Thursday, December 05, 2013

It is a sad day Mandela Leaves.

I did not agree with his politics but I admired his courage and commitment to his believes and political views. It is rare to experience the life of such a person and especial now where no body believes in any thing other then there own accumulation of power. He was a great being. May he rest in peace and may his legacy continue to be a great example to all of us. We need to millions of Mandela's to save this planet. Thank you.

Monday, October 07, 2013

Is it dangerous to become to civilized?

In a world that is becoming more and more barbaric is it dangerous to become too civilized? The reason why I ask this question is because I think that those that become highly civilized lose their ability to defend themselves from barbaric behaviors in the forms of governments, organize/interest groups, corporations, people, etc. Which makes me wonder if being taught to become a good moral civilized citizen is a form of control while those in power do not abide by the rules of the so called civilized society. Just look around the world and tell me what you see. It is just a question to contemplate.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

The government has been shot down for a year now-Imagine?

After a year people have given up on any kind of help, assistance and protection. A small part of the government is still functioning: law enforcement, certain government backed health care operations like the VA hospitals. The rest is up the people to figure out. For the first six months there was a sense of despair, fear, disappoint and hopelessness. In the last three-months people attitude’s has changed from desperation to talking matters into their own hands. A shift is taking place from the population being victims to people starting to become self-reliant. You are starting to see people working with local governments, their schools making sure classes can continue. There is lots of chaos around the country some jails are rioting and the economy is gone into a recession. Thousands of government employees are out on the street. Lots of bad stuff is happening but underneath it all there is something very palpable taking place. People are staring to realize that they cannot count on governments and politicians but they can start to relay on themselves, friends and neighbors. All kinds of Entrepreneurship is breaking out all over the country. There is an incredible sense of rawness and aliveness in the air. People are starting to wake up from the prior catatonic state of dependency. Something extraordinary is happening even with this quasi-urban war-taking place in the background. I wonder if a major transformation is happening, maybe this is beginning of the second coming of the United States.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Great series "Breaking Bad" How about Breaking Good

I loved the series Breaking Bad. I watched every episode with great detail in terms of the plots and dialogue. I  wondered why I was attracted to this ruthless, manipulative and mean character. My conclusion is that Walter White's life as a regular blow joe chemistry teacher with little power and little control over his life is the typical life most of us live. Going along with a bunch roles that do not work. A series of societal norms created by the powerful through out history to control the masses and rig the game in their favor.What do we do? we just follow them blindly with out questioning the why and  the what. All these lop sided rules slowly kill peoples humanity, creativity, hope, self belief, inner autonomy and the excitement of living.
The consequence is large amounts of the population is dead walking at different levels of the existence. Walter White decide not to go along with society's expectations of him and follow his own path. In the last episode he says he did all because it made him feel alive. Wow what a great line and revelation. In past episodes he had said that he had done it all for his family but in reality he did for himself for the sake of feeling alive. Now my question is: can you have the same feeling and experience by breaking good, following your own path in the opposite direction Walter White's took. Become a warrior for  what is right to the point of clashing with the establishment and becoming a Walter White of the new living model in which the game is fair, the planet is protected and individuality is sacred. I do not know, I wonder, cool to try it.

Friday, September 27, 2013

The new Matrix is coming not the movie but the living model.

The current living model is showing severe cracks. It works for very few and it is on collision course with nature. The destruction of the environment  is obvious and now very visible. The current Matrix is destroying most people and the environment so what is point of all this. Well the point is to keep the party going for that 0.5% of the population that is enjoying the current simulation. By the way this 0.5% is not concentrate in any particular religion, political ideology and economic belief it is about having it all and keeping the game going that works for them. They are Capitalist, Communist, socialist, Dictators and all religious backgrounds. They are the player and beneficiaries of the current game or paradigm. The only problem for them and their followers is that the game is over. The cracks are turning into Volcanoes. Look at the USA economy it has now turned into an empty shell of borrowing, collapsed infrastructure, deteriorating  education system and a highly corrupt political and judicial system. That is for starters then we have the Chinese polluting the world and creating  fake economic growth by building empty cities all to keep their  Communist party system in power. The party is starting to show their true colors as the inner corruption is now starting to be apparent- billionaire party members in the name of the equality and social justice. The game is over the new Matrix is starting to appear. Look around the new agents of change are now noticeable. Focus on these new clues and you will see the birth of new simulation system that is going to be more inclusive and enhancing for the Earth and for individuals living on this planet. Watch and be transparent.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

We want our money back-Lets call out corruption

transparency is the killer application. I am tired of the small  % of gangsters on the planet stealing the people’s money. I think it is time we get our money back. This means that we stop being victims and co conspirators  by looking the other way and further more celebrating their schemes and stolen billions while we ignore this massive global corruption going on. It is easier to live in denial and go along pretending while governments and peoples lives are being destroyed by this very few. Many of these criminals hide behind socialism, Communism or crony capitalism but it really is gangsterism. I say we get our money back. Lets create a "Global Corruption Act" in which government officials and their teams of money laundering cohorts can run but they can’t hide. This means having them stripped of their assets  put them in jail and punish those who have assisted them including the banks. I propose we create a global movement called “I want my money back” These characters are already starting to feel the pressure via the Internet as  people get wider access to information. This access to the truth is starting to create a slow but drastic shift in consciousness, intolerance and anger. This is compounded by a global paradigm shift taking place on the planet away from theses dark and destructive dealings and moving  to  openness, fairness, transparency, creativity and human enhancing ventures. Individuality is transparency and personal empowerment, the collective ideology is about squashing people  and making the individual dependent , that is exactly what corruptions does to humanity. Do not put up with corruption, do not associate with it and if you see it happening bring it to the open/call it out. Lets chase it down and get our money back.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Short sale Venezuela, Syria, Nicaragua, North Korea and Cuba for starters

We the people should short sale these rough governments that are killing and destroying their own citizens. We the people ought to short sale these rough governments that stealing and lying to their citizens.We the people ought to  and should not deal in any way with these mob like governments run  by gangsters. What can I say if do continue to do business with them and deal with them like nothing is happening we the people deserve these governments of the planet. Our choice.

Imagine a corrupt free world?

This is a John Lennon type question. But this one is harder to imagine. A world in which people in government would focus exclusively on creating great services and making their countries exceptional places to live for many generations to come. If any one person, group or company would dare to get involved any kind of  corrupt activity it would be received with tremendous cultural and legal backlash. To the point that it would it unthinkable to even try. On a global scale the mechanism would be in place to capture the perpetrators and have asset and capital stolen returned to its original owners be a person, company or nation. We could we use all those trillions of dollars currently being stolen to really improve people's lives all around the world and return peoples trust in government. There many countries that are basically failed nations all due to the very high levels of corruption currently taking place all over the planet. One small thing we all can start doing now is to stop glorifying the cultural of corruption and refusing to do business and socialize with members of this global sect. I know this is hard to do but getting rid of corruption is not going to be easy but just imagine for a second the benefits of a corruption free world. By the way it is time for  Forbes and Bloomberg to create a clean billionaire's issue and stop including all these gangster and monsters as if they could be compared and put side by side with Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Warren Buffet, etc people that really created value, employment and innovation versus these other characters that made their billions stealing assets and the capital base of their countries. Imagine a world where corruption is not part of the human dynamic. Wow what a human leap, please imagine it and visualize it. It could eventually become a reality.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

How will Robots treat us?

I was watching a story on 60 minutes CBS on the subject of robots. It really confirmed to me that we are going into mega paradigm shift that will affect all aspects of our lives. Work will not look like anything we currently know. Will we need to work? who will get to work? Which skills will be needed for this new science fiction age we are  entering in. This means education will need to be transformed along side manufacturing, health care, etc I believe that unemployment is no longer an economic issue it is mostly a technological one. I wonder about the game of politics, the unions and the process of raising funds for elections how will all this change. I hope that down the line we can have robots representing our interests in Congress and in the White House i am sure they would do a better job. In the age of Robots how will humanity do? probably better then  how humanity is doing under the current pure human model. This shift is coming so so fast that is hard to deny it even though I have tried very hard.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

You are watching us but we are watching YOU

Transparency is starting to reveal the dark side of governments and power groups. The breakdown of the political establishment in the middle East seems to be part of the pattern. We are  better informed about the different corrupt activities and players in Latin America, Russia, China, USA, etc.The question is what are we willing to do as a global society. If we know about it and we do not act on this information  we are part of the crime indirectly . I would say we need to stop kissing up to those individuals and groups that we know and have evidence that are part of these  syndicates and have build great fortunes via criminal activities and corrupt means. There is a need for a cultural reaction to these people and events. Technology is moving forward very fast and we are starting to experience an abundance of transparency which means we are not going to have any excuses not to act on these matters.  Technology will continue bring on the heat to these groups which means the current establish will continue crumble. So governments, politicians media companies, religions, corporations and bankers. Be careful we are watching YOU!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Latin American spring is starting in Brazil may it spread.

Brazilians are saying that they will not take it anymore: the high levels of corruption, ineffenciencies,
bad services, crony capitalism, terrible education, bad decisions, the lying and the loss of priorities.
Now people are organizing and they are in the streets. The time as come for the paradigm to shift and for the establishment to understand that their behavior is unacceptable.They must leave and a significant group go to jail. Technology is slowly bringing the light to a dark continent and now it is time for the rats to jump to sea. The force and focus of the light of transparency will burn the corrupt Latin American establishment faster then what we think. The Latin American Spring is now starting.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Three must reads and two must watch

I am reading Sir Ken Robinsons new book " Finding Your Element", excellent. It is about our quest to find one's mission, passion,working Nirvana. It is a great read. I would accompany it with the two lectures the author gave at Another must is  "The Icarus Deception" by Seth Godin it is uplifting, about how we do not fly high enough, desire enough, think big enough and how to do so. I love this book. I have heard it twice(audible). Finally one of my  all time favorites"Why should all the White guys have all the fun" it is the life of Reginald Lewis. This is the Rocky of business. I think they should do a movie on Reginald Lewis life and have Denzel Washington play Mr Lewis. I have read this book three times and I am now on my fourth. An extraordinary business life and story. A black man against all odds creates a business empire in white dominated Wall Street, a must read.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Transparency is the next phase of Creative destruction

Darkness and lack of transparency is present and growing in politics, government, religion, health care, education, commerce, etc. To me this tragedy is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to bring transparent business models into these industries and to many aspects of government and religion. Technology is a destroyer and exposer of all those dark pockets in our society that are operating under the radar and not being truthful in what they are doing, how and how much. Imagine how efficient, trust worthy, cool and inspiring it would be to live in a society where transparency is the default and a must, where you can believe that what is being said and done. It is going to be a different ball game because  the big "T" is  coming very soon to a theatre near you. Transparency is the new killer app.  The Transparency paradigm is knocking on our doors. It is revolution in where many are going to lose but the majority will benefit.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Fact or fiction which one is more powerful

I cannot figure this out. What has more  influence on human behavior: fiction or non fiction. My feeling is that fiction is the most powerful one but i am not 100%  sure. Another question is what we perceive as factual really factual or is it fiction? since it seems that most of the stories we hear about and  supposedly  hard core information in lots of cases is made up. It seems that a great deal of life is all made up through story telling and the simple execution of ideas which falls in the same category. In the case of our personalities they also seem to me to be made up, almost as characters in a play or a movie that only difference is that we play the role for a whole life time. Fiction gives us the opportunity to expand beyond our limitations and explore the unlimited while non fiction is about dealing with a fixed and frozen reality with all its limitations. It is something I have been thinking about for a long time. If you can help me out with some feedback on this matter I would appreciate. All the best and may you play your best role possible with no limitations, then it become a fact or not. Just play.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Prices starting to drop due to the internet I think

I like designers frames(eyeware)  and I have been noticing how prices are improving online. They are lowering significantly from lets say from $300 with prescriptions to $95 with prescription and at times even lower than that. I am very excited about this trend because it is starting to hit home. It is about the stuff that I consume . I am also seeing this trend in shirts and I wondering when is it going happen to fountain pens, etc. Maybe the dream of efficient information and price comparison online is starting to take effect, both online and retail. It feels like retail now has more variety of offerings and prices. A cool company for designer frames with an innovative business model and good prices is Warby Parker In the clothing category I recently bought shirts at a Japanese designer shop in New York City called Kamakura shirts, great designs and happy prices

Enjoy capitalism

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Creativity is the new Killer app

The industrial revolution has been for many years all about making human beings predictable, productive and efficient. It worked very well for a certain period of time but now we are moving away for this living and production model.We are entering a new paradigm in which repetition and imitation are  sure ways to have your tasks, job or input automated, outsourced or even made irrelevant. Here are two videos dealing with creativity and its importance.
enjoy the uncertainty, the fun and now the big profits of being a creator.  I am starting with creating a new me. Time to explore our individual and collective creativity and innovation. Life is now going be fun and full of raza. Bring your inner child to work he is the one that is going to make the big bucks.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Unemployment is about technology and education ask a robot.

Robotics is now becoming a cutting edge industry and one that is going to have a tremendous impact in our lives. I was thinking about how many jobs will be killed by robots. Just off the top of my head manufacturing is going robotic has we read. This means lots of jobs gone. Robots will be doing jobs around and in our houses. In the service sector lots tasks that a person did is now being done by a computer. Even voice recognition has taken away many jobs from people that were answering the phones at corporations, government offices, etc. Now the question what to do to adapt. One option is retooling to be able to work in a robotic automated and high tech environment. The other alternative is to become more of high concept designer and thinker/ creator. I believe that he work force will become polarized between the high tech engineers and the high concept creator whomever is in the middle will be left out on the unemployment line by a robot near you or outsourced. It is time that the education system gets its act together and focuses on cutting out all those useless expensive careers and starts to educate lots of high tech people at all levels, creators, high concept thinkers, designers and entrepreneurs. Unemployment is not a political issue. Unemployment is not about economics. Unemployment is about technology and education. The time has come for a big paradigm shift otherwise  robots are going eat us up alive.


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.