RYP Inspiration from the great and the good

Oprah Winfrey - "The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams." Martin Luther King - "Life's most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?" Ralph Waldo Emerson - "An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory." John Templeton - "Everyone has special talents, and it is our duty to find ours and use them well."  ...

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Be Active to Influence

Being active is the only one way you can rationally expect something to happen. You are the only one who you reasonably expect to change. If you change you can change your environment.  The key is starting. The best way to start is to identify small achievable tasks.   Each time you can complete one of these your confidence will grow. If it goes wrong don't give up -...

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Ex Machina

Saw Alex Garland's Ex Machina. A fascinating study of ego, intelligence, AI and slavery. You get to ask yourself who is most manipulative and who is the abuser? Along the way there's a few nice digs at tech billionaires who become reclusive if you get the references. Good timely film.. We should be aware of our demons and manage our creations....

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Hash Tags and their use

A hash tag, #, is a form of punctuation; like a comma, semi colon and full stop. The rules of grammar are governed by common use in the English language. Dictionary companies publish their lists of new words accepted into their dictionary’s that are new words in the English language in every year.  Grammar changes too. Social media and the Internet mean facilitate regular contact with more...

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Protecting our children from Paedophiles

There’s an article in the Sunday Times today entitled “The Tap Tap of Child Abuse” (http://goo.gl/6sqF34). It alleges that 50,000 people look at abusive images of children every day. As a Father of three this is deeply concerning. We’re all aware of the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB); now called Disclosure and Barring Service (DRB) checks; required for working with children. Given the frightening scale of the...

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Consolidation by the Internet Big Boys

Why did Facebook buy Instagram for $715m (http://goo.gl/vQoEB2) when Facebook already had the photo sharing functionality?  Why did Google purchase Waze (the social mapping app) for $966m (http://goo.gl/h7DqOi) when Google had already had a mapping product?  Both are well established parts of their respective companies product sets. The answer is as the Internet matures into an everyday tool for every body to use, specialist niche tools...

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Investor Heaven

If you’re reading this you’re on the first step to successfully raising the capital you’re chasing for your business.   Louis can help you raise the money. He has a broad network of potential funders and he knows what they want to hear.  He’ll teach you how to successfully raise the funds you’re chasing.  He knows what investors want to hear and read.. Here’s a taster… Investors are looking for that perfect...

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