Visiting Robben Island in South Africa

South Africa is Robben Island,
South Africa is Robben Island,

 

A past president of the Miami Dade Urban Banker Association, entrepreneur Antonio Junior is involved in a number of Miami-based enterprises including fuel-reclaiming service provider Florida Conservation Inc., consultant service provider Diversified Management International, and social conscious lifestyle concept 7one. Outside of work, Antonio Junior enjoys traveling and one country he has visited is South Africa, a trip taken at the time when Nelson Mandela was president.

A memorable place to visit in South Africa is Robben Island, a rocky outcrop standing roughly 30 meters above sea level across Table Bay from Cape Town. The island was initially inhabited by a diverse range of wildlife such as seals, penguins, and birds. It is well known as the place where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in incarceration when a maximum security prison for South Africa’s political prisoners was operated there.

What is not widely known is that it began as a place of incarceration 350 years ago when a member of a now extinct indigenous group was banished there by colonial settlers. The island has also been used as a grazing ground and been home to an outpost, a mental hospital, and a post office.

There is a three and a half hour tour of the museum on Robben Island which starts in Cape Town, followed by a 30 minute ferry ride to the island. Most often, former political prisoners guide visitors around the prison facility sharing personal experiences of their time spent there. Mandela’s cell can be seen, which is about seven feet square. A 45 minute bus tour around the island showcases its historic locations including the mental hospital, leper colony, and military base.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the island is a symbol of hope, justice, and self-sacrifice.

The Biggest Threat to Your Content Marketing

Super Library Marketing! Great marketing ideas for libraries everywhere.

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I learned something of real value during the keynote address from John Cleese at Content Marketing World which I want to share with you. It’s a concept which profoundly changed me,  the way I view my work, and the way I live my life.

The man who co-founded the comedy troupe that produced the Monty Python films stood in front of 3500 content marketers–people who live for deadlines, who churn out content, who dream about metrics and measurement–and told us we need to spend more time in quiet reflection.

The idea of setting aside time to think–to consider what is to be done, how it will done, how it can be done more creatively–is an entirely foreign concept to me. I’m a former journalist. Journalists are trained to move fast. We type fast. We talk fast. We eat fast. When I worked in a newsroom, we never got a day to just be creative, to sit and think about story ideas and…

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Guerrilla Marketing

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Since I was little, I have been a creative person and always love to get inspire and start fun projects from little things for school to products I made profitable online. For me creativity is a way to release your mind and emerge yourself in your deep feelings and show that in whatever you project is about. In marketing and advertising is is really interesting when things get creative~out of the box and become a GREAT IDEA ~ for a product,  or ad campaign.

One of this many ways of creative marketing techniques is called Guerrilla Marketing. Guerrilla Marketing is when you find an inexpensive unconventional, innovative, and creative  way to expose your product, brand, or idea.

This are some of 2014 favorite:
Cocacola guerrilla Marketing
Fedex Guerrilla Marketing

The Economist Guerrilla Marketing

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Thank you for the pictures to : http://www.creativeguerrillamarketing.com/guerrilla-marketing/42-kickass-ambient-advertising-examples-2014/

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5 Ways to streamline your services operations

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Whether you have 10 employees or 5,000; leading service businesses around the globe realized the value of boosting teamwork in the workplace through collaboration and bringing a team together and how this can decrease non-billable bench time, improve project management, automate billing and invoicing process, and optimize revenue and profitability reporting.

While for many services organizations, finding the right balance between improving communications by giving their team the tools to work across multiple projects and adapting the right resource and project management that will help to increase visibility, improve delivery with higher quality.

Several questions need answers with current or the next project and resource management solution that your services organization will adopt and it is also an indicator for something we can (or we should) fix. Here are a few things you can do to streamline your services operations.

1 – Increase Client Involvement and Streamline Experience
Deepen your…

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