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Over the past couple of days these two videos struck me big time. The first is a TED Talk about the paradox of choice or put differently: having to much choice/freedom can actually be a bad thing; we all need a fish bowl to reach maximum welfare according to Barry Schwartz.
The second, I.O.U.S.A., is a 30 minute byte sized teaser for the 85 minute documentary. The film talks at length about the United States’ four major deficits: budget, savings, trade and leadership. It drives home the fact that these four deficits alone are the greatest threat facing the United States present day, and will mostly likely decrease the quality of life for US citizens, starting with my generation.
Once you watch both you can’t help draw correlation between the two in many interesting ways. And I invite you to take the time to watch both of them and then proceed to let the numerous ideas from both marinate for a while in that brain of yours. Enjoy.
I think this is an awesome question to ask everyone you come into contact with over the next week. Whether it’s the peeps you know through social media or ‘real people’ such as co-workers, colleagues and fellow students: Where do you spend your time?
Where do I spend my time?
By day I work for Cake Financial answering every customer question that comes in by email or phone and engaging people on-site in conversations. I also help develop and execute user acquisition strategies (SEO, Social Media, Video). It’s amazing to see what smart hard working people can accomplish in such short periods of time.
Detail: Cake Financial is bringing transparency to the world of investing for the small time investor, that’s you, me and everybody else pretty much.
But that’s just my day job, by night I work my face off building the new-age-new network openSermo. The idea is to keep it real, keep the news real, no pun intended. Let’s really tell people what the frack is going on and do so in a way they can understand. Currently we have just one production, What Should You Know?, which I host. Hopefully you’ve already watched an episode if not, get over there and hit play! My time here is split between writing material, filming with my Director and editing with my Editor, Tim Hahn, releasing and responding to every email and comment.
Detail: openSermo is recreating the news broadcast.
When I can spare a few cycles I contribute to my side project TheWayToBuildWealth.org. A blog where I share investment hacks, approaches, and wisdom I’ve discovered and continue to discover. Read the background here
Detail: The Way To Build Wealth shares hacks, tips and wisdom on how to build wealth through investments in common stock.
In between all of these main tasks I read: magazines, newspapers (yes the real tangible ones, I love the feel and smell a real newspaper), books (currently reading Titan), blogs (my shared feeds). This is where I source information for What Should You Know? as well as keep on top of world and business news for TheWayToBuildWealth.org. This piece may have come last, but it is the most important.
What keeps me going?
The drive to change the world. I wake up everyday knowing that today is another day on my path towards making real change in the world.
How do I find the time?
I don’t own a television, and I don’t have a girlfriend or a family. The latter of which I will eventually have to figure out how to manage. No TV? Screw TV, I watch what I wan’t through Netflix, Hulu, iTunes and YouTube all on my computer. It’s tough watching epsiode of BSG on my 23″ widescreen monitor, but totally acceptable.
What do I need to start?
Going to the Rock Gym down the street and getting back into Kick Boxing. i.e. physical activities.
But that’s enough about me.
Where do you spend your time?
So I had a bit of a scare tonight when I realized new episodes of What Should You Know (WSYK) were not getting pushed to iTunes. In order to avoid a ton of unnecessary text, I’ll cut right to the chase, if your using PodPress 8.8 and upgrade to WordPress 2.6, you need this plug-in.
I read the piece, copied below the fold, in todays WSJ and it got the wheels turning. I am not sure I agree with Elizabeth Wurtzel’s argument in whole. I do understand the exportation of American Pop culture and its effects around the world and how it has helped America “conquer the world”, but I am not sure that decreased profitability for music and movies translates into a loss of American Popculture.The argument that music producers are honing in on one-hit-wonders because people buy music or steal music a-la-carte via the Internet does not resonate with me. I have no doubts that album and music sales are less profitable today then say 10 or 20 years ago. However to translate that idea into the argument that producers are focusing on one-hit-wonders does not make sense to me. Have you ever heard of a concert comprised of just 1 song?For what album sales lack in profits producers and artists can make up for in ticket sales. Use music as a marketing tool to sellout concerts, in compilation with memorabilia etc.Nine Inch Nails and Radiohead understand the “new world order” and are currently trying to figure out what works, not by fighting the tide by but utilizing the tides momentum to catapult theirs brands and art into another dimension.This brief rebuttal to Wurtzel’s agrument is aimed to generate thoughts from YOU.Do you think the internet is destroying American Made Entertainment? Blast some knowledge in the comments, or in a blog post of your own. Continue reading