Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Where have we been?

Lost, but not gone!

I have taken a bit of a sabbatical from the blog posts. I have been traveling and working on things new and at times novel. I still astounded at the opportunities that exist in this down economy. More on that in future posts.

For today, this last day of 2008, I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year! May you and yours have strong and good health, a prosperous financial season and great love and friendship.

See you in 2009!


Saturday, September 20, 2008

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Visual CV

Resume 2.0

I have long wondered how long we would struggle with archaic ideas such as paper resumes and job boards. A few months back I received a Beta test invite for Visual CV.

I waited longer than usual to try it out...but wow. This is a much better way of sharing information. Forget about the slow process of multiple interviews just to be considered for the "short list." This program allows you to build a digital CV with great layout. You can then add video, audio, photos and documents with ease.

It even supports Youtube and Google video usage. Check out my CV here.

Why use a visual CV? Well, it's a great way to promote yourself, your skills, your company or organization. There is tremendous ease of use when it comes to sharing your CV with others. There is even a link to send it directly to companies, which includes recruiters, and individuals. It's a great networking tool.

Now go give it a try for yourself.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Alternate Forms of Energy

By now, unless you watch no television, don't listen to radio or surf the web, you have heard of T. Boone Pickens and his alternative energy plan. His plan consist of creating a large field of wind turbines and distributing their energy back into the power grid. Several states allow and some even demand that power companies purchase excess energy.

Other applications like solar and wave energy are less effective and haven't met the necessary efficiencies that will lend large efforts such as the Pickens Plan.

With the massive exodus of US capital to the Middle East in payment for the millions of barrels of oil purchased per day, we must question our means of producing effective and efficient energy. Perhaps there is a greater cost to be paid by not investing in renewable forms of energy than the loss of capital.

A reduced carbon footprint cannot hurt our environment. Here's the link to Pickens Plan, check it out for yourself. Report back if you have some time.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Is it real?

Check it out if you wonder....

Friday, July 25, 2008

Obama and the burden of being a star.

Sic Transit Gloria!

In ancient Rome when a conquering general was invited to the capital for a victory parade, he was crowned with a garland of laurel and clothed in scarlet. The treasures of his conquest were paraded before him along with the captured slaves and often defeated kings. The crowd would chant yet all the while a slave positioned to speak directly into the conqueror's ear "Sic Transit Gloria" translated as "All Glory is Fleeting."

Yesterday we treated to a visage of the past as we watched the mighty Obama as he wooed the German public. He spoke of not being there as a candidate but as a citizen of the world. His platitudes were hollow and empty. Unlike the famous speeches given by Presidents Kennedy and Reagan, Obama chose to state the obvious. He spoke of tearing down walls...most any wall would seem to do; religion, global warming, education or even perhaps the one between your kitchen and dining room.

Obama would do well to have the ancient Roman wisdom whispered in his ear. Hopefully it could remind him that the President is a servant of the citizenry of the United States of America. There is perhaps no higher calling within political office than to serve freedom and protect democracy a s a means to preserve that freedom. One last thing that could be whispered; your not the President. I think he keeps forgetting this.

While the Senator enjoys rock star status he should remember Glory is Fleeting and Europeans can't vote in our elections! Every star will flame out, has Obama peaked too soon?