Category Archives: Featured

Innovation And The Corporate Instinct That Kills It

“Everyone has a plan, until you get punched in the face.” – Mike Tyson This quote was presented in a talk I heard from Dave Ulmer, who has a long career of creating and launching new businesses and products in … Continue reading

Posted in Featured, METal, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Emergence of Compassionate Consciousness

Your thoughts will make the world a better place. It grows when a dozen people think the same, and then a hundred more. It’s the power of compassionate thinking. This ideal filled my brain when hearing a presentation from Tom … Continue reading

Posted in Featured, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Richard Gibbs: Musician, Composer, Writer On The Storm

Richard Gibbs, composer, musician and surfer exudes an electricity that, if it could write a message in the sky, might say “Let’s have fun.” Continue reading

Posted in Featured, METal, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Spray Painting Their Graffiti To Glory

Like many in Los Angeles I see graffiti as blight, or at least until today. Two world-class graffiti artists, one named Saber and his mentor Casey Zoltan, put the blight in a different light at a METal presentation Saturday morning. … Continue reading

Posted in Featured, METal | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nolan Bushnell Gaming To Educate Kids

Video game pioneer Nolan Bushnell has two ideas on how to make this world a better place. One is for Nolan to procreate and the other to educate. “I have eight children and it’s my responsibility to boost the genetic … Continue reading

Posted in Featured, METal | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Taking Beauty To A Whole New Level

When I received an invitation as a member of the press to attend the “Miss USA Homecoming for Alyssa Campanella” I quickly replied Yes! I’m not a follower of beauty pageant stuff but it gets my attention sometimes.  I read … Continue reading

Posted in Featured, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Featured, METal | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Featured, METal | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Featured | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Featured, METal | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment