Sunday, May 29, 2011

Entrepreneurs Started Late And Finished Greatly

Entrepreneurship is for the young. After all you need energy, stamina, relentless focus, and the most important thing, time on your side. Bullshit! The key to successful entrepreneurship is simply doing it. Regardless of age or circumstance, when the opportunity presents itself, you must go for it. Here are the stories of five “GOLDEN YEARS ENTREPRENEURS”, who have effectively made the gold for themselves.

Jack Weil
Age 107
Death In Aug 2008

Jack A. Weil passed away on August 13, 2008 at the age of 107. The fact he lived to the ripe old age of 107 is impressive. The fact that he was still the chief executive of the company he founded and working 40+ hours a week until his final days is plain old amazing.
In 1946, he formed ROCKMOUNT, a western high fashion clothing retailer that continues to manufacturer it’s shirts in the US after many competitors moved offshore. Achieving historical fame, various accounts state Mr. Weil either invented the modern bolo tie or named it.
His secret to health, wealth and happiness?
“He loved his work.”

Poppy Bridger
Age 84

After working as a PhD chemist for 45 years,
Poppy Bridger, retired at the age of 69 to care for her ailing mother. But her 72nd birthday gift was an opportunity to buy and operate the lab she had worked at. With about $250K in savings, back to work she went!
On any given day, you will find Bridger testing the authenticity of a precious heirloom or analyzing the properties of metal fatigue. To help with the growing work load at the lab, she has subsequently hired her son and daughter to work with her.
She goes to work every day, and at the age of 84 is bringing into the business about $350K annually.


Sylvia Lieberman

Age 91


Sylvia Lieberman became an entrepreneur in fall 2007 when she was 90. This is when she realized her dream of having her first children’s book published. So why not start a company to author and promote the book?
Archibald’’s Swiss Cheese Mountain is an award-winning book about a little mouse with a big heart who teaches children how to reach their big dreams. Not only is she an entrepreneur, but a philanthropic one! A portion of the proceeds goes to two children’s charities.
Despite her age, Sylvia works tirelessly promoting her book at book-signings and readings, TV appearances, radio and print interviews, and even appeared on a float in a parade. And all these efforts increase the amount she donates to charities.

Barbara Miller

Age 74


Being an entrepreneur was never really a consideration in Barbara Miller’s life. After quitting her job in the paper industry after 30 years of service, she assumed she was done. But as she packed her stuff, her former colleagues begged her to start a new business So she performed it.
In January of 1995, Miller opened the doors to Miller Paper Company and started with $300K in savings and 15 employees. Today the business is generating over $7M in annual revenue and has been on D&B’s list of the nation’s fastest growing companies.
Business has not been a walk in the park, to say the least. Miller started her company and was immediately sued by her former employer. A few months later she struggled with ovarian cancer.

Colonel Sanders Harland
Age 90
Died In Dec 1980

The world famous Colonel Sanders launched his business at the age of 65, using his first Social Security check as start up funds. A master of personal branding, Sanders leveraged his honorary “Colonel” title and constantly wore the stereotypical “southern gentleman” white-suit and black tie. The rocket like growth of KFC is now legendary, and prior to his death Colonel Sanders’ restaurant chain had achieved over 6,000 locations with sales of more than $2 billion.
During his entrepreneurial tenure Sanders met with the U.S. Congressional Committee of Aging and spoke against mandatory retirement, highlighting the love for work and the value of wisdom in the work place.

They All Did great Jobs In Their perspective Fields . And I am also working on a video to tribute them All.
I a big fan of Entrepreneurs too.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Revisited Blog Content Writing Tips

The world today is of blogging. People all over the world are using the blogging as a fastest source of communication on internet. There are also some group of people who starts the blogs Submit as their private personal diary where they can post their daily activities, views about all kinds of things and any type of information that they want to keep safe or share with the world.
People here are totally free to add and put the words which are in their thoughts and which they want to share with their communities and friends. Some uses a common theme so that all articles concentrate on a certain topic only which reflects their expertise. And there are other sort of people who uses it for promoting their products and services to the international society of people. Today the blog is effectively used by wider groups of people and they have just starting up the money making from their blogs.Here is the must have 5 Tips for beginners to make your blog posts perfect.

1- Focus on the Content which is King
If your content is fresh and original, this means your blog has already standing out of the crowd and the time you are dreaming of is near to you.

2- Make Your Post short and to The Point
I know you are the perfect writer until now and you know all about the content of your websites. But it will be better that your posts are short and to the point. First think and then write about it.

3- Avoid the Grammatical Mistakes in Your Post
When you have finished writing it, take a look and revise at the articles you have prepared for posting. You will see that there may be some of the grammatical mistakes that you have not seen, while writing. So always learn to edit your post before publishing it.

4- Do Not Just Copy your Content
You should not just copy your content but you should focus on expressing your own new and attractive ideas that can make your readers enjoy reading it.

5- Check Your Post before Publishing
You should always check your spelling and other grammatical mistakes before you submit your post. If your posts are full of misspellings and words that have irrelevant meanings, people will not take anything you say seriously and can leave your blog.
Also you should add some relevant pictures and videos for your post to make it really live and interesting, so that your readers will take them more seriously and interestingly.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

What is RSS and How Do I Use It?

let's Know How Professional Blogger Yaro Starak, Uses RSS Technology.

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This Post Has Been taken From Yaro Starak's Blog.
I Think It would be a good information about Podcasting For My readers.


It wasn’t much longer then six months ago that I had no idea what these terms were. I understood what XML was because I had read a book about it but I had no idea how it all worked with syndication of content. Just as I learnt how trackbacks work [2] by actually using them I did the same with syndication. I also took the time to read the definitions of the terms and as usual theWikipedia [3] entries on XML [4]RSS [5]Web Syndication [6] and Web Feed [7] are a good place to start.

The Basics

In a nutshell you use RSS (Really Simple Syndication) to syndicate or subscribe to the feed of a website, blog or almost any media content online (not just articles, it can be music, video or almost any digital media). By syndicating you subscribe to the feed of the site which means you do not have to go visit the website to read the latest content. Instead you use feed reading software or a website to read the latest articles. Instead of going to each of your favourite sites individually you can collect all the feeds of the sites (provided they make them available) in one place. The purpose of syndication is to therefore make it more efficient for you to consume your favourite content.
If you are not into the technical side of the Internet you don’t need to know much about XML. It’s basically the formatting language that software and websites use to distribute the content to your feed reader. If you know nothing about HTML then you probably don’t really need to know much about XML either. Just understand that behind syndication is the language XML.
The best way to learn is by practice and example so let me tell you exactly how I use RSS.

Feed Reading Software

At the moment I use RSSOwl [8] which is software you install on to your computer. Like all software there is a learning curve to using RSSOwl however once you have subscribed to your first feed it becomes very easy. If you get really stuck try the help menu or check the website out for guidelines.
There are other feed reading software programs out there and a Google search for RSS reader [9] will bring up many options. I tried three different programs and stuck with RSSOwl because it was free, light weight and functional for what I wanted. There are prettier and more functional feed readers out there and I’ll leave it up to you to choose your favourite.

Web Based Feed Reading

With a standalone software feed reader like RSSOwl you have to be on the computer you installed the software to in order to have access to your feeds. Because of this limitation many people choose to use a web based feed reader and the most popular is Bloglines [10]. Bloglines works much like feed reading software except because it is entirely based on the Internet you can access your syndicated feeds online from any computer connected to the web. You can also share your feeds with other people or search other people’s feed lists to see what is popular.

Subscribing to a Blog

To continue with my example…of course I subscribe to my own feed, the RSS of this blog. At the top right corner you will see an orange RSS link button. To subscribe to my feed all you do is copy and paste that link into feed reading software or a web based reader like bloglines. You may also have to name the feed and strangely enough this feed is called “Entrepreneur’s Journey”. The RSS feed link for this site looks like this – [11] – and if you click it you will get the XML output of this blog. That’s the stuff I told you about that you don’t really need to understand, but take a look by clicking the link if you are interested. Note that I use a special third party service called FeedBurner [12] that adds extra features to my feed output and most importantly it provides me with statistics on how many people subscribe to my blog.
All blogs will have a link which you can subscribe to. It might be called Atom, or RSS, or simply Syndicate, but they all do the same thing. The reason there are so many names is because there are different standards to create web syndication services (much like the old BETA vs VHS video format competition). At the moment it appears that RSS is certainly winning the standards war so you will mostly see the orange RSS links everywhere.

Syndication is for More than Just Blogs

Blogs certainly started the syndication craze but it is well and truly breaking out now. I wouldn’t call it mainstream just yet since not many people know how to use it but most of the big web companies are making subscription feeds available for almost any content. Chances are if you are reading an article from a big site you can subscribe to a feed that distributes those articles. Just look for that RSS symbol.
Besides article distribution a new craze has launched called Podcasting. I’m not going to go into Podcasting in this article since it is a subject that deserves its own article. For the purposes of understanding how Podcasting is related to syndication all you need to know is that a Podcast is an audio show, like radio but usually focused on voice because music is copyrighted. Unless you have the rights to the music you may get into trouble if you broadcast it in a podcast. People use syndication to subscribe to a Podcast audio show which they can listen to on their computer or download to an mp3 player.

The Future

RSS is designed to make your Internet life easier. At the moment it’s worthwhile to become familiar with this technology simply because you are going to be seeing a lot more of it. If you can keep abreast of the technology wave you will have less frustration when using the Internet

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Revisited Basic Blogging Tools And Services Links

I have been attracted with blogging very much. Now it is not only my part time work but it is my passion to do blogging. Blogging has become very popular activity on the Internet. It makes us learn billions of things. So, books can do the same, we learn from books too, We can also learn from Magzines, Newspapers, many type of informative products. But these things are not generated by themselves, someone uses to make them. And they require some things to be made. Like a book is made up of Papers, And its hard cover. And text and images is its content most probably. So this strategy of making is being in process every where in the World and with every things. So the Blogs are also made and are established and built. And the tools, services, guides and website which are used for blogging and its marketing I'll mention it below. But I'll only mention the links.

Open Source Software

Licensed Platform

Hosted Services
Blog News

Blog Terminology

Blog Marketing Tips

Blog Networks

Blog Design Inspirations

Blog Editing Tools

These above tools are some of the basic tools which I use in my blogging career. And I hope You will find it more helpful. This is a post which can be updated time to time.

Technology Podcasting

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This Post Has Been taken From Yaro Starak's Blog.
I Think It would be a good information about Podcasting For My readers.
And The Article name is "What is a Podcast and How Can I Use One?"

What is a Podcast and How Can I Use One?

This article is for people that have absolutely no idea what a podcast is, how they can use them and why they would want to bother at all.

Before you continue if you have no idea what RSS is I strongly suggest you read this article first – What is RSS and How Do I Use It? [1]. RSS forms the distribution method for podcasts and you should have a basic understanding of RSS before you start to play with podcasts.

iPodThe word “podcasting” is a portmanteau combining the words “broadcasting” and “iPod.” In case you have had your head in the sand recently or don’t keep up with popular technology an iPod [2] is a portable music player produced by Apple Computers [3]. Apple was lucky/smart enough that their brand was wrapped into a term for a new technology much like the Sony Walkman becoming the popular name for a portable radio/cassette player or inline skates being called “rollerblades”, which is brand name for a company that produced inline skates.
The most popular format of a podcast is MP3. An MP3 is -

Wikipedia: MP3 is a popular digital audio encoding and lossy compression format. It was designed to greatly reduce the amount of data (10:1 compression is common) required to represent audio, yet still sound like a faithful reproduction of the original uncompressed audio to most listeners. In popular usage, MP3 also refers to files of sound or music recordings stored in the MP3 format on computers.
Ahh, right. Some of that definition is quite technical, but all you really need to know is that an MP3 is a popular audio file type for podcasts. There are other audio file types that are used for podcasting but in general as long as you have a music player on your computer you should be able to listen to a podcast file.
Podcasting is a form of audio broadcasting on the Internet. The reason it became linked with the iPod in name was because people download podcasts (audio shows) to listen to on their iPods. However you don’t have to listen to podcasts only on iPods; you can use your computer with some music software such as Windows built-in Media Player [4] or my favourite player, Winamp [5], or other portable music players (iPod competitors) such asCreative Zen [6] or iRiver [7]. It really doesn’t matter, as long as you have some way to play music on your computer you will be able to listen to podcasts.

What Makes Podcasting Different?

When I first heard of podcasting I didn’t understand what made it different from simply searching and then downloading a music file and listening to it much like I had been doing for years with MP3 music tracks. I had a knowledge gap because I still didn’t understand RSS and content syndication. After playing with RSS feed readers (which you should know about if you followed my instructions and read my primer article about RSS [1] before reading this article) I understood the difference between searching and downloading music files and subscribing to podcasts. It’s all about having the files come to you through syndication instead of you going to the files through search.
You subscribe to podcasts much like you subscribe to blogs. In fact often podcasts are distributed through a blog and provided your feed reading software handles podcasts you should be able to either instruct your reader to download new podcasts whenever they become available or manually choose which podcasts you want to download by clicking a link to the audio file. These files can then be listened to on your computer or you can transfer them to your portable player to listen to later. Some podcast feed reading software are configured to download and transfer the podcast directly to your portable player automatically so you can plug it in and walk away a few minutes later with your latest podcasts downloaded and ready to digest.

A Practical Example – Entrepreneur’s Journey Podcast

This blog, the one you are reading now, has podcasts. You will find a podcast category [8] and an audio tab at the top that lead to a listing of all the podcast shows I have created (more on creating podcasts later). Whenever I create a new entry to this blog that includes a podcast (distinguishable because it contains a link to an .mp3 file) podcast reading software will automatically download it or mark the podcast as including an enclosure, which is a method of signifying that a blog post contains some media content.
One of the most common podcast subscribing tools is iTunes [9]. If you use iTunes and subscribe to this blog every time I release a new podcast audio show iTunes will download it for you automatically and if you have it synced to your iPod it will transfer it for you as well. This is what I would call true podcasting – automatic download of an audio file directly to an iPod.
My current feedreader, RSSOwl [10], handles podcasts a little differently. When RSSOwl reads a blog entry/RSS feed that includes a podcast (MP3 file) it will place a link to the file labelling it an enclosure which I can click to download to my computer to listen to later. I pick and choose which podcasts I download and either listen to them from my computer or manually transfer them to my iRiver portable MP3 player.

Still Confused?

If you are still scratching your head in confusion I suggest you try iTunes and subscribe to this blog – look in the podcast -> business category in iTunes and you should find Entrepreneur’s Journey. ITunes will automatically download the files or you can click to download some of my past shows. Experiential learning is by far the best way to get a grasp of new technology so if you are interested in using podcasts get out there and have a go. It’s all free so you have no excuse.

Podcasting Killed the Radio Star

Podcasts usually contain talk back radio style content rather than music. This is mainly because of copyright law. If you broadcast music you don’t have the rights to use then you are taking a risk. Consequently podcasting has seen the rise of the home-based radio-like personality rather than popstar, with individuals recording talk-back shows from home and distributing to people all over the world. The popular podcast hosts have audiences numbering in the thousands and no doubt soon enough in the millions.
An Internet podcast star can potentially reach a much larger audience than any traditional radio personality ever could. With potential numbers in the millions it’s easy to see why there is so much hype behind the technology and many business folk eager to get behind it. Podcasts and blogs are leading a new content distribution revolution on the web that you are going to hear a lot about in the future.


Timeshifting is a new term that you might hear now and then associated with podcasts. To time-shift is to consume content when and where you want to, as opposed to live events, for example television, which must be attended at specific times (although inventions like TiVo [11] are changing this). Podcasts allow you to listen to audio content whenever it suits you, for example on the train to work. Podcasts are considered to be part of the beginnings of a timeshifting revolution that with digital convergence [12] will see all forms of digital media entertainment available on demand and timeshiftable.

Creating Podcasts

One of the big hurdles facing podcasting at the moment is the difficulty everyday Internet users experience creating a podcast. Recording, uploading, hosting and distributing podcasts require some level of technical proficiency that presently is beyond the average web surfer. Going beyond just the basics, to produce a podcast show of radio style quality with music, samples and effects is a daunting task for even experienced Internet users. New companies working to simplify the podcasting process are popping up everyday and many are being heavily backed by venture capitalists so certainly the industry mood is positive and the things will become simpler in time.

Creating Entrepreneur’s Journey Podcast

As I mentioned previously I produce a podcast show for this blog titled Entrepreneur’s Journey Podcast [8]. At the moment my podcasts are basic with only my voice recorded. I currently use my iRiver mp3 player which has a recording function to record my voice in WAV format (an uncompressed audio format). I take this recording and transfer it to my computer and then compress it to an mp3 using iTunes (you can right click a file in the iTunes library and choose “convert to MP3″). I then upload the MP3 to the web server that hosts this site and create a new blog entry that links to the MP3.
Here is an example of one of my podcasts – Audio: Choosing a Business [13].

Podcasting and the Future

Podcasting is the start of a new media content revolution that is empowering individuals with the ability to globally distribute their ideas and create a following of like minded fans. It is impacting traditional industries such as journalism, education and entertainment allowing anyone to freely create and distribute news and media.
And this is only the beginning.
Videocasting, the big brother of podcasting, is the next step allowing individuals to create their own video content for the world to hear AND see. Over time television, radio and the Internet will merge into one channel of content distribution that will provide an unheard of level of personalisation delivered on demand in real time or timeshifted.
For today, have some fun, download a podcast or record your own and become the next Internet star.