Sunday, October 31, 2010

FEELING ALIVE DURING HALLOWEEN

How did you celebrate Halloween? I had a flaming shot called Blackout (Sambuca, Unicum and three coffee beans) and some strips of beef jerky made with Blair's Sudden Death hot sauce.

Learn about Halloween words with Marina of Hot For Words. 



A year ago I wrote a post on the start of my new business venture. I am happy to say that things are going in the right direction... We will publish the tea site in the near future and you will be able to follow along our journey, e.g., through a business plan competition starting in November.

Related: My post, HALLOWEEN WITH BLACK CATS, PUMPKINS AND DEVILED EGGS.
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Saturday, October 30, 2010

GOT TEA PARTY ON NOVEMBER 2?

Do you think we could get a tea party on November 2? [Editor's note: The post title is a wordplay for my site, GOT-Tea-Party.com] Read Matt Frei's posts, Can America be fixed? and Would Tea Partiers be happier in Britain? Please check out Dr. Leonard Peikoff's recommendation for the election. Here is an excerpt from Scott Holleran's post, Blanking Out with Jon Stewart:

Now the nothing worshippers are having a rally about nothing, conveniently timed as a sort of counterstrike against those idealistic Tea Party activists who care deeply, passionately, and openly about America and have no shame in saying so. (ScottHolleran.com, October 29, 2010.)

I have included The Obameter widget by PolitiFact.com in this post.



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UPDATE 10/31/10:

Shovel Ready

UPDATE 11/03/10:

Reading material:


Behind The Trigger

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

PAGEVIEWS AND POPULAR POSTS

I have added pageviews and a list of popular posts to the right column. According to Google, EGO blog had 19,199 pageviews last month. The ten most popular posts are at the moment:

    INTERVIEW WITH BARRY MOLTZ

    Listen to my interview with Barry Moltz. You could subscribe to the RSS feed (iTunes) and download the audio file (MP3).

    Listen to internet radio with Lyceum1776 on Blog Talk Radio

    I will update the post with a timeline with show notes in the near future.
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    Saturday, October 23, 2010

    Thursday, October 21, 2010

    INTERVIEW WITH JEAN MORONEY

    Listen to my interview with Jean Moroney. You could subscribe to the RSS feed (iTunes) and download the audio file (MP3).

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    I will update the post with a timeline with show notes in the near future.

    (~01:00) Bio. introduction.

    (~03:00) The Ayn Rand Institute.

    (~04:00) Thinking Tactics.

    (~05:00) I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was: How to Discover What You Really Want and How to Get It and Wishcraft: How to Get What You Really Want by Barbara Sher. The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success by Nicholas Lore.

    (~11:00) Thinking on Paper. "Write out your thoughts in full sentences on paper."

    (~12:00) Jean Moroney: "Name four planets."

    ...

    (~20:00) Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen.

    (~23:00) Weekly review. Moleskine (The Economist). Mind mapping, Tony Buzan.

    (~29:00) Trader Principle. "Trader Manifesto."

    ...

    (~41:00) Dr. Leonard Peikoff and writing books.

    (~42:00) Career Renegade: How to Make a Great Living Doing What You Love by Jonathan Fields.

    (~43:00) TJ Walker's Secret to Foolproof Presentations by TJ Walker.

    (~47:00) Jump Start Your Thinking Teleclass.

    ...

    (~50:00) Future guests: Ellen Kenner, Catherine Dickerson, Dianne Durante.

    (~53:00) ThinkingDirections.com - newsletter - 1 h teleclass.

    ...

    Sunday, October 17, 2010

    REFLECTIONS ON THE SWEDISH ELECTION

    It is about a month since the Swedish election. I have mixed feelings about the outcome. In a way, I am happy that Mevin, the octopus got it right, but I don't like that the "dark forces" have entered the arena of mainstream politics. The collectivists have now >10% of the votes. I did warn about this scenario...

    It is scary that the "Feminist Initiative" is getting support from Jane Fonda, and that an anti-immigration party is starting to get closer to the 4% level. I am thinking of sending out a signal to these elements, by "personal voting" for a specific candidate who is in favor of immigration and have no problem to let beautiful women in bikinis attend his personal campaign kick-off... Thanks to my friend, Bengt-Ake Harrysson, for mentioning Göran Lindblad. Read Göran Lindblad's speech (The Crimes of Communism Should be Condemned) at the National Press Club. The candidate is ranked highly by the Federation of Private Enterprises. (EGO, PERSONAL VOTING, September 16, 2006.)

    In the news:


    Related: My post four years ago, REFLECTIONS ON THE SWEDISH ELECTION. Book & web site recommendation: Politik 2.0 ("Politics 2.0").

    TASTY BEVERAGES

    From my tweet:

    Mauritz Kaffe is the best coffee in the world. See all my highlights and add yours: http://wal.la/r/CGV (@Lyceum on Twitter)

    Mauritz Kaffe

    I have updated my new blog, GOT-Tea-Party.com with a photo of a cup of yellow tea. It is taken with Squarespace's iPhone app.

    Do you drink coffee, tea, or some other beverage?
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    Wednesday, October 13, 2010

    MIDWEEK 41 WRAP

    Check out these links:

    I got an email from Michael Sliwinski of Nozbe today. I scanned through the latest issue of Productivity Magazine and found an article on kanban productivity by Stephen P Smith.


    Today I attended an information event on the Sweaty Beards movie.

    From Sweaty Beards's YouTube channel:



    From the Facebook page:

    If you ever saw a comedy about Vikings... you didn't see this one, because it hasn't been made yet. Ever. Nothing like this.

    This is what the world has been waiting for. A Viking film made by Scandinavians. And in English.


    Sweaty Beards Trailer from Sweaty Beards Film on Vimeo.

    Monday, October 11, 2010

    CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS AND CHILE PEPPER

    How do you commemorate Columbus Day? I will read a passage from Thomas A. Bowden's book, The Enemies of Christopher Columbus and eat chile pepper.

    Br. chilli One of the wonders that Christopher Columbus brought back from the New World was a member of the Capsicum genus, the chile. (Answers.com)

    Fenir Chile Pepper
    Fenir Chile Pepper


    Columbus Day Celebrates Western Civilization



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    INTERVIEW WITH ZANE SAFRIT

    Listen to my interview with Zane Safrit. You could subscribe to the RSS feed (iTunes) and download the audio file (MP3).


    Listen to internet radio with Lyceum1776 on Blog Talk Radio

    I will update the post with a timeline with show notes in the near future.

    INTERVIEW WITH BRENT LEARY

    Listen to my interview with Brent Leary. You could subscribe to the RSS feed (iTunes) and download the audio file (MP3).

    Listen to internet radio with Lyceum1776 on Blog Talk Radio

    I will update the post with a timeline with show notes in the near future.

    INTERVIEW WITH BRETT OWENS

    Listen to my interview with Brett Owens. You could subscribe to the RSS feed (iTunes) and download the audio file (MP3).

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    I will update the post with a timeline with show notes in the near future.

    INTERVIEW WITH TIM BERRY

    Listen to my interview with Tim Berry. You could subscribe to the RSS feed (iTunes) and download the audio file (MP3).


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    Timeline with show notes:

    [Editor's note: Sorry for my strange voice with an "acoustic feedback" / "doubling effect". I will send an email to Blog Talk Radio.]

    (~01:00) Bio. introduction.

    (~03:00) Sabrina Parsons's & Tim Berry's book, 3 Weeks to Startup.

    (~08::00) All Business Plans Are Wrong.

    (~12:00) Venture Cup

    (~17:00) Twitter has 145 million users.

    (~24:00) Social CRM and Brent Leary.

    (~26:00) Business Plan Pro.

    (~27:00) World Trade Center in Gothenburg, Sweden. 9/11 9 YEARS LATER.

    (~36:00) Angel investor group.

    (~37:00) Jason Fried and Rework.

    (~39:00)10 Lessons Learned in 22 Years of Bootstrapping.

    (~41:00) Source of inspiration. [Editor's note: Click the Amazon affiliate links, if you want to support my blogging.] Favorite books: ...


    UPDATE 10/11/10:

    [Editor's note: I will update the timeline with more show notes in the near future...]

    Sunday, October 10, 2010

    10/10/10

    From my blog post, BLOG FATIGUE, from 2006:

    I am feeling a bit down after all terrible news regarding the war on terror. [Hat tip to M.G.] It is hard to write posts at the moment, but I will try to recover from the writer's block. Maybe I should follow Laurence Simon's dress code.

    Instead of writing about world politics (e.g., mullahs and other terrorists in the Middle East, dying dictators, etc.), I will talk more about my business and hobbies. (EGO, August 20, 2006)

    On this binary date (10/10/10), I will have a fresh start and get back on track again with my blogging schedule. My goal is to publish a post every day, but it could happen that I take a break now and then and publish every other day. At the minimum, I will publish a wrap-up post once a week.
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