Thursday, August 26, 2010

My View on Poverty, Wayne Kronz

Typically, I don't get involved is social or political issues, , , but I was asked to join a group on about Fighting Poverty. So I joined the group.

But it is only fair to other members of that group (and my other followers) to express just how I view to topic. Currently there is a global movement known as Eliminate Poverty by 2015. I have reservations about that lofty goal.

These reservations are not based on my negative attitude, but on my direct involvement with recovering alcohol and drug addicts. I work with a group that endeavors to re-orient inmates getting out of jail and prison into society. The recovery rate is pathetic. And doesn't seem to be improving.

Even beyond the addictions, , , what troubles me is the lack of value of getting and maintaining a job. All to many of these people have little or no motivation to work. The dominant attitude upon leaving jail or prison seems to be, "working the system." Maybe this is just an American problem.

I just don't see how poverity can be eliminated when a significant portion of these people actually prefer to live in poverty. Or, , , at least, that's how I see it from an up close and personal vantage point.


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Crush It! Gary Vaynerchuck, A 12 Step Program

Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion, hit the bookstores in October of 2009. Its author, Gary Vaynerchuck, had negotiated a unique publishing deal called a low-advance/high royalty business model. It climbed to #1 on the Amazon Best Seller for books on Web Marketing.

In a world that is plagued my all sorts of addictions, beginning on page 104, Gary introduces his own 12 step program for Video Blogging Success.

His contention is that anyone can make money online using these simple tools and techniques.

So I have created a musical model to illustrate and teach his amazing success formula.



Sunday, August 22, 2010

High School Drop-Outs in Americas Large Cities, by Wayne Kronz

Here is my latest Musical Model (though not very "up-beat"). It is born out of my deep concern for education at any level.

I stumbled upon* an article written by Dr. Jeffery Jones about his concern for the 70% dropout rates from high school in Americas largest cities. "Legally Pathetic" are the best words he can come up with to describe this epidemic condition.

And so that is the title of his soon to be published book. Look for it in your bookstores.

I think that it should be viewed by every public speaker, teacher, minister, youth leader and educational leader in our land. If you like this presentation, pass it along to everyone you know who world like or need this information.

Enjoy, , ,


* RTIR Online, , , absolutely the best single resource for any public speaker.