Against All Odds, Adopting (Adapting) Best Practices, And Beyond For Cool Eustress?

Why Against All Odds, Adopting (Adapting) Best Practices, and Beyond for Cool Eustress?

Because Cool Eustress is also about the above timeless and priceless principles.

You make something that’s nearly nothing or of no value into something important and beneficial by being resourceful and resilient.

There’s no shortcut or easy path to riches, success of any degree, and breakthroughs.

You must keep going and keep building on what you have not on what you don’t have, wherever you are, because you have the attention, time, and intangible resources to really do it, to really make it happen.

Always remember, “Each Moment has its own Beauty.”

You can make your each moment and day a masterpiece.

You really know what to figure out. You really know what to do. All you really need is a very little push.


Solar Energy, The Clean Tech Revolution, and Adopting Best Practices and Beyond

Solar Energy, The Clean Tech Revolution, and Adopting Best Practices and Beyond

Small-scale experiments for best practices and beyond leads to national and global growth and development that’s renewable and sustainable; best and less carbon footprint and consumption of natural resources.

Me and my effective team is always thinking and doing small-scale experiments for best practices and beyond that’s sustainable and renewable.

On October 22, 1978, China’s leader Deng Xiaoping and 83 year old Founder Konosuke Matsushita of Japan’s Matsushita Electronic met in person in Japan for Meeting of the Minds and Adopting Best Practices and Beyond that’s sustainable and renewable. Both real men practiced real deal leadership.

Mr. Konosuke Matsushita of Japan asked China’s leader Deng Xiaoping what he might find of interest in Japan.

Mr. Deng Xiaoping answered that winters were extremely cold in China and people had to burn briquettes to stay warm, with the result that they often fell prey to carbon monoxide poisoning.

Mr. Deng Xiaoping wondered whether Japan had briquettes which did not produce carbon monoxide.

Mr. Deny was the first Chinese official to visit Japan since the founding of the People’s Republic in 1949. It was symbolic that he made this one of his first foreign visits after assuming his new responsibilities.

It was of course not lost on Deng that Japan was having a very successful experience in rebuilding a war-ravaged country.

A closer relationship with a booming neighbor would help China in its own rebuilding through shared experience, trade, and economic development.

The last thirty years of an increasingly better relationship with Japan has vindicated Deng’s early judgment and first steps not only to open China up but to bury an old hatred, and build new relationships to enable China to join the world.

That’s what I call real leadership.

Why I cite them from the books Wu Xiaobo’s China Emerging and China’s Megatrends of John & Doris Naisbitt?

Because from the book The Undercover Economist of Tim Harford, China’s leader Deng Xiaoping initiated first small-scale experiments to rice/agricultural reforms that created the momentum to the rest of the economy. Those who had good ideas, good luck, and who worked hard prospered.

And Why I cite Japan?

Because Japanese from the book Japan: The Story of A Nation of Edwin O. Reischauer, foster the notable propensity for cooperation and consensus decision-making in small groups.

To be continued about this blog/article because I’m now somehow tired because of many factors and due diligence.

Paperbacks I’m Reading Nowadays (Day In and Day Out) that Will Somehow Benefit You

Paperbacks I’m Reading Nowadays (Day In and Day Out) that Will Somehow Benefit You

By Byron M. Vidal

  • Great Coffee: The Coffee Lover’s Guide by Kevin Sinnott
  • A takeaway from the book that I think will somehow surprise you: What Do Coffee Bubbles Mean? Bubbles appear to form in the center when weather will be fair. If they form at the sides, it means rain. If they scatter all over, the weather will change. Strangely, meteorologists appear to confirm this. The science is attributed to the way air pressure affects coffee’s surface tension. Betcha didn’t know that your cup of coffee is also a weather vane. Be sure to use a cup of strong coffee. Weak or instant coffee doesn’t work.
  • The Obstacle Is The Way: The Ancient Art of Turning Adversity to Advantage by Ryan Holiday
  • A takeaway from the book that I think will somehow benefit you: Our understanding of the world of business is all mixed up with storytelling and mythology. Which is funny because we’re missing the real story by focusing on individuals. In fact, half the companies in the Fortune 500 were started during a bear market or recession. Half. The point is that most people start from disadvantage (often with no idea they are doing so) and do just fine. It’s not unfair, it’s universal. Those who survive it, survive because they took things day by day—-THAT’S THE REAL SECRET. Focus on the moment, not the monsters that may or may not be up ahead. The implications of our obstacle are theoretical—-they exist in the past and the future. We live in the moment. And the more we embrace that, the easier the obstacle will be to face and move.
  • Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator by Ryan Holiday
  • A takeaway from the book that I think you already know or didn’t know: Everything you consume online has been “optimized” to make you dependent on it. Content is engineered to be clicked, glanced at, or found—-like a trap designed to bait, distract, and capture you. Blogs are out to game you—-to steal your time from you and sell it to advertisers—-and they do this every day. The idea that the web is empowering is just a bunch of rattling, chattering talk. YOU SIT DOWN TO YOUR COMPUTER TO WORK. FIVE minutes later you’re on your fifth YouTube video of talking babies. What happened? Do you just not have any self-control? Sorry, but self-control has got nothing to do with it. Not when the clip was deliberately made more attractive by subliminally embedded images guaranteed to catch your attention. Not when the length of the video was calibrated to be precisely as long as average viewers are statistically most likely to watch. Would you also be surprised to hear that the content of the video was designed around popular search terms? And that the title went through multiple iterations to see which got the most clicks? And what if the video you watch after this one (and the one after that and after that) had been recommended and optimized by YouTube with the deliberate intention of making online video take up as much time in your life as television does? No wonder you can’t get any work done. They won’t let you. The key, as megawatt liberal blogger Matt Yglesias advised when interviewed for the book Making It in the Political Blogosphere, is to keep readers addicted: “The idea is to discourage people from drifting away. If you give them a break, they might find that there’s something else that’s just as good, and they might go away.” We once naively believed that blogs would be a boon to democracy. Unlike TV, the web wasn’t about passive consumption. Blogs were about engagement and citizen activism. Blogs looked like they would free us from a crummy media world of bias, conflict, manipulation, and sensationalism. But as James Fennimore Cooper presciently observed in the nineteenth century, “If newspapers are useful in overthrowing tyrants, it is only to establish a tyranny of their own.” Tyranny is an understatement for the media today. Those between the ages of eight and eighteen are online roughly eight hours a day, a figure that does not include texting or television. America spends more than fifty billion minutes a day on Facebook, and nearly a quarter of all Internet browsing time is spent on social media sites and blogs. In a given month, blogs stream something like 150 million video streams to their users. So of course there is mass submission and apathy—-everyone is distracted, deliberately so.
  • Growth Hacker Marketing: A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing, and Advertising by Ryan Holiday
  • A takeaway from the book that I think will somehow remind you: Growth hacking had made “marketing” irrelevant, or at the very least it had completely rewritten its best practices. Instead, we will focus on the mindset—-it’s far and away the most important part.

    “I prefer the discipline of knowledge to the anarchy of ignorance. We pursue knowledge the way a pig pursues truffles.”    —-David Ogilvy