Ron Erickson is a seasoned executive with more than 30 years of experience in the high technology, telecommunications, micro-computer, and digital media industries. Mr. Erickson is also the founder of Visualant, Inc.
To ensure long-term success, you must engage in a comprehensive examination of your business that includes evaluating the past and "visioning" the future. This process involves what you have done and what you need to do to ensure that it has the "legs" to sustain itself.
Remember that college is for you. It's not for your friends. It's not for your family (though if they are helping foot the bill, you do owe them some respect). It's for you. Don't make so many decisions for other people that you forget to make them for yourself
Civic revitalization is needed inside institutions and also beyond them, in renewing concern for the shared public world. We need to remember that the American promise is a commonwealth democracy, built and sustained by the labors of all.
Next, compare your actual relationship -- as it now exists -- to the one that you have visualized. Identify every specific thing you can that separates where you now are, from what you have envisioned as ideal.
I like to think of my work as making technology more human. This is why I became interested in Etsy. Etsy helps work be more human -- you can stay at home and work alongside your kids -- and it makes commerce more personal.
I want to share a vision of where we are heading, as a world. When I say "vision," I don't mean to say that I literally saw something. I just mean to say that I want to share some thoughts on where we might be heading as a world.
I am told America will play a huge role in the evolution of mankind. That from America will come many of the ideas and initiatives that will create a better world and will help unify countries. The angels tell me America is supposed to be a beacon of hope for the world.
Scientific theories and ideas related to the potential future of genetics, robotics, artificial intelligence, the Internet, and nanotechnology are not currently taken seriously by the majority of people. I think that is all about to change.