No Mo Wait for Wai. Molokai Water System to be Repaired With Added Storage; Upgraded After 80 years; Funded by Combined USDA & DHHL Allocations

Molokai is a wonderful island in Hawaii. But it needs more water.
The water system on Island of Molokai is in bad repair after years of lack of investment.
Now  $37 M capital improvement project to upgrade the 80-year-old Hoʻolehua System.
Enhancements to the system forthcoming consists of Installation of a 200,000-gallon storage tank & upgrades to automation systems.
This is a start.

“We Will Leave the Light on For You”–Hot Earth or Geothermal Energy Could Replace Fossil & Renewable Fuel Sources of Electricity for Several Years.

The Heat is on.
Geothermal energy is clean, renewable resource. harnessed for use as heat & electricity.
Geothermal Project is to tap the intense heat & steam 1 – 2 miles down in the Earth.
Challenge is to develop a process of mining this heat generated from the Earth.
The ultimate source of geothermal energy is radioactive decay of earth elements.

Are You Obsolete? Pandemic or not, Need for Massive Re-skilling & Retraining of Workers, Even those in Tech; Absence of Auto Skilled is Crisis in the Making .

As the auto industry transitions to EVs and Self Driving, new worker skills are going to be needed.
Auto is immersed in a digital revolution.
Need for companies & dealers to transform their operations with retrained employees.
Must retrain or hire newly qualified employees in technology & automation.
Re-skilling required for jobs that face high automation potential.

Tanking Up Your Car With Gasified Household & Office Waste; Time & More Investment Will Produce Emission-free BioFuels From Trash, Reducing Carbon Dioxide

Your house is your next gas station.
Process is Waste gasification or pyrolysis of non-recyclable trash.
Transforming garbage from homes & offices into vehicle fuel.
Trash refineries on verge of commercialized waste gasifiers by making
biofuels more production efficient & release less carbon than fossil.

United Spending $1Billion for Electric Air Taxis as Seeks to Reduce Carbon Foot Print by 2050 & Build Back Travel Volume Post COVID

How you get to a metro airport in the next 5 years is probably not going to be in your car. How do you get to the Airport in Next 3 years? Take an Air Taxi from remote lot.
Major airlines like United are planning to buy flying taxis to shuttle people off airport & to plane.
The means the cost of environmental travel to weigh heavily on consumers and the eco conscious.
Passengers will park off airport & E-air taxi to terminal and their jet fueled flight, even to & from suburban areas. .

California’s Leadership in Climate Change Challenged by Lack of Urgency, Bureaucracy, Absence of Off Shore & Wind Sourcing, & Governor’s Demands

The objective for California is to generate fewer planet warming emissions in California
by accomplishing fewer blackouts, wild fires, &  geothermal disruptions.
CA needs to further reduce conditions & infrastructure that ignite wild fires.
Climate activists say Newsom is setting up State for failure & should do more.

Wake Up Everybody- Put on Your Headset; Close the Door- And Play This Link as Loud as You Can; Follow the Lyrics. –And Go

The profound impact of Teddy Pendergast & The Blue Notes Lives on.
The words of this song are so applicable and timely that we must respond.
The lyrics says–
“The world won’t get no better if we just let it be
The world won’t get no better we gotta change it yeah, just you and me’
Are we going to do it or just keep taking shots at one another?

No More Waiting for Those Appraiser Photos of Car Accidents. Phone App Immediately Sends Claim & Photo of Accident Scene to Insurance Company

Car Insurers can now use AI, Machine Learning, & computer vision technology.
Vehicle Accident Claims Management is changing.
Major vehicle insurance companies processing claims on Apps immediately..
USAA is example using Alphabet of major underwriter adoption.
Probably means a new & different role for human vehicle appraisers.

Are You Really Listening When Other People Talk? Can You Really Hear Them & Just Listen? Try Applying The Secrets of Successful Listening & See

Could things not just be about each other & how we think about each other?
It is certainly about listening, then caring, helping, accepting, & serving others.
Would not listening to each other reveal how we can help & make things better?
It may be more about some deep concern, uncertainty, or fear they have.
While it seems it is about politics—but it may not be at all. It’s more

“Mr Fix-it” Takes On Pandemic Vaccine RollOut; Management Consultant, Jeff Zients, to Implement Different Approach to Ramp Up of National Shot Schedule;

There are key people who are going to work on “fixing” a lot of the current problems and providing situations.
Many of these “Things that need to be fixed” were caused by mismanagement of previous administration.
President Biden seeks to bring new talent, ideas, people, and solutions to forefront as a top priority.
Successful Management Consultant & former government official, Jeffrey Zients, appears to be one to do it.

THE TWELVE DEADLY WORDS OF AUTOMOTIVE RETAILING in 2021

The basic premise behind getting rid of the vernacular and certain terminology
associated with the sale of a vehicle is that “There is no such thing as a deal with a car purchase”
Visionary franchised and independent automotive retailers have an opportunity to act & change.
The discontinuance of the use of these words maybe the next breakthrough for auto retailers.
Perhaps the emergence of online sales and COVID vehicle sales process will accelerate a whole new way to acquire the use of a vehicle

Feeling Like You Are in the Dumper? Here are 25 Action-ables for a New Morning Routine To Help You Get Going Again Until COVID Is Under Control.

You probably could use a catalyst or igniter for your psyche about now.
Between COVID, The Election, and your confinement & commitments.
You must feel overloaded if not somewhat overwhelmed.
So this list may be a start or way for you get things going again and keep them going.
Give it a try –pick 5 or 10 and implement, Your example will help your contacts and all you influence.

Feeling Like You May Be Over The Hill? How You Think Is How You Are; Your Next Act Can Be Your Biggest. So Get on Stage Now. The Curtain is Opening

Sometimes it seems like being young is an advantage in the current business world.
This is only partially true–most because they grew up with computers, social media & cell phones.
But the new reality is that most people become more creative, productive, and just plain smart with age.
We are only as old as we think we are. So we need to stop thinking that we are over The Hill & get back on conquering another hill.
Aging people have learned over time that how you think is how you are. Most young people do not have the experience.
People over 50 are now having successful third acts.
All because of how one is thinking. Realize that you can create a whole new career, reputations, and power position at any age.

We Can Choose in 2021; Not Be Afraid; To Be Humble, Empathetic; Collaborative & Constructive; Fix Things & Solve Our Problems

These resolutions from Carly are so timely and give us all a boost.
The core of her counsel is that we have a choice — to do something about our problems.
As a country, as individuals, as family members, and as a leader– Yes- a Leader.
You and me can change, fix, and solve– and can do with love, empathy, and support. No “Ors” from now on.
2021 will be the best year of our lives. We need only to choose to change and reach out for one another. ( While wearing a mask)

Remote Work Increasing Due to COVID 19; Transforming City, Prices & People; Some offices Not Needed; Untethered Work Force & Management Adapting;

The impact of COVID 19 is transforming how we get work done.
Major shift from centralized home office to remote work going on;
Going to the main corporate office becoming thing of the past;
Teleworkers setting up telecommuting process & liking it.
Some new telecommuters may even leave the city altogether;
Teleworking setups mean fewer grueling commutes & time saving;
Telework is now accepted & trusted as part of work culture & society fabric

A Slimy Growth Inside the Pipes in Your House Can Make You Ill or Cause Death: Contributes to Outbreaks Causing over 7M illnesses & 6,000 deaths Every Year.

Drink up & often but know the condition & age of the pipes that brought it to you;
Overall the U.S. water supply is working but facing a new challenge —
a slimy growth inside the pipes of people’s residences & buildings..
Causing problems & a need for action in private homes & local water systems.
The source of concern is Biofilm, glue-like mixture of bacteria, fungi, amoebas & other microorganisms inside these home pipes.
It is living inside some of the 6 M miles of plumbing that support drinking, sanitation, hygiene, cooling & heating systems.
Found in home & industrial plumbing, hot tubs, recreational pools & water parks.

CHRB Lasix Ban for Race Horses in 2021 Meets Reluctance; Industry Leadership Bets on Integrity Act & Drug Ban to Stop Deaths; Time to Claim Action Not Horses?

Is it enough? Is there something missing?
The horse drug, Lasix, has been banned at California race tracks in 2021.
The CHRB ban on Lasix seeks to show that the Industry is serious about horse safety.
Existing regs & Public Relations releases from track owners have yet to do it.
Some how this good start is still not enough transparency, trustworthy action, & oversight.
To date Ineffectual Industry leadership & organizational denial have prevailed.
No Central State or National racing authority exists to oversee & guide what seems to be a lost industry.
Further, industry horse pubs do not cover what is or is not happening before races at U.S. tracks in the barns & stalls.

Telematics Based Insurance Using Driving Data & Driver Behavior in Connected Cars to Predict Accident Risk & Claim Frequency; Offer Cheaper Policy Rates;

The way that vehicle insurance rates are determined & quoted is changing. Have changed?
Policy holders are allowing underwriters to track, measure, & store their driving behavior & vehicle usage.
So User Based Vehicle Insurance is growing market in risk management.
Driving data from connected cars providing actual mileage use & behavior.
This data from new financial technology is enabling insurance companies to offer lower underwriting rates.
Your driving is being watched and recorded so put away your cell phone. Watch the road.

Ten Things To Remember: Particularly If You are a Visionary, Entrepreneur, Thought Leader, & Shaper of All Things Significant or Just in the Dumper

This is time when we all need all the support, love, and as much attention as possible.
So having a list that reminds you of some of the things you have made you who your are
Or will make you even better. richer, and more famous is timely.
You can quickly plow through the list to see which ones really apply to you.
May the “Ten” or 10 image will remind you that you are still a TEN.
Hopefully, the list will inspire, uplift, and propel you right into 2021
Your biggest and best year ever. Be Safe.

Black Women Founders Mattering; Challenged to Raise Funding for Ventures; Market & Capital Sourcing Are Controlled by White Males. Change Under Way.

Black Women are about to matter more.
Black female entrepreneurs face a challenge when they try to raise to money.
The funding market is predominantly a white and male venture capital industry.
So venture capitalists have tendency to believe in & fund  founders in this group.
But change is about to occur – women in sports, entertainment, and government leading movement to change.
Serena puts the ball in the Industry court..

The Dirty Little Secret of White Oil- Running Out of Sources for Lithium? Mounting Alarm for Rechargeable Batteries & EV Market; Australian Mining To the Rescue?

The size, sources, & supply of lithium seems to be a “dirty little secret”
Conflicting reports on sourcing causing race to find a steady source of lithium
Lithium is the key component in rechargeable electric car batteries.
Almost every ounce of battery-grade lithium is imported to U.S. & Europe.
The U.S. goal for EV production prompts the urgency of getting a lithium supply unleashed in a mining boom.
Claims being made that the Race for “white oil” threatens to cause damage to the natural environment & price wars.
Lithium supply is set to triple by 2025.
Will the global electric vehicle market manage the supply & demands factors?

Finding the Right Fit; A Tough Test to Hire Your Best Candidates. Here Are Some Fresh Guidelines on How To Find Great People for Your Great Company

Finding, hiring, leading, and developing people is one the leading challenges of entrepreneurs and company founders.
The skill is not only to attract but determine in a short period of time if the individual sitting in front of you is the right fit.
Many startups and high-growth companies do not have a planned, structured and methodical process for evaluating prospective talent .
Some do not even have clear objectives other than “we need bodies; get them in here and hurry.
So it critical to the success of an enterprise to have a way, means, and systems of bringing the people & their skills on board.
Here are some solid guidelines from a very successful founder-entrepreneur and university business instructor, Mike Pochan. Carnegie Mellon’s Finest.

Can You Feel it in Your Gut? Researchers at NIH Study Probiotics, Poop, & People To Learn How Microbes & Genome Sequencing Can Keep Us Healthy

You do have the guts to understand your guts.
There are millions of micro-organisms or microbes that help keep the body healthy.
These controlling microbiomes are essential component of immunity & Keeping us from getting sick.
And they are functional entity that influences metabolism & modulates drug interactions.
Researchers are still seeking to determine connections between microbes & ones health.
Could take decades to really understand role of microbes in your gut.
So need for a lot of research, time, & study before popping probiotics viruses, & fungi.

Car Collisions Produce Used Car Parts & Exports; Copart Sells Totaled Cars Online; Builds Crashed Car E-commerce & Salvaging Profits

It took vision & business acumen to see how junkyard cars were sale-able.
Willis Johnson saw a need & filled it with an e-commerce platform that made him a Billionaire.
The sale of the damaged vehicle is done entirely online by Copart. COVID has peaked revenue,
Further, some totaled vehicles become drive-able & repairable when sold overseas or other countries.
Copart did $2B in sales in 2020 from 234 lots and their stock jumped 150%,