There was Rock and Roll, Billy Joel, Greatful Dead, Allman Brothers….and then there was Hip Hop. Our generation has grown up with Hip Hop, and along with technology and a few other big cultural game changers, it has defined our time. Our generation.
With the election right around the corner, it seems as if EVERYONE has a say about these candidates and this election. But will the younger voters make it to the voting booths (And I don’t mean the young voters in the video)? My friend is currently exploring this very issue, and it is called Project Youthanized. The issue of apathy within our generation.
It is amazing how many people I know weigh in on the election, yet could not or did not make it out to the primaries. Will they make it out on Nov 4?
Thanks to Jake S … Read More »
Think about it.
A black man may become president of the United States
Google and Apple have created devices that are mini movie theaters, maps, newspapers, cameras and so much more
I can have conversations with all of my friends at one time via Facebook, Twitter, and Social Media
We have power plants that use wind, sun, and the ocean to create energy
People have electronic devices installed inside their chest to control their heart rate
There is medicine to help people sleep, concentrate, lose weight, and lose pain
We can take pictures, in real time, of your brain, bones, muscles, and tissue
We can communicate wirelessly from anywhere in the world
There are planes that can take paying customers to outer space
I can go on and on.
As the economy begins to slow down, I can’t help but to think about how far we have come and how much … Read More »
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And you thought Flaver Flav was the only reality tv star…
This is a great concept. Then again, I am 110% biased in this matter.
Our cameras follow the men and women of ski patrol who risk their lives in the mountains, fighting avalanches, performing daring rescues and keeping unruly skiers and snowboarders from terrorizing the slopes.
You can teach someone how to pick an apple from a tree or you can teach someone how to plant an apple tree.
I planted an apple tree about 3 years ago, when I started a college marketing company called Runaway Productions. Although my personal and direct involvement was extensive, educational and rewarding, the greatest reward came thereafter. I had recent conversations with its new owners, and they are now generating more revenue, breaking new ground, and expanding the original business model.
It may be easy to build something for the short term and for self serving purposes. That in itself may be rewarding. But when you can build something and watch it grow even after you’ve left, you can really experience a much deeper sense of gratification and accomplishment.
Try it. What’s the worst that can happen?
As I was driving home the other night from Vermont, I was listening to some Billy Joel. The song Allentown came on, and I could not help but to think how disappointingly appropriate the song is for the current times. Today was a mess.
Well we’re living here in…the United States…
Well we’re living here in Allentown
And they’re closing all the factories down
Out in Bethlehem they’re killing time
Filling out forms
Standing in line.
Well our fathers fought the Second World War
Spent their weekends on the Jersey Shore
Met our mothers at the USO
Asked them to dance
Danced with them slow
And we’re living here in Allentown.
But the restlessness was handed down
And it’s getting very hard to staaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay
aaaaaaah aaahhhhh ooooooooh ooooooh ohhhhhhh.
Well we’re waiting here in Allentown
For the Pennsylvania we never found
For the promises our teachers gave
If we worked hard
If we behaved.
So the graduations hang on the wall
But … Read More »
Consider this (courtesy of Wikipedia):
September 18, 1851 - The New York Times was founded (although originally named New-York Daily Times).Newspaper.
1995 – The Times has a strong web presence and is ranked one of the top sites. The content is generated by the Times staff.
March, 2005 - The New York Times Website has 555 Million page views. Content is still generated by Times staff.
2008 – The domain nytimes.com attracts at least 146 million visitors annually according to a Compete.com study. The Times website ranks 59th by number of unique visitors, with over 14 million unique visitors in August 2008.
June, 2008 - New York Times launches a Beta version of TimesPeople allowing users to connect, share, comment, and review items and content within the NYT site. A social network within the content driven site.
“TimesPeople is a new way to discover what other readers find interesting on NYTimes.com — and to make recommendations of your own. With TimesPeople, you can share articles, videos, slideshows, blog posts, reader comments, and ratings and reviews … Read More »