Small business needs more investment, particularly women owned companies.
Panel at National Small Business Week Virtual Summit Highlights featured Women & Capital
Session on “Access to Capital for Women Entrepreneurs”
Pandemic created circumstances that have disproportionately impacted women-owned businesses & women entrepreneurs
Penn State Startup TEAMology helps students to develop socially & emotionally.
Fills need to understand & improve emotional health in children
Seeks to Enhance child’s ability to succeed in school, career, & life.
Based on Resiliency – a core facet of social emotional wellness
Focuses ability to bounce back when something tough happens.
Helps students understand they can overcome obstacles
Famous LA Park becomes Work place for famous LA Gang.
Homeless and Sex workers are extorted by MS !3 Gang.
Forces park residents to pay “tax” rather look over their shoulder.
To MS-13, MacArthur Park is not just a territory but a source of revenue.
Gang tries to collect a percentage of everything sold inside it: drugs, food, gambling, sex.
Gang has even begun demanding rent from people living in the park.
Appears that LA Police regard situation to be under control. Shocking as it is
Here we go again! CleanTech Comeback.
Heady valuations & investor FOMO (fear of missing out) for Cleantech are present again.
Industry has matured, entering a new phase of development
Thus justifies the latest burst of investor enthusiasm
Funding in the first half of 2021.$16 Billion of funding in 1Q and 2Q 2021;
At least Four Industry Segment Involved:
Energy. Transport, Industry, & Farming
Newly elected congressman spends time listening to Molokai citizens
Seeks to learn what the issues, problems & challenges on Molokai
Spent four days on Molokai in August
Listened to learn about deer, water, farming,and need for funding
Talked to farmers, gardeners, and even fishpond restorers.
Stand by. Your next home delivery of an online order could by several means.
By van vs Bike vs Drone vs Robot or Person Which means to be used?
Accelerated by COVID 19. Home delivery is now essential to public & companies.
Delivery may be a combo of truck, bike and even drone.
How Fetch works [ an example] -Receives & stores packages from any carrier at its facility.
Notifies given resident. Resident then uses the Fetch app to schedule a delivery.
Fetch delivery person will bring the package directly to the resident’s door.
How do you like the idea of working just 4 days a week?
Employees clock eight fewer hours over four days for no less pay in pilot study
Kickstarter company embraces remote work during initial stage of the pandemic
Crowdfunding company allowed employees to clock 8 fewer hours over 4 days for no less pay,
LA City Officials involved in role of police do not seem to be talking to each other.
LA City seems to be in search of new use, organization, & utilization of Police.
People or officials who can solve problems do NOT seem to be talking to each other.
Activists claim LA Police Commission are apologists not overseers of Police.Need to reorganize City Government functions from top to bottom in LA.
Do not defund LA Police; Rather adopt & institute “City Public Safety” Dept.
Consider re-allocation of Police funding to social service functions.
Public Safety organized around a community needs & citizens—from bottom up.
Are you overloaded with information, news, and the plain content?
There is a an overload of posted & printed content in communications everywhere.
So much content & wordage that people do not have time or format to read.
Same so called experts on network TV saying same things over & over every day.
Network TV features experts that are easy to reach, eager to talk to media or, on retainer..
Print content & wordage volume & layouts in magazines & newspapers are overloads of info.
There are too many Talking Heads & Panels on TV; Newspaper stories too long, without sub heads.
I will get to this tomorrow. Maybe this afternoon.
We all tend to wait until the last moment to go after a difficult task.
Procrastination particularly common among hi achieving people.
Delays cause rushing & shoddy results & reap the Sin of depending on future time.
This book about deadlines is a wise & counterintuitive book that explores the power of deadlines.
Deadline Process provides focus, urgency, & cooperation for project.
Setting deadlines are said to concentrate the mind.
Spells out uniquely effective tools of motivation & empowerment. Soft deadlines seems to be answer.
Is there a need for a new format & communication objective for media?
Try reading a daily newspaper or the latest issue of Wired
It is virtually impossible for a reader to quickly grasp most print & digital content
Caused by too much focus by print & digital authors being storytellers not signifiers.
Who has time to read long articles of endless subhead-less content ?
Armed with pen, scanning eyes, and key word vigilance, readers dig & focus.
Most magazine & newspaper articles go on & on with no eye help for the reader.
Hot Streets Surfaces Get hotter
Black asphalt absorbs heat from Sun: White road surface reflects heat from Sun.
Dark-colored asphalt absorbs between 80 & 95 percent of the sun’s rays.
White road surfaces reflect heat and sun light. Paint & new alternative materials being used.
Example is concrete, or white asphalt, but more expensive choice for road surfaces.
But lasts longer & provides more stable environment for heavier vehicles.
Other alternative materials reduce consumption of natural aggregates/recycles materials
And are being used instead of black asphalt.
One cannot be sure for sure – that’s for sure.
About what seems to be happening in America?
Was it like this in 1960 or even 1980?
Were we dying less, killing each other at lessor rate?
Gunning for each other?
Or were we just having fun and were not impacted by famine, greed, and disease.?
Question is — Can we reevaluate what we think, how we treat other & who we really are and want to be ?
Is your car’s catalytic converter about to be stolen?
An Easy Grab and Go process can remove the unit within a minute or two.
Thieves can remove a catalytic converter quickly, often in less than two minutes,
Only tools a thief needs are a wrench or a reciprocating saw (for converters.
Recyclers then extract the metal and resell it for as much as $6,000 an ounce,
Crime or converter theft has risen in tandem with sharply rising metal prices.
Thieves sell to metal recyclers for $20-$200. Usually around $70
Many Americans not mentally healthy, Need Care.
Decisive & transformative change to U.S. mental health landscape is possible.
Some possible solutions coming to for front from in-depth Rand Report.
Expand access to digital and tele-health services for mental health.
Focus on patient outcomes in treatment planning & assessments of care quality.
Define & institutionalize a continuum of care in states & communities.
Launch a national care-coordination initiative.
Establish the relationship of Mental Health to Community Crime
Has capitalism really been adopted by countries like China?
Three global business trends that have impacted Capitalism:
1) Technology-driven transformation
2) Reinvention of office work
3) Increased attention to social and environmental goal
Source of business value in the 20th century was access to capital.
Now different? More access to natural resources, investment in infrastructure now essential.
Providing technology to control financial & actual capital is giving countries an edge.
Burn, Baby, Burn–Never seems to stop,
Forest management is expensive, labor intensive, & still difficult to implement
‘Forest Fires keep burning out of control in California.
Now state must begin to work with fires, not just fight them.
Means reversing a century of U.S.fire suppression policies & practices.
Focus seems to be about reduction of the fuel that burns in the forest fires.
Can only rely more on deliberate, prescribed burns to clear out vegetation & piles of fuel.
New ways, technology, techniques and planning being gradually mobilized
The Moon & Climate Change are at work.
Higher tides and more coastal flooding are coming to Hawaii & West Coast
Accelerating number of high-tide flooding days to start in the mid-2030s.
Novel statistical model projects future flooding days for Hawaii & California.
Will figure & reflect changes in tidal range and sea-level projections.
Rapid increases in flooding at high tide expected in coastal areas will occur.
Includes Gulf of Mexico and Pacific coastlines, including Hawaii.
Mid-to late-2030s to be the tipping point from which a regional issue transitions.
Are you emotionally intelligent?
Emotional intelligence allows you to understand and manage your emotions
You can use it to self-motivate and to create positive social interactions;
People will respond to more effectively and maybe even come to love you.
Applying emotional intelligence in the workplace gives you the ability to create better relationships
Your coworkers, your friends, and your family will respond positively.
Try these five basic applications of emotional intelligence and see what happens to you.
Kill them pesky weeds the safe way.
People are NOT using Roundup to kill garden & lawn weeds any more.
Organic weed killers are on the market & homemade version easy to make.
Home made weed killers made from vinegar and other household items being adopted.
Home Made Alternative Weed Killer to Commercial Roundup can be easily made.
See formula for home made Organic weed killers made from Vinegar.
Just as powerful without risk to people and pets. Easy & safe solution,
Things are Uh changing, Little by Little
It may be helpful to aggregate a list of things that need work.
This list is an accumulation of issues & problems gathered over time.
Some will evolve, others are almost too big for even government to handle.
Others are critical to the survival of the country, the Planet, & its occupants.
Things could happen & will. Maybe we will be ready for some. Hopefully, all.
If you find any issue or problem is really a problem, seek to find out what you can do about it.
Water to Water technology now desalinating sea water.
Literally an ocean of opportunity to create fresh drinking water.
Air-To-Water generation has achieved the right scale, capacity, and cost.
Emerging technology converts air humidity to water.
Problem with Desalination method, reverse osmosis, is still expensive.
Requires a great deal of electricity to push water through a filter.
Costly to treat the water to kill microbes and to replace the filters.
Means gradual acceptance and utilization of new sources of water.
You are what you carry.
How you carry yourself & your need-ables tells all who you are.
Thats a tote bag that is you — And can carry around all your items & stuff–
A bag that makes people look.
Entrepreneur Designer comes up with tote & hand bags that fill a need & look great.
Every bag is hand made & one of a kind. You are what you carry.
These totes will definitely get you noticed. Get ready to be asked, “Where’d you get that bag?”.
And the track death beat goes on.
Horse deaths from track break downs continue as Industry crosses fingers
Young horses are still being put down at Santa Anita Race Course
Every horse put down was 5 or younger.
The vet schools. some track vets, & all track owners have not said age is a factor.
Contention is that horse bone structure is not mature til 6 years of age
Impossible to change the industry, economic, and culture to protect young horses.
What needs to be done will never happen – Economically & culturally not possible
Vehicle Insurance rate setting now based on how you drive & behave.
Driving behavior data is being gathered directly from insured vehicles.
Age & credit scores no longer used to determine underwriting premiums
Data gathering from autonomous vehicles sensor data used to evaluate risk.
Insurers offer discount if can use & provide telematics gathered driving data.
Enables use of telematics, AI, & Machine Learning in claims processing.