ODAAT overtaking 5 year plans in Texas:

Friday, August 04, 2006

On this day in 1914, England declaired war on Germany, while we here in the U.S. stayed out of the fight. http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0804.html#article
Colorado State University's weather expert Bill Gray says not to worry about the current concern about global warming, what he calls a hoax: http://www.denverpost.com/search/ci_3899807

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
Blogging expert Debbie Weil (see entries a couple of days ago about her) has just re-published her book on blogging as a free online ebook http://www.changethis.com/25.07.BusinessBlogging
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.)
How much sleep do we need? Art Linkletter's new book says 8 hours, that's something that is heard a lot. Here's a medical doctor who thinks otherwise: http://www.darksideofsleepingpills.com/ch3.html
Pando is supposed to be a better way to send photos, videos, audio tapes, and other large files, there was a review from the Wall Street Journal that was reprinted in Scripps Howard newspapers yesterday. Has anyone used it? http://www.pando.com/beta/

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 website for her new book about blogging, sign up for her free newsletter http://www.thecorporatebloggingbook.com/
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!