Tuesday, March 27, 2012

There is always someone to tell you...

"Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them."- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, March 25, 2012

The act of putting pen to paper...

"The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about life, which helps us regain our equilibrium."- Norbet Platt

Through the years I have been blessed to have had the privilege to work in congruence with some great business moguls and I can honestly say that there is one characteristic trait that has transcended into my personal daily habitual practices. This ingrained art, would have to be the practice of writing ones daily goals, tasks, and initiatives, down on paper.

From a tactical level; this is the art of viewing the intense realism of life at the short and near term. To the strategic view; this is best known as the Generals mindset and way of thinking via calculating the future with intermediate enter and exit strategies. Writing down ones goals on paper, acts as a stepping tool towards the direction of the achievement of ones future dreams. In relation, one must be able to plan their work and work there plan. Hence, writing ones goals and tasks on paper helps compound the Law of Attraction, as your dreams are achieved via the daily application of viewing and accomplishing ones set tasks.

On a side note, I once heard of a great quote, by none other than Bob Marley, he stated;

"I'm not trying to reach people. I am who I am. And I believe that there a lot of people out there just like me." – Bob Marley

Furthermore, as most of you know that I tend to have an abstract and hardcore style of philosophical writing. As my blogs are intended to pass down my own conceptual knowledge through the application of daily postings, I wish nothing but the best from my enemies, friends, and dear colleagues. Therefore, take these postings for what you will, as I wish and expect nothing but the best from all of you. The world is yours. Vereour Nasquam

“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows achievement and who at the worst if he fails at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”--Theodore Roosevelt

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Iron Solomon: The Forbes Interview (Explicit Lyrics) (6 MIN VIDEO)

"I got respect from the board room to the streets...you can be a businessman and never graduate from school, because in 2012... we make the rules.....this is food for thought!" - Iron Solomon


Iron Solomon And The Business Of Battle Rap ....contribution per Forbes

Forbes' Zack Greenberg speaks to New York Hip Hop artist as he sheds light on the business of battle rap.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

In a constant world of chaotic duress...

“Military tactics are like unto water; for water in its natural course runs away from high places and hastens downwards... Water shapes its course according to the nature of the ground over which it flows; the soldier works out his victory in relation to the foe whom he is facing. Therefore, just as water retains no constant shape, so in warfare there are no constant conditions. He who can modify his tactics in relation to his opponent and thereby succeed in winning, may be called a heaven-born captain.”- Sun Tzu

In a constant world of chaotic duress where aggression reigns supreme, we must never forget that our initial psychological make-up is derived from the early stages of human evolution and are comprised of the instinct known as “Survival”.  From a business perspective, it is the act of timidity that ruins relationships and transcends weakness.  Therefore, we must adapt and overcome.  

Through the years I have personally experienced this mindset, as my personal conceptual knowledge is supported via my own personal triumphs and down falls.  As I share the following posting below, please note that my preferential bias is supported with credible primary and secondary information.  As I tend to transcend from one topic to the next, this blog is designed to extract the inner workings of the psychological mind.  So let’s get to work….

                             “Que desiderat pacem praeparet bellum” - Vegetius

As the quote above, in Latin, via Vegetius states, “LET HIM WHO WANTS PEACE PREAPARE FOR WAR.” The challenge is that society has created a world full of timid and dependent robots.  I don’t mean to sound barbaric, but the reality is that we are all trained for peace, when the real world is in fact at constant war.

“This war exists on several levels. Most obviously we have our rival’s on the other side.  The world has become increasingly competitive and nasty.  In politics, business, even the arts, we face opponents who will do almost anything to get an edge.  More troubling and complex, however, are the battles we face with those who are supposedly on our side.  There are those who outwardly play the team game, who act very friendly and agreeable, but who sabotage us behind the scenes, use the group to promote their own agenda.   Others, more difficult to spot, play subtle games of passive aggression. Offering help that never comes, instilling guilt as a secret weapon.  On the surface everything seems peaceful enough, but just below it, it is every man and woman for him-or herself, this dynamic infecting even families and relationships. The culture may deny this realty and promote a gentler picture, but we know it and feel it, in our battle scars.”- Robert Greene

Furthermore, the future belongs to groups that are fluid, fast and flexible.  From a capitalistic and entrepreneurial mindset, we are facing times of mind-boggling duress.  As our constitutional rights are being stripped away with every new control, regulation, bill, and false patriotic propaganda implemented. We are in time of great scrutiny. On the contrary, it is these times that make, the select few of us, whom we are today.  So keep on fighting……Vereour Nasquam….and VIVA LA RESISTANCE! 

Friday, March 16, 2012

Rocky Balboa on moving forward...

"The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward." ~Rocky Balboa~

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Can I live.... by J-Cole... (Video and Lyrics)

"Somebody told me that it's only one shot, so I'll be God damn, If I'm ever gonna stop.. Promise to my momma I'm a make it to the top.. So I'm a keep climbing to my heartbeat drop" - Can I Live... J- Cole

Like Hov said it Can I Live?
Aye dear Lord, Can I live? -Hey!
Now am I Living to get paid just slaves for a wage (all week)
I can't do no 9 to 5 told my momma (sorry)
I can't do no suit and tie, no I want the (glory)
If you knew me know my life is like a movie starring me
Pardon me, if it seems that I'm following my dreams
I ain't reading off the script that they picked (for me)
I ain't pissed, naw could'ntgive a shit (hardly)
I be shitting on them niggas that was shitting on me
Will I live or will I die before they get to know me
If I go I know the ones that's pouring liquor for me
And I know the fake niggas really hating on me
Knew that I was bout to blow so they was waiting on me
But Oh-No, Lord
See I'm smarter then they know-oh-oh
So hold on, Lord, Cause I ain't quite ready to go-oh oh

Can I live

Monday, March 12, 2012

Walk The Walk... In My Life Time Vol. 1

An excerpt from The Book Of Hov , written by Duane...

Many of us are living our lives talking the talk but not walking the walk. We falsely believe that we can establish credibility through our words and not our actions. Respect is not earned from what we say but from what we do. Society seems to be so much about image and swagger. If a person has charisma and knows what to say and when to say it, he or she is embraced in this society. I rather embrace truth than hype. I often write on how swagger cannot replace substance. Having substance in your life comes from experience. In the act of living your life you’re going to have certain experiences that shape who you are. The experiences in your life largely define you as a person and not the words that come out of your mouth. People often use words to persuade, convince, fabricate and deceive. In other words, words are at times used to make the speaker falsely appear to be something that he or she is not.

Your world was everything
So everything you said you’d do
You did it
Couldn’t talk about it if you ain’t lived it

“Where I’m From”

On “Where I’m From”, Jay-Z rhymes that he grew up in an environment where you couldn’t talk about being in the criminal underworld if you didn’t live that life. Ironically, many guys who come from the kind of environment Jay was raised in are guilty of doing just that. They try to define themselves based on the streets where they grew up. There might be “certified” gangsters in your neighborhood, but that doesn’t make you a gangster. You might live in a neighborhood full of successful professionals who are lawyers, doctors and businesspersons- but that doesn’t mean you will become a successful professional.

What you say and how you say it may be persuasive but that doesn’t make it authentic. You can only make your life what you want it to be through actions- you can’t talk it into existence. The pursuit of success in life is certainly competitive. But don’t compete against others on the issue of swagger. It’s not about who’s the coolest, the loudest, the most popular, the funniest or who is physically the toughest. It’s not about who tells the most amazing story…

If you seek respect then live your life with credibility. How you actually live your life will make a much greater impact than how you say you live your life. These lyrics from “Where I’m From” also indicate the importance of being a person of your word, doing what you set out to do. A real go-getter doesn’t hide behind words he makes his mark with strong, confident actions.

I hear you talking…but do you live it?

Steve Jobs explains the rules for success... (2 min video)

"You need a lot of passion for what you're doing because its so hard. Without passion, any rational person would give up.  So if youre not having fun doing it, if you dont absolutely love it, youre going to give up. And thats what happens to most people, actually. If you look at the ones that ended up being successful in the eyes of society, often times its the ones who love what they do, so they could persevere when it got really tough. And the ones that didnt love it, quit. Because theyre sane, right?  Who would put up with this stuff if you dont love it? So its a lot of hard work and its a lot of worrying constantly. If you dont love it, youre going to fail."- Steve Jobs

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Steve Jobs on hunger and innovation...


Great quotes by the legendary Steve Jobs...

"Innovation comes from people meeting up in the hallways or calling each other at 10:30 at night with a new idea, or because they realized something that shoots holes in how we've been thinking about a problem. It's ad hoc meetings of six people called by someone who thinks he has figured out the coolest new thing ever and who wants to know what other people think of his idea."

"And it comes from saying no to 1,000 things to make sure we don't get on the wrong track or try to do too much. We're always thinking about new markets we could enter, but it's only by saying no that you can concentrate on the things that are really important."

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Strategy is a mental tapestry of changing intentions...

"[strategy is] a mental tapestry of changing intentions for harmonizing and focusing our efforts as a basis for realizing some aim or purpose in an unfolding and often unforeseen world of many bewildering events and many contending interests. [Its aim was] to improve our ability to shape and adapt to unfolding circumstances, so that we (as individuals or as groups or as a culture or as a nation-state) can survive on our own terms." - John R. Boyd

Monday, March 5, 2012

I'm On It.... by Hip Hop Lyrical Beast... -J-Cole...

"Man, man I’m on it, I’m on it..get on my level I’m hot like, I’ve been dancing with the devil man.. I’m on it, uh uh I’m on it.. so in case you aint heard, observe"- J-Cole


 "I'm On It" by J-Cole...Lyrics....

Yeah, my God, Science
Lord I’ve been dreaming about the paper
I want it all
I wanna shine, I wanna ball
I want the whip with the suicide doors
this is my life homie, you decide yours
I’ve been dreaming about the paper
I want it all
I wanna shine, I wanna ball
I want the whip with the suicide doors
this is my life homie, you decide yours

Man, man I’m on it, I’m on it
get on my level I’m hot like, I’ve been dancing with the devil man
I’m on it, uh uh I’m on it
so in case you aint heard, observe

I’m bringing that fire, you know that flame throw
I’m getting you high, I spittin’ that brown sugar that DeAnglo
just look in the sky
a n-gga so fly I’m up here touching rainbow’s
aint making it rain though
no don’t be silly mama, I’m no pinata
letting my paper fall, no way
but if you feeling it, you can take it all and show me
don’t fight the feeling mama
not Jeffrey Dahmer but your body is a killer mama
I’m tryna rock that ass to sleep like pyjamas

I’ma ball hard with the Roc, crossover hit the shot
my palms itching like I just got the Chicken Pox
haters wish they could, bitch, I’m bad meaning good
I live my life like you should cause…

Man, man I’m on it, I’m on it
get on my level I’m hot like, I’ve been dancing with the devil man
I’m on it, uh uh I’m on it
so in case you aint heard, observe

And I’m back with that flame, I got that flow that’ll blow your brain
they calling me Cole yeah thats my name
lyrics courtesy of
and just like Martin I know that pain
no novacaine and wont complain never
but spit it so hot whenever I drop a verse I change weather
now hey badder I’m dropping that Floyd Mayweather or rather Lebron james
rather so much better than these featherweight rappers I’m ahead of my time
and never pressing rewind
now watch me shine,

I’ma ball hard with the Roc, crossover hit the shot
my palms itching like I just got the Chicken Pox
haters wish they could, bitch, I’m bad meaning good
I live my life like you should cause…

Man, man I’m on it, I’m on it
get on my level I’m hot like, I’ve been dancing with the devil man
I’m on it, uh uh I’m on it
so in case you aint heard, observe

(Watch me shine)
Big plans
(Watch me shine)
Big things
(Watch me shine)
Big money
(Watch me shine)
Big dreams
(Watch me shine)
Big crib
(Watch me shine)
Big screen
(Watch me shine)

I’m tryna shine like
(Watch me shine)

I’m on it, uh uh I’m on it man I’m on it, I’m so on it

I’ma ball hard with the Roc, crossover hit the shot
my palms itching like I just got the Chicken Pox
haters wish they could, bitch, I’m bad meaning good
I live my life like you should cause…

Man, man I’m on it, I’m on it
get on my level I’m hot like, I’ve been dancing with the devil man
I’m on it, uh uh I’m on it
so in case you aint heard, observe