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Like religion, social media and war technology are double-edged swords.  They can be used for good and bad. And like we saw in Ukraine, when deadly technology is put into the hands of morons, it can be deadly. Notice too what is happening in the Israeli Palestinian conflict and the war of words on social [...]

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Don’t You Hate Celebrities? Wait, You are one

by John June 28, 2014

I am sometimes called a celebrity. Decades on national and local TV will do that. Still, when I think of the old definition of celebrity, it seems like a loose use of the term for someone like me. However, the reality is this. The new celebrity is a hybrid of many personalities and profiles. (Look [...]

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Lexington Celebrity Golf and New Media Disruption On Display

by John June 26, 2014

We refined a new media video production model while helping a great charity. Your business needs new media technology to create large amounts of video content that is informative, engaging, funny, well-told, short and to the point, and less expensive. Otherwise, you won’t compete. In this post, I will lay out my whole weekend in [...]

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Liberty Health Share: All The Reasons To At Least Look

by John June 21, 2014

Liberty Health Share just makes sense for me. My monthly health care cost/payments dropped from $700 to $300 a month for my wife Teri and me. Our unpaid upfront costs (deductibles in insurance terms) went from $6,500 to $1,000 a year. I know many of you have costs much higher than mine. So why not [...]

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Lexington, KY: Golf and Wine

by John June 18, 2014

So I mentioned how I love Lexington because of Doug The Glue Flynn and his celebrity golf event for Children’s Charity of the Bluegrass. Another reason I love Lexington is the wine entrepreneurship in Lexington. My business partner Susan Anzalone and I were amazed at the wineries in the Lexington area. We were more amazed [...]

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Going to Lexington, KY for The Glue

by John June 18, 2014

Lexington, KY is one of my favorite spots for many reasons. The big one is The Glue. The Glue is Doug Flynn. And I am playing in his celebrity golf event for Children’s Charity of the Bluegrass. Events have already started for the week. So see if you can join us. Here are the pairings [...]

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Cantor Loss, Tea Party Frugality, Corporate Tax Dodgers = VAT or Flat Tax

by John June 17, 2014

Here are some thoughts over the past week. Radio Show link. I think they start showing a trend and what’s happening with Americans. Also shows what happening around the world as well. The good news is here in America is that grassroots efforts are taking shape. The tea party win in Virginia ousting Eric Cantor [...]

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Casey Kasem RIP

by John June 15, 2014

The broadcasting world lost a legend. Casey Kasem died today at the age of 82. His distinctive broadcast style voice was a gentle friend to many listeners and folks in the music industry.

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Controlling Your Own News in New World Media

by John June 15, 2014

One of the Informed Not Inflamed principles is this: You are the most important journalist in your life. That means deciphering the media and its bias. But it also means controlling the news about yourself and your business. Let me share some new formats that we’re producing that are both cutting edge and yet cost-effective. [...]

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Chris Steely: Innovate Your Mind; Change Your Future; Change the Country

by John June 9, 2014

Change starts within ourselves.  In this new economy, we need to innovate our minds just as much as we need to innovate our technology and our businesses. That is a theme I have heard from Chris Steely for years.  Chris is a business consultant and trainer.  His site is bizkickers. Since Chris fits the Informed [...]

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