This is John's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following John's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
John
www.thechineseconspiracy.com
Author, consultant, strategist
Interests: Reading, writing, sports, movies and family.
Recent Activity
TIMELESS TRUTHS Most of these are "timeless truths." No matter how the technology changes, the earth is inhabited by humans—who only change very slowly—if at all. Thus, human behavior is at the core of many timeless truths. There are also core principles of leadership, and management that are so fundamental, I consider them timeless truths. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Telling It Like It Is
BIG UPDATE ON THE ENTERPRISE--SOME GOOD ADVICE AND A DECISION LONG PAST DUE... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2018 at Telling It Like It Is
THE ENTERPRISE--PIVOTAL MID-TERM ELECTION IS ONLY 2 MONTHS AWAY--VOTE TO KEEP GOP CONTROL OF CONGRESS Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2018 at Telling It Like It Is
FIRST THE FAVOR: PLEASE GO TO AMAZON.COM AND BUY ONE (OR MORE) COPIES OFROCKETSHIPS AND PARACHUTES. IF you already bought a copy—please buy another one (or more)—and give them to people you care about. --It is suitable for all ages and all stages of career and life. I listed amazon.combecause it is the fastest and easiest way to get a copy. Paperback: https://tinyurl.com/mariottiR-PKindle: https://tinyurl.com/mariottiR-PK Also: www.barnesandnoble.comhas it available—just search the title and my last name. Good reviews would be appreciated too (:-) Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2018 at Telling It Like It Is
Image
Here is what one reviewer said about the book: Rocketships & Parachutes is a GPS for the spirit and the soul. 365 timeless lessons in navigating life’s rollercoaster twists and turns, ups and downs—accumulated through an amazing lifetime of experience, and written as a love letter to life’s weary travelers. I will pass it on to my children as an essential roadmap for their own professional and personal journey. Read it. Remember it. Roll with it. “—Tom Koulopoulos, Chairman, Delphi Group, and author of Revealing the Invisible Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2018 at Telling It Like It Is
Image
THE ENTERPRISE-EARLY NOTICE: TIME TO ORDER Rocketships & Parachutes. IS AVAILABLE NOW! Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2018 at Telling It Like It Is
Image
THE ENTERPRISE—MOST OF THE "NEWS" IS UNFIT TO PRINT--OR TO BELIEVE; SAD, BAD & INEXCUSABLE IF YOU’VE NOTICED THE FREQUENCY OF THE ENTERPRISE HAS DROPPED OFF… TWO REASONS: 1) I’ve been working hard to get my book done and in your hands: "Rocketships & Parachutes — 365 Lessons to launch and land your career" is coming soon, and I hope you will share multiple copies of it, so it helps the most people possible. 2) So much of what is being thrown about as news, IS NOT. It is thinly veiled opinions, bolstered by questionable factoids, and circulated by irresponsible and biased “journalists.” I put that phrase in quotation marks because far too many, in fact most of the so called journalists who create (I chose that word carefully) what you read and hear and see now are not journalists at all. Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2018 at Telling It Like It Is
THE ENTERPRISE--WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS AND WHAT WE SHOULD LEARN FROM THE PAST AND PRESENT Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2018 at Telling It Like It Is
THE ENTERPRISE—FINDING OBJECTIVE “TRUTH" IS TOUGH ANYMORE--BUT ITS WORTH THE EFFORT—TO STAY WELL INFORMED Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2018 at Telling It Like It Is
THE ENTERPRISE--WHAT SHOULD BE HAPPENING IN THE FUTURE? Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2018 at Telling It Like It Is
Image
YOU’VE PROBABLY NOTICED THE LONG LAPSE BETWEEN EDITIONS OF THE ENTERPRISE Or maybe you haven’t, since it spans the Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Year holidays. I’ve been busy doing a lot of writing and editing AT THE BOTTOM OF EACH ITEM, WITH ??? IS A QUESTION ASKING YOU TO WEIGH IN WITH YOUR OPINIONS. PLEASE SEND ANSWERS VIA EMAIL, BUT WITHOUT SENDING THIS ENTIRE NEWSLETTER. —What do you make of “Fake News?” It isn’t all “fake,” just some of it. How do we know what is, and what isn’t. What can we believe and rely on? This is a perilous sign of our times, in which lies and distortions can be spread like wildfire on the Internet and Mainstream Media until they seem to be true—whether they are or not. ???What news sources do you believe? Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2017 at Telling It Like It Is
Image
THE ENTERPRISE--THINGS ARE NOT ALWAYS AS THEY SEEM--OR LOOK--OR ARE REPORTED Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at Telling It Like It Is
I have been saying it and writing about it for more than a decade (recall, I started on THE CHINESE CONSPIRACY back in 2000, and actually published the predecessor version as THE SILENCE in 2002. Everything I predicted is happening, and more. Hackers and huge cyber-crimes are everywhere. Yahoo exposed the largest number of people, but not the most damaging information. Sony arguably lost more reputation capital and content. BUT...Equifax gets that prize by exposing critical information like Social Security Numbers, Driver’s License Numbers, Birthdays, and much, much more on 145 million Americans (if you don’t count children, that’s over half of all American adults. Now the SEC and perhaps some US Elections have also been compromised. There will be no end to it. PROTECT YOURSELF/YOUR INFO, AND BE VIGILANT. Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2017 at Telling It Like It Is
THE ENTERPRISE--GET THINGS DONE FOR THE GREATER GOOD? Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2017 at Telling It Like It Is
THE ENTERPRISE--ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE, QUIT COMPLAINING Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2017 at Telling It Like It Is
Image
THE ENTERPRISE--A LOT TO REACT ABOUT Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2017 at Telling It Like It Is
Image
THE ENTERPRISE--SO MUCH TO DO, SO MANY OBSTRUCTIONISTS, SO LITTLE REGARD FOR TRUTH AND AMERICA Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2017 at Telling It Like It Is
THE ENTERPRISE--MUCH TO BE GRATEFUL FOR, MORE TO GET DONE Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at Telling It Like It Is
Image
THE ENTERPRISE—CONTINUED IMPROVEMENT IN SPITE OF OBSTRUCTIONISM AND “TRUMP DERANGEMENT SYNDROME" Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at Telling It Like It Is
Image
THE ENTERPRISE—THE DIRECTIONS THINGS ARE HEADED—FROM BAD TO WORSE—BUT NOW IMPROVING... NEWS BULLETIN TO DEMOCRATIC PARTY LEADERS: HILLARY LOST! DONALD TRUMP WON, AND HE IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. The GOP won the House, the Senate, and almost 2/3 of the State and governors spots. Amidst crowing about Hillary’s vaunted popular vote win, one fact is never mentioned: her entire popular vote margin came entirely from California, a state Donald Trump conceded to her and never campaigned in, because he knew he couldn’t win CA electoral votes. Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at Telling It Like It Is
Image
TRUMP’S TAX PLAN IS JUST WHAT WAS NEEDED—BOLD, COMPREHENSIVE, AND TARGETED AT ALL THE RIGHT PLACES It is a “put up or shut up” and a challenge to his vitriolic opponents (Democrats) and any of the GOP members of Congress who aren’t with him… and I love it! He forces these obstructionist politicians to either support it, or duck for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2017 at Telling It Like It Is
THE ENTERPRISE--PLANNED PROGRESS VS. POSTPONED PERFECTION & MISGUIDED OPPOSITION VS. GREATER GOOD Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2017 at Telling It Like It Is
THE ENTERPRISE—THINGS THAT SHOULD MAKE YOU WONDER: CALIFORNIA VOTE MARGIN WAS MORE THAN THE POPULAR VOTE MARGIN FOR HILLARY—WITHOUT IT, HILLARY GOT SMASHED A year ago, who would have predicted that 1) Donald Trump would be president, 2) the Cubs would win the World Series (over the Indians!), 3) Brexit would win, the UK dumping the Euro-zone 4) the Dow would hit 20,000 in Jan. 2017 5) GOP would have majorities in the House, the Senate and 60% of State Governors (33) and Legislatures (32) Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2017 at Telling It Like It Is
THE ENTERPRISE--2017--UNPREDICTABLE AS USUAL Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at Telling It Like It Is
AN EXCITING AND UNPREDICTABLE NEW YEAR--WHERE AM I? WHO WOULD HAVE PREDICTED THIS A YEAR AGO? Donald Trump is president elect, to be inaugurated in 3 weeks The Cubs win the World Series (barely edging the Cleveland Indians?) The Dow is flirting with 20,000 (In spite of a super strong dollar) and… Columbus Blue Jackets leading division with 24-5 record and a 13 game win streak. Cleveland Browns win a football game after 145 straight losses now. Is this some “alternate universe? Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2016 at Telling It Like It Is