Gangs are still the rule in parts of East LA;
No real explanation for why this particular off duty policeman was killed;
Difficulty of LA Police to control gangs run by members in prison & Mexican mafia;
F-13 is a large, multi-generational street gang for last 10 years:
Combining of Border Patrol, Immigration, FBI & LA City Police & Fed Drug Agency might be more effective;
More cooperation & info exchange with city, state & Fed would be be a massive effort to stop drug sales and racketeering;
Appears control of street gangs is impossible until East LA Community deals with economic & social problems.
Of the many things the World needs now is a positive forecast.
Here are Ten Forecasts that are positive & hopeful for you.
From this kind of business forecasting & analysis we can develop better strategies .
Forecasting is the process of estimating future demand& inputs to make informed estimates
Can sort out predictive signs that determine the direction of future trends.
We can expect strong but slowing economic growth in 2022
Old people seem to struggle to keep up or just not be discarded.
Young people seem to realize the prejudice toward them & older people.
Ageism is prejudice or discrimination against people based on their age.
To Counter– Replan your life span.
5 ways to combat & even prevent ageism at work :
1. Remain vigilant, recognize stereotyping & avoid making assumptions.
2. Offer training opportunities.
3. Match for Social Cues in Workplace:
4. Open Dialogue With Employees.
5. Implement mentorship programs
Show me your capital. Capitalize on Capital.
Capital is going to scarcer in 2020s
Populism, climate change & supply-chain fixes will raise long-term cost of capital.
Economic populism seems to have no constraints.
Fiscal stimulus is back in style
Tell me the Truth & Tell me now.
Universal ability to identify & hold on to the Truth is/ are under siege.
Now is time to break out & act on solutions from Rand Corp & its leader.
Book focuses on breaking Out Action-ables from Rand Studies
Work is changing in where and how
With it -growing gap between worker productivity & compensation.
Work continues to ignore the role of systemic racism, pervasive sexism, & empowerment.
Declining worker power is influencing labor market outcomes.
Work place’s acceptance of the persistent overrepresentation of women & workers of color in low quality work.
Wow –What is next?
Can we keep up?
Seems to be more innovation, startups, & investment in Technology than ever.
Science is gaining more credibility in spite of COVID & Misinformation
Here is a significant list of what is emerging where science & tech are focusing.
Startups are being funded with innovative SPAC underwriting.
All or most of this Working List are being developed and gaining investment & impact.
From the publication of the all inclusive and definitive Economist magazine.
22 emerging technologies to be watched, adapted, & adopted:
Objective is to remove CO2 or carbon from the atmosphere.
And store CO2 it pulled out air in basalt-based minerals
Being on-site will make that integration cheaper.
Need to avoid new carbon emissions & remove carbon dioxide..
And to deal with warming of planet by more than 2 degrees Celsius
One way to do this: Direct-air-capture (DAC) technology.
Pulls CO2 directly out of the air, so it can be stored somewhere else.
But High cost of DAC today means few companies currently use it.
Are we using words in our conversations as fillers?
Is this not just annoying but reflects on person saying such words?
Filler words & phrases make you sound unprofessional and less credible.
These “vocalized pauses” (filler words) will “severely cramp the effectiveness of your communication.
Avoid These 5 Filler Words to Sound More Charming & Confident”. –And articulate.
$34B Lobby Money in 2018. Got to be more now.
The first reason for lobbying is classic interest-group politics:
Well-financed, well-organized lobbying groups strongly oppose major bills..
Often no powerful grass-roots group are devoted to merits of certain issues.
Dirty or Dark Money should be reported & published for every bill going through Congress,
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.
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.
Getting Older is a challenge in the Work Force.
Prejudice against older coworkers persists; Age-ism attitudes remain.
Even among those who openly oppose racism and sexism.
Business growth & expansion means career advancement, not geriatricide.
Younger workers tend to be more empathetic when they realize many older workers can’t afford to retire.
No substitute for experience and time in work & life.
Many people seek to be entrepreneurs and manifest their visionary dreams
Few really succeed and really produce the wealth, results, & substantive industry impact
This was particularly the case in the 1980s when two Carnegie Mellon grads & instructors founded LeaseTek.
LeaseTek was one the first companies to successfully program and computerize leasing in banks & financial Institutions.
Mike Pochan & Robert Culbertson created software, technology, and financial processes still being utilized today. And they successfully sold their company.
Taro or Poi is nutritious and an excellent source of essential trace minerals.
like manganese, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, copper,& phosphorus.
Poi made from taro roots was & could again be complete diet for Molokai & Hawaii people.
Poi was once considered an important & sacred aspect of daily Hawaiian life.
Taro needs a lot of water & that is why not major food product in Hawaii (Molokai).
Study on Energy sourcing shows that politics are not that big a factor.
Shows New approach to climate change from study opens new markets.
U.S. policy states need for renewable energy generation strategies.
Study looked specifically at the prices of natural gas.
Scope of the study evaluated how pricing affects the level of emissions.
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?
What are algorithms doing or going to do to us ?
With my job, my company, my house, my life style? Me?
There are challenges and obstacles that we must meet.
See what 9 people who are right in the middle of dealing with this change tell us.
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
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.
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)
Seems that pretty much every one has a solution for some national problem.
If we asked, what would we hear from a group of on-the-ground experts about specific ideas to help address our most pressing problems?
From the economy, health care, education, social justice or climate change. Or peoples attitudes, positions, and self interest.
Here is a list of their responses to the question: “What is one thing you would do to fix America right now?” See their answers.
Prized fish are dying while seeking to reproduce. Study Finds out why.
Coho salmon keep dying in streams of Washington state every year.
Study by university scientists has discovered the cause of these fish deaths.
Road run off of car tire chemicals enter streams & waterways causing mass die-off of Salmon on West Coast.
Study has found one added highly toxic chemical in tires on the road washes off and is deadly to salmon.
Chemicals washed off roads is found on every single nearby spawning streams in the Northwest.
Solution is to remove the chemical 6PPD from the streams but no indication of action to do so or how yet
You can sell your car and walk to the store. Work may be another matter.
Sprawling Phoenix to get community that has no cars & no traffic.
Developer building a 1,000-person development set to open fall 2020.
This new hood bills itself as the “world’s first post-car real estate developer”.
Plans 167 rowhouse-size apartment buildings broken up by wide pedestrian malls.
Area is half-acre park where residents can walk their dogs and stage picnics.
The National Automobile Dealers Association says it seeks to be diverse and have gender balance among its members.
But while it seems to be able recognize the organization’s problem, seizing opportunity & need to act is the challenge.
Now claims new awareness of imbalance & inequity is an “awakening” by doing “something” about racial & gender imbalance.
But still there are only 3 women yet 32 men on NADA Staff & Executive Committee. One black & one Latina.