Thursday, May 26, 2011

Peace of Mind: Hard to say... I say..

What's new here? anything? Hard to say.. real hard to say.. markets go up and down. Hang on long enough and everything grows ..a little.  
Somewhere out there (or is it in here?) waiting on a hunch there is an ocean of wisdom. Enlightenment. I muse and have caught glimpses for 40 years while meditating, running, singing, playing music. A sense of DejaVu (CSNY). At one with. We grasp for and reach out for and never seem to get it.. whatever it is. But every now and then there is this sense of peace. And I'm grateful I've experienced it so many times. It sure seems there are many who have no idea what I'm trying to say. Tell me what you know. Thanks!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Eco-Friendly Home and Long Distance Service

We going to use it.. why not use it responsibly? A telephone system that runs on low-eco impact servers comprising a less than 30m2 footprint and a web-site that is 100% windpowered. 
Green Phone Service is working hard toward the goal of a FULLY WIND-powered telephone network. Meanwhile, what little energy used is recovered by carbon offset credits and the significant donation of net proceeds to organizations such as the Sierra Club and the Audubon Society. Customers already help counter the release of approximately 2,660 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually, equivalent to planting nearly 2,390 acres of trees or cutting 6.1 million miles of fossil fuel driving per year. All billing is similarly digital only, no paper; if paper is used, it is hemp or 100% post-consumer recycled printed with soy-based ink.
Worth a look! Click here for more info. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

2nd green


Taken at Salinas Golf and Country Club

Posted via email from paul's posterous

Monday, May 16, 2011

What did I learn about running companies?

On the other side of management for 10+ years I struggle to communicate the same things executive leaders, presidents and CEOs. Same issues: Understand basic principles of sales, finance, leadership, management and especially IT as it pertains to marketing. The disciplines that we don't know from our experience. Everyone nods their heads and goes off and does what's familiar and not what works. It's the human condition. It's what we do. I remember being interviewed as a SVP and Managing Director/President. As an SVP of Sales and Business Development, I knew these consultants were great at running meetings but really thought (and I told them so-carefully) that they had little understanding of the nuts and bolts of running a $500 million division of a Billion Dollar public company.. But I do. Now. I hear the same things: "I get it". "I agree". "We're gonna do that" .. and then back to business as usual. Death. The slide down to mediocrity.. It takes time. There is no time to make all the mistakes ("You'll learn from your errors" is the name of a horror movie). We need to read and learn from the mistakes of others and go fast. No choice. And I can keep up now...
Here's where we are: Link to LVI

Committed...

That's it.. May 15th and I miss the issues and answers that made this blog grow. Been dormant too long. That is a warning to both us of. Express Yourself my friend. Tell us how you really feel and what you think. There is of course a difference. Remember there is such a thing as more than you can handle.. Stay as far away from that as you can.. Take good care of yourself and know that good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others. Sooner than later, but better than never.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

ChromeOS



there is a buzz in SF this morning and it comes from a tweet: @pgoss: Chrome OS: Everything can be saved to the web. That's crazy! I could throw this into a river, and I won't lose my stuff. No need for virus protection. No annoying updates. No patches. No patches for the patches. Man, serious blow at Microsoft. But it's true. -Engadget. More on this but check out the video and know that Businesses can get Chrome hardware AND software for $28/mo per seat. Education & Gov users $20/mo. 
I have long been a "G" adapter (gmail, blogger, wave(!), android (which I think still should run on an iPhone) etc.). This is disruptive and will change everything.
Chromebook: built for the web. Good stuff! "The web is what you make of it."

Monday, May 09, 2011

Seve...

Much has been written by far better reporters and journalists than me. He was a legend to me and I have been thrilled (again) by the stories that have been told. Again the SI guys at Golf.com have contributed some good thoughts here

Noticed Greame McDowell and Luke Donald changed their avatars in his honor on twitter. 

Azinger noted that they went after each other on and off the course and when Paul got sick, Seve was the first to call. Class Guy.
Something is missing today!






Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Our Ocean.


Our Friend David Potigan at Gallery Sur sent these. 

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Osama Bin Laden is dead.

@marwilliamson Tonight is a night for sober and mature reflection, not glee. Mindless celebration is both spiritually inappropriate and politically naive.


The end of the war on terror? We could only hope. Historic. Extraordinary.


From the New Yorker: Obama & Osama and some links to thoughtful articles about our apparent relief. You can feel it. And while our relief is real it might be remembered that Al Qaeda is much bigger than Bin Laden. The days ahead will reveal much about the dedication of his followers.