Showing posts from April, 2012

Emotional Equations

I am in the process of reading Emotional Equations by Chip Conley.

Chapter 1 and 2: Emotions Gravity is a universal force that affects the physical world, but you may not have considered how it affects the human condition – and not just be keeping us on Earth. Gravity shapes our physical bodies, we often get shorter and closer to ground as we age. Gravity can also shape our emotional selves. Emotional baggage, for instance, is a form of gravity; we acquire more of it as we get older, and it weighs us down. The more gravity we’re fighting, the more force we require to move forward. And force moving against gravity creates a lot of friction. CEO are truly Chief Emotions Officer “Delivering happiness: A path to profits, passion and purpose” – by Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO An equation is just another way of expressing a relationship between two or more things – or two or more forces. Addition and Subtraction: when you add one thing to another, it gets bigger, and when you do the opposite, a p…

Inspiration by Movie Speeches

I work for an eDiscovery company right now, where I directly work with the CEO on many projects. He is a great speaker and I could imagine him being a motivational speaker about anything. One of his things is quoting and showing movie speeches to motivate and inspire people.

Here are a few movie speeches that I have heard multiple times with him that have stuck with me.

We Were Soldiers 
Boiler Room
Any Given Sunday
The Art of Selling 

Visual Literacy Project

Type Poster Project

Muller Poster - Graphic Design Project


Identity - Revisited

In 2009, I wrote this blog on identity. I would like to revisit it today because I feel like there is a major change from what I had previously written: 

The blog topic was about identity and answering these questions: 

"What do you want to be known as, What do you want to be an expert at or be known for as a person, What is it that should make someone come to you for advice because you are the best in that field?"

In 2009, my answer consisted of Graphic Design, Dancer and Active Community Member. 

Today (2012), my answer is very different to the same question. It makes me think how much I have grown, learned, experienced and reached. More so, I have learned that it’s a big world out there and the possibilities and choices are endless. 

My answers today to these questions would be along the lines of being known as a business executive who can manage a business from inside out with focus on corpor…

How to Win Friends and Influence People

Part 1 – Fundamental Techniques in Handling People

1)If you want to gather honey, don’t kick over the beehive – Don’t criticize, condemn or complain

2)The big secret of dealing with people
a.Sigmund Frued said that everything you and I do sprints from two motives: the sex urge and the desire to be great
b.John Dewey said that the deepest urge in human nature is “the desire to be important’
c.Some of things that most people want include
i.Health and preservation of life
ii.Food, Sleep
iii.Money and things money will buy
iv.Life in the hereafter
v.Sexual gratification
vi.Well being of children
vii.A feeling of importance
d.Emerson – “Every man I meet is my superior in some way. In that, I learn from him.”
e.Be honest and sincere appreciation

3)He who can do this has the whole world with him. He who cannot walks a lonely way.
a.First arouse in the other person an eager want.

Part 2 – Six Ways to Make People Like You

1)Do this and you’ll be welcome anywhere
a.Become genuinely interested in other people


My Father

A week ago (March 27, 2012) – my father passed away in New Jersey at the JFK Hospital. I went to his funeral and cremated his body on March 31, 2012 at the Community Funeral Home. RIP Daddy. I love you.