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Jonathan Christopher Kendall - Update
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Hi.  It is with incredible sadness that I provide this update.
Thank you for your wonderful insights and tributes to my love +J.C. Kendall  who passed away June 15, 2013.  Jonathan would have appreciated your comments and thoughts immensely.

Originally I wanted to pay tribute to him via a HIRL-HOA (thank you to you who volunteered to help!) but unfortunately when I consulted with other family members  the preference is for a quiet private ceremony with specifically no use of social media.  To share it so widely across the world seems too daunting and painful.  I hope you can understand and respect their wishes.
  
Please rest assured that he will be sent off in a most meaningful  way – a way that I have no doubt Jonathan would have been absolutely delighted  with (e.g. one more of his dreams will be fulfilled albeit in a revised way).  What you can do is to give him a toast when you have a chance, smile or laugh when you remember Jonathan the man.   You know he would be laughing back with a badass comment  back’atcha.  

Thank you so very much for being such a meaningful part of his life in the last two years.  He told me many times these were the happiest days of his life.  For those who engaged with him, he enjoyed and respected your exchanges even if he may/may not have agreed with you.

As for me, I need to take a little break from G+.   G+ has been a major part of my life since July 2011 and I know I will be back some day .  But right now, the grief I’m experiencing is overwhelming and is particularly unbearable when I sign in and see the streams where I know JC would have jumped in to enjoy and we would have discussed afterwards offline.   I feel the pain others express as well as my own.  Also, it’s crazy but I’m still watching for his posts, listening for his chat and hangout chimes.  Intellectually, I know he’s gone but emotionally, I still can’t believe it.   I’m very sad to have come to the realization that I need a sabbatical from G+ to make progress with the healing process.  I hope to connect with you again when I return. 

In the meantime Plussers, stay well .  I  wish you the best G+ and as well as IRL adventures.  ♥♥

I hope these words which Jonathan shared with me inspire you as they are inspiring me:

"You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies,that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life."
-- Jiddu Krishnamurti
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JC was one of the first people I circled outside of family! I think of him when I see B.S. here, his wit so quick and intelligents only over shadowed by his huge heart! If I learned one thing from JC it's life is to short live it now!! Much love!
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Welcoming +Kimberly Gauthier to the park, yall. Kim runs a number of blogs and she specializes in raw, natural foods for Dogs. Because this is an area that interests Su Ann and I greatly, I have invited her to join our community. The rules still apply, but get to know Kim for information on healthy nutrition for your pets. I dont know if she has shown up yet, but I guess she is on her way. 
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Thanks for all the warm welcomes.  I so appreciate it!  I must warn you, I'm not an expert in nutrition, I'm learning just like you.  But since I'm a blogger, I do a lot of research for both our dogs and as blog topics.

I'm documenting our raw dog food journey on my new blog (to be launched next week - fingers crossed).

It's been amazing what I've learned about different diets.  It's enough to make your head explode.  I no longer shop at Petco and Petsmart for food; only toys.  I go to my local pet store for food so that I can chat with the people who are better informed/trained. 

Plus I've connected with some great people who are 'in the know' who have been amazing at sharing their knowledge.

Who knew that having a dog could be so complicated?
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Articles like this one drive me batty. Not because its wrong, but because its NOT wrong. The only thing, is that regular Marketers have been saying this throughout the Social Media explosion, and our comments have landed on deaf ears because the "Social Media Experts like to trot out their monetization exceptions as if they prove the rule. 

Social Media is for BRANDING, not SELLING! 

I'm sure you remember me telling you this back in maybe... December? http://www.tekpersona.ca/social-media-branding-not-selling.html 

But now, lookie, lookie! We've got stats now that prove what anyone who as actually ever done real marketing would tell you, rather than someone who jumped on a bandwagon with a book, and a pitch, and caused a bunch of businesses to waste money in droves on advertisements in the wrong place, and mostly to the wrong audience. 

h/t +Ray Hiltz 
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Truly educated points of view all of you. Love the use of the word mindshare
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"One who breaks an unjust law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law."

---Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Media wants you to know that Edward Snowden was a high school dropout, but they don't want you to know that he was too smart for what passes for a high school education in America. 

They probably wont focus much on his qualifying for Army Special Forces either. The young man swore to protect the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic.

In my book, that is enough for benefit of the doubt, and you are perfectly entitled to disagree. 

I don't know what happened, and I wont pretend I do, but I do know that America is almost 17 trillion dollars in debt, and nobody seems to be holding anyone responsible for that. 
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Marla.... Hello. I am aware. I found out as you all did. I spoke with
him many years ago. He inspired me to start writing. J.C Kendall,once
told me I had the soul of a writer. I am trying to find my voice. I
cannot right now,as censorship here in North America is much like it
is in China,Russia,North Korea.,etc. I am legally blind,and live in
Canada right now,but was born in the USA. I am BlindManMark on
twitter/FB...
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See...seems as if everyone is loving this. I LIKE waze. Its great! I check it every morning and every evening for my travel to and from work. There are some enthused users here in lv (spotting cops, traffic, accidents). It works well...
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Only in Canada:

Irish Dancing for Dollars on a downtown sidewalk. 
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We had them come into an Irish Pub while I was out for a business dinner.  We all thought it was great - they said they were raising funds for a trip to Ireland.  Whatever.  Good entertainment deserves a good tip.
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"There is no road too long to the man who advances deliberately and without undue haste; there are no honors too distant to the man who prepares himself for them with patience."

--Jean de la Bruyere 
 
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I am deeply sorry and shocked to hear this news. He was such a good, kind, and jolly man. We spoke on the phone and he helped me with my nonprofit for children, making sure that I knew there would be no charge for his help and I could ask him for help whenever I needed it. Such generosity. So very sorry for your profound loss, +su ann lim.
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The graphic impressed me enough to check out +Unbounce's web site. The web site impressed me enough to sign up my business with them. Check it out, these folks know what they are doing. 
 
This week's #conversion #insight comes from +Hunter Boyle, Senior Business Development Manager +AWeber an email marketing software & Unbounce conversion ecosystem partner.
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Zuckerburg : "Ha! At least, we made Google spend a ton of money on them!"

Average thinking person : "Yes, but Google made that much money before lunch yesterday."
 
To help you outsmart traffic, today we’re excited to announce we’ve closed the acquisition of Waze. We look forward to look forward to working with them in our ongoing effort to make a comprehensive, accurate and useful map of the world. Read more: http://g.co/253t
We’ve all been there: stuck in traffic, frustrated that you chose the wrong route on the drive to work. But imagine if you could see real-time traffic updates from friends and fellow travelers ahead of you, calling out “fende...
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Let me add on to that for you +J.C. Kendall.

Average person: "Lulz u tel it rite zucky!"

Average thinking person: "..."
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"J.C. , you can put that last grilled oyster right here..."
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nice pic.
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✂ Founder and CEO of the TekPersona Corporation. My job is the blending of Marketing, Branding PR and Technology, in helping our customers achieve their goals. I am a "Fixer". Most of my days consist of solving problems between people, marketing, and technology that defy solving. I keep my head while others are losing theirs, and get things done. No muss, no fuss.
Skills
I teach businesses how to get more customers, and how to retain customers through superior service and support.
Employment
  • TekPersona Corp as CEO
    Founder, CEO, present
  • Microsoft
    Technology Evangelist, Software Engineer
  • J.P. Morgan & Co.
    Information Technology Manager
  • Cubic Corporation
    Electrical Engineer
  • USMC Reserves
    F-18 Avionics Technician, Plane Captain
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Victoria, B.C.
Previously
Encinitas, CA - Seattle, WA - San Diego, CA - Los Gatos, CA - Palo Alto, CA - Alameda, CA - Bothell, WA - Millington, TN - Oklahoma City, OK - Norfolk, VA - Sigonella, Italy - Santa Rita, Guam
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12316 Gilley Street, Surrey BC, V4A 3E1
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Technologist & Marketer Extraordinaire
Introduction

Welcome to the profile of J.C.Kendall.  J.C.Kendall was a one of the most influential, controversial engagers in our G+ community - a brilliant, warm hearted individual with a razor sharp wit, irrepressible humour who could be counted on to tell-it-like-it-is on an amazing range of topics and who always tried to make time for anyone who connected with him.   The kind and depth of discussions in his streams were legendary.  Unfortunately, Jonathan died unexpectedly on June 15, 2013.  

<+su ann lim>

"You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life."

-- Jiddu Krishnamurti

Hello, and welcome to my Google + Profile.  

My name is J.C. Kendall.  I am the Chairman & CEO of the TekPersona Corporation, where we specialize in helping businesses of all sizes maximize their performance through sound Branding & Marketing Principles, combined with the intelligent usage of Information Technology.  You might already be great, but we can make you better!

I consider myself on a mission against Marketing Jargon and Buzzwords. My business is not about impressing you with lingo and conceptual drivel, it's about helping your business succeed.

The rules for a successful business have not changed in a century.
We understand at TekPersona, that Social Media is only another business tool, and its about what you do with it that matters. To learn more, circle our TekPersona Brand Page here.

I’m pretty well known for my direct, in-your-face personality, especially on my blog, but I bring a great amount of humor and compassion to all of my professional & personal interactions. The people who know me best, know that I am a sucker for children and dogs, which pretty much can get away with anything with me.

As a former Marine, I take exception with anyone who would forget that the United States has been the strongest force for good and freedom in the world, regardless of our shortcomings. It is important to me that you understand that who you love, who you worship, and what you do with your body, I consider none of my damn business.

When I'm not working or driving my fiancee nuts, you can find me throwing down against Korean kids in the middle of the night playing Starcraft 2. Yes, I am just a big kid who never grew up and let age determine my happiness. 

My cigar is Hoyo de Monterrey 1066, My scotch is Lagavulin. The combination usually will  let you in my house. (but not on my lawn)

☺ I have strong opinions and I love to debate, but if I can’t win the argument with logic, I will break you down with humor and steal your candy anyway. 

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Warning--any person and/or institution and/or Agent and/or Agency of any governmental structure including but not limited to the United States Federal Government or the Canadian Federal, or British Columbia Provincial Government also using or monitoring/using this website or any of its associated websites, you do NOT have my permission to utilize any of my profile information nor any of the content contained herein including, but not limited to my photos, and/ or the comments made about my photo's or any other "picture" art posted on my profile. You are hereby notified that you are strictly prohibited from disclosing, copying, distributing, disseminating, or taking any other action against me with regard to this profile and the contents herein.  The foregoing prohibitions also apply to your employee(s), agent(s), student(s) or any personnel under your direction or control. The contents of this profile are private and legally privileged and confidential information, and the violation of my personal privacy is punishable by law.******* 

Bragging rights
I'm known as a tough guy, but I'm actually as fluffy as they come; I am in love with the most wonderful woman I have ever known, and she makes me better, kinder, smarter and more patient by her mere presence. If you can't brag about being in love, what can you brag about? Well, I suppose I could brag about being chosen one of the "The Best Google+ Users in 2011 & 2012 CHOSEN BY Google+ COMMUNITY", but I won't, umkay? I am also the world's oldest Master-Level Starcraft 2 player, making up for a lack of speed with guile (and Banshees) If you are looking for more information about me, you will have to be interesting enough to get circled by me.
Education
  • We turn your Audience into Customers
    present
  • University of Washington Business School
    M.B.A
  • University of Washington
    B.S.Computer Science
  • University of California, San Diego
    B.S.Electrical Engineering
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The role of the SEO professional is rapidly expanding and evolving to cover almost all things digital.

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The SEC decision to allow social media to be used as a channel of communication for companies marks the beginning of the transition to Socia

Social Media: Test the Waters; do NOT just "Dive In"
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Social Media: Test the Water, Do NOT just “Dive in”. By J.C. Kendall, CEO, TekPersona Corporation on March 7th, 2012. HISTORY LESSON. In May

Welcome to TekPersona - Our Process:
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Our clients always know the full cost of their projects or engagements before they begin... At TekPersona, our clients never see an hourly b

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To be fair, I rated the food as only Very Good, because they twice did not have Uni, which is my favorite. The Sashimi was outstanding, very fresh and flavorful. I love their decor, it is gorgeous and makes you want to just relax and have an experience. Sadly, our waiter seemed annoyed at our presence throughout the lunch, and gave us a horrible seating near the door which allowed a repeatable draft. I think this place suffers from its own marketing. When you call yourself "The Best" you gotta back it up in all phases, and they did not. I think for the quality of their Sushi, the prices were really good. I had experienced their food from delivery earlier, and it was very good, which let me to go to their location the next day. I wish I had just ordered delivery again.
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Food: Very goodDecor: GoodService: Poor to fair
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
All I can say is WOW. I just came from Breakfast at Jans on the Beach, and had the pleasure of meeting Jan and Gord Wait while eating the best Crab and Shrimp Eggs Benedict ever. Great portions, great taste, and very creative with fresh spinach mixed in. The decor is quite elegant, the restrooms absolutely spotless. Service was great and staff very friendly and welcoming. Great place, great food, great atmosphere. What else could you want? I'll be eating there often, for sure.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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This place was a blast. Excellent facilities, Beautiful Location, Friendly staff. We took one of the full suites on the ocean and what a view! It is relaxed, with fireplaces, full kitchens and Jacuzzi tubs. Excellent furnishings. Broadband Internet left a bit to be desired, but hardly noticeable. If you are looking for a place to get away and unwind, Tigh na Mara is a perfect getaway. Go walking on the beach at low tide, or on the trails. Book in advance and you can get a cabin where you can bring your dogs too. We loved it and will return often. Spa and Exercise facilities are amazing. This is not a place to go and download Netflix movies. It is a place to check out of the real world for awhile and clear your mind.
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Quality: ExcellentFacilities: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago