Monday, April 30, 2012

What is Wall Street going to do next?

The housing debacle was the last scam created by a tag team of politicians and financiers. The congress wrote the right laws to create the opportunity for Wall Street to execute the scam. As the pressure to create higher and higher returns continues to be a fact in the markets and little sources available of new growth I wonder what is the new global Ponzi scheme being designed as I write this blog. Stay alert because the media is not going to inform you remember last time? they were the cheer leaders. It is coming for sure, let me know which one do you think it is.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Are social media platforms the future?

I heard a very smart and successful venture capitalist talking about this subject matter. He said that he does not think social media platforms will be the future. He believes that  most content will be distributed directly to consumers without the need of such platforms. We are now starting to see this dynamic taking place in music, films, documentaries, e-commerce and the creation of personal brands. I agree with this assumption that is why I have always said that one of the most powerful skills moving forward is online marketing because it is going to be all about who can take incredible and desirable content from the creators to the consumers. The group Radiohead is a great example. Many filmmakers are skipping the centralize model to go directly to their audience. Yes models like Facebook I think will be great marketing tools but not the distribution mechanism. We are entering a cool, individually empowering brave new world. Que Viva online Marketing, Que Viva the creators and Que Viva individual power.

It looks like sustainability could be the next gold rush

I believe our current system of excess consumption, environmental destruction and fantasy finance is now really starting to hit a wall. This paradigm and it tools have stopped working. It is not feasible to create prosperity, health, happiness and a toxic free environment  on this train. I am now starting to believe sincerely that the way to create growth and get the global economy going in a real way is through implementing a sustainable system and shifting to a green economy. It is not about saving the planet. It is about prosperity and growth in the right way. It is real capitalism and democracy not this quasi democracy and quasi capitalism we have going on now.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Syria come on?

How long are we going to continue to watch this massacre by this ruthless beast in Syria and not doing anything? We have to start choosing humanity over gangsters. We have stop protecting, rationalizing, justifying, doing with business, selling stuff to, protecting their associates  and looking the other way when it comes to these regimes and dictators, specially governments, corporations, cultural, media, entertainment elites and their own societies. It is not cool to support oppressors, killers and thief's. There are so many incredible people doing incredible things why support these creatures and their friends.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Dictators: the new victims of transparency-they are being demolished

It is seems that Dictators are being demolished by technology and transparency. They are dropping like flies all over the place of course some are hanging on by a thread like Putin and Chavez that now seems to be dying. Chavez has tried very hard not tell the Venezuela people the truth about his disease. As consequences he ran to Cuba for treatment to avoid transparency and got probably the worst of medical care on planet for his cancer. It looks like it is going to cost him his life. Transparency ambushed him and maybe killed him.The world is entering into a new model where more and more transparency will rule. Dictators you can run but you cannot hide. We got you! next step return the money that you and your friends have stolen as well as pay the consequences-we are watching.

Sunday, April 01, 2012

The Establishment is starting to come around

I read and watched videos of a Wall Street Journal conference called ECO:nomics about the future of energy. I thought it was fascinating to see the status quo of business being slowly dragged kicking and screaming into changing their ways and joining the new model of global sustainability. The reason being that they are starting to realized that the profits are not in the old paradigm anymore the money is in the new way being and doing business where people and the planet matter. They are still using the old language and references but trying to apply it to the new world order of sustainability.This conference is a must see and read:
Enjoy as they are being dragged into being responsible and conscious human being playing the role of business people.
wow wow

Who is Radamés Soto?

Radames Soto is the president and founder of Kinina Ventures, a firm specializing in the creation and acquisition of companies in the wellness and media sectors. He is a former Managing Director of The Wall Street Journal Interactive. Soto joined Dow Jones & Company in November 1998. Under Mr. Soto's direction, the former Wall Street Journal Americas expanded its focus on the business and financial needs of the Latin American market through the creation of The Wall Street Journal Interactivo.

Mr. Soto is widely regarded as one of the most experienced and multi-faceted figures in the new media world. Among his projects is the film "Road Dogz," the nationally syndicated series "HispanicAmericans: The New Frontier" hosted by Jimmy Smits, "Video Active" - a nationally syndicated show for teenagers, and "America Latina Finanzas y Negocios" - a weekly business show syndicated throughout Latin America sponsored by Merrill Lynch.

Mr. Soto has an extensive track record in the creation of content both for the Internet as well as film and television. He developed a TV/Internet series with HBO "Techno3." He is considered by many, including publications like Variety, the New York Times, the Village Voice, and Hispanic Magazine, as a leader in Internet content for Latinos.

Mr. Soto owned and operated a successful and well-respected entertainment and media company for five years, Blue Pearl Entertainment. He is also the founder of TDI (a broadcasting & Internet investment firm) and Zotox Investments, a new media merchant house for the Spanish-speaking world.

As a journalist Mr. Soto is the recipient of an Emmy, the ACE Award, and a New York State Broadcaster's Association Award. He is also a three-time nominee for the ACE Award in investigative reporting.

Mr. Soto has been keynote speaker at the following conferences: LOHAS conference in Boulder-2001; Inter- American Development Bank in New Orleans-2000; Jupiter Communications in Miami -2000; LatinTech Conference-2000; Internet World-Latin America-1999; Jupiter Communications Advertising Conference, NY-1999; The New Media Forum, New York City-1999; Digital Hollywood, Beverly Hills, CA-1999.

Mr. Soto holds a bachelor's degree in journalism, an MBA in Management, and a specialization in finance from the University of Miami. He also has a specialization in Mergers and Acquisitions from New York University. He is married with three children and resides in New York City and Miami.

Make the planet a nourishing and loving place to live. The heart is the real source of our actions and ideas. Let's really make quality of life and human nourishment the priority.

Respect nature. We are nature; it is our duty to respect, protect and learn from nature rather than conquer her.

The Inner Journey. The real revolution is our inner growth. As long as we do not reinvent our inner landscape, our outer reality will continue to be limited, stale and violent.

Live a holistic lifestyle. The mind, the heart, the spirit and the body are one interrelated organism.

Business to transform the world. Business is a very powerful force that must be used to transform the earth. Compassion, entrepreneurship, innovation and the Spirit are the core elements of this transformation. Business based on innovative chaos, taking risk, intuition, heart, synthesis, non-linear skills, a holistic approach, conservation, quality, cooperation and partnership are the focal points of a new business paradigm.

Use technology to unite people. Let's create technologies that bring us together and help us develop lives of greater quality. The Internet is a manifestation of our desire to be connected. We aspire to connect to each other and become whole.

The Media. Media must inform, uplift, educate, inspire and unite. Not manipulate, instill fear, and keep people from developing their inner greatness.

Individual versus the collective. The individual must become responsible for his or her well-being, inner journey and self-improvement. The government cannot do it. Let's empower our selves, hearts, and thoughts.

Government small and non-intrusive. The government is simply a traffic cop. The responsible individual is the engine of growth, order and prosperity.

High self-esteem is the most effective weapon against corruption. As human beings we must understand that we are all capable of creating the life we want. We do not have to take from others. The universe is an abundant system. Scarcity is an illusion.

We are what we eat/eating is a political act. If we eat junk, we become junk, we think junky ideas and we end up creating a world of junk. Let's eat quality food and become quality people.

Quality of life over superficial growth. Our economic growth must be based on the growth of the human spirit and the improvement of our lives. We need to change the measurement of our economic life and the meaning of the word "profits." Profits must include quality of life, personal growth and enjoyment.

Learning is a human right. Teaching people is a global duty; not having education available is a violation of human rights.

Role models are extraordinary people. We must admire real people that have created extraordinary lives, not people created by the media. Role models are essential for the development of our human potential.

Abundance and prosperity. The universe is abundant. We are abundant and limitless. We need to turn our minds and hearts toward our greatness, abundance and possibilities.

Consumption vs. quality of life. We cannot fill our emptiness by consuming. Consumption must have meaning and its consequences measured. We need nourishment, creativity, encouragement, playfulness and community - not more consumption.

Individual creativity, imagination and self-expression are sacred. Individual creativity must be respected, encouraged and protected. It is the only way out of our current broken paradigm.