Will Gender Equality Evolve from a Hypothetical Talking Point to Reality? Barbara Cerda

It would seem not until male predation goes the way of the dinosaur. Proving or disapproving this concept lies within natural laws.  When an organism no longer serves the survival of the collective it dies out.

Whether you believe it or not we’re an animal species still evolving – shedding what no longer serves to successfully thrive.

Like toe polish that will eventually cease to be needful because our need for toe nails seems to be disappearing. The simple selection of four proteins that form the DNA helix that defines millions of physical and behavioral attributes, alters in the face of changes in perceptions. Knowledge changes who we are and how we live.

Changes in survival needs alters the physical and then redesigns what’s viable and lives to fight another day. Without adopting the needful change in cultural norms, the dogmatism of male oppression of over half of the global population will not survive into the coming generations. Not within the same social constructs we come to understand as the norm.

The process of evolvement never happens to us. It expresses change through us as manifestations of what works. Or what specie trait earns its right to thrive. This talent of survivability goes beyond just the physical. Cunning, intelligence, a sense of stewardship to increased intelligence agility.  The smartest of us learn to survive and adapt.

I composed an article some time ago entitled, “He Made an Ordinary Remark for an Extraordinary Audience”, an article in response to a Satya Nadella’s, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Microsoft.

On October 9, 2014, while speaking at the Grace Hopper Celebration, a women’s technical conference, Nadella stated: “It’s not really about asking for the raise, but knowing and having faith that the system will actually give you the right raises as you go along,”

I was impressed and remained so that a person from a male dominant culture where gender bias seems legendary would attempt to clarify the necessity for the women’s role in business.  There was no condescension in his eloquence, yet one must note that his words fell on the ears of the exceptional, minds that were already excelling in leadership.

Is education the definitive that changes the course of how well we survive? Of course, it is.  How else would we understand when to run or stand and fight?

As in all oppressive states, ignorance is the most valued tool in maintaining mass control. There was sound reasoning behind keeping African slaves ignorant. Knowledge of our oppressors’ weaknesses and strengths sharpens our survival skills and pushes the consciousness to a space of limitlessness. You can’t unlearn.

Once the mind opens to train the brain the environment of human politics changes. Embracement of dogmas and the actions of remaining oppressed comes to an end. And in doing so makes obsolete our oppressor.

The wretched nativism used by the white male ruling class that’s our government is in its last gasps. Sped along by the very machinations they rule.  For the first time in humanity’s history education is at our fingertips. The knuckle draggers clinching tight to the concepts of the sanctified sovereign must face the inevitability of physical and emotional evolution.

The ideological great divide and wealth distribution favors the informed.

AI or Artificial Intelligence is mapping its own evolutionary path, painting our self-perceptions in prisms of new emotional colors– making of the impossible possible. And expanding how women will interpret our world infinitely.

There’s an inevitableness to the changes coming to our world.

No dramatic awakening and no big gang to hypothesize about in the future. Just the slow migration of social consciousness to something stronger. Mr. Nadella addressed an audience that are harbingers of our future. They are without borders and owes no acquiescence to any sovereign’s politics as usual.

 

He Made an Ordinary Remark for an Extraordinary Audience – Barbara Cerda

Satya Nadella’s reply to the growing awareness of inequality among women leaders in technology at the Grace Hopper Celebration was an ordinary response; if the listeners comprised a unique cultural circle. Nevertheless, the ordinary commentary fell on the ears of an extraordinary audience. There is a expanding subliminal sense in humanity for social parity that will shape global socio-economies for generations. Let the truth be known that if Satya were not CEO of the globe’s largest software company…his unfortunate audible would go unnoticed. He said…

On October 9, 2014, while speaking at the Grace Hopper Celebration, a women’s technical conference, Nadella stated: “It’s not really about asking for the raise, but knowing and having faith that the system will actually give you the right raises as you go along,” Nadella said, according to a recording on the website of the event, the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.

“Because that’s good karma,” Nadella continued. “It’ll come back because somebody’s going to know that’s the kind of person that I want to trust.” – Wikipedia

Thanks to the modernity of technologies such as tweets and Facebook connections, those unscripted utterances went viral instantly to millions. Mr. Nadella’s commentary was in response to a highly charged political nugget. His talk was classic if you follow many age-old Asian ideologies. The sentiments driving the words were not meant to garner support of the inequity or to ruffle feathers. Rather it was meant to teach and assuage. Worldly commerce now dissolves sovereign borders creating a new need for serious social studies. How do we shift into the new norm of “political correctness”?

In the late 1980’s, when the EU was still just a suggestion, many economists pondered whether the fact of variance within cultures could create a “more perfect monetary union”, a monetary system that would rival the dollar. The cultural divides between southern and northern Europe seemed obvious then.

The concept of “moral hazard” has become the great bell weather in how the ECB and Northern Europe will conduct the monetary reconstruction of the current liquidity trapped Southern Europe. If regulators of shared monetary systems built on post war economics, struggle to regulate within western culture’s social diversity. How do we build a bridge of understanding amongst our thought leaders on how to think before addressing the most fundamental of global cultural norms?

Universal C Suite occupiers grapple daily to avoid such political moments. Rest assured that these tiny parcels of time are unavoidable. Going forward there are varied cultures that compose leadership within global commerce giants that dictate how our socio- economies will behave. It is needful that business leaders become culturists and learn to think and listen in global ways. Their audiences must learn how to listen, and then appreciate the richness of our multicultural world while making allowances accordingly.

 

Sweet Confessions of a Mature Body Builder by Barbara Cerda

 

Muscle moving under smooth skin shiny with pearls of sweat always accompany those pleasurable hours of hard workouts. Let us speak truth about the maddening rush of endorphins that plague our loins during hyperactivity. Bodybuilding and wired workouts serve to be a time of meditation that relaxes the spirit and feeds the libido. Not everyone seeks to find his or her meditative centers in serene stillness. Many of us discover it when developing taunt bodies and smooth curves. They come as an added bonus.

There are memories of times when applying earnest effort in learning proper running. The esthetics of pure form and the often-obligatory spiritual poets’ readings at the end of a five miler never offer up the same pleasure. Circuit training often included a couple of miles of running between heavy lifting. But alas, it was the sheer pleasure of muscle pumping that brought the spiritual center back…that relaxed the body for sensual exploration and freed the mind.

In monitoring the progress of physical form resulting from bodybuilding, we are often led to the shadowy depths of hedonism. It does not lessen over time nor bow before wisdom. We are drawn to the mirror as if a deer caught in headlamps. Gazing at sinews now visible will produce smiles of appreciation. Body flexing takes on a new meaning. It becomes addictive. Once in training mode no day passes no meal eaten without thought of how long too the exertion and what foods to consume, all to recall the pleasure of it.

“Endorphins (“endogenous morphine”) are endogenous opioid inhibitoryneuropeptides.” – Wikipedia

Liberated by a gland in the Central Nervous System called the Pituitary, endorphins flood the blood stream during mental stimulation producing the feeling of euphoria. The release of endorphins enhances the collection of feelings that saturates our senses during moments of sexual excitement. It originates inside us.The same opioid affect our bodies during meditation and for some it surges while participating in extreme sport.

Most importantly, it also calms the system, regulates the beats of our hearts and stirs the loins – preparing them for blissful release. So muscle stimulation is not only healthful it is necessary to growth and maintenance of the body. As the surface of the skin releases moisture for cooling, the brain begins to listen to the mind while promoting beauty.

Throughout our lives, sinew remembers. Muscle cells do not dissolve during a body’s maturation – they merely flatten from lack of use and nourishment. When we stress, allow debilitating thoughts or anger in defense the brain orders the liver to liberate fat cells. Filled with water and lipid fats they are voracious. They settle under the skin and roam our arteries. With shackled minds and low spirits, we diminish our production of endorphins.

However, when reawakened matured muscles cells spring once more to life.

They proudly retake their position. Supreme and efficient strong sinew forces life changes. Only strong physical activity, high quality protein and an active mind keep a beautiful muscled body happy. Training young or mature muscle is the quickest way to sensual beauty.

With time, the sweet confession of being a maturing body builder becomes a pleasure.

The Sublime Logic of Tariffs

Tariffs are like emotional relationships.

Whether married to mutual political ideals or just hanging tight with each other. Tariffs can mirror the quality and trust in relationships between countries. It examples in friendly politics between two sovereigns, as with Canada and the US. And like BFF moments, good tariffs foster fair and beneficial trade relationships that can support balanced economies and political maturity.

Of course, having common borders is the sweet spot.

NAFTA alliances share borders, language, fosters easy migration of labor forces and seamless integration of products and services. Born over time such economic relationships like this thrive. But then heartbreakingly examples like Brexit challenges that premise.

Even to the most ambitious finance/economist the relationships that energize tariff agreements is complex.

It’s true. We owe China a lot of money. So, give thought to the reasonings in how sublime satisfaction in negotiating good trade deals in exchange of goods and services, is a mighty influencer to how you do business. Think Shades of Mid Continental Nail.

If you’re a goods producer reliant on the smallest alterations in price of off-shore raw goods or exchange rates. This behavior deviance will change your bottom line or unit price increases to customers. Also consider this. Contractual agreements governing digital services are altered when mirroring exchange rate conversions that govern cross border intellectual property partnerships.

This is the perfect time to enlist BCSContent to evaluate change influencers and produce compelling digital media for your business.

 

Grant Peters’ Legacy

 

My Thanks to John Hopkins University and his cousin Sharon Walter for sharing this. Most of all my thanks to my friend, Grant Peters. He was a brave, strong, sometimes funny, and a loyal friend. Most of all he was the smartest man I will ever know.

On April 30, 2015, we began work on his idea of attending a John Hopkins post graduate program. On May 22, 2015 we completed the edits and submitted to Johns Hopkins University Advanced Academic Master’s Program in Biotechnology Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.

Collision 2018: Joseph Daniel’s FIGGO Defies Hyperpartisanship

You don’t expect to hear about politics or a personal story of love and cultural discovery at a tech conference. One of the largest tech conferences in the world Collision 2018 held so many surprises for this writer.

In a time of extreme cultural polarization and the constant chatter of sovereign isolationism. An American fell in love with an amazing woman, discovered a culture, and crafted a new business south of the border.  Joseph Daniels discovered a seriously outmoded Liquefied Petroleum Gas delivery system.

The incredible waste and shortfall in efficiency in the way Liquefied Petroleum Gas is delivered in Mexico ignited a brilliant concept that solves challenges of energy supply and demand. It’s called FiggoApp

It’s logical that only a son of a Detroit automotive family would recognize an opportunity to do a Liquefied Petroleum Gas delivery system logistic make over and craft an application that serves and conserves. Designed to serve LPG drivers and consumers, Figgo is elegant in its simplicity. Joseph Daniels is streamlining the outmoded logistics of delivering LPG or  Liquefied Petroleum Gas to poorly serviced areas. Ingenuity that works in real time.

During our conversation at Collision 2018. The epiphany that sparked the crafting of the application concept came clear in Joseph’s animated voice. He described the discovery of the culture of entrepreneurism in Mexico.  He explains that it’s a way of life that ignites the alchemy of innovative thoughts in others. The Figgo App became real with Joseph Daniels’ introduction of efficiency into an inefficient supply system. By curbing wasted fuel, it’s eco-friendly as well.

Blending these concepts within applications that serve an eco-friendly environment with the logistics of supplying LPG to driver and consumer is magic.

Being one of the largest Liquefied Petroleum Gas producers in the world it is the most important economic sector in Mexico. Figgo App steps in to support a healthier LPG economy. By reworking areas of the country’s current outmoded supply chain system. Figgo App crafts extreme functionality into an energy supply chain.  Joseph Daniels’ applications makes an LPG middleman more than stage craft. It’s the real story of how one man became the solution to an ignored problem.

The deliverance of efficient logistics and supply chain management proves that politics of “the other” holds no relevance in a world where love and entrepreneurship thrives.

“Logic dictated and satisfied the need to streamline an energy supply chain.” FiggoApp at Collision 2018

 

Collision 2018: Jean-Marie Grange and Centify.co

The casual elegance in his approach distinguished him from the surrounding cacophony of Media Village in Collision 2018.

He introduced me to a nascent monetary model designed for digital content. I was eager to learn more about Centify.co. Because writers and authors are always looking for income generating avenues. And discovering a business that has stylishly scaled blockchain technology in a pay to read system is timely brilliance. And then at Collision 2018 I met its sophisticated Founder Jean-Marie Grange.  

Jean-Marie Grange has discovered a valuable niche. His cryptocurrency-based system of payment will quietly reshape how all digital content consumption and its creators will transact business. He calls it Nano-payments.

SME or subject matter experts and technical writers depend on quality curated data. This can be expensive.   The concept of pay per read is not new but Centify.co affects directly cost effectiveness.   Centify.co delivers unexplored paths of income. The alchemy of the concept is simplistic in how digital publishers can transact donations, create subscribers from visitors, control payment outputs, and miraculously create quality data curation. All achievable within blockchain’s intrinsic transparency.

Blockchain technology as a system of payment is not new.

But making it scalable with little to no commitments is trendsetting. The need to read and use curated digital content from proven sources where where expensive subscription dues or purchase of the full work is a requirement.

What if you could pay pennies for needful content while having complete control over forecasting how much to spend.  This is the essence of Centify.co, offering a world of digital content through the transparencies of blockchain technology.  With the power to curate exactly what you need for a fraction of the cost.

Adblockers can also affect publishers’ digital marketing return on investments. Centify.co offers readers the experience of enjoying content for free or for a small fee read content ad free.

Blockchain technology naysayers please take note. The logical user growth in blockchain enterprises like Centify.co is quietly reshaping payment systems architecture.

While listening to Jean-Marie Grange’s presentation, I understood with clarity how valuable the role this cryptocurrency concept will play and reengineer the monetization of digital content. I was surprised and pleased to understand that Centify.co serves all digital transactions for books, blogs, encyclopedias, video streaming, music streaming, video games, and virtual trading cards.

As an investment tool, the trading value of cryptocurrencies often mimics the dramatic fluctuations of other nascent technologies. But its return on investment has become impressive in businesses offering the conveniences of using digital technologies are poised to do well.

Our Collision 2018 discussion was lively sometimes debating – but thoroughly enjoyable. I came away a fan.

“Accessing any content for a fair price made easy and convenient” ~ Centify.com

Collision 2018: A Sit down with a Jillionaire

A half day spent on watching his YouTube videos didn’t prepare me for the completeness of Christopher Leacock better known as Jillionaire the Trinidadian celebrity DJ and music producer.

As I watched Chris approach the Collision Media Village he seemed out of sync with the cacophony that defined the Collision 2018 technical summit.  The intensity of expression and the innate quality of separate seemed an aura.  So, my desire to script the essence of how Jillionaire crafts his art suddenly felt daunting.   I wanted to know what influencers shaped his world creating the global phenom of Jillionaire. Five minutes into conversation the agent of cultural change awakened

I wanted to know what thoughts and ideas lie behind the warm brown eyes and musical drive.

Born April 3, 1978 in Trinidad, it was a time of political upheaval. A government struggling toward cultural reform was the environment molding Chris’ social economic beliefs. Considering the social unrest that defined the small country since 1971 I wanted his opinion on Trinidad’s new political leadership. On the 19th of March 2018, Paula-Mae Weekes became the first woman to hold the office of President of Trinidad-Tobago. His honesty on the subject both surprised and pleased.

Chris voiced ideologies that millions in his generation embrace. Do away with the politics of marginalization, the inclusion, exclusivities, and the disparities dictated by earlier generations for far too long.  I realized that I was staring into eyes mirroring thoughts of the remolding of societies by the most perfect ways. Through music and art Jillionaire and others are the cultural architects shaping our future. This new generation disavows our need for Tribalism and politicizing marginalization.

Jillionaire’s embrace of global music and its creators’ examples

There’s a stream of awakening that has become a commonality energizing global musical sounds no matter the genre or language.  Christopher Leacock realizes that thoughts shape our worlds and spaces and that meme is reflective in his art. It’s also exampled in his choices of collaborations and new projects. He freely shares future works on his YouTube and Soundcloud channels.

Marginalization – no matter how politically needful must end to create true autonomy.

Jillionaire’s craft preaches about the needful things necessary to evolvement and a better more equal time in space. He spoke forcefully of the need to dispel the “isms” of race, religion, and gender.

Until we ignore the overworked political meme of marginalization, and its consequential exploitation, cultural tribes will remain. Making strife induced inequity and political tribalism the norm for generations.

During Collision 2018, I took away from my sit down with Jillionaire a confirmation of the quiet cultural revolution.