Friday, August 04, 2006
Thursday, August 03, 2006
Did you see the article about Socrates Cafe in USAToday? http://www.usatoday.com/life/lifestyle/2005-05-30-socrates_x.htm Join us for the Denver Socrates Cafe Meetup next Thursday http://socratescafe.meetup.com/82
Ben Franklin's starting a walk across America. How about a party for him as he passes through this part of the country? http://www.westlinntidings.com/news/story.php?story_id=115456067873803400
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Art Linkletter has written a new book "How to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life" targeted at the aging baby boomer generation, of which I'm part myself. I love most of the book, the importance of excercise, doing what you love to do, seniorpreneurship. Best new idea from the book, new to me anyways, is that 60 is the new 40. Makes me feel better to have just celebrated my 59th birthday. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0785218904/103-0532876-2840618?redirect=true But Art is off base on a couple of things, it seems to me. He pushs vitamin suppliments and the old saw about the importance of 8 hours of sleep. (See below for another point of view from a doctor on his website, which confirms something I was told by my doctor over 10 years ago, that we get the sleep we need and that we don't need to worry about 8 hours.)
Sunday, July 30, 2006
Henry Ford's birthday today, you can read a short bio about his life in the obit that was published in 1947 when he died http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0730.html Took him years of persistent effort to get started, key to his success was PR from early auto races.
Dr. Amar Bhide www.bhide.net has a new article about financing options for new business enterprises in the new eJournal Capitolism and Society http://www.bepress.com/cas/vol1/iss1/art1/ Makes another good argument for the importance of bootstrapping in a market economy.
Debbie Weil's new book on blogging triggered this article in the New York Times today http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/30/business/yourmoney/30digi.html?th&emc=th Makes me wonder if 499 Fortune 500 CEOs could be wrong-- none of them blog. The one that does, CEO of Sun Microsystems, says he sees his #1 job as being a communicator, he doesn't see how any CEO could NOT have a blog. Weil's new book looks interesting, has a free newsletter that I'm going to start getting. Watch here to see if it inspires me to post more often!