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 http://www.warbyparker.com. 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 http://www.kamakurashirts.com

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.
http://www.ted.com/talks/david_kelley_how_to_build_your_creative_confidence.html
http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html
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.

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.