Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Green economy seems to be taking off finally

It is a very quite revolution taking place  in the USA with three big enemies: The fossil fuel establishment, the democratic and the Republican parties. These two parties have been bought off and lobbied to death by the oil player. This political exchange has kept us in the dark in terms of advancements towards a cleaner, non toxic, sustainable and energy secure living model.
 But regardless there is an underground current slowly moving us forward to the inevitable switch that has to be made to avoid a mega global crisis due to climate change.This crisis could mean lack of water, food, severe weather shifts, large numbers of environmental refugees, etc. There is more awareness and money moving towards a global shift. One thing is for sure this current model does not work and will not work. I am very hopeful that we are moving in the right direction because if it is not-Game over

Passion versus craft

I am reading a very good book about the great dilemma that most of us are confronted with, finding our passion. The author takes a reverse approach, first become really good at something and eventually you will become passionate about that activity that your are mastering. The Book is "So Good they can't ignore you" by Cal Newport. It has  changed my all whole view on finding my passion. He actually believes that focusing on your passion is actually the wrong approach.  I am enjoyed it very much. Now I am looking at my business and creative life as the process of mastering my craft instead of the constant search for what I am suppose to be passionate about which could be very vague and abstract and therefore hard to pin point.

The UN General Assembly meeting should be done over Skype

This week New York City is full of diplomats and so called leaders running around in their limos loaded with their US security entourage  creating big traffic jams. I was walking on Madison Avenue around 56 Street when I saw a group of FBI or CIA looking agents, like ten of them protecting the wives or family members of these dignitaries. The first thought I had was" what a waste of tax payers money to protect all these people that are doing more damage than good to the world", probably a lot of them are part of corrupt regimes and governments. Here we are protecting them as they shop at high end luxury brands in NYC with most likely revenues from their nation's people's income paid for by our very over extended and severely in debt USA government. The worst part is that the United Nations accomplishments are very little on the expense to results ratio. But yes are putting up with all this traffic, cost and annoyance for not much. I say the General Assembly should be broadcast online via Skype. It would be best for all of us on this planet. This meeting is a big waste of fossil fuels and stolen funds. The next step would be for the UN to go condo.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Time for transparency algorithms

Transparency is the new killer app but extreme clarity is the new paradigm. It is becoming harder and harder to hide. Politician, dictators and corrupt and in humane corporate practices will slowly be on the run, being chase by the network, transparency algorithms, information pirates and hopefully well informed and conscious masses of citizens. We must not accept any less them extreme Transparency.

Today is a sad reminder of the dark consequences of chasing oil around the Planet.

Today is a reminder of the terrible consequences of our oil chasing practices around the planet. If the Arab countries were Tomato producers we would never be involved in their affairs which has had deadly results in terms of lives lost and economic destruction.  It is now time we stop. Yes stop and move into a sustainable, energy independent, low or zero toxicity environmental paradigm. We could do it the technology is there what is not there is a group of honest and visionary politician willing not to be bought by the fossil fuel sector. These power pimps simple give a bad name to Capitalism. We need to move out the old paradigm of crony capitalism and become real American capitalist.

A narco Orangutan is on loose in Latin America

This wild Orangutan is destroying and polluting his country. He feeds himself with Oil and power. Lately he has turned to drug trafficking. Several of his top primate generals have been called out by the US government as kingpins and to be precise one of them is the minister of the defense very close to orangutan number one. The Minster of defense is  in charge of defending the supreme primate not from  outside forces but from others in the zoo that are tired of the abuse, the humiliation,  the destruction and in some cases are starting to rebel. The top primate(orangutan #1) has closed down thousands of business eliminating productivity as well as expropriating great amounts of land to be left unproductive and abandoned. He wants all in the zoo to be dependent on him and his bananas and never be self reliant. This angry primate does not permit other monkeys to have different opinions nor beliefs. Corruption is how  he keeps the zoo in check. He feeds the top monkeys lots of money and then they become addicted to stealing and then he has them under his control forever. He has been trying to expand his destruction through out Latin America, be careful it could reach the USA shores. Stop feeding the beast do not buy his Oil. Orangutan alert is on. He is on the loose, armed and dangerous. He is angry but ignorant.

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.