At a recent business expo in Mukilteo, Washington I had a chance meeting with the highly inspirational chairman of Electroimpact Peter Zieve, a man who I have respected for many years and someone who I have actually talked about on this blog. During our chat I spoke to him about a recent report I had read in the Herald about the erosion of community and the lack of people giving back. Now Peter has done great work in communities throughout Washington with a sports program and a community based campaign that he has rolled out from Mukilteo to Seattle, so…

I studied politics with my good friend Eric Wetlaufer during our days studying in Wesson, Mississippi and ever since we have always had great debates and frank discussions with each other, about the face of politics. Something which we were discussing last week via email was the rise of women in politics, a welcome change to the political landscape. This is a topic close to Eric’s heart as his mum tried to get into politics in the 60s, but was declined membership. Thankfully those days are gone, and here is why Eric thinks that the landscape has changed. Social Attitudes…

During college my friend Michelle L Marquez and I both studied law and whilst I went on to work in journalism, she ended up sticking with it and ended up working for a group which deals with the legalities of the stock market such as arbitration, fraud prevention and securities trading. I caught up with Michelle recently as I wanted to write a piece about the stock market, and the people who make their living within this world. Michelle absolutely adores the stock market and she was more than happy to open up about why she loved it and what…

As a Spurs fan living in the US it is quite hard to find those who don’t believe that I am a San Antonio supporter, rather than a Tottenham Hotspur fan. The reason for this is of course that US sports take precedent over everything else here, but there are a few of us Premier League fans around. My good friend Michael Volitich is an avid Spurs supporter like me and we were speaking recently about what realistically we can expect from our boys this season and here is where Michael believes we’ll end up, take a look and see…

If you are purchasing a clarinet either to play as a beginner or to add to the list of musical instruments you play, there are many factors for you to consider. Clarinets belong to a specific family of musical instruments identified through their tunings and registers. This guide aims to cover the basics which will help you select the right clarinet type that suits your needs. Anatomy of a clarinet It is essential to begin by knowing the parts which comprise a clarinet which are: Mouthpiece Barrel Upper joint Lower joint Materials used in the body The body of a…

Nameplates are some of the most mundane objects you will encounter. Their polished appearance, however, tends to evoke curiosity in many. How are they made? What are they made of? Especially when it comes to well-designed custom nameplates, it’s difficult not to be intrigued by the craftsmanship behind them. Different kinds of nameplates Nameplates can be made of various materials. They could be crafted using aluminium, stainless steel, mild steel, or brass. They can also be made of wood or glass. They are generally used to indicate names and titles. They can also be used as signs, indicators, or labels.…

It is a good thing to invest in merchandise that you can give away for free. People will appreciate your company if you try your best to reach out to them through free stuff. However, you can’t give everything out without somehow assuring yourself that the recipient is someone who deserves it. You are spending money on these items, so they should not be for people who have zero chance of becoming your customer. Here are some strategies for you to make the most of free stuff. Give them to potential clients When you are pitching ideas to new clients,…

Business infrastructure requires to be upgraded from time to time depending on whether or not it still provides maximum value and meets employee needs. Being up to date with the latest trends is crucial for a business to be able to keep up with the competition. When deciding to introduce new technology to your business, it is vital to keep some primary considerations at the back of your mind, some of which are as follows: Will it make your business more profitable? Before making any big decision, this is the first question every business owner must ask himself. When it…

A lot of people have been denied mortgages for a variety of reasons in the UK in the past six months. Not being on the voting list and not having good credit scores are some of the reasons. It’s a bit of stress getting your hopes up only to have it dashed for one reason or the other. Your best bet is to be prepared before applying for a mortgage to buy your home.  Here are some things you should do before applying to a mortgage lender: Choose The Right Property: A lot of mortgage lenders are reluctant about lending…

It is exciting to try playing virtual reality games. It is like playing video games but at the next level. You don’t only use controls, but you also need to move your entire body to hit the targets and do well. It is a complete experience that might be tiring but is worth your time. To do well on these games, these are some tips to remember. Remember that what you see is not real Some people have a hard time controlling their emotions when playing the games. They tend to feel nervous because of how real the characters seem…