Saturday, February 10, 2007


Check out what's happening in VA this week.

Terrence Howard along with Bernie Mac will start in a movie entitled, Pride. Looks to be a nice piece, based on a true story. ESPN has a story of a parallel situation in today's day and age.

It's official...Obama is in.

Remember people, we are all a brand. What are you doing each day to promote yourself? Your skills, talent and abilities? Who are you helping to step their game up? Just as any coporate logo or slogan, whether established or start-up, you as well have a legacy, what defines it is up to you. How are you advertising yourself? Who are you surrounding yourslef with? Postive influences or a circle of limitation and discouragement? What I hope you continue to do and I'm sure you are, is learning more, experiencing something new and sharing it with others. The world is immense, commerce stretches to each corner of the globe today and our future the youth needs to know this.

I'm getting off the box for now...I've got my circle to get to.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Super Bowl, but no Shuffling...

On the eve of Super Bowl XLI my thoughts find me wondering how both coaches are reflecting before tomorrow's historic game. I've poured through articles this week on the rates of ad space during breaks, reports covering the costs of tickets, the future impact this game will have on legacies-all indicating the media impact this year as usual will be huge.

The over-indulgence that will occur tomorrow with food, commercialism, and superstar dreams translate into the greatest show on earth. I read a recent article that the Super Bowl contributes to the greatest amount of lost productivity compared to any other event, translating into millions of dollars of lost revenue. While I may not agree with everything that now is influenced by such this great sporting event, I do disagree over all with the detractors. Perhaps they should examine the positive influence this may have on business, I would argue the following.

Take Lovie Smith, a man of principles and ethics, yet the lowest paid coach in the NFL; Tony Dungy, who last year lost his son and continued to lead his team in the face of adversity, both shining examples of how I'd like to someday be characterized. As a business owner, I'd be thrilled to employ individuals I knew whom possessed said traits and sleep better knowing I could call them friends as well. However, tomorrow is a battle and though two friends will just be getting together for a student vs. teacher scenario, only one will be described as victorious, but I take heart in knowing that both are already champions.

A little theme music while you ponder from two Chi-town Bears fans.