GWU Entrepreneurship Seminar: Marketing – How to Find Your Customers [EVENT]

GW School of Engineering and Applied Science is hosting an excellent event next week for those who are interested in finding  customers with minimum or even ZERO budget.  If you are around DC next week, I urge you attend.  The program is free and open to the public and is a great networking opportunity for students, professionals, faculty and even others from outside the GW network.

The panel consists of me and two other Washingtonian serial entrepreneurs who will share and discuss our experiences.  The program provides for ample audience participation and is a unique opportunity to learn from the experts on effective ways to get your message to the right people.  For those on a shoestring budget, we will have tips and ways to market at low or no cost!

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Tweeting and Facebooking about your Job?

I just saw this freaky, but funny clip on Youtube. It is the story of  a sales guy, Peter who gets in trouble with his job because of the tweets he posts.  The clip is pretty funny except the killing conversation which freaked me out.

Although, incidents like this is far from the reality, but, with the speed social media  becoming part of our daily life, if the economy and the job market doesn’t get any better, I won’t be surprised the killing part also become a reality. Read more of this post

“Freedom From Oil” Campaign in Washington, D.C.

The recent BP oil spill was indeed a wake up call not only for us in America, but the entire world. One positive outcome of the disaster, it has made people around the world frighteningly aware of the dangers of offshore drilling. To create more awareness, Sierra Club just launched an interesting campaign in Washington, D.C. called “Freedom From Oil”.

As part of the initiative, 10,000 American flags were planted in the ground near the base of the Washington Monument spelling out the words “Freedom From Oil”. The flags were planted to bring to the attention of the president and Congress the public’s desire to move America beyond oil to a clean energy future in the next 20 years. Read more of this post

The three Musketeers of the Daily Show

My vote for the best of  The Daily show went to their Thursday night program again when Jon Stewart invited his old buddies, Adam Sandler and Chris Rock to his show for their recent movie “Grown Ups“.

I think the show was more of a tribute by Rock and Sandler to Jon Stewart, for being an old friend and actually getting some real new out there.

I just wish Jon had given more attention to Chris Rock. I think he gave most of the attention to Adam Sandler. I was really looking forward to hear more stories from Chris Rock. Oh well, I think Jon was just too excited. Read more of this post

Telecom Sector Shedding Jobs Big time

Crap! The sector that I put my soul into it from 1986 till early 2000, telecom sector is shedding jobs. Thank God I switched focus from telecom to Internet and social media once I left Yurie and started my first Internet company, Telezoo.  My heart still belongs to telecom though.  I’ve been doing my best to keep myself up-to-date with the latest innovation in the space 🙂

The telecommunications sector had 4,600 fewer jobs in May than in April, employing 929,500 positions in May. However, the year-over-year employment figures show a loss of 47,800 jobs since May 2009 – a nearly 4.9% increase, according to new U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Drilling down a little further, it appears that most of those job losses occurred in the wireline segment. From April 2009 to April 2010, 60,000 jobs were lost in the wireline category. (Those statistics lag a month behind the overall category segment so April statistics are the most recent available. Also, the figures are not seasonally adjusted.) In the wireless subsector, 200 jobs were lost from April 2009 to April 2010. The wireless sector accounted for 194,200 jobs in April 2010. Read more of this post