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Alain de Botton: A kinder, gentler philosophy of success

August 1, 2009 Leave a comment

There’s something many of us are missing when we judge success, when we make ourselves goals, and when we put too much emphasis on “I”. Here’s an interesting and well explained take on measuring success by Alain de Botton.

Categories: English, General

Think about our environment

October 15, 2007 Leave a comment

Today, the world of bloggers unite to reflect on our environmental issues. Here’s a key statistic to think about:

  • A World Bank report estimates that 760,000 people die prematurely each year in China due to air and water pollution

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(photo by U.S. Forest Service)

Instead of focusing in all those bad things we already know about being careless with our environment, here are the resources you need to improve current conditions:

Blog Action Day

Are we broke? Conference with U.S. Comptroller General D. M. Walker

August 3, 2007 1 comment

Today I was at a conference where U.S. Comptroller General Walker spoke about the trends in our economy for the next ten to thirty years. I’d like to share a few points he brought up, in hopes that we build more consciousness in our future:

 “The United States’ economy is not as strong as advertised… We are headed to very rough seas.”

“Key national indicators put the U.S. at 16 out of 28 countries… 23 out of 30 in life expectancy.”

“[At current trends] the U.S. Medicare will run out of money in 2019” (in 2007 we just began a deficit in Medicare)

“U.S. is number 1 in obesity”  – At least we are first in something!

Wake up America! It’s time to go to work. For more information, read the report 21st Century Challenges by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

Domain Name Story on Fox News and CNN

The woman was certainly not a domain expert, but it goes to show that domain names are getting some attention in the general population.

CNN Story:

http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/biztech/07/23/domain.name.dealing.ap/index.html

Categories: Domains, English, General, Internet

Florida afternoon

I just returned from a trip in the southeastern states

Categories: General

Online Status Availability

Thank you all for visiting my site and using the Meebo widget to communicate with me. There have been many times I missed you, despite appearing online. If you have any questions and don’t get an immediate response from me, it is probable that I forgot to sign off.

Feel free to send me an email and I will respond shortly.

i [at] rafaelsosa.com

Categories: English, General, Internet

Living in the air

I’ve been unreachable for some time due to a lot of traveling lately. I’ll post very soon and respond to the comments.

In the meantime, if you are founding a tech company, as I am, I recommend reading Founders at Work.

Thanks.

Categories: Business, English, General