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.

 

Collision 2018: Hot Tech Talk Stimulated in NOLA

The annual tech mecca descended on New Orleans in May 2018.  It was sensory overload, and this is a retrospect.

First time in NOLA, New Orleans Morial Convention Center, and a Collision tech event – I arrived prepared for the coming shocks and awe. Collision 2018 delivered the shocks and sweet NOLA immersed my awe in tasty food and personalities. My Fitbit logged a little over 11 miles in two days.

I didn’t think it possible to get so much diversity of technologies and an extensive list of celebrities into one venue. Housed in a huge concrete and steel beam trussed arena, Collision 2018 hosted the best in tech tribalism introducing the synchronicity of AI to the mind.

The event housed sleek exhibits and cozy well appointed conversation nooks. Although time went quickly within the confines of Media Village, I stole random moments to explored kiosks that introduced innovations from genius digital marketing applications to health foods that feed brain synapsis.

A freelance media tag offered me a smorgasbord of small and midsize businesses… brilliant startups to explore and share. As one of the voracious, I salivated over an “all you can eat buffet” of tech brilliance and eager startup pitches.

Groups of burgeoning tech commerce kiosks occupied the center arena while larger or established sponsors like AWS flanked its perimeter. They arrived well-armed to garner attention and evolvement with how to tutorials in relaxed settings. The comfy cozy furnishing and libations served well group discussions and introductions. The tech corporate culture of laid back, leaning in, and casual genius felt natural.

Like speed dating an eager and greedy attendee swung from one presentation to the next tasting the latest and most aggressive in technology. All coming away feeling like lucky recipients of cutting edge – that much coveted IT innovation not yet released to the world.

A few of the supreme initiators I wanted to explore more were,

Amanda Denatala and GoWithMeApp offers a brilliant solution to safe dating.

Jean-Marie Grange, Founder of Centify.co brings an elegant simplicity to blockchain utilization that will transform publishing.

Joseph Daniels, Co- Founder of Figgo is the awakening of new energy provider solutions.

Christopher Leacock – Jillionaire celebrity DJ and music producer introduced me to the genius driving his rapidly expanding music influence. Spreading its cultural shifts over generations and continents. It was time and conversation well spent.

Emma Ryan, Co-Founder & CEO WATTL takes digital marketing into the next generation.

and Andre Haddad CEO of Turo making driving luxury dreams come true.

Diversity in genius defined for me the true essence of Collision 2018.

There was no pause in the business of tech consumption at sundown.

When daylight began to fade over gator’s in NOLA, Collision of 2018 continued the business of building new social networks and friendships within the casual elegance of the French Quarter.

In this writer’s opinion Collision 2018 met and exceeded expectations.  Looking forward to Collision 2019 in Toronto.

Thank you Eoghan Dillon.

 

 

ZoZo By Carlton Lamberth

 Book Review

Impressions

You’ve been warned about the dangerous seduction inherent in using weirding board games for fun like Ouija Boards.  Guilelessness can easily succumb to evil domination.  Residual energies of ancient spirits can wreak havoc, cause pain, or the need for retribution.

He waited. The case of the ancient spirit ZoZo.

This author takes the reader on a revealing journey that exposes all the emotional layers of dogmatism. And in story tells how an ancient evil gained dominion over the living and innocent.

The ZoZo tale relates in exquisitely explicit sexual detail how the breadwinner and older brother succumbs easily to carnal seduction. ZoZo quickly exploits hidden needs that soon give way to betrayal and separation from morals.

Carlton Lamberth gives clarity in how evil is rooted in every fiber of the old house. And exposes the tragic generations of possessed souls. The ones that endured abuse and ungodly needs for sexual depravities and seekers of retribution.

The book is long but the elements mesh wonderfully in characterizations. The evolution of story makes for a memorable plot.

This book is a innovative fresh take on old haunted houses, the possession of a terrible monstrous evil and the loss of innocence.

“So we meet again beast!” Dori shouted with anger as another sharp pain traveled down his left arm.

 This time the pain settled om the left side of his face in the area of his jaw.  Dori opened his mouth wide to try and ease the uncomfortable ache in his face. He placed the handbook back in his coat pocket. He recited from memory now as he stared down the demon.” ~ ZoZo

Story/Plot/Conflict

Lovers of the demonic possession genre will love this sensually compelling riveting story from the first to last page.

This age-old tale about vengeful demons, ghosts and carnal bondage takes a more sensual view. The book of ZoZo is not for the faint of heart. It’s a real and gritty honest portrayal of a young family’s horrifying fall from grace.

Husband, father, and older brother Jon Crawley moves his family to a small town and discovers a deeply discounted dream home. But he lacks the awareness of the true cost of his new home. Ancient hate lives in every fiber of every brick and beam, awaiting possession and awakening of dormant unrequited lust.

The ancient demon ZoZo releases hidden pent up longings.

Evil is ZoZo.

This primeval spirit detaches morality from the unsuspecting, freeing the weak to indulge untold carnal proclivities that blackens the soul of a young family. The resulting chaos makes this a compelling read.

Main Characterizations

 

Katherine (Katie) Anderson Crawley was simply a young pretty wife whose world revolves around her family. Mother to nine-year-old Jessica and another on the way – she remained loyal to her own naivete until it was too late.

Jonathan (Jon) Lawrence Crawley has a need for little brother James’ wife. His sexual cravings feed the ancient evil that rules the house.

Nicole Lee Crawley uses a Ouija board to stoke sexual appetites and unknowingly becomes a carnal tool for the beast ZoZo. Wife of the younger brother…. her sexual needs understand no boundaries.

James Andrew Crawley is the younger Crawly brother. He unknowingly loses his wife Nicole the moment they cross the threshold of the Crawley home.  

Critiques:  It is rare that an author can capture so completely the BDSM microcosm of demons, devils, and carnal retribution. There’s difficulty in creating a fresh scary storyline based on the time-tested value of a storytelling about demons, ancient witchcraft, and the haunted. But this book conquers that challenge and creates an enjoyable read.

Genre: Supernatural, demonic possession, haunted houses

My rating is 5/5 stars

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curving the Arc of European Politics and Yanis Varoufakis by Barbara Cerda #politics #Varoufakis, #EU

Something awesome happened during the period of the Greek economic crisis. Through the angst of monetary collapse, the nascent politics of FM Yanis Varoufakis’ came to be. It was a quiet emergence from a womb of bitter contention. Everyone understood that the Greeks were getting a raw deal. It was a matter of signing on the dotted line for that balloon payment that came due far to quickly. Fairness be damned, what creditors agree to renegotiate in the favor  debtors?

An unnoticed uprising found its voice in the oft time boisterous but very handsome Yanis Varoufakis. Compelling because he’s smart and a rebel.

Compelling because he’s the elegant eloquent professor of a new Greece… the conscripted soldier of an economic over throw. His army is growing in the face of another upstart or …. a reawakened conservative movement. They are an opposing force, bound to collide.  I think the outcomes will shape global economic futures. The BRICS will have to rethink trading agreements. FANG will become toothless in its formation of trading partners. And why you say? The monetary influencers, regulators, will focus on the biggest economic engine gaining steam, a politically mature and stable EU.

Led by Angela Merkel, the EU is growing in governmental and economic power. Even immersed in partisanship, the Germany collective mind is centric and owns sovereign pride. And it’s the leader of a block of countries that are economically united. Pinching one… the group yells ouch.

There’s a growing need within the populace of Europe to resist embracing the idiocies of the singularity in religions and the politics of “the other”. Neither mindset serves the greater purpose to increase power by way of sound economics and GDP growth.

This type mindset is heresy and is slowly eating at the economic marrow of the current global influencer, the United States. While Americans have allowed the corrosive politics to consume its confidence and economy, Europe is coming into its own. Professor Varoufakis gets this. And has preached this for over a decade. Now the young and liberal are excruciatingly slowly growing into a new European state.

The oligarchs of corrupted wealth are gazing nervously in their rearview mirrors.

Whether intentional, intuitive, or just the product of a financial upheaval, Varoufakis has become the leading nemesis of passé’ oligarchs. The Greek socio-economists has become the emerging leader in a world facing melting borders and monetary shifts.

Coupled with America and the UK’s tumble down the rabbit hole of sectarianism, the EU culture gains control. It’s becoming the stronger influencer of financial exchanges and sovereign border agreements.

DIEM24 is his love child.

Genuine politics is a powerful art. The owner of that talent wields global outcomes. In my opinion, a reconfiguration of global wealth can be anticipated… it’s a given. And history will note that SYRIZA versus Varoufakis was its impetus.