will be coming out later this year.

He will be speaking at several upcoming conferences across the country later this year. He will be the keynote speaker at the HetNet Expo in Chicago on October 15th. Details at http://hetnetexpo.com/

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Wheelchair Solutions is Making Ordinary Wheelchairs, Walkers and Slings More Functional and Cool Looking

pic wheelchair solutions Wheelie Slings - 7Kathy Mondotte is Making Wheelchairs and Walkers Fashionable with Wheelchair Solutions

In this Audio Interview of Kathy Mondotte, Founder of Wheelchair Solutions, we hear her inspiring story how she survived a crushing blow to the spine which had her in a wheelchair for 13 months and how she is making a difference with products that make wheelchairs, walkers and slings, sexy, cool and fashionable.

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Texas Farm Girl Rebecca Crownover with Billy Dawson

rebecca-crownover-author-texas-farm-girlRebecca Crownover and her new children’s book “Texas Farm Girl”

Teaches kids about what farms, farmers and the farming community are really like.

Rebecca Crownover is best known for her first well received, children’s book “My Daddy is in Heaven with Jesus“.

In this new children’s book she tells the story of this Texas farm girl working with her father who teaches her about farming and the story of the challenges they endure and despite the difficulties, how much they love what the do.

This is my audio interview with Rebecca about her book and Rising country star Billy Dawson about his new song “Texas Farm Girl” that he shot on Rebecca’s farm and in their hometown of Sunray, Texas.  Yes the video is included…. Continue reading

WHY CHICAGO AND ILLINOIS ARE FAILING: THE SHERIFF OF NOTTINGHAM MENTALITY

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Chicago is not setting the pace for building a solid Platform for Commerce and regional economic innovation for job creation. Then again, neither is Illinois. They are both caught up in a Vortex of Declining Mediocrity.”

You know your state is really messed up when all your relatives start talking about moving to other states.  At a recent family gathering, one cousin and a brother-in-law are talking about moving to Florida, another one to Las Vegas and another one to Idaho. Even the waitress at breakfast at Denny’s was talking about moving to Las Vegas for better opportunities.  Is anyone staying in Illinois? Continue reading

Raising Minimum Wage Plus Obamacare Equals Disaster

Affordable Care Act Expert Consultant Minda Wilson Esq. Raising Minimum Wage Plus Obamacare Equals Disaster

pic Minda Wilson Obamacare Expert Affordable Healthcare ReviewIn this audio interview with Minda Wilson, she explains how raising the minimum wage will have disastrous effects on the people it helps the most; the working poor.

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Economist Ilya Kuntsevich The World’s Economic Formulas Don’t Work

ilya kuntsevich shIn Economic Equilibrium: Geomtry of Economics Ilya Kuntsevich Argues that all the current economic formulas are flawed and need to be rewritten using Geometry.

  • What’s wrong with the economic system if it breaks down now and then?
  • Should the modern economic theories, accounting principles, and financial models be relied upon going forward?
  • Could we devise an alternative economic system, which would be whole and sustainable, and allow a crisis-like proof pace of economics?
  • Could we design and build more intelligent tools and models in order to see the big picture and avoid future crises?

These are the questions tackled in Economical Equilibrium: Geometry of Economics by Ilya Vladimirovich Kuntsevich.

In this audio Interview Ilya talks about his book his ideas and how we can change the system to avoid crashes and financial ruin around the world.

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Kevin Sorbo Supports Better Education for Kids and New Movie Alongside Night

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Kevin Sorbo, known for shows and movies like as Hercules, Andromeda, Meet the Spartans and Soul Surfer. Recently he starred in the movie Alongside Night. He plays an award winning world economist that along with his son take to the job of saving the country with a government that has run amok.

In this video interview On Purpose Magazine talks to Kevin about this role and his work with World Fit for Kids. Continue reading

Nichelle Nichols Supports Kids and New Movie Alongside Night

Lt. Uhura Nichelle Nichols from WikipediaNichelle Nichols, best known for Lt. Uhura on Star Trek Came out to support The Movie Alongside Night

Nichelle Nichols, Actress, Singer, Producer, best known for her part as Lt. Uhura on the original Star Trek and the first movies, came out to The movie Alongside Night starring Kevin Sorbo as she was in J. Neil Shulman’s award winning movie Lady Magdalene’s.

Nichelle also wanted to support the Alongside Night sci-fi stars in this film, including Tim Russ (Star Trek: Voyager), Garrett Wang (Star Trek: Voyager), Jake Busey (Starship Troopers) and Actor/Author/Director J Neil Schulman wrote an episode for The Twilight Zone TV Series. Continue reading

LAVA’s 30th Anniversary Meeting at Skirball Center

banner lava 30 year 02 shLos Angeles Venture Association (LAVA) Has their 30th Anniversary Meeting.

Since 1985 the Los Angeles Venture Association has been providing forums where entrepreneurs and executives of start-up, emerging growth and late stage venture funded companies actively meet and learn from fellow executives, investors, bankers, financial advisors and other providers of professional services.

This is their 30th year and they are still going strong. Many of the past presidents were at the meeting and talked about their time as president and the Continue reading

BLACKBERRY: GAME OVER OR ADDED CREDIBILITY FOR ITS STRATEGY

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With the announcement of the “partnership” of IBM (NYSE:IBM) and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), some dumped BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) stock overnight. Evidently, some don’t know the industry as well as they thought.  Investors need to realize:

  •  Announcements are cheap. Deliverables aren’t.
  •  IBM/Apple partnership does demonstrate BlackBerry has right strategy and has identified a real niche.
  •  Competition is good. It moves the markets. Product development accelerates and consumers are the real winners.

Some BlackBerry investors got the message, “Game Over” when they should be looking at this announcement as, “Game On – this is a real market niche“. Take it one step further in analysis and you see major players saying, “We have to get into this game because it is critical for us”.

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WEDDINGS ARE EASY. MARRIAGES TAKE TIME

An article stating that Apple and IBM are going to partner to provide a better enterprise-wide solution and better mobile security for business customers is a big announcement, but that’s all it is, an announcement.

IBM will provide services via Apple’s iOS including device management, security, analytics and mobile integration.  IBM will also create 100 exclusive business applications for the iPhone (and iPads) to be sold to its business customers.

Where are the deliverables of this marriage and did customers buy into the products?

It is too early to measure any success, just like it is too early to measure the success of BlackBerry’s initiatives.

Reading through so many investor comments, who are both short and long, I see criticisms that had questioned BlackBerry’s strategy. Now, it seems as though two major players, IBM and Apple, are blessing that strategy and saying, “Yes, there is validity to that strategy and we have to come up with some solutions.” “I understand the market and have a product that fits” is a statement which is much further along than “We agree that there is a market niche and we will be building some products in the future”.

Building products takes time. Making sure they work takes more time. What will the “marriage” of IBM and Apple produce? Only time will tell. Maybe everyone should take a deep breath and remember a good quote from Hal Geneen, the former CEO of ITT:

In business, words are words, Explanations are explanations, Promises are promises, but only Performance is reality.

John Chen (CEO of BlackBerry) did not die. His vision is still viable. He needs time to execute his strategy just as much as IBM and Apple now have to have time to deliver on their big announcement.

This reminds me of when Apple first introduced the iPhone and there was both skepticism that it would sell along with those who looked at all the other phones in the industry and said, “Game Over”.(see article – wtnnews.com/articles/3612

Real competitors did not sit around. Real competitors came out with products that matched and surpassed Apple. The ones who really benefited from that competition were the customers and the overall industry.

NO ONE HAS A CRYSTAL BALL

No one has a crystal ball, so no one can say, “Game Over”. If anything, this announcement lends credibility to BlackBerry having a real market niche and the “big players” need to get into that game.

The big question should be, will BlackBerry partner up with someone else or continue on its own path? No one knows that answer except John Chen.

CARLINI-ISM:         Just remember, you’re not an expert in the Smartphone industry because you bought one and now know how to play “Angry Birds” on it.

Disclosure:  Long BBRY. The author wrote this article himself, and it expresses his own opinion.  The author is not receiving compensation for it. The author has no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

Carlini’s visionary book, “Location  Location  Connectivity” will be coming out later this year. BOOK_COVER He will be speaking at several upcoming conferences across the country later this year. Details are forthcoming.

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Stefano Langone’s New Song Yes to Life

Stefano Langone talks to us about his support for Stand Up For Cancer

Stefano Langone talks to us about  his support for cancer research Plus we look at stefano’s new video Yes to Life and my favorite I’m on a Roll

I caught Stefano Langone at the GBK Celebrity Gifting Suite for the American Music Awards. Stefano was a wonderful interview, mainly because I forgot to turn on RECORD for our interview and though he was really busy, he re-recorded the whole interview for me.

I received a tweet from Stefano to update my story cause my story was getting old. So here you go Stefano. I do not have an updated interview, but I do have the new video of Yes to Love to share with everyone. If you get a chance also listen to On a Roll. I really like that one.

Stefano talks about his support of the environment and cancer research especially Stand Up 2 Cancer which is a great organization. – JW

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From Wikipedia

Langone was born on February 27, 1989 in Bellevue, Washington to Carrie and Ernie Langone.[1] He is half Spanish and half Italian.[2] His father works as a career advisor at The Art Institute of Seattle and is also a singer and musician.[1][3] Langone has been singing and playing the piano since childhood. He attended Emerald Park Elementary School, Meridian Junior High, and Kentwood High School, as well as Bellevue College, where he was given a full ride scholarship.[4] He performed with Bellevue College’s ‘Celebration!’ vocal jazz ensemble while he was a student there.[5]

On May 28, 2009, he was involved in a near-fatal accident after being hit by a drunk driver.[6] The accident resulted in two broken arms, a fractured pelvis, and other serious injuries. In addition, Langone had to re-learn to walk and has extensive scarring as a result of the accident.[7]

Post Idol

Following his elimination, Langone appeared on several talk shows. He appeared on Live with Regis and Kelly on April 25, 2011, as well as The Today Show on April 26, 2011. In addition, Langone appeared on The Rachael Ray Show along with Paul McDonald and Pia Toscano on May 25, 2011.[10]

The following summer, Langone toured with the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2011, which began in West Valley City, Utah on July 6, 2011 and ended in Manila, Philippines on September 21, 2011.

On September 24, 2011, Langone sang the National Anthem at the Western Hockey League game opener between the Seattle Thunderbirds and Portland Winterhawks. On September 26, 2011, Langone and James Durbin appeared on Dr. Drew‘s “Lifechangers” TV Talk show.

As of October 9, 2011, Langone has officially moved to Los Angeles to begin a music career. Langone is currently being managed by 19 Entertainment.[11]

While recording for his upcoming debut album, Langone has performed at several events. On October 15, 2011, Langone performed at Eva Longoria’s Charity Padres El Cancer in Las Vegas.[12] On November 24, 2011, Langone performed at the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade. On December 4, 2011, Langone performed at Trevor Live, an event benefiting The Trevor Project.

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Check out Stefano’s newest song on Amazon or Itunes or go to Vevo to watch the video or…..

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Since our launch in 2008, we’ve been amazed by the outpouring of generosity and hope from the ever-growing SU2C community. You’ve shared your stories. You’ve launched stars in honor of loved ones. You’ve sent letters to Congress. You’ve spread the word to friends and family. You joined us for our second, commercial-free telecast on September 10, 2010 and, most importantly, pledged over $80 million to accelerate ground-breaking research and bring new treatments to patients as quickly as possible.

We’ve all come together — from patients to clinicians, from advocates to lawmakers, from children to teenagers to parents and parents of parents — in support of one cause: finding a cure for cancer. We can’t thank you enough for making Stand Up To Cancer what it is today. This is where the end of cancer begins

To learn more about the people behind SU2C, visit the links below.

  • Co-Founders
  • Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF)
  • SU2C Team
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Ken Kragen on How to Get Buzz on a Project and How to See Failures as Opportunities

pic ken kragen shKen Kragen famed Hollywood Star Manager, Producer, Author, Non-Profit Consultant and Philanthropic Activist

Goes into detail on his theory of 3′s to get people excited about a project, song, star or whatever. He talks about how he believes he was successful at managing some of the biggest names in the recording industry and producing two of the most iconic inspiring charity drives of our time and being successful more often than not. He also talked about how he even made his failures into successes.

Ken Kragen visited a Viridian Energy meeting to learn more about renewable, sustainable, green alternative energies. Ken highly supports the use of these vital, efficient and often less expensive forms of energy for the commercial and residential energy user.

In this video interview Ken also spoke about the hilarious and inspiring behind the scenes stories at the We Are the World recording, about putting together Hands Across America, about the class he teaches at UCLA about music and business success and much more. Continue reading

SAN FRANCISCO: LIABLE FOR INFRASTRUCTURE NEGLIGENCE?

banner james carlini - Carlini's CornerBy James Carlini

This article is an excerpt from James Carlini’s upcoming book, Location Location Connectivity:

Smartphones are becoming a ubiquitous tool to solve everyday problems from where to buy gas to where to look for a parking space in urban areas. You would think that applications (apps) like this would be a positive impact on society. You would think local governments, which on a whole, are not that efficient or effective, would welcome something to alleviate real economic development and infrastructure shortcomings, like parking.

As Smartphone technology becomes more dominant in various parts of our lives, some municipal governments, which cannot accept or understand change want to fight innovation in order to keep traditional bottlenecks and problems alive and well. Why?

In San Francisco, they are currently embattled with a parking app that provides insight to where there are available parking spaces for those coming into the city. This application cuts into the wasted energy costs of automobiles, not to mention the real problem of Continue reading

Carole Krechman Peace In The Streets Global Film Festival

carole krechman 01 shCarole Krechman has built hotels in China, owned and operated the Ice Capades Skating Rinks, worked with United Nations world leaders, is the recipient of the Encore Purpose Prize, she was managing director of a capital development firm raising over $250 million for various new media clients and now she has started CV Studios Entertainment.

Carole Kreshman has worked with world leaders and run very large successful enterprises. She has also endured the loss of a child and had to go bankrupt at one time. One thing is clear when you speak with her, is that she has a sense of humor, she is very smart and and she cares deeply about our children and world peace and is not waiting for someone else to do something about it.

On Purpose Magazine’s JW Najarian got a chance for a one on one audio conversation you won’t want to miss. We talk about how can a women or anyone, for that matter find success and how she her studio and it’s sponsors are helping aspiring filmmakers and the filmmakers of tomorrow find opportunities.
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Happy 4th of July – Fun Declaration of Independence Facts

Happy Fourth of July….

It is the day we celebrate our independence with the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

pic declaration of independenceThere is some debate and mystery to when the actual document was signed as far as we know the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia on the 1st of July, and voted in favor of independence and then after many rewrites, the agreed upon document was written and signed by a few of the signers, then a few were printed, on July the fourth of 1776.

Several copies were printed on the 5th of July and were sent out to the 13 colonies, local officials and to the troops.

There is quite a bit of debate about exactly when everyone signed. All the signatures of the Declaration of Independence we now have were put on the document from the 4th of July and many on the 19th and then more after August 2nd of 1776.

Origins of this information and more interesting information can be found at these various sites:

http://www.history.com/news/9-things-you-may-not-know-about-the-declaration-of-independence

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Declaration_of_Independence

http://www.education.com/question/date-declaration-independence-signed

Cami Boehme Viridian Engergy Exec on Green Renewable and Sustainable Energy

cami boehme drk bgnd shCami Boehme, Executive from Viridian Energy on Green, Renewable and Sustainable Energy.

Viridian Energy supplies electricity, gas, solar and wind power that help reduce commercial and residential carbon footprints, can save money and can give energy independence and sustainability to it’s clients.

We get a chance to speak with Cami Boehme, their Chief Strategy Officer and we go into some detail about all the different technologies and which ones may be best suited to your situation and needs. Continue reading

Michelle Patterson Interviews Immaculee Ilibagiza at the California Women’s Conference

Immaculee Ilibagiza and Michelle Patterson cropped shMichelle Patterson  President of California Women’s Conference Interviews Genocide Survivor Immaculee Ilibagiza.

Michelle Patterson President and CEO of Women Network LLC, and now the president of the well known California Women’s Conference continuing it’s 28 year tradition as the nation’s preeminent conference for women, sits down with Immaculee Ilibagiza speaker and NY Times Bestselling author of the book “Left To Tell“, the story of her surviving and finding God and faith after surviving the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

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ArtQuench Welcomes Barbara Rudolph To The Family! – Art Quench Magazine

On Purpose Magazine Congratulates Barbara Rudolph for Winning ArtQuench Gallery’s Art Contest

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The Winner of the AQG Juried International

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Barbara has won one year of representation with AQG.

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Imagine a little bird sitting on top of an antique typewriter, a classic book, or an Amati violin.

How can a painting tell a story through an unusual combination of objects that invoke a fond memory with appeal?  When people look at my current series of oil paintings, they often ask “Why the birds?”

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Read the whole story and see more incredible art from Barbara Rudolph

ArtQuench Welcomes Barbara Rudolph To The Family! – Art Quench Magazine.

Samantha Harris Reveals Her Cancer Has Spread

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Repost from Newsmax Friday, 20 Jun 2014 05:15 PM

Samantha Harris has revealed that her doctors have determined her breast cancer has spread. The former Dancing with the Stars co-host told People her doctors informed her they had to remove her lymph nodes while performing a double mastectomy.

“When I came to in recovery, my surgeon was standing over me with a look of sadness and told me that he had to take out all of my lymph nodes,” said Harris, who underwent surgery in late May after being diagnosed with breast cancer.While in the operating room, doctors discovered the cancer had spread beyond her breasts and were forced to do further testing.

To Read More of this Story and the Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com Samantha Harris Reveals Her Cancer Has Spread.

First our hearts and prayers go out to Samantha and her family. This is not easy news to hear, but it sounds like she is making the best of it all.

As a stage 4 cancer patient myself, I can tell you that keeping a good attitude is the best medicine. It is best to have an attitude of gratitude as often as you can and to remember that no matter how bad it might get, there is always someone suffering more than you.

JW Najarian Samantha HarrisI got the honor or interviewing Samantha in 2012 at a GBK event for the Oscars.

I remember being so excited and nervous. Samantha was known for interviewing A+ Celebrities and some of the most famous people around the world. Would she judge me?

She was so down to earth and lovely. She was so easy and fun to talk with. See my original interview with her at http://onpurposemagazine.com/2012/04/19/samantha-harris-on-feeding-americas-hungry-children/ – JW

GM LEADERSHIP: NOTHING BUT HOLLOW RHETORIC

banner james carlini - Carlini's CornerBy James Carlini

If you are old enough to remember the dominance of General Motors in the 1950s, 1960s, and even 1970s, you remember the saying, “As General Motors goes, so goes the Nation.”

That was a pretty gutsy observation of how important GM was.   A large, manufacturer with industry dominance and a huge dominance within the United States’ economy.

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TRUMP TOWER IN CHICAGO: STICKS AND STONES WILL BREAK MY BONES

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It looks like Donald Trump is the “go-to” guy when the Chicago Media wants to create a controversy to cover up other more important city issues.

The whole controversy of Trump putting his name on his building is so petty and such a waste of precious media time it scares me to think what are the real stories journalists are not putting the spotlight on?

Donald Trump went through complex channels to get the name approved and no one had an issue then.  He also “contributed” to the Alderman’s campaign fund as well as to Rahm Emanuel’s campaign fund, so why wasn’t that reported as well when they complain about the name on the building? Continue reading

Michelle Patterson Interview at the California Women’s Conference

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OPM talks with Michelle Patterson who is known as the Founder, President and CEO of Women Network LLC, a digital media company giving women a voice, resources, tools and advice to achieve their full potential.

In 2012 Michelle took over the reins of the well known California Women’s Conference continuing it’s 28 year tradition as the nation’s preeminent conference for women.

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Tommy Chong on Fighting Cancer with Cannabis Oil and Too Much Sugar in the Diet

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Tommy Chong comedian, actor, director, producer, writer and activist, along with his wife Shelby, visited his friend Sugar Ray Leonard to support Juvenile Diabetes at SRL’s Big Fighter, Big Cause event on the pier in Santa Monica.

Tommy talks candidly about childhood diabetes and the problems with too much sugar in our diets and he talks with me about prostate cancer and how he cured himself using cannabis oil Continue reading

Mike Tyson Talks About Boxing Promoters and About The Mike Tyson Cares Foundation

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Former Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World, Actor, Producer, Promoter and Philanthropist Mike Tyson visited his friend Sugar Ray Leonard to support Juvenile Diabetes at SRL’s Big Fighter, Big Cause event on the pier in Santa Monica.

He talks about his take on problems with fighters and their promoters picking their fights which may be hurting the sport of boxing, but I also get Mike to talk about his Mike Tyson Cares Foundation and how he wants to help kids. Continue reading

Rosie Perez Interview Handbook for an Unpredictable Life

book rosie perez shRosie Perez talks about her new book at the California Women’s Conference

Famous for movies like Do the Right Thing, White Men Can’t Jump and for her Oscar nominated supporting role in Fearless. Renowned for her music video choreography for stars like Janet Jackson, Bobby Brown, Diana Ross, LL Cool J and many more, she has played on Broadway,  worked as a director, a producer and now she is also an author.

Rosie Perez has written her inspiring, sometimes funny and heartbreaking story about surviving abuse as a child and the politics in the entertainment industry. Continue reading

On Purpose Magazine Has Moved and Is Growing

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On Purpose Magazine has moved to a more robust platform and is getting ready for a face lift.

You should not notice any differences in the look and feel of On Purpose Magazine, but there has been a major change recently.

On Purpose Magazine was originally hosted with WordPress.com and is now running WordPress.org.

I know this doesn’t sound like much to most of us, but to the techies and website gurus out there, this is a major change.

What it means is that we now have more room to grow and expand usability for our readers.

Keep your eyes peeled for some big changes coming soon, but for now we will continue to produce the best and most interesting content we can.

 

Memorial Day 2013

Memorial Day BannerIn the  past I have spent my Memorial weekend with Walk for Warriors in Los Angeles, CA to honor vets and their families. This year due to some health issues I can not make it, but I do want to let everyone know about it.

Also if you have a special place you go or some great cause or organization you believe needs support please mention them here!

I have found that most veterans do not know what is available out there and there actually is a fair amount of third party resources for vets in need.

I found this on the Internet and thought it was good to check out as a country we need to make Memorial Day and Veterans Day count. - JW

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Hostgator 50% Off Sale Memorial Day Weekend

logo hostgatorHostgator is having a 50% Off sale for their hosting product which is well known as one of the best and fastest hosting solutions for WordPress.org.

If you are looking to move from WordPress.com to WordPress.org anytime soon then this is the time to buy a 3 year hosing plan at 50% off.

Here is my buddies affiliate link

http://secure.hostgator.com/~affiliat/cgi-bin/affiliates/clickthru.cgi?id=bobschecter

This is will help you and him. Bob is one of my best friends and tech mentors. If you just want to skip this link and go to Hostgator.com then you can do that also. There is also a toll free number you can call 866-964-2867 and I found that Edson at ext 817637 was quite helpful. Ordering off the site is easy so you do not need to call in, but if you need to speak to someone then the toll free is great support.

Also there are some addons. I cannot help you here. I did get the backup feature, but left out the rest. It is up to you. Can’t help you here. If you are selling on your site and want to take credit card information then you probably want the security addon as it gives pci certification. If you use Paypal or other vendor you may not need this feature.

Why am I sending this out? I wanted to move for some time as WordPress.org is so much more powerful, but you need to know when to get the best bang for your buck and the 50% off does not come around too often.

For those moving to WP.org what is the downside? There is a lot more maintenance to deal with, but I believe the power and usability make up for that if you are willing.

Stand Up To Cancer — Come as You Are: Living in Stage Four

Come as You Are: Living in Stage Four

Posted on June 10, 2013, 7:45 AMCome as You Are: Living in Stage Four
Reblooged from Stand Up To Cancer Blog

By Mary Elizabeth Williams

Everybody loves a winner. And when I first got cancer, I was such a winner. I had faced a malignant melanoma diagnosis, a difficult, permanently scarring surgery, and a painful recovery with flying colors. I was, both friends and strangers alike told me admiringly, a “survivor.” Then a year later I was rediagnosed. Metastatic this time. Stage Four. And suddenly I wasn’t a winner any more.

Growing up, I was always the kid picked last in gym class, the one nobody really wanted on their teams. When I got Stage Four cancer, it was a lot like that. I wasn’t the popular survivor any more. I wasn’t a feel good champion of pluck and survival. Some of my friends looked awkwardly at their feet when I came into the room. Others told me – with great authority – that I just needed a positive attitude and I could beat this thing. Some flat out dumped me. It was a lonely, weird place. But you know who needs a team most? It’s not the popular kid. It’s the scared, lonely one in the back. I never needed help and support and basic kindness more than I when I was at Stage Four, and yet I never felt more invisible. And almost as deep as my fear of the cancer that was growing within my body was the profound sense that I had somehow let everybody down. That I was a disappointment.

Fortunately, soon after my devastating news, I joined a local cancer support group. Even before my first meeting, I knew it was the right place for me because of its simple four word slogan. “Come as you are.” There, it didn’t matter that I was Stage Four, that my odds were slim. There, I didn’t feel like I was on death row, I wasn’t a failure in my personal version of “Survivor: Cancer Island.” In my support group, I could just come as I was, every week, with no expectations, no performance anxiety.

People with metastatic cancer tend to be ignored in the public discourse of cancer. We don’t fit the profile of the upbeat warrior, triumphant and bald. And so, we often remain unseen. Mysterious. Definitely a little spooky. I certainly didn’t know much about what the terrain was like until I found myself on it. All I knew was that it had to very, very bad for there to be no Stage 5. And so, when my oncologist told me I was Stage Four, I was, unsurprisingly……………

Read more by going to… Stand Up To Cancer — Come as You Are: Living in Stage Four.

California Women’s Conference 2014

logo california womens conferenceThe California Womens Conference will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center May 19th and the 20th 2014

I know I am posting this late, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t rush out and get your ticket right now.

This event was life changing for me and my wife. It is filled with so many like minded people that are working hard to insure the success of women in all their endeavors. It is one of the most powerful conferences you will ever get to experience and it is worth your time.

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Walt Disney World Resort Presents Artist David E. Doss

A Cancer Vaccine Soon? Engineered Measles Virus Therapy produced Remission of Disseminated Cancer

Extremely interesting. Watchers of Grey’s Anatomy may remember them using HIV virus to deliver a cure for a child with immune issues.

5G NETWORKS: UNDERSTANDING THE FUTURE

banner james carlini - Carlini's CornerBy James Carlini

This article is an excerpt from James Carlini’s upcoming book, Location Location Connectivity:

5G Networks

5G Networks will be providing some very high speeds to the average user. This means building out the network to specifications which have to include Continue reading

NEW TECH BUILDING BLOCK : GRAPHENE

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Graphene is a new “semi-metal” material that is made out of carbon and has the characteristics of the hardness of a diamond, better electrical conductivity than Continue reading

JW Najarian is Guest on Jackie Keller’s Show Food Exposed – What’s on Your Plate?

JW and Jackie Keller on Food Exposed shJackie Keller, Bestselling Author, Wellness Coach, Owner of Premiere Healthy Food Company Nutrifit, LLC

Featured JW Najarian (that is ME! I am the Editor and Chief of On Purpose Magazine) on her emPOWERme.Tv Show Food Exposed – What’s on Your Plate?

Here is short snippet of the full show:

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The Brewery Artwalk

COMCAST TIME-WARNER MERGER: NEEDS CORRECT LEADERSHIP

banner james carlini - Carlini's CornerBy James Carlini

The latest merger being questioned is the COMCAST Time-Warner merger which many experts are weighing in on. The problem is some are looking at the wrong end of the horse when they say it’s a bad merger.

In several articles and editorials that I have read, the authors and columnists look at the COMCAST/ Time-Warner (CTW) merger as a bad thing for cable. All the articles seem to focus on the cable industry and content, yet none are even making the argument about the new merged company, let’s just call it CTW, taking on AT&T and Verizon for the customers in the high-speed data markets. Broadband connectivity needs some Continue reading

Happy Easter

Colorful Eggs by Valerie NajarianWe at On Purpose Magazine want to wish you and your family a wonderful Easter weekend. If you do not celebrate Easter our wishes for you and yours do not change in the slightest.

This is a picture my wife took of the eggs we are hiding in the back yard for our yearly Easter Egg hunt.

The each have change we have saved over years in them. So at the end of the day the kids will have a variety of nickels, dimes and quarters strewn all over the living room floor to see who did the best this year.

pic gratitude coinOne has a gratitude coin in it and that is the big winner!

Love and Light to All.

JW Najarian
Editor and Chief

Announcing the next phase of Empire Avenue!

Empire Avenue is Spotlighting Profiles

I am a fan of Empire Avenue. I use it to meet some of the greatest social media superstars and to make sure I am doing all I can to hopefully become one myself.
Empire Avenue helps by letting you know where you need to do more work in the social media arena and you can check in on people that have mastered their specific platform to see what and how they do it.
Now Empire Avenue is starting a new group of leaders to help propel EAv to new heights and one of the things they are doing is spotlighting some of their more active members as a token of appreciation.
EAv has always been a great community and it looks like they are reaching out farther to really allow the leaders of the community to do more and get recognized for it.