WORD OF THE DAY


WORD OF THE DAY
Milieu
meel-YOO
Part of speech: noun
Origin: French, late 18th century
1

A surrounding culture and environment

2

The atmosphere or ambiance

Examples of Milieu in a sentence

“The mark of a good sci-fi novel is an elaborate milieu for the characters to inhabit.”

“The milieu of the neighborhood changed after the mega grocery store opened up.”

Wisdom Quotes


Life happens wherever you are, whether you live it or not.

Life happens wherever you are, whether you make it or not. (Uncle Iroh in The Last Avatar)

This very moment could be the opportunity of a life time you’re waiting for, so stop waiting.
Your big opportunity may be right where you are now. (Napoleon Hill)

Seasoned Nuts Quotable


SEASONED NUTS: QUOTABLE
“But although the cliche says that power always corrupts, what is seldom said … is that power always reveals. When a man is climbing, trying to persuade others to give him power, concealment is necessary. … But as a man obtains more power, camouflage becomes less necessary.”

“The most important thing a man has to tell you is what he’s not telling you,” he said. “The most important thing he has to say is what he’s trying not to say.”

― Robert A. Caro

WORD OF THE DAY


WORD OF THE DAY
Cabal
kə-BAL
Part of speech: noun
Origin: Latin, late 16th century
1

A secret political clique or faction.

2

A secret intrigue.

Examples of Cabal in a sentence

“My favorite movie is about a powerful cabal during the French Revolution.”

“Political coups around the world have been the result of a well-planned cabal.”

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Part of my Speech at MTC Global and NHCE event Global Entrepreneurship Grid Summit on 8th February 2020


Excerpts of my speech as Panel Chair.

I would like to kick-start the Panel Discussion on SMART Green Start ups for Sustainable Development.  I shall speak about :

 2 Qi – which means 1 Question 2 Quotes and 3 Ideas. 

  • One Question:

Can our current actions carry us to our desired future?  Which is SMART Green Startups for Sustainable Development? 

I would like you to recall these two quotes which have created sensation world wide as they come from the representative of the younger generation – spoken by a 17-year-old Girl at World Forums.

I would request one of the Students present to read it out for me.

2.  Two Quotes:

  1. “You only speak of a green eternal economic growth because you are too scared of being unpopular.

You only talk about moving forward with the same bad ideas that got us into this mess, even when the only sensible thing to do is pull the emergency brake. You are not mature enough to tell it like it is. Even that burden you leave to us children. […] And if solutions within the system are so impossible to find, then maybe we should change the system itself.

  1. “This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet you all come to us young people for hope? How dare you! You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. And yet I’m one of the lucky ones. People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction.

And all you can talk about is money and fairytales of eternal economic growth. How dare you! “You are failing us.”  She stated. “But the young people are starting to understand your betrayal. The eyes of all future generations are upon you. And if you choose to fail us, I say: We will never forgive you. Yes. It is by a youngster called Greta Thunberg.

 

=3 Ideas: In the times when 90% of Start ups are failing;  there is not a single Green Startup in the Top 10 Successful ones around the world:

Entrepreneurs will need Qualities that will augment SMART Green Start up Success:

  1. The curiosity to experiment and explore.
  2. The honesty to observe the world as it is, not as you wish it to be.
  3. The humility to kill your favorite ideas when you learn something new.
  4. The consistency to repeat this cycle for life.

The most effective networking strategy I’ve found has nothing to do with conferences, cocktail hours, cold emails, or any of the common ideas you hear. They were used by two young people. One already a Nobel Prize Winner and another Nominated for one.

  • Make your Disability work for you.
  • Speak interestingly, Boldly, Cogently, Frankly, Being Unashamed Critic of people you thing are responsible or in authority.
  • Use Social Media, Digital Marketing using Ridicule as a means to create Awareness, Interest, Desire, Action from the Youth and Elders alike.

Haven’t Malala and Great Thunberg done that?  Repeat those three strategies and you’ll become a magnet. Like-minded people will come to you.

In the long-run (and often in the short-run), your willpower will help us beat our environment and produce SMART GREEN START Ups.

 

 

Global Entrepreneurship Grid – Summit yesterday.


I was a Panel Chairman at the Summit. 

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WORD OF THE DAY


WORD OF THE DAY
Amalgam
ə-MAL-ɡəm
Part of speech: noun
Origin: Greek, late 15th century
1

A mixture or blend.

2

An alloy of mercury with another metal, especially one used for dental fillings.

Examples of Amalgam in a sentence

“The menu at her party was an amalgam of snack foods and fancy baked goods.”

“The mark of old-fashioned dental fillings is the silver fillings amalgam, which might need to be replaced.”

Amalgam
ə-MAL-ɡəm
Part of speech: noun
Origin: Greek, late 15th century
1

A mixture or blend.

2

An alloy of mercury with another metal, especially one used for dental fillings.

Examples of Amalgam in a sentence

“The menu at her party was an amalgam of snack foods and fancy baked goods.”

“The mark of old-fashioned dental fillings is the silver fillings amalgam, which might need to be replaced.”

Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is the birthday of Nick Nolte (1941)? Born in Omaha, Nebraska, Nick Nolte – American actor, producer, author, and former model – is known for playing characters with tough exteriors and secret complex sensitivities. Happy birthday, Nick!

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“I will breathe. I will think of solutions. I will not let my worry control me. I will not let my stress level break me. I will simply breathe. And it will be okay. Because I don’t quit.”

— Shayne McClendon