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Crowdsourcing on Google+, Linkedin, and Twitter

Recently a co-worker of mine asked me to leverage social interaction on the internet to get some ideas for an entertaining motivational speaker.  Being the social media proponent that I am, I readily agreed and thought that this would be a great opportunity to see how Google+ and Linkedin would stack up against each other when it came to crowdsourcing.

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Book Review: Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose

Watch my full review of Tony Hsieh’s book – Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose!  Please leave your comments below and let me know what books you’d like me to review.

Movie Review: Hanna (2011)

Hanna is by far one of the best movies I’ve seen in a long time.  I give it a sold 5 out of 5 on my Slurpee scale!

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From Ponytail to Euro-hawk hairstyle

From Ponytail to Euro-hawk hairstyle from Domingo Rogers on Vimeo.

Here I played around with the features of the video editing software that I use, Vegas Movie Studio HD 10.0  Since I’m your typical male when it comes to trying to learn new technology I’m learning about new features by necessity rather than sitting down and reading through all the information I can find online about using the software.  So far I’ve been really satisfied with the software.  While trying to render this video I did, however, have to deal with our computer shutting down 3 times because the processor was overheating.  My cousin suggested setting up a portable fan and helping to vent it while it was rendering which negated that problem from occurring, which in turn allowed me to render a second time to cut the time of this video from 9+ minutes down to just over 4:30.  Oh, and when you do a time lapse video like this, add the music on your last render when you have your desired video length.  I made the mistake of doing it on my first and thus the music isn’t as cool as the original.  Anyway, I hope you like this movie and if you have any comments or suggestions on making future time lapse videos better please comment!

Movie Review(s): 127 Hours (2010) & Unstoppable (2010)

This week I sat down and watched two movies that are very different from one another. 127 Hours, in my book, takes the Slurpee by far (Takes the cake just doesn’t seem to fit. Now that I think about it, I might be on to something. Maybe instead of a five star system I’ll go to a five Slurpee system…What do you think?)! Anyway, going into watching this movie I knew that the character, Aron Ralston, gets stuck underneath a bolder. However, the lead up to that event actually made me anxious while watching and I think that added to the dynamic of this movie. I think that the producers did an excellent job in taking the viewer through the care free life that Aaron was leading and into harsh reality that met him in the Utah desert!

Summery: Watch this movie and be prepared to ask yourself whether you could do the same while facing similar situations and if you would last 127 hours….


While watching Unstoppable, I was really disappointed. As I mention in my video review, between the two lead actors in this flick, Denzel Washington is able to build a dimension into his character that Chris Pine fails to deliver on. The memories of my childhood and the trips with my Pap-Pap to see the rail cars was the highlight of the movie for me. Overall this movie made me wanting more in plot, character development and more creativity in the way the movie was physically shot!

Summery: Save your money or your free movie credit for a different movie! This movie can only be a must see if you have to watch every movie that has train theme, in that case…you’re just a little odd….

Rating for 127 Hours: 5 out of 5 stars (Slurpees)

Rating for Unstoppable: 2.5 out of 5 stars (Slurpees)

A Book Preview – Delivering Happiness

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Read This Book (according to Tony Hsieh)

10.  You want to learn about the path that we took at Zappos to get to over $1 billion in gross merchandise sales in less than ten years.

9.  You want to learn about the path I took that eventually led me to Zappos, and the lessons I learned along the way.

8.  You want to learn from all the mistakes we made at Zappos over the years so that your business can avoid making the same ones.

7.  You want to figure out the right balance of profits, passion, and purpose in business and in life.

6.  You want to build a long-term, enduring business and brand.

5.  You want to create a stronger company culture, which will make your employees and coworkers happier and create more employee engagement, leading to higher productivity.

4.  You want to deliver a better customer experience, which will make your customers happier and create more customer loyalty, leading to increased profits.

3.  You want to build something special.

2.  You want to find inspiration and happiness in work and in life.

1.  You ran out of firewood for your fireplace.  This book makes an excellent fire-starter.