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John Myers


Allow me to introduce you to one of the Good Guys: John Myers.

I met John ten (10) years ago today at 7:00pm in the Hudson, Ohio Library. That was on a Monday, 18 OCT 2010. I have four pages of notes on his presentation about Angel Investors. Among his credetials: he was Co-Founder of the Akron Regional CHange Angels (ARCHAngels) Investment Network in NEOhio.

After his presentation I rushed to the lectern to shake his hand and give him my card. Yes, I still used them back in the day. It had my name, phone number, email address and one statement:

John took one look and said, “That is a bold statement.”

We both were right. Even more so today… as Gary Vaynerchuk likes to point out, putting that word on a card or social media profile is not sufficient. But since age 11, I have been in fact making my way and most often paying myself from my thoughts and actions. I have created...

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Turismo Cycles

Dreams Do Come True

The 2006 Turismo Cycles Signature Edition ProStreet in Black…
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Re-launch: October 14, 2020

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Ski’s TOC Bio

It all started in the United States Marine Corps

Or did it? Many of us believe that some people are born with a skillset or Talent that prepares them for some endeavor somewhere down the road of life. For Ski, it surfaced while serving in USMC. He enlisted at age 17, completed high school then spent the next two years in the “Green Machine” as he called the Corps. Shortly before discharge from active duty [they had two year enlistments back in the 1970s] he was awarded a Letter of Commendation for his efforts in process improvement. It seems even then a 200 year organization as successful as The Marine Corps appreciated a process of on-going improvement.

You are a natural educator but there is no money in Education

Those words were spoken to Ski by his dad. He wondered how his son would cope. “Consulting.” Was his response. Then both of them smiled! And so it was that in November 1981...

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LiveSKICAST

As Seen on Twitter Periscope 11:00am EDT most Weekdays…

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Ski’s VoiceFirst Bio

VoiceFirst Exploits of the Ski Man

It started along about 1991 on the NeXT Computer NeXTstation I bought used for three grand, it was simply awesome. As most techies know, the NeXTstep Operating System became Apple Mac OS version X when Steve Jobs returned to run Apple. A colleague turned me on the Simon Says! application [I am not sure of the name] that allow a number of operating system commands via voice like, “Simon Listen Up! Open a Terminal window.”

Then on Amazon Prime Day in 2016 I bought the Alexa Echo device. The ONLY Alexa device for over a year, maybe two. It had potential but very little else.

In October 2017 I joined forces with Tom Montelione, a business colleague of several adventures and we launched Afients to create “audio dashboards” — what Amazon Alexa calls “skills” to interact with data in the cloud by barking commands to your Echo . We soon renamed the...

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Motorcycle Events

What if there were an app for that?

For motorcyclists across the world who struggle to find exciting events or “rides” in their backyard as well as foreign lands (or “local” dealerships for those last minute emergency repairs), our application, the MO App or application in the App Store of your phone is that perfect one-size fits all trip planner for motorcyclists and enthusiasts.

Regardless of your brand, model, or riding style! How cool is that?!
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Question? Have you taken the MO Events taste test yet?

We can assure you it is MANY times more enjoyable than any bugs, beetles, or bees you might happen to encounter on your ride. Honest.

What would it take to get you to try this motorcycle event app?
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Job Boards

An Outtake from 2009

In 2009 I assembled a team and created the most amazing Job Board. Ever.
But I got no respect. No significant funding. No wide-spread adoption.
2020 will be different.

Today’s Podcast: Did You Ask?

Did I mention our Podcast is on ALL major platforms?
Search for “VoiceFirst Careers”
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P.S. Checkout what I am doing for the COVID-19 driven year of 2020 (do watch the “explainer” video):
https://VoiceFirst.careers

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Farmer Brown

DAY: 159

What is the startup life like in a grand adventure purposely launched into the face of COVID-19? [aka VoiceFirst Careers]

“It’s a good life if you don’t weaken.” —Homer S. Brown

I am reminded of the wise words of a mentor from a project back in the fall of 1983. I wrote an amazing computer application for the Farm Business, Planning, & Analysis (FBPA) initiative of BJVS (now Buckeye Career Center) under the amazing, insightful gaze of Farmer Brown.

In fact, I still have the newspaper clipping announcing the purchase of a Victor 9000 PC and printer along with my programming services. It was written in BASIC. The following year I rewrote the input screens in TurboPASCAL to allow for faster and more accurate data entry.

Much like today, that was a lot of work.

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power notes

One Minute Power Notes
by the Ski Man

001 — There is a Better Way

002 — Five Years from Today…

We are on ALL major platforms:
Apple: https://apple.co/3g4Badn
blubrry: https://bit.ly/3gTJSMA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3fPv6Wd
iHeartRadio: https://ihr.fm/2PCubxp
Audioburst: https://bit.ly/3kZsAAs
[to name just a few… search for “VoiceFirst Careers”]

Questions? Dial 250 and say, Contact Ski Man!
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Mark Victor Hansen

This will CHANGE your Life — If you let it!

My hat is off to Dr. Tracey Jones for cornering Mark Victor Hansen for over an hour. This is Mark at his best. Tracey delivers the goods in this episode. Her dad and one of my heroes, Charlie ‘Tremendous’ Jones would be so proud. Note, there was an electrical storm for a few minutes near the start of the video, but it doesn’t last long and the audio is fine.

I noted 13 life-changing constructs Mark shares in this podcast. I hope to expand on them in the days ahead. Stay tuned… in fact, here is the first:
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As a leader you have to be:
Unique
Transformational and
Inevitable


P.S. When I first bought the book, One Minute Millionaire, I used it to make $8K in about 90days with a partner. My cut was a very nice $4000 for about four hours of work. It is my goal to get so good at it, “inside the system” as Mark says, to duplicate his...

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