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GRRRRREAT commercial from +Cadillac 

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Very cool, VERY UNIQUE non-profit! 
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Wisdom from Wisemen

''The Bomb will never go off; I speak as an expert in explosives."
- - Admiral William Leahy , US Atomic Bomb Project 

"There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power 
of the atom."
-- Robert Millikan, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1923 

"Computers in the future may weigh 
no more than 1.5 tons."
-- Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949 

"I think there is a world market for maybe 
five computers." 
-- Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943

"I have traveled the length and breadth of this country 
and talked with the best people, and I can assure you 
that data processing is a fad that won't last out the year." 
-- The editor in charge of business books for Prentice Hall, 1957 

"But what is it good for?" 
-- Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968, 
commenting on the microchip. 

"640K ought to be enough for anybody."
-- Bill Gates, 1981 

This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings 
to be seriously considered as a means of communication. 
The device is inherently of no value to us"
-- Western Union internal memo, 1876. 

"The wireless music box has no imaginable 
commercial value. Who would pay for a message 
sent to nobody in particular?"
-- David Sarnoff's associates in response to his urgings for investment in the radio in the 1920s. 

"The concept is interesting and well-formed, 
but in order to earn better than a 'C,' the idea 
must be feasible"
-- A Yale University management professor in response to Fred Smith's paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service. (Smith went on to found Federal Express Corp.) 

"I'm just glad it'll be Clark Gable who's falling on 
his face and not Gary Cooper" 
-- Gary Cooper on his decision not to take the leading role in 
"Gone With The Wind." 

"We don't like their sound, and guitar music 
is on the way out"
-- Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962. 

"Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible" 
-- Lord Kelvin, president, Royal Society, 1895. 

"If I had thought about it, I wouldn't have done 
the experiment. The literature was full of examples 
that said you can't do this" 
- - Spencer Silver on the work that led to the unique adhesives for 3-M "Post-It" Notepads . 

"Drill for oil? You mean drill into the ground to try 
and find oil? You're crazy" 
-- Drillers who Edwin L. Drake tried to enlist to his project to drill for oil in 1859.

"Stocks have reached what looks like a 
permanently high plateau." 
- - Irving Fisher, Professor of Economics, Yale University , 1929. 

"Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value" 
-- Marechal Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy, Ecole Superieure de Guerre , France .

"Everything that can be invented has been invented"
-- Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, US Office of Patents, 1899. 

"The super computer is technologically impossible.
It would take all of the water that flows over 
Niagara Falls to cool the heat generated by the number 
of vacuum tubes required." 
-- Professor of Electrical Engineering, New York University 

"I don't know what use any one could find 
for a machine that would make copies of documents. 
It certainly couldn't be a feasible business by itself." 
-- the head of IBM, refusing to back the idea, forcing the inventor to found Xerox.

"The abdomen, the chest, and the brain will forever 
be shut from the intrusion of the wise and humane surgeon," 
-- Sir John Eric Ericksen, British surgeon, appointed Surgeon-Extraordinary to Queen Victoria 1873. 

And last but not least... 

"There is no reason anyone would want a computer 
in their home." 
-- Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977
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I don't think a lot of people think of their site this way... they should!
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Lived through this from the next office!! Holy wow wow what a colossal #fail in #customerservice
One might think the Virgin Mobile $30 month plan for Iphone is a fantastic deal. On the outside, yes. But for others it is a nightmare.

I signed my mom up for this plan and purchased an iphone for her from Virgin since we could not use her existing iphone from another carrier. Prior to account set-up, the very helpful Live Chat lady looked up my mothers address and assured me that service would be spectacular. Not so much. As it turns out there were problems from DAY 1. Either no service, dropped or blocked calls, spotty texts... This was a daily occurrence. No matter how many times I called, how many hours of tech support, I got conflicting excuses and "if you are still having problems call back" instructions. Today was the last straw. My mom had some medical issues and needed to call for assistance. Guess what? No service. Thankfully everything is ok, but I can not take that chance again. Another phone call to Virgin Mobile was in order. No surprise, 5 times I was  transferred, 5 times I had to re-tell the same story. After another 1-1/2 on the phone, I am told that they can not give me a service resolution date, they are actually upgrading cell towers. Yes, they understand the circumstances that my mother could not wait indefinitely, they would be more than happy to cancel my service. HOWEVER, I can not return the phone because it has been more than 14 days. What? It has been more than 14 days of me trying to get the problem solved! It has been 22 days of hell! Apparently, that doesn't matter. "Policy is Policy". I can, however, write a letter to request someone from corporate look into it. Are you serious? Write a letter? Grrrrrrr
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The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” Ayn Rand
I think entrepreneurs make the world go round and I love their GUTS!


I am of the co-founders here at CrushIQ, which is not a social media agency. We are digital business brand architects, you can find out all about us and circle us HERE

We advise and assist companies with their digital business strategies, execution and brand management. We do a lot here on Google+ with brands, for example...

Our latest project: "Redefining NASCAR Fan Engagement with Roush Fenway Racing and Google+" 

  • Result: They are the first sports team on   Google+ to surpass 1 Million fans. (As of 3-25-12: They now have 2 Million fans, and we started their pages from zero!)
  • If you'd like to learn how we can help you, CONTACT US

I love life and take it seriously enough to not take it serious! I can laugh at myself, as well as others... and do so often. 

I have been lucky enough to build two successful businesses (Maximum and CrushIQ), by knowing the right people to surround myself with, understanding how money is made and lost and enjoying the journey's ups and downs.

My talent is "getting people", whether liking them or not, I usually "get" where most people are coming from. I know what clients are meaning when they say something. 

I love business, talking it and working it. If you have a business idea... let's talk! 910-509-9348

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Married to the man of my dreams and mother to two of the coolest kids on the planet!
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    Communications, 1987 - 1991
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