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Time for some beer, on #sexysaturday  
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I bet she gives you the cold shoulder approach! Har....har...har....ahem.
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The times they are a changin.
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非常有趣。謝謝分享
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OK, great!
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Ok, Great. Smile-smirkin, optimistic, mother-ok-greaters.
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What has once been seen, cannot be unseen.
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Ha! Poignant and concise. Thanks for the laugh. 
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Well once they figure it out, perhaps they can tell me how to do it as well. 
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LMAO, sooooo easy if you know how, but what a pain!
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Stick em up!
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"BLAAAAR!  I AM A KRAKEN FROM THE SEEEAAA"
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That's amazing - this exact same crime has happened to me, many times!
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back when i was servicing computers, I have actually been accused of this before. 
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Not funny Sarah
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Huh, sounds like every single Retardican whenever they threaten the President with something negative. As soon as they're called out on it, they're running around in circles, trying to deflect responsibility for their words.
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San Diego Independent Business Professionals.  This information is for independent business professionals - including small business owners, independent contractors and the self-employed in the San Diego / Tijuana metropolitan area.   It describes some organizing I have been doing to hopefully facilitate better cooperation and collaboration among the many independent professionals in this area.  

All this is very early in its development - I started this organizing in late December and now have about a dozen people signed on - all highly qualified.  Here's an overview of the organizations and services being planned:

San Diego Independent Business Professionals.   In speaking with local independent professionals, I sensed a frustration that I share with the kinds of business networking opportunities available to us - they are either oriented to entrepreneurs and startups, and are somewhat over-hyped, or are "Chamber of Commerce" type organizations oriented to well established businesses.  

I think there could be a way to combine real-life meetups and networking events with virtual meetings and online forums in a way that will make if far more efficient than traditional business associations.  For the latter I have established a Google Groups (this is the evolution of the old listserv technology - not to be confused with Google+ Communities).   While it is just getting started, we have already had some interesting discussions there and will soon be organizing meetings and mutual support programs. 

Small Business Services Cooperative.   This will be a coalition of independent businesses bound together by a agreement covering revenue and profit sharing that includes incentives for marketing and client engagement.  Members who join the cooperative will be expected to sign a legally binding MOU (memo of understanding) and will need to have a developed service or practice area.   There will be shared information systems - including a CRM (customer relationship management) system and cooperative marketing programs - including advertising, and some management functions - including quality assurance.  

The cooperative will offer a variety of business and technical services - often with a team approach, that are professionally managed  but affordable for smaller businesses.   This is something I have thought about for a while, and the original plan was for it to be essentially a virtual service.   It still might be, but right now I want to see if I can get it going on a local level first.   The revenue sharing plan we intend to use for this cooperative is attached to this post. 

Small Business & Entrepreneur Advisory.   This is aspirational - it doesn't exist yet, but the idea is that once the cooperative is underway, we would be able to bring an entire multi-disciplinary team to advise startups, small business and other independent professionals in their best path for growth and opportunity.   It is envisioned that these services will be provided at a discounted rate for new small businesses.

Again, this is all very early in development, but it seems have at least a little traction and is moving forward.   If you are in the region and provide almost any kind of small business service I would like to hear from you.  Please send me your email address and phone number by private message - you should be able to find mine on my profile here if you would rather write or call.    

I'm looking forward to meeting more of my neighbors and making some business happen for all of us.
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Professional Services Cooperative & Small Business AdvisoryProposal for a Professional Services Cooperative & Small Business Advisory Request for information / Request for Expressions of Interest This is an announcement of the intended launch of a "Professional Services Cooperative" and to solicit expressions of interest from potential partners and ...
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NOTE:  To my followers and friends in other cities and countries.  I don't generally post local announcement here but I do have some San Diego followers here, and this is a convenient place to make a public post I can link to.  Please feel free to forward this to any friends and associates in San Diego you might have.   We will soon return to our regularly scheduled programming.    
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That's mean!
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Excellent imagination 
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Gosh, I never realized it, but I guess I need one too!
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I never thought about that before. 
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Rob ,how you doing? My name is Tim. Love in Detroit,actually 50miles north of,on st Clair river. Used to be a san diagan, lived off Claremont mess on rosarita Blvd. Hung out in mission beach,la Jolla cove.(loved it.) Home is where the heart is& I miss home terribly. What is entrepreneur strategy?i"m ,a future small business invester/restoration of antiquities.,cars,boats,etc.&I want to COME home eventually.please make contact. Thanks
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I'm a friendly and outgoing guy, currently single, living near the beach area of San Diego.    I like meeting smart and creative people and want as much positive energy in my life as I can possibly get.  

There probably won't be much rhyme or reason to the posts I make here.  Sometimes I write about things going on in my life, other times I post business or political material, and sometimes I like things that are spiritual or related to self  improvement and personal growth - and I almost always like things that are funny or off beat.

I grew up in the American Midwest - Michigan, so I have the common attribute of being a little slow to make friends but then doing my best to hang onto them as long as I can.  I am an open book, but it still takes a while to get to know me  Once you have my trust though I will have your back.  I am fiercely loyal to my friends. 

My nationality is Irish so I like a good stiff drink now and again, and have a penchant for dive bars.   At the same time, I am also trying to get more health and fitness oriented and am working on my own personal growth.  I don't think we should ever stop growing.

Politically, I am a progressive libertarian - figure that one out.  I like yoga but also martial arts.  I am shy but outgoing - open minded but skeptical - tough but sensitive.  I am a patriotic American who considers himself to be a world citizen,  I am nonbeliever on a spiritual path.   Yes, I am a contradiction. 

Business Interests

I have a several different business interests, ventures and practice areas.  Since I am self-employed, I have used the "employment" section of this profile to describe my two major practice areas: Project Acceleration Services and Content Creation Services, as well as two of my ventures: World Startups and the California Trade Network.  These are active and current so contact me if any interest you.or if you see a way we might work together.   My other business interests include:
  • Entrepreneurial Collaboration
  • Small Business Development
  • Startup Venture Acceleration
  • Open Source Development
  • Collaborative Technologies
  • International Business & Trade
  • New Economy / Self-Employed
  • California Economy and Politics

Communities

I run several different communities here on Google+ - some are large and well established, some are small and experimental - all are intended to get people working together for mutual benefit.

Entrepreneurs, Self-Employed, and Small Business.  This is a large and growing public community - more than 60,000 members now -  that I founded for entrepreneurs, small business owners, startup founders and the self employed  It provides a platform where entrepreneurs from all around the world can meet, share information, engage in discussions and sometimes cooperate for mutual benefit.   Some have told me it is the best managed business community on Google+. All are welcome no matter how small or humble the business or venture. 

Virtual Brain Trust Cooperative.  A private community here on Google+ called the "Virtual Brain Trust Cooperative" where we each volunteer of offer a small amount of our extra "brain power" to help each other advance in our lives, business or careers.  

Personal Growth, Self-Improvement & Life Balance.  An open discussion of personal growth and self improvement in all its aspects, from the pragmatic, to the ethereal.  Includes discussions about self improvement, personal effectiveness, psychology, philosophy, neuroscience and even spirituality - anything that involves growing to our full potential and leading better lives.    


Favorite Quotes

"He attacked everything in in life with a mixture of extraordinary genius and naive incompetence and it was often difficult to tell which was which".
Douglas Adams, "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy"

"All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies, and whenever they catch you, they will kill you... But first, they must catch you"
Richard Adams, Watership Down

"Your mind. Your slow, plodding, tenacious mind. There has never been one quite like it, in all the history of the world. Perhaps in the history of creation." 
Stephen King - the Gunslinger.

DISCLAIMER:  I use Google+ as my personal micro-blog to post "whatever I want".   If you are offended by unconventional political and business ideas, unpopular opinions that sometimes go against the crowd, irreverent views about religion and morality, or a lack of respect for the status quo, I suggest that you not follow me.  While I am not totally insensitive to cultural norms, I will not "self censor" to accommodate anyone here.  In addition, I occasionally post material that is only appropriate for adults here so don't follow me if you are underage or might be offended by such materials.  See also: photo and image sharing policy: http://goo.gl/U0ICt

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