Author Archives: Brian Deagon

Motivate Yourself To Be Big And Bold

I’m not sure who the first motivational speakers were. Aristotle, Plato and Socrates come to mind, though it could have been Adam & Eve’s parents. Then there was Friedrich Nietzsche who said, “That which doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.” … Continue reading

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Manufacturing Bits On The Highway To Prosperity

Many Americans lament the loss of manufacturing jobs to China and elsewhere, fueling high U.S. unemployment and nothing for workers to do. Robert Tercek, speaking at the METal breakfast on Saturday, laid out a scenario how the loss of some … Continue reading

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Fear, Calamity And The Republican Tea Party

I will do what I said I wouldn’t when starting this blog and write about naked politics. What compels me is fear, which I am led to believe is at the root of almost every unsettling emotion we have. I … Continue reading

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Until Debt Do Us Part

  When Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom addressed the METal breakfast Saturday morning one thing he said made me think of the debt ceiling mess in Washington. “I just came back from the Sierras,” he said, from a retreat put on … Continue reading

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Why, Why, Why, Why Care?

A story was told at the METal Saturday breakfast about a brave soldier in Afghanistan who thought his time to die was at hand, along with his troops. Manning a hilltop outpost they were suddenly surrounded by Taliban forces. With … Continue reading

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Prince William & Kate Brave LA Tech Event

  The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge began their first visit to Los Angeles with the unglamorous task of sitting in on a panel of tech executives that were hard pressed to put on a jolly good show. Prince William … Continue reading

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A Trip To Mars That’s Out Of This World

            Welcome to Mars! Wish you were here! Mars doesn’t seem all that inviting. Hawaii is a much nicer place. But NASA has a detailed vision about how to put people on Mars, what to do, and how … Continue reading

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Cleaning Up On The Mideast Cesspool

The lead story in the Sunday L.A. Times was on a topic I heard an expert speak about the day before – on the God-awful mess in the Middle East. The story was about panic in Saudi Arabia over “The Arab Spring” … Continue reading

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All Hail The Mighty Entrepreneur

I’ve long felt the most exciting and intriguing people in the world are entrepreneurs. Many of them I know are bold, daring, innovative, creative, philanthropic and – very importantly – they create jobs. More jobs are created by entrepreneurs than … Continue reading

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Living And Loving Los Angeles Life

I love L.A. I always have and always will. I was born in Burbank, grew up in “the Valley” and have lived on the west side for the last 20 years. L.A. is in my DNA. I have many friends who … Continue reading

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