Delhi University and Bangalore University

Background information about Delhi University and Bangalore University

There are two main universities within India, both in separate areas, but both very popular and sought after in the world of education. Graduates every year are literally chomping at the bit to get into one of these two world famous universities, and even though they are rather different, they are both great in their individual ways. The two universities I am talking about, of course, are Delhi University and Bangalore University.

Delhi University is a central university situated in India, Delhi to be precise, as the name quite rightly suggests. It is a government funded University, with money granted from the Indian government and it was initially established in 1922. Not only can the Delhi University offer post-graduate level courses, but it can also offer undergraduate courses as well, making it a preferable favourite in universities in India, apart from Bangalore University.

Delhi University offers a number of faculties, as does Bangalore University, however Bangalore offers slightly less, which is another favourite university in India, and among them are the main university faculties plus law and mathematical sciences, technology, medicine, commerce and business studies and also the arts. Being a favourite university in India, Delhi University is applied to by thousands of graduates every year, making it more popular than ever.

Bangalore University, however, is another favorite within India, and is a public university set in the state of Karnataka, in Bangalore, again in India. Bangalore University is renowned around the world for being one of the oldest and also one of the major leading universities in India. It dates to many years back, to as far back as 1886 and seems to be following the ever growing technology developments within Bangalore and cashing in on it, with more courses being offered that seem to centre around this industry. It does make sense however, and this is perhaps why it provides some of the best graduates in the world!

Bangalore does tend to offer slightly less faculties than Delhi University, but also has more than four hundred colleges in India, Bangalore to be more specific, all of which produce some of the world class graduates which then go on to work in many countries all around the world. The six faculties that are offered by the Bangalore University are law, engineering, education, sciences, arts and also commerce and management.

It is suggested that if you are considering universities around the world that both Delhi University and Bangalore University should be reviewed. With great faculties and learning capabilities, it comes as no great surprise that these two universities are famous all around the world.

Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO): Addressing Security Concerns

A major concern for law firms that are considering whether or not to take the legal process outsourcing (LPO) plunge is that of data protection. Client confidentiality is so rooted in the legal culture, and is such a fundamental aspect of professional legal ethics, that the mere notion of a pair of eyes glimpsing data from across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans sends shivers up the spines of many lawyers. Yet the ironic part is that there is a group of entities whose obsession with security issues may make that of attorneys seem a trivial thing – the outsourcing companies themselves. The building and maintaining of relationships with current and future clients is the lifeblood for service providers.

As outsourcing becomes more widespread and competition in the marketplace grows, the ability to illustrate the existence (and continued use) of powerful safeguards will increasingly become one of the significant factors for companies that are deciding which provider to link up with. Consequently, the leading outsourcing companies take security concerns extremely seriously, which may explain why many domestic studies have shown that the outsourcing process is no less secure, and may in fact be even more secure, than having the same services performed in-house.

Process fidelity is definitely necessary in the legal arena, but this needs to be placed in perspective. While legal documentation does sometimes consist of sensitive information, the sensitivity often stems from the defining characteristics of litigation and practice procedures. Law firms are no different from other companies in that they do not like to have their business practices broadcasted to the general public. However, concerning the type of damage that can be caused by leaking of information, legal data is in general substantially less sensitive than other types of data that have been outsourced for years on a massive scale. When the fact that large banks, financial institutions, and even the IRS are outsourcing on an extended basis, the entire issue of data protection insofar as LPO is concerned is put into clearer perspective. Suddenly, summons and complaints and discovery materials take on a whole new light when attorneys digest the fact that extensive credit histories, records of financial transactions and tax forms are being processed by the millions overseas.

However, this is not to say that legal information should not be afforded the highest degree of protection, especially regarding issues of conflict of interest. The legal community is one that is tightly bound together and thrives on the flow of information between affiliates and adversaries. On a regular basis, members of the defense bars network with members of the plaintiff bars. Moreover, many of the same lawyers frequent the same courtrooms in the same venues, and attend the same continued legal education courses and alumni events. Thus in order to be supremely effective, outsourcing models must place great emphasis on separation of competing interests.

The question therefore becomes: How can a law firm be assured that they are not outsourcing work to a company that is also working on the same matter for opposing counsel? While the chances of this happening may be somewhat slim, it is still a viable concern. The fact that most providers are obligated to keep the identity of their clients confidential makes it difficult for a firm to ascertain whether a current adversary is outsourcing work to the same provider.

Protections for the outsourcing firms can certainly be put into place. First and foremost, the contract between provider and client should make it absolutely clear that the provider must inform the client as soon as it learns of any possible conflict issues.

Second, the firm should make sure that the provider it chooses is able to clearly articulate – and, if possible, demonstrate – the security safeguards it has implemented to ensure the validity of the process. These safeguards should be included in the statement of work agreement, in list format, along with the additional provision that the security devices must be maintained for the breadth of the contract. Thus determination of liability of the contracting parties for any security breach that results in measurable damages will be easier to ascertain.

Third, due to the fact that technology and business procedures must often become intertwined in order for the outsourcing process to run efficiently, the security program used by the vendor should exist on both the physical and virtual levels for it to be as comprehensive as possible. It would be somewhat contradictory for an outsourcing company to rely on the fact that the production staff for two adverse law firms exists in separate offices, on separate floors or even in different cities. The very premise behind the outsourcing process is that physical separation is not a complete bar to the sharing of information – as such, a company cannot on one hand praise the concept that geographical differences are no longer barriers to the exchange of information and data, while relying strictly on geographical barriers as the only security measures put in place by the company. There is no doubt that physical separation of the production staff for adverse businesses is a good step; however, virtual separation is needed as well in order to create a robust security model.

Important questions that law firms may need answered before an outsourcing program is initiated include: How does the provider structure their production units? Are these units separated, and if they are, along what lines does the separation occur? What is the architecture of the physical premises where the work takes place? What kind of office equipment exists in that location? What types of things are prohibited from being brought to the work site? What tracking and auditing features are used in the technology that allows the process to take place? Who is responsible for the tracking and auditing? The general rule of thumb is that if the question is important enough for the attorney to ask, then it should be included in the written contract.

Once the above questions and issues are addressed to the inquiring firm’s satisfaction, the ties can be loosened and the dress shoes put on the desk, because one major aspect of the outsourcing phenomenon has been resolved. True, other issues do abound, but this one is a biggie. If the security concerns can be alleviated, then one huge step has been taken towards reaching the ultimate goal of commencing a mutually beneficial business relationship.

Leaping Into the 6th Technology Revolution

We’re at risk of missing out on some of the most profound opportunities offered by the technology revolution that has just begun.

Yet many are oblivious to the signs and are in danger of watching this become a period of noisy turmoil rather than the full-blown insurrection needed to launch us into a green economy. What we require is not a new spinning wheel, but fabrics woven with nanofibers that generate solar power. To make that happen, we need a radically reformulated way of understanding markets, technology, financing, and the role of government in accelerating change. But will we understand the opportunities before they disappear?

Seeing the Sixth Revolution for What It Is

We are seven years into the beginning of what analysts at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research call the Sixth Revolution. A table by Carlotta Perez, which was presented during a recent BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research luncheon hosted by Robert Preston and Steven Milunovich, outlines the revolutions that are unexpected in their own time that lead to the one in which we find ourselves.

  • 1771: Mechanization and improved water wheels
  • 1829: Development of steam for industry and railways
  • 1875: Cheap steel, availability of electricity, and the use of city gas
  • 1908: Inexpensive oil, mass-produced internal combustion engine vehicles, and universal electricity
  • 1971: Expansion of information and tele-communications
  • 2003: Cleantech and biotech

The Vantage of Hindsight

Looking back at 1971, we know that Intel’s introduction of the microprocessor marked the beginning of a new era. But in that year, this meant little to people watching Mary Tyler Moore and The Partridge Family, or listening to Tony Orlando & Dawn and Janis Joplin. People would remember humanity’s first steps on the Moon, opening relations between US and China, perhaps the successful completion of the Human Genome Project to 99.99% accuracy, and possibly the birth of Prometea, the first horse cloned by Italian scientists.

According to Ben Weinberg, Partner, Element Partners, “Every day, we see American companies with promising technologies that are unable to deploy their products because of a lack of debt financing. By filling this gap, the government will ignite the mass deployment of innovative technologies, allowing technologies ranging from industrial waste heat to pole-mounted solar PV to prove their economics and gain credibility in the debt markets.”

Flying beneath our collective radar was the first floppy disk drive by IBM, the world’s first e-mail sent by Ray Tomlinson, the launch of the first laser printer by Xerox PARC and the Cream Soda Computer by Bill Fernandez and Steve Wozniak (who would found the Apple Computer company with Steve Jobs a few years later).

Times have not changed that much. It’s 2011 and many of us face a similar disconnect with the events occurring around us. We are at the equivalent of 1986, a year on the cusp of the personal computer and the Internet fundamentally changing our world. 1986 was also the year that marked the beginning of a major financial shift into new markets. Venture Capital (VC) experienced its most substantial finance-raising season, with approximately $750 million, and the NASDAQ was established to help create a market for these companies.

Leading this charge was Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Beyers (KPCB), a firm that turned technical expertise into possibly the most successful IT venture capital firm in Silicon Valley. The IT model looked for a percentage of big successes to offset losses: an investment like the $8 million in Cerent, which was sold to Cisco Systems for $6.9 billion, could make up for a lot of great ideas that didn’t quite make it.

Changing Financial Models

But the VC model that worked so well for information and telecommunications doesn’t work in the new revolution. Not only is the financing scale of the cleantech revolution orders of magnitude larger than the last, this early in the game even analysts are struggling to see the future.

Steven Milunovich, who hosted the BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research lunch, remarked that each revolution has an innovation phase which may last for as long as 25 years, followed by an implementation phase of another 25. Most money is made in the first 20 years, so real players want to get in early. But the question is: Get in where, for how much and with whom?

There is still market scepticism and uncertainty about the staying power of the clean energy revolution. Milunovich estimates that many institutional investors don’t believe in global warming, and adopt a “wait and see” attitude complicated by government impasse on energy security legislation. For those who are looking at these markets, their motivation ranges from concerns about oil scarcity, supremacy in the “new Sputnik” race, the shoring up of homeland security and – for some – a concern about the effects of climate change. Many look askance at those who see that we are in the midst of a fundamental change in how we produce and use energy. Milunovich, for all these reasons, is “cautious in the short term, bullish on the long.”

The Valley of Death

Every new technology brings with it needs for new financing. In the sixth revolution, with budget needs 10 times those of IT, the challenge is moving from idea to prototype to commercialization. The Valley of Death, as a recent Bloomberg New Energy Finance whitepaper, Crossing the Valley of Death pointed out, is the gap between technology creation and commercial maturity.

But some investors and policy makers continue to hope that private capital will fuel this gap, much as it did the last. They express concern over the debt from government programs like the stimulus funds (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) which have invested millions in new technologies in the clean energy sector, as well as helping states with rebuilding infrastructure and other projects. They question why the traditional financing models, which made the United States the world leader in information technology and telecommunications, can’t be made to work today, if the Government would just get out of the way.

But analysts from many sides of financing believe that government support, of some kind, is essential to move projects forward, because cleantech and biotech projects require a much larger input of capital in order to get to commercialization. This gap not only affects commercialization, but is also affecting investments in new technologies, because financial interests are concerned that their investment might not see fruition – get to commercial scale.

How new technologies are radically different from the computer revolution.

Infrastructure complexity

This revolution is highly dependent on an existing – but aging – energy infrastructure. Almost 40 years after the start of the telecommunications revolution, we are still struggling with a communications infrastructure that is fragmented, redundant, and inefficient. Integrating new sources of energy, and making better use of what we have, is an even more complex – and more vital – task.

According to “Crossing the Valley of Death,” the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Whitepaper,

“The events of the past few years confirm that it is only with the public sector’s help that the Commercialization Valley of Death can be addressed, both in the short and the long term. Only public institutions have ‘public benefits’ obligations and the associated mandated risk-tolerance for such classes of investments, along with the capital available to make a difference at scale. Project financiers have shown they are willing to pick up the ball and finance the third, 23rd, and 300th project that uses that new technology. It is the initial technology risk that credit committees and investment managers will not tolerate.”

Everything runs on fuel and energy, from our homes to our cars to our industries, schools, and hospitals. Most of us have experienced the disconnect we feel when caught in a blackout: “The air-conditioner won’t work so I guess I’ll turn on a fan,” only to realize we can’t do either. Because energy is so vital to every aspect of our economy, federal, state and local entities regulate almost every aspect of how energy is developed, deployed, and monetized. Wind farm developers face a patchwork quilt of municipal, county, state and federal regulations in getting projects to scale.

Incentives from government sources, as well as utilities, pose both an opportunity and a threat: the market rises and falls in direct proportion to funding and incentives. Navigating these challenges takes time and legal expertise: neither of which are in abundant supply to entrepreneurs.

Development costs

Though microchips are creating ever-smaller electronics, cleantech components – such as wind turbines and photovoltaics – are huge. They can’t be developed in a garage, like Hewlett and Packard’s first oscilloscope. A new generation of biofuels that utilizes nanotechnology isn’t likely to take place out of a dorm room, as did Michael Dell’s initial business selling customized computers. What this means for sixth revolution projects is that they have much larger funding needs, at much earlier stages.

Stepping up and supporting innovation, universities – and increasingly corporations – are partnering with early stage entrepreneurs. They are providing technology resources, such as laboratories and technical support, as well as management expertise in marketing, product development, government processes, and financing. Universities get funds from technology transfer arrangements, while corporations invest in a new technologies, expanding their product base, opening new businesses, or providing cost-benefit and risk-analysis of various approaches.

But even with such help, venture capital and other private investors are needed to augment costs that cannot be born alone. These investors look to some assurance that projects will produce revenue in order to return the original investment. So concerns over the Valley of Death affects even early stage funding.

Time line to completion

So many of us balk at two year contracts for our cell phones that there is talk of making such requirements illegal. But energy projects, by their size and complexity, look out over years, if not decades. Commercial and industrial customers look to spread their costs over ten to twenty years, and contracts cover contingencies like future business failure, the sale of properties, or the prospect of renovations that may affect the long term viability of the original project.

Kevin Walsh, managing director and head of Power and Renewable Energy at GE Energy Financial Services states, “GE Energy Financial Services supports the creation of CEDA or a similar institution because it would expand the availability of low-cost capital to the projects and companies in which we invest, and it would help expand the market for technology supplied by other GE businesses.”

Michael Holman, analyst for Lux Research, noted that a $25 million investment in Google morphed into $1.7 billion 5 years later. In contrast, a leading energy storage company started with a $300 million investment, and 9 years later valuation remains uncertain. These are the kinds of barriers that can stall the drive we need for 21st century technologies.

Looking to help bridge the gap in new cleantech and biotech projects, is a proposed government-based solution called the Clean Energy Deployment Administration (CEDA). There is a house and senate version, as well as a house Green Bank bill to provide gap financing. Recently, over 42 companies, representing many industries and organizations, signed a letter to President Obama, supporting the Senate version, the “21st Century Energy Technology Deployment Act.”

Both the house and senate bills propose to create, as an office within the US Department of Energy (DOE), an administration which would be tasked with lending to risky cleantech projects for the purpose of bringing new technologies to market. CEDA would be the bridge needed to ensure the successful establishment of the green economy, by partnering with private investment to bring the funding needed to get these technologies to scale. Both versions capitalize the agency with $10 Billion (Senate) and $7.5 Billion (House), with an expected 10% loss reserve long term.

By helping a new technology move more effectively through the pipeline from idea to deployment, CEDA can substantially increase private sector investment in energy technology development and deployment. It can create a more successful US clean energy industry, with all the attendant economic and job creation benefits.

Who Benefits?

CEDA funding could be seen as beneficial for even the most unlikely corporations. Ted Horan is the Marketing and Business Development Manager for Hycrete, a company that sells a waterproof concrete. Hardly a company that springs to mind when we think about clean technologies, he recently commented on why Hycrete CEO, Richard Guinn, is a signatory on the letter to Obama:

“The allocation of funding for emerging clean energy technologies through CEDA is an important step in solving our energy and climate challenges. Companies on the cusp of large-scale commercial deployment will benefit greatly and help accelerate the adoption of clean energy practices throughout our economy.”

In his opinion, the manufacturing and construction that is needed to push us out of a stagnating economy will be supported by innovation coming from the cleantech and biotech sectors.

Google’s Dan Reicher, Director of Climate Change and Energy Initiatives, has been a supporter from the inception of CEDA. He has testified before both houses of Congress, and was a signatory on the letter to President Obama. Google’s interest in clean and renewable energies dates back several years. The company is actively involved in projects to cut costs of solar thermal and expand the use of plug-in vehicles, and has developed the Power Meter, a product which brings home energy management to anyone’s desktop-for free.

Financial support includes corporations like GE Energy Financial Services, Silicon Valley Venture Capital such as Kleiner, Perkins Caulfiled and Byers, and Mohr Davidow Ventures, and Energy Capital including Hudson Clean Energy and Element Partners.Can something like the senate version of CEDA leap the Valley of Death?

As Will Coleman from Mohr Davidow Ventures, said, “The Devil’s in the details.” The Senate version has two significant changes from previous proposals: an emphasis on breakthrough as opposed to conventional technologies, and political independence.

Neil Auerbach, Managing Partner, Hudson Clean Energy

The clean energy sector can be a dynamic growth engine for the US economy, but not without thoughtful government support for private capital formation. **[Government policy] promises to serve as a valuable bridging tool to accelerate private capital formation around companies facing the challenge, and can help ensure that the US remains at the forefront of the race for dominance in new energy technologies.

Breakthrough Technologies

Coleman said that “breakthrough” includes the first or second deployment of a new approach, not just the game changing science-fiction solution that finally brings us limitless energy at no cost. The Bloomberg New Energy white paper uses the term “First of Class.” Bringing solar efficiency up from 10% to 20%, or bringing manufacturing costs down by 50%, would be a breakthrough that would help us begin to compete with threats from China and India. Conventional technologies, those that are competing with existing commercialized projects, would get less emphasis.

Political Independence

Political independence is top of mind for many who spoke or provided an analysis of the bill. Michael Holman, analyst at Lux Research, expressed the strongest concerns that CEDA doesn’t focus enough on incentives to bring together innovative start-ups with larger established firms.

“The government itself taking on the responsibility of deciding what technologies to back isn’t likely to work-it’s an approach with a dreadful track record. That said, it is important for the federal government to lead – the current financing model for bringing new energy technologies to market is broken, and new approaches are badly needed.”

For many, the senate bill has many advantages over the house bill, in providing for a decision making process that includes technologists and private sector experts.

“I think both sides [of the aisle] understand this is an important program, and must enable the government to be flexible and employ a number of different approaches. The Senate version empowers CEDA to take a portfolio approach and manage risk over time, which I think is good. In the House bill, CEDA has to undergo the annual appropriation process, which runs the risk of politicizing every investment decision in isolation and before we have a chance to see the portfolio mature.” – Will Coleman, Mohr Davidow.

Michael DeRosa, Managing Director of Element Partners added,

“The framework must ensure the selection of practical technologies, optimization of risk/return for taxpayer dollars, and appropriate oversight for project selection and spending. **Above all, these policies must be designed with free markets principles in mind and not be subject to political process.”

If history is any indication, rarely are those in the middle of game-changing events aware of their role in what will one day be well-known for their sweeping influence. But what we can see clearly now is the gap between idea and commercial maturity. CEDA certainly offers some hope that we may yet see the cleantech age grow up into adulthood. But will we act quickly enough before all of the momentum and hard work that has brought us this far falls flat as other countries take leadership roles, leaving us in the dust?

Health Education – The Key to a Healthy Life

Have you ever wondered why in spite of all your efforts you cannot stay absolutely fit and healthy, the way you have always dreamt to be? The answer is simple, due to our lack of knowledge about health and the human anatomy system. The more knowledge and understanding of the human anatomy we will have the easier it would be for us to remain healthy and fit.

According to a recent study, a vast majority of the American population are health illiterate. They either do not have enough health information or they are unable to interpret the available health information to control their health and maintain optimum fitness. It also showed, lack of information to be the most important factor contributing towards the majority deaths. Moreover, it was also determined that our illness are primarily a result of stress, food, environment, attitude, emotions or beliefs that triggers certain unhealthy behavior. So, to stay fit we need to refrain from such unhealthy behaviors and that can be distinguished only when there is enough information for us to differentiate between a healthy and harmful behavior. From this, the easiest and most important conclusion that we can arrive at is that we need more information about our health and the human anatomy.

Now, the second question is, do we really try to get enough health information? Today when the entire world is connected through the information highway on the internet it is really difficult to find a good reason for this lack of knowledge. Today more than 60% of the American adult population has access to the internet which is full of websites that would educate anyone about the details of health and human anatomy. There are even sites that provide you with anatomy animation that is both interesting and easier to understand the functioning of the human anatomy system. When medical students can use resources like this why don’t we spend some time looking at these things? Animations of cardiovascular system or the animated display of how our eye works would definitely help anyone to have a better understanding of the systems and accordingly modify their behavior to remain fit and healthy.

A basic idea of cardiac physiology can be highly effective in understanding the detail of the simultaneous pressure characteristics in the heart (left atrium and left ventricle) and the blood flow through the different blood vessels during a cardiac cycle. In this rising trend of cardiac failures and increasing heart problems a basic understanding of the cardiovascular system can definitely be a major help to maintain a healthy body.

We must understand staying healthy is not difficult, all it requires is a bit of understanding of the human anatomy, how the different systems within our body work and some information on how we can make them work even better. We should make it a point to cultivate healthy habits that would help us to obtain the maximum level of fitness.

ROI in Social Media & Social Networking – Let’s Call a Spade a Spade!

I have spent the better part of the last few months doing one thing for clients: conducting Social Media Audits to help sell the need to engage socially to internal decision makers! I think it is a shame that a vast majority of my work revolves around using data, research, analytics and best practices to help companies sell the concept to 3 parties:

1. Venture Capitalists
2. Board Of Directors (many times the same as venture capitalists)
3. C-Level Executives

Essentially taking away the risk factors and nail down everyone’s favorite term-ROI! Let’s call a spade a spade! ROI is the binky executives use to disguise fear! Fear of the unknown. Traditional marketing is pushing the message you want your constituents to read and know. Social Marketing is opening up the door of multiple channel communications between, in some circumstance, all the constituents involved with a brand. With the brand always being the centerpiece of those interactions. Social Media creates a solar system for a brand with multiple satellites of interaction channels, some large, some small.

I have signed NDA’s and am not by law able to show the work I have done for clients. But ultimately what we are working towards is removing the risk, educating and ultimately establishing the ROI. With that, here is the list of ROI avenues the organization can travel to see real ROI. Bear in mind, this is not your grandparents ROI. It is not always all about new revenue. There are thousands of blogs that exist that explain this ad nauseum, but it can’t hurt to have another!


1. Market Research- Listen to your business constituents and competitors to listen, learn, engage and stay relevant. Have the pulse of your industry in your back pocket to reference whenever you need to.
2. Customer/Partner Education- A knowledgeable prospect is more likely to become a customer. A knowledgeable customer is more likely to buy your new product.
3. User Groups 2.0-Traditional user groups are evolving into social communities. Doing this helps fulfill multiple business objectives outlined in this list.
4. Product Innovation- When you listen to your customers and innovate to their voice-you will win their business over and over again. Not to mention create better products in the long run. This is a proven case study of success.
5. Business Intelligence & Competitive Analysis- Social Media allows you to open up channels to understand your business and competitors like never before. This intelligence has a value greater than any one sale or new lead.
6. Peer-Based Support, Education & Innovation- Let your peers and customers sell, educate and innovate for you. Collaboration drives all three and will let you shave your customer service, marketing and new product development costs.
7. Thought leadership/Leads- Be the leader in your industry and you will develop serendipitous lead generation, new sales and new business opportunities that were not available before.
8. Workplace Alignment, Communication & Training – Create a private community for your organization and another for your business partners. This will drive a culture of productivity and transparency. The end result is more bang for your buck from your work force, a birds-eye view of your business, knowledge retention (the baby boomers are retiring and with that their knowledge is disappearing-capture it now!), employee ideas (it is also advised to listen to your employees and innovate internal process to their voice). Listening and interacting builds employee loyalty.
9. Brand Awareness & Affinity- When you engage, adapt, innovate and are an accessible organization (culture) your customers will come back to you over and over. New folks will take notice over your competitor that has a closed door policy. Same with your employees and business partners.

I have been successful at using data, industry research, competitive analysis, setting realistic benchmarks and layering in Social Analytics to make recommendations on how an organization should engage. Many times it is in 3 phases. I like to call them the safe phase (only after the education of the 3 groups above), the pilot phase and then finally the full assault phase. It works! But if we lived in a utopian society, the selling internally would end. As for case studies? Most case studies are intellectual property that organizations don’t want to share. Thus, I sign NDA’s constantly! Not to mention every engagement is vastly different. So piggybacking on someone elses success and hard work will not work. So please stop asking for case studies! I challenge all companies to come up with something unique and new to them and their industry. Push the envelope of creativity to engage social media in a way that has never been done before.

Please use this blog as you see fit. If it helps one company sell internally then I have done my job. Also, if there is a business objective I missed, please feel free to add it in the comments and I will add it to the list and give credit where credit is due. Again, I am simply doing this so that I can help the companies I consult to actually “do” their plans not have to sell it to the higher ups who..lets face it…don’t really understand Social and real business objectives! That explains the incessant question “What’s the ROI?” There is way too much of a cross section of companies, large and small, that are in the same boat for it to be coincidence. The recession is turning; it is time for more action and less asking what the ROI is? Engaging socially is simply not as simple as asking-what is the ROI?

Creativity & Entrepreneurship: The Secret to Discovering Your Purpose in Life!(c)

Hello Creative Entrepreneurs!

In the second course on Creativity & Entrepreneurship we begin with a guided meditation that I created entitled: Dream Keeper-Gift GiverĀ©. You ask: what in the world does this mean? Well, it’s a very profound secret I discovered about myself fifteen years ago. After doing a lot of self-discovery and embarking on a long vision quest to heal the hurts of my childhood and past, in search of my true self; my authentic self and to try to figure out what my purpose on this earth was.

I was also seeking my own understanding of God, our creator. You may call him (or her) a Higher Being, a Higher Power or Creative Intelligence. In this search, that still unfolds every day, I discovered many, many things.

But what I bring to this course is one of the unique things I learned about myself and my own spirit and the limitless depths of my creativity and personal power. I learned that the child within was alive and well. And so is yours.

Remember when you were a kid and had so many dreams? You were going to be a dancer, a policeman, an astronaut, a doctor, a scientist, a teacher, an actor, an artist. Remember you were going to conquer the world? Remember how fearless you were? How fearless we all were? Remember when you were a young entrepreneur? Be it President and CEO of your own lemonade stand, or a door-to-door salesman selling Girl Scout cookies or Christmas candy for your school.

Yes, those were entrepreneurial endeavors. You had, or created a product. You created a store-front or went door-to-door. You set your price, you advertised by hanging you little sign on the table, you promoted it usually by word of mouth, and you received a payment. Maybe a profit too if you were lucky and didn’t eat or drink all the profits. But above all you had fun! You interacted with people, proved you were a good sales person and built self-confidence and self-esteem. Remember how happy it made you?

You see that child is the dreamer and the keeper of your dreams. As we grew older we lost touch with that precious and sacred child. It’s easy to do. Some of us became disconnected from our child-spirit because of childhood, trauma or abuse or fear. Perhaps your parents divorced, or there wasn’t enough food to eat. Perhaps we lost a loved one or there was physical or psychological abuse. Perhaps you were put-down all the time. Perhaps you had a learning disability. The list can go on and one. Each one of us is different.

But what we all have in common is all of us were programmed and conditioned by our families, our schools, our religion, or society in general. As we grew older, we went off on another path–from the original dreams we had–most likely we went down a path that someone else chose, or paved, for us.

Most of us have simply forgotten that child-spirit because of everyday stresses like children to feed and educate; bills to pay or debt, which brings so much fear and bondage that we can’t even think straight, so how could we possibly remember our original dreams, our child-spirit?

And now, today, the state of the world, as projected into our lives is so violent, so chaotic and fear-based than many of us have become numb, or worse, paralyzed by fear. This is the intent: to separate you from your own divine spirit, your pure spirit, your child-spirit from what is real, and true, and pure.

I could go on and on about this, but I think you understand what I’m saying.

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I Want to Quit My Job – Is Entrepreneurship For You?

I read a blog post from about coping with a job you hate that said, “If everybody loved their job, they probably wouldn’t call it work. The lucky ones are those guys who have figured out how to get paid for doing what they love, while the rest of us simply get paid so we can afford to do what we love on the weekends.” If you want to learn how to cope with a job you hate or a job you know isn’t fulfilling your dreams, go to and read their 11 tips on coping with a job you hate. For everyone else, this article is for those of you looking for an answer to the question you keep asking yourself, “Should I Quit My Job?”

Are you part of the 60% of Americans who have expressed, “I hate my job and want to quit?” Are you dealing with the fact that your income is lagging way behind inflation? Do you find your job not interesting and unfulfilling? Have you said to yourself, “I want to quit my job because I want to travel?” Do you ask yourself, “Should I quit my job?” Are you tired of low wages? Would you love to spend more time doing what you love instead of being in traffic? Are you looking for smart retirement solutions?

Maybe you’re like me and you don’t like being told what to do, how much you can make, when you can take a break, when you can be off, and when you can take a vacation! If you’ve ever considered being an entrepreneur and you see yourself in the statements above, these are signs to quit your job.

#1- Know the difference between an employee and an entrepreneur. Going from employee to being an entrepreneur is not about a title change, it’s about a mindset change. The employee and the entrepreneur have different mindsets, different beliefs, different values, and therefore different actions which lead to a different type of income. 90% of all new businesses fail within the first five years due to having an employee mindset. Quitting your job can absolutely be done by taking smart risks. So before you quit and give your resignation letter, come up with a win, win master exit strategy.

Employee vs Being An Entrepreneur

Trades time for money vs Creates ideas and businesses for profits

Focuses on problems vs Creative solutions

Works hard vs Builds smart

Works in a system vs Uses a system that works for you

Stinking thinking vs Extraordinary thinking

Fear holds you back vs Feeling the fear and doing it anyway

All income depends on your time, presence, and effort vs Profits grow with or without you due to a system

Employees use their time to work hard for limited income to make someone else’s dreams come true.

Entrepreneurs use MSI- multiple streams of income, OPT- other people’s time, OPM- other people’s money, OPE- other people’s efforts, OPI- other people’s ideas, and OPP- other people’s partnerships to achieve unlimited cash flow to make their dreams come true.

Is Entrepreneurship For You?

If you’re not willing to shift from the values of an employee to an entrepreneur, entrepreneurship is not for you and you shouldn’t quit your job. If you’re not willing and ready to change your mindset, quitting your job is a not a good move. If you’re not going to invest in your education and training to get the skills required for you to be a successful entrepreneur, quitting your job is a false move. If you’re a decision maker and you’re ready for part two of your win, win exit strategy to quit your job properly, entrepreneurship just may be for you.

Anti Theft Backpack Mark Ryden Backpack

Anti Theft Backpacks make a surprisingly new consumption of the US Market. The first known backpack brand was the Bobby Backpack which was made in 2012 by an individual in Great Britain. Since there have been serious counterfeits that are made in China and sold in the United States. Mark Ryden Backpack is different

Produced in the United States, Mark Ryden Backpack has been in business since 2014, producing Anti Theft Backpacks in the United States. Surprisingly, they produce more than backpacks, producing wallets, travel backpacks, as well as sling backpacks. They are growing in the United States and plan to expand to other countries for production. We tried an Anti Theft Backpack for ourselves to see if lived up to the hype.

When unpacking the backpack was black with zippers that were grey. The logo was clearly imprinted on the front with the zippers having a grey logo on it. The front has big stripes that looked really nice. The interior was even better! The interior had three compartments that were roomy enough to fit a camera or even a laptop. However, the most impressive part was the anti-theft feature. The zippers face back towards your back so you don’t have to worry about your things being stolen. I thought this feature was really neat and extremely practical, especially if you are traveling!

Why do I recommend it? You’ll say hey Mark, there are tons of Anti Theft Backpacks on the market so what makes this different? First, the backpack has a USB charging port! Neat right? This port easily connects with a cord allowing you to charge your dead phone in a heartbeat. Another feature is the anti-theft pockets on the backside of the backpack. This hidden anti-theft pocket is perfect for storing your tiny items, say a wallet or even your phone if you don’t want to carry it around! I think the coolest part was the hidden pocket on the backpack strap. You can easily store a credit card or subway card if you a commuter, giving you easy access without breaking a sweat. The backpack also has reflective features on the front which makes riding your bike at night extremely safe.

Overall the backpack was great and I would highly recommend it to anybody. I got the original mark Ryden backpack from their website listed below. I hope you enjoyed my article, it’s my first after all. If you have any questions about the backpack let me know! Cheers!

Anti Ageing Skin Products – Look Better at Any Age

It is never too early to start a consistent skin care program. If you invest in high quality anti ageing skin products, you will quickly see your skin smooth and even out. This is a great way to not only ease the severity of wrinkles but to protect your skin from forming skin spots, adult onset acne, and more wrinkles. The following are just some of the things that such products can offer you.

Anti ageing products are great because they can make wrinkles and lines fade. This is because such products can stimulate collagen growth. This in turn will lessen the look of wrinkles and make you look that much younger.

Additionally, a consistent skin care program is important because it protects your skin. If you use skin products on a daily basis you will protect against wrinkles and from such unattractive things as sun spots. And of course, since most anti ageing items contain sunscreen, you can be sure to protect yourself from skin cancer too.

And of course, aging isn’t just about wrinkles. Dry skin or yellowish skin can also make you look much older than you are. This is why it is so important to invest in quality anti-ageing skin products as early on as possible. This way you can provide your skin with the best nutrients possible. Skin is just as thirsty as your mouth or the rest of your body: Provide it with nourishment, and you will look that much younger.

The earlier you start an skin care regime, the more results you will see. Once you start using age-focused products, you will skin take on a youthful glow. Really, such products are an invaluable investment.

Benefit From A Car Insurance Comparison

Being a smart consumer is what will get you a lot farther in life. This way, you never have to compromise any quality for better prices, regardless of what the product or service may be. For example, you can also benefit from a car insurance comparison to make sure that you are getting the best of both worlds, as you should be.

It is so unfortunate that far too many people do not take advantage of this and all other opportunities that come their way. They would rather pay full price and not be bothered. But full price when it comes to insurance is far more expensive than you can imagine. Obviously, this is an ongoing service or product which you require every year for as long as you own a vehicle and are driving it on a public road.

Therefore, you have to multiply that amount by several years and factor in increases for inflation and other justifiable reasons like claims or infractions. As you can see, the result will be far more than you probably care to pay.

Now, if you have done your comparison shopping, you might land on some less expensive insurers that will provide you the coverage you want at a rate that can be hundreds of dollars less than you already pay. Now, multiply those savings by the amount of years you may have used as an example above. Certainly, you can find other use for that amount of money!

As well, it is never been easier to do such a comparison than now. With the help of the Internet, this can be a simple task requiring just a few moments out of your life that could turn out to be a present for you each year. These savings can help you find your next vacation or another big-ticket item that you might have been saving up for. By the same token, it can easily pay off other debt.

Of course, for it to really count, your car insurance comparison shopping has to include several examples. Don’t stop at one or two quotations. You need a good amount to really get a full understanding of what is available on the market to drivers, like yourself. Think of it as an investment with a long-term result. This investment will require no money on your part, and only time. But, the return on your investment will be monetary.