Cover photo
Rob Gordon
Works at Action Planning Associates
Attends Entrepreneur Strategy & Acceleration
Lives in San Diego, California
68,444 followers|57,337,392 views


Rob Gordon

Shared publicly  - 
A woman hugging a baby sloth, for #womanwednesday  
BrendaD Brown's profile photoMustafa Shaikhly's profile photoRobert Lipsett's profile photo
Looks like baby sloth hugging a woman. Lol!
Add a comment...

Rob Gordon

Shared publicly  - 
A watch with an attidude. 
Damian Wolf's profile photoJeremy SKYWOLF's profile photoIben Dannesboe's profile photoJonathan Mase's profile photo
shameless  watch 
Add a comment...

Rob Gordon

Shared publicly  - 
They're both rather photogenic, don't you think.  
Haidi Ann  Jerlstrom-Meader's profile photo
Did they get a family discount on VET SERVICE AND DISTEMPER SHOTS? ??
Add a comment...

Rob Gordon

Shared publicly  - 
Cool picture I had never seen before. 
Mathew Tyler's profile photoPhilippe Rousset's profile photo
As you can see this astronaut is not pressurized (all puffy) like the guys who do space walk outside the space station.
Why is that do you think?
Add a comment...

Rob Gordon

Shared publicly  - 
I wish someone had told me this stuff when I was younger. 
Tim Bunch's profile photoJason Cummins's profile photoLance Zimmerman's profile photoRightman Masondole's profile photo
You had to be told that? o.o
Add a comment...

Rob Gordon

Shared publicly  - 
A woman napping with her horse, on #womanwednesday  
Lance Cokley's profile photoKiranjeet Kaur's profile photo
Add a comment...

Rob Gordon

Shared publicly  - 
A happy woman with a happy goat, for #womanwednesday  
luz musni's profile photo
Add a comment...

Rob Gordon

Shared publicly  - 
Meanwhile, in Australia. 
Sherry Wilkins's profile photoProud_Russian's profile photoSarah Franklin's profile photoNorma Kantrowitz's profile photo
I'm still impressed. Yes congratulations to both the lucky lady, and the wombat.
Add a comment...

Rob Gordon

Shared publicly  - 
Now that is unfortunate. 
Anvar Yml's profile photoDogan Koz's profile photow3 uk's profile photoReyna Martinez's profile photo
+Tammyj. Allison Do you think he plucked or shaved?
Add a comment...

Rob Gordon

Shared publicly  - 
That looks really cool but I am not sure what it is   If that was real charcoal burning in there, you would never wake up at all. 
Ervin Smith's profile photoHiwot Hiwot's profile photoGiean. Valerio's profile photoIben Dannesboe's profile photo
Looks like suicide machine.
Add a comment...

Rob Gordon

Shared publicly  - 
Oh, I wish this had been me.  I wouldn't have given it back. 
John Chavez's profile photo
apparently he did not give it was just taken away from him.  Purchase got cancelled. 
Add a comment...

Rob Gordon

Shared publicly  - 
A woman on the driving range, for #womanwednesday  
Michael Ringland's profile photo鼻子扬's profile photoSilvestre da paz sdp's profile photoRiccardo De Contardi's profile photo
Beauty queen
Add a comment...
Rob's Collections
Have him in circles
68,444 people
Purab KP (Fresherz)'s profile photo
William Robb's profile photo
Chris Perkins's profile photo
Elizabeth Patdu's profile photo
Matt Bennett's profile photo
Raed Haddadin's profile photo
Mai Hoàng's profile photo
Chris Stefan's profile photo
Soumya Neogy's profile photo
Aspiring Entrepreneur
Program Management, Community Management, Entrepreneurship, Startup Acceleration, Content Creation, Content Automation, Small Business Strategy, International Business, Economic Development
  • Action Planning Associates
    Owner, 2011 - present
    Professional service that uses the latest generation of project management and scheduling applications along with collaborative brainstorming to help startups, small business and entrepreneurs accomplish their objectives much more rapidly. Please request a capabilities statement or schedule a Google+ hangout with me if you would like more information There is no charge for any initial consultation.
    Founder, 2011 - 2014
    This is an community platform designed to enhance collaboration among early stage startups and entrepreneurs. While still under development, it is fully operational and provides a sophisticated matching service that can link entrepreneurs seeking partners and co-founders, as well as match them with the needs of larger organizations. Please see link on this profile for registration or contact me if you would like more information.
  • Content Creation Services
    Owner, 2011 - 2014
    Professional service that helps business with their content management, content marketing and content automation needs. I can supply customized content to your blog or website on a regular basis at low cost and with little involvement on your part. Ongoing market research is provided as part of this service and it is ideal as an adjunct to the regular content creation activities of you or your organization. Technical writing and documentation services are also available. Please request a capabilities statement or schedule a Google+ hangout with me f you would like more information There is no charge for any initial consultation.
  • California Trade Network
    Co-Founder, 2000 - 2014
    This is a business portal for exporters and internationally oriented entrepreneurs in the state of California. While this project went dormant for several years, it is currently being relaunched with a new partner at a time of renewed interest.
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
San Diego, California
Lagos, Nigeria - Cairo, Egypt - Lansing, Michigan - Detroit, Michigan
Small Business Community Organizer
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


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:

Tags / Keywords / Circles
Bragging rights
Seeing what isn't there
Collections Rob is following
  • Entrepreneur Strategy & Acceleration
    Business Strategy, 2012 - present
  • Michigan State University
  • San Diego State University
Basic Information
Looking for
Friends, Networking
December 22
Other names
Rob Gordon's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Everyone you know will be able to rate you on the terrifying ‘Yelp for p...

Peeple wants you to rate your friends, enemies and exes on a five-point scale for everyone to see. If you don't like it, you can't opt out.

The 2015 MacArthur ‘genius grants’ honor — and surprise — 24 fellows - T...

Journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates and playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda are among the winners this year.

Trump lashes out at AP photographer who snapped empty chairs

Trump’s remarks about wire photographer Mic Smith follow a rough couple of days for his relationship with the press.

100-year-old man sets five world records at San Diego track meet | Fox News

A 100-year-old Santa Clara man set five world records Sunday as temperatures climbed to 100 degrees because “Somebody had to do it.”

feedly: organize, read and share what matters to you.

Feedly connects you to the information and knowledge you care about. We help you get more out of you work, education, hobbies and interests.

Google Cracks Down on Robocalls That Mislead Businesses

Google today cracked down on robocallers that make illegal, recorded solicitation calls concerni...

Now Mark Cuban is thinking of running for president

If Donald Trump can do it, Mark Cuban figures he can do it, too.

Men Had a Terrible Time on Ashley Madison. They Deserve Our Pity, Not Sc...

Here’s a safe bet: If your husband’s name turned up in the Ashley Madison data released by the hacker group Impact Team, he probably isn’t c

YouTube's Battle Against ISIS

It wants videos with "reasonable messages, better messages" to drown out extremism, and is recruiting Muslims to make them. But will it work

5 Major Ways Freelancers Will Change The Economy By 2040 | Fast Company ...

The 9-to-5 job is dying. But what will an increasingly independent workforce mean for the economy?

Samsung Will Not Include Google+ In The Galaxy Note 5 | Androidheadlines...

Google+ has been going through a slow and painful process that will most likely lead to its eventual demise, with the internet giant itself

Google's failure with Google+ makes it more likely it will buy Twitter -...

Google's plan to build a Facebook-style social network—and data-collection service—has failed, which is why it will probably buy Twitter.

Scorching 'heat dome' over Middle East sees temperatures soar to 165F in...

Iran is enduring a "heat index" of nearly 72C while Iran has called a public holiday due to the sweltering temperatures

Donald Trump 2016: Sarah Palin for cabinet post, he says

Donald Trump has succeeded in alienating many of his fellow Republicans with his personal attacks, but if he does win in November 2016 and i

Rick Perry: Guns Should be Allowed in Movie Theaters

Mere days after the Lafayette theater shootings that injured 11 and killed two people, plus the gunman, Rick Perry says that what we need is