Saturday, December 26, 2015

Is youth being overdone in our culture?

Why is that there such a disproportionate focus on youth in our culture? I think experience and being wise is cooler and more attractive. So much emphasis on Y could become silly.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Believe it or not everybody is aging.

The Age of the Wise
Everybody is getting older, believe it or not. The difference this time around is that the amount of people getting older at the time is pretty significant at a global scale. It is a game changer. A demographic shift that will create significant economic and political pressure on governments, countries and families. At the same creating opportunities to develop great services and products to improve the lives of those in the process of ageing. It is obvious that we need to reframe culturally how we view, perceive and related to aging. I propose will called it the wise segment of the population. I would describe it as people not getting older but getting Wiser.
All of us if we are lucky we will get Wiser and I hope we are all treated as wise and valuable human being instead of old people. I am not getting older I am getting wiser. I would like to suggest a very good book that I am reading on the subject “The Age of Aging” by George Magnus. I highly recommend it.

Think young while you get wiser.




Thursday, November 05, 2015

Why should White guys have all the fun-Reginald Lewis

This is the real "Rocky" of business. The life of Reginald Lewis.  In 1992 Forbes Magazine listed him among the richest 400 Americans. The story of a black man that came from nothing to become a power player in the financial industry, among his acquisitions Beatriz Food, a global company. A man's determination and drive to brake through the barriers of a white dominated money world. They tried to exclude him from participating in deals. He did not work. This is predicable. What is surprising are the many that jumped in to help and support him in becoming extremely successful, among them Michael Milken the famous financier and Phyllis Schless the investment banker. They should do a movie on the life of Reginald Lewis, by the way he looked like Denzel Washington. The movie would be a mixture of Rocky and a formula one race. Read this book it is great. Every person needing inspiration or feeling like an underdog ought to read it. Forget about athletes being role models for kids, this is the real role model.


Stay Young and free

Monday, November 02, 2015

Screw it, Lets do it by Richard Branson

 Richard Branson is the Mick Jagger of business. A cool and ageless character bucking the system and simply playing the game on his own terms. He has really turned  business and making money into  a cosmic game of monopoly. He is a business pirate. A master mind at public relations, getting media attention, building teams and connecting with people/customers. He is a good role model for people wanting to go into business. I am personally tired of the guy with the strip suit and the cigar pounding the desk screaming at his employee, reset
 I read "Screw it, Lets do it" by Branson. It is a fun read. It is a book to keep around every time you are starting to take your life and yourself to seriously pull it out and read it. Business and life are great games. Lets play!

Stay young and free

Friday, October 30, 2015

The Book "Life" by Keith Richards

I always wondered how the Rolling Stones continue to fill stadiums, have the attitude and energy of teenagers while in their late 60' early 70's. After reading this book you realize how and why. These guys live a care free life, always connected to their passions, taking risks, not caring to much about what others think and finally living in the moment. All this while being incredibly successful as artist and business people. If your curious how to stay young and full of energy while minimize the level irrelevant details and Bull S... Read  "Life"

Stay young and free.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Neuehouse in New York the future of working and community

The Neuehouse in New York City is the coolest co working space on the planet. It is a great combination of community, design and cutting edge people, a must experience. It really proves that context is crucial in the process of creating and producing. A place that is inspirational where you can meet people that are in the process of creating extraordinary stuff. Add to it  lectures, events and very good food. By the way they just opened a Neuehouse in Los Angeles double the size of New York City. No more cubicle oppression we are entering in new paradigm of creating and working.
 www. Neuehouse.com

NGP-reset

Saturday, October 17, 2015

The Rise of the Robots by Martin Ford

If you want to understand how automation and robotics will affect your life and that of your family in  the immediate future read this book. Example  Narrative science data driven story telling software among the many powerful trends that will affect society in a big way. Enjoy

Reset.

Cartel Land the documentary

This documentary is a must see. It is about the growth of vigilante movements both in Mexico and the USA borders. People taking matters into their own hands to defend themselves mostly against the Mexican Cartels. They feel that government is not there for them. I see this as a possible  warning for what could come at larger scale.
enjoy and reset

Friday, October 16, 2015

Hacker the outlaw Chronicles by Ted Dekker

This is a very surprising book. It is a mixture of science fiction, a chase, tech, hacking and really cool spirituality. It is a great read with a very powerful message embedded within a fascinating  high tech hack the status quo  story. I had never read Ted Dekker. I looking to read another book of his. Will let you know what I think.

Radames

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Cuba Show


The opening of Cuba seems all about more tourism, legacy building for Obama and regime support. Not much in terms of political and economic freedom. There have been more then 3,000 politically motivated arrests in Cuba since Obama announced the opening of relationships with this regime. The Cuban government has thousands of political prisoners, economic control by one family and severe violations of human rights. This opening was a great opportunity to put in motion very important changes for the Cuban people. At the moment the only beneficiaries are Obama, a legacy play and the Cuban regime being propped up to continue the current model of repression and corruption. Please do not confuse this political move as having benefits for the people of Cuban. This strategy will prove that an opening without accountability will bring about the same results as the embargo. We need to stop using people for political gain. It is going to blow up in our faces at a global scale.














Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The new big global demographic shift-The planet is getting older.


There is big demographic Tsunami about to hit the planet. It is the shift towards an aging population. It is a global, political, social and economic game changer. The ramification in terms of health care is significant. The ramification for the family is more serious. It is an issue that is hard to tackle because we have a hard time dealing with our own aging and death.  It is a population segment that most people do not what to acknowledge nor serve. I have always wondered why more entrepreneur are not trying to exploit is extraordinary global opportunity. I think that has to do with what I just mentioned before the denial of our own aging. Yes, there are many ways to start to solve the many problems this challenge will bring to us. A good place to start is to change our perception of how we relate to aging and to people that are getting older. I would like to change how we call somebody that is not young; a person that is above sixty years old I will call from now on a "wise” person. Now we need to make being "wise" very cool, admired and respected like it is in Okinawa, Japan were people live the longest in the world. Maybe being young is over rated.















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.