Wednesday, January 05, 2022

Empires always crumble!

 When historians say that an empire fell, they mean that the central state no longer exercised its broad power. This happened either because the state itself ceased to exist or because the state’s power was reduced as parts of the empire became independent of its control. Because empires are large and complex, when historians talk about the fall of an empire, they are typically talking about a long process rather than a single cause!




I remember Perth hosted the British Empire and Commonwealth Games in 1962 But the name of the games for Brisbane hosting them in 2018 had changed to the Commonwealth Games In the 56 years both the names of British and Empire had been removed.. so when did the British Empire finish?

Some of the broad factors that historians use to help explain imperial collapse are:
  • Economic issues
  • Social and cultural issues
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Tuesday, January 04, 2022

Angry people miss the point!

I had coffee with a person recently and I came away think - how did that person get so angry?

I think thought of myself and how I thought covid would onlt last 90 days yet it has lasted neraly 2 yeatrs and will go on longer still.



I was angry for 15 months and missed being able to  pick winners. I actually was impressed with the angey person but came away thinking - that drained me!" To all the people I "Drained" in the last 2 years "I am very sorry" For those who have taken it as a challenge [Terry, Croz, David, Larry, Eddie and others]

Thanks!!

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Monday, January 03, 2022

How you think matters

Once I was Australia's best fax marketer - that was sending faxes in bulk... have you got a fax machines? They are technology of the past!

When was the last time you got a ketter? We now have to pay extra for delivery for delivery under a week.
Well, to fill a seminr I used to bulk mail post office boxes... do you have one of those? I had one for 20 plus years but the last ones I had only got the bill for the mail box as mail!! I no longer do letter box drops.



Once upon a time, I ran a telemarketing operation in South Perth - Because people answerede their phones this was very successful - the staff in majority were hockey players doing their "mandatory job" twahe people were at the Australian Institute for Sport... one week 10 of my 12 operators left to go to Argentina to play hockey - I never had a phone room again.



Well in 2004 I collected the biggest ever fine becuase I was Australia's and possibily the world's best email marketer... the system has worked ever since until 2022 when it doesn't - the issue is the slide has been slow!

My friend said if you used the skills with the methods of marketing you would make a "shit load" of money.

His over all advice was the painpoint for Seniors is not slipping backward.. and the new methods would allow this. Cash to live the life of how you lived before..

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Sunday, January 02, 2022

McCartney is no genius!

In a recent podcast comment by  Seth Godin he stated that Paul McCartney of Beatles fame was no genius!



Rather, Godin contended, that McCartney had a process to do one song  a day when the Beatles started and because he had soo many songs some became epic successes - If you produce a lot, even if a small percentage are fantastic and many are crap, you are remember for the great ones and not the crap... out of over 300 songs during the Beatles hey days Paul is remembered for a few - Yesterday { the most recorded song by other artists - over 3,000 different artists have recorded their version of it... Hey Jude about John Lennon's son Julian and Eleanor Rigby on which no Beatles play any instrument but it still reached Number 1 on the charts of the day.

With the shear  number of songs it was just a matter of when he had a great song... he had many great songs making him a  song writing legend but he wasn't, according to Godin, a Genius Song Writer. Rather Godin contends that McCartney's process allowed him to produce so many songs that it stands to reason some were really good.

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Saturday, January 01, 2022

Sir Paul McCartney inspires!

Were you like me and your teenage years were about music... I had a great mate, Gavin Harrington, who used to take his inspiration from the songs of the Rolling Stones where as I loved the Beatles... so lately I have been listening to interviews with Sir Paul - much to my agreement he talks bout the Beatles fondly and how he and john Lennon worked together and just got tired of being Beatles. However he inspires me as he nears 80 and is still creating and playing. {Gavin taught me bar cords and I was off to the races with guitar]



I have fond memories of going to see him in Brisbane a few years ago with Terry and Liz Parsons... he was 70+ then but it was magical.

The interviews make for good listening and I recommend you do that.

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