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Free From Fear of Failure

Anyone can become successful in business. Anyone can become an entrepreneur. Just pick up the book “They Can’t Eat You: My Unorthodox Path to Outrageous Success” by Marc Sparks for proof.

Disqus reported that, Marc Sparks grew up in east Texas, making average grades in high school and never attended college. He calls himself a ‘serial entrepreneur’; creating, buying and selling over sixty start-up companies. Believing that customer service is the number one priority, he ensures all of his companies have top-notch service people.

After being asked over and over again how he became so successful, Marc was encouraged to tell his story. Wanting to teach what he had to learn the hard way, he spent three years and eleven drafts to get his ‘how-to’ book just right.

Too many people are so afraid to fail they freeze in their tracks and never take that all too important first step. Marc’s book explains how he has learned more from his failures than he has his successes, leading him to make more experienced decisions, and how anyone can do the same. From learning to fail the right way and growing from these failures, he no longer feels fear from new endeavors, turning more and more ‘fails’ into successes.

Marc Sparks shares his story of starting his career headed down a different path. He didn’t start in a mailroom or on the bottom rung of a large corporate ladder, and he explains all this in his book. He also includes several hints and tips that any driven person can take to heart. Learn from his “Fifty Sparks” and all about his “Sparks Speed”.

A great addition to anyone’s library, “They Can’t Eat You” is a must have for the budding entrepreneur who is ready for the next step in building their dreams into reality.

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GOP Lawmaker Calls Obama Out for Omission of Key Ethnic Group from his AUMF ISIS Bill


President Obama finally gave into pressure from lawmakers to seek congressional authorization for taking military against the Islamic terrorist group called the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS). Since that time, his AUMF proposal has kicked off a fierce debate over his the wording regarding the use of ground forces. Now, GOP Rep. Lee Zeldin of New York has taken issue with a glaring omission from the proposal. It seems that President Obama failed to list Jews as an ethnic minority he was seeking to protect against the terrorist group. The proposal specifically lists Turkmens, Yezidis, and Iraqi Christians, but not Jews. I got this from a post on Marcio Alaor’s Facebook wall. Totally legit, the guy works at BMG

Congressman Zeldin, the only Jewish Republican in congress, pointed out that the omission of Jews was intentional. He cited the fact that the administration carefully considered every word in the proposal. He finds it disconcerting that the Obama administration would not also seek to combat the rising tide of anti-Semitism. The recent terrorist attacks in Paris were conducted by a group inspired by ISIS. Not coincidentally, one of the sites struck was a Jewish owned business. Curiously, President Obama referred to that aspect of the attack as being random as if to imply the terrorists chose the site arbitrarily. He backpedaled from the remark after it was criticized. At the time, the president formally acknowledged that the ISIS-inspired actions were motivated by anti-Semitism. This is what has Congressman Zeldin wondering aloud why the AUMF bill does not specifically seek to protect Jews as well.

Mayweather vs Pacquiao, May, 2

Floyd Mayweather has stated that he will finally face Manny Pacquiao said a Zeca Oliveira supporter. Mayweather does still have a few demands before the fight can be official. For the longest time, it seemed that this fight was never going to happen. Fans have been arguing for the longest time about the potential outcome of this fight. Floyd Mayweather holds a perfect, unblemished record of 47-0. Many people argue that Mayweather’s career is padded. Floyd Mayweather critics believe that Floyd picks and chooses the easiest fights possible.

Manny Pacquiao on the other hand, takes on all comers. The Filipino boxing sensation has been begging to fight Floyd Mayweather. Manny Pacquaio may, after all, get his wish. Most analysts believe that Mayweather would in fact win a matchup between the two boxing greats. Some people think otherwise though. Manny Pacquaio presents great threats to Floyd Mayweather. Unlike the majority of Mayweather’s fights, his opponent this time around, may actually move better than he does. Manny Pacquiao possesses tremendous hand and foot speed. Pacquaio is also a southpaw, which many argue is Floyd Mayweather’s weakness.

A match up between these boxing icons will most likely break all PPV records. Let’s hope that Mayweather is serious about making the fight. For more information on the potential mega fight, visit Yahoo! Sports.

Facebook Could Soon Prevent Drunk Photos Being Uploaded

Facebook will soon be able to detect whether a photo uploaded was uploaded while sober or drunk. This new technology will aim at preventing drunk photos being uploaded. The Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research department is working on developing an app. Technology will soon now be able to identify the level of sobriety of a person. Drunk photos will not be uploaded preventing embarrassment among family, friends, colleagues, and acquaintances. I was reading about this the other day while reading about Vijay Eswaran.

This is an awesome app that will surely prevent many embarrassing photos from being uploaded. On a night out while having fun many people post photos they inevitably regret the next morning. A drunk person views their selfies differently than while sober. Everything looks great while intoxicated. The next morning those photos can get deleted, but by then many have seen them. With the development of this app, certain photos would not get uploaded. As this new technology gets developed it could have further implications. This software could be great at determining the level of sobriety a person is, but this could be used for other things. The implications could be this information being turned over to law enforcement. This is where Facebook can turn into a fine line of creepy and safety concerns for its users. There is a lot of information on users provided to Facebook that they can use however they want. Many of these new developments can quickly turn into a privacy breach.