2013: A Year in Review

I started this “blog” in January 2013 as part of a Global Career Development Class I took in Barcelona. It has evolved from a trial in blogging, personal branding, and learning WordPress to a tech site discovered by people around the world. Well sort of, according to stats at least.

I started writing about my network marketing goals with ACN and my experiences while abroad. I wrote about places I went, how to operate MLM organizations, then I started writing about new tech trends. I started writing down everything I thought of in my Iphone notes.  100s of ideas and notes. Then I would take my notes and put them into a blog article. It was anything I was learning in Europe whether it be a cool quote I didn’t want to forget, a new way to think about business, problems to solve, skills to learn, and ultimately things I thought I would be invaluable to my future in business. About mid summer I realized my blog had transformed. I was back in the Bay Area, I was reading, golfing, looking for synergies in technology, something I could capitalize on, and I was still writing on this site.

I caught on to a few things like how to use Categories and Tags appropriately to optimize the SEO. I learned how to use featured images instead of just a media input. I could post in HTML on my Iphone5 from anywhere I could find WiFi.

I then started going into what I thought would trend. What people were searching for and what was going to be viral next on the internet. I wrote about QR Codes, Hotspot 2.0, the Urban Operating System, International Business, and most recently Bitcoin.

In the months of October, November, and December, my mind was captivated and still is about the possibilities of the Bitcoin protocol/ Bitcoin Mining/ the worldwide distributed ledger. I started seeing my website get hundreds of visitors a day from all around the world. I then went to Reddit and started posting my blog articles there to drive traffic. I realized that if I was on of the first to write about technology that others were interested in and I tagged it appropriately then it would be one of the first sites to pop up when people Googled it.

Going into 2014 I will continue to write about what I believe will have the biggest disruptive and revolutionary effects in the fields of Business, Information, and Technology.

I didn’t mean to have a blog like this, and a year ago if you told me I would have one I would have laughed at you. This tech blog transpired from a year of a intellectual growth and ultimately what I learned will have the most profound effects on the future.

The College Paradox

“Don’t let schooling interfere with your education.”-Mark Twain

I have not bought any books for my classes this year, however I have bought books on Computer programming, App development, telecommunications, Microsoft Excel 2013, Wireless Network Security and enterprise mobile internet. I am paying for two language classes yet I am learning to speak a new language via Duolingo on the internet for free. I take 5 classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays (one online) yet I do the majority of my education on Monday, and Wednesday in the library. Don’t get me wrong I love college, but I really am starting to believe in the value of self-education via the internet. The only thing stopping someone from learning something new is will power. There are so many resources such as:

  • Khan Academy,
  • W3Schools,
  • Codecademy,
  • Duolingo

There is a difference between googling something for an answer and teaching yourself something new. When someone goes to college for manage-ment or busy-ness, they are learning what.. how to organize their operations. They learn to put themselves in a better position to be successful in future endeavors. They build teams so that they can specialize, delegate operations and achieve the common goal. No matter what the venture it always comes down to the people on the team. College is not about getting a degree, it’s about becoming a person of value. A degree does not guarantee monetary wealth and that’s the reality of it. At 21, wealth in my life comes from experiences and the way I put myself in a better position to succeed and achieve greater experiences.

Okay I’ll say it, college doesn’t matter that much. Now read the article below:

A Focus On Efficiency – Internet.org Whitepaper

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For whatever reason:

  • Box Inc.
  • Compound Photonics
  • Cloudxtension
  • Crittercism
  • Digitaloptics Corporation
  • Duracell Powermat Technologies
  • Forescout Technologies
  • Franklin Wireless
  • Freescale Semiconductor
  • GCT Semiconductor, Inc.
  • GE Energy Storage
  • Glympse
  • GT Advanced Technologies
  • Guavus
  • Infinite Peripherals
  • Surfeasy Inc
  • Interdigital
  • Invensense, Inc.
  • Inventit Inc.
  • Jasper, Wireless, Inc.
  • JPL NASA
  • Juniper Networks
  • Keynote Deviceanywhere
  • Koamtac
  • Lifeproof
  • Liquipel
  • Ludei
  • Manageengine
  • Montavista Software
  • Neptuno
  • Nexage
  • Novatell Wireless
  • Oplink Communications
  • Preventice
  • Qnovo Corporation
  • Quantance
  • RFMD
  • Ruckus Wireless
  • Sandisk Corporation
  • Sonim Technology

The easiest way to buy Bitcoins with US Dollars

So you want to buy some Bitcoins? Cool. Not a bad idea. They are a relatively new technology and I am sure there will be some great opportunities and stories that come from this digital cryptocurrency. Good Luck.

The most efficient and effective way to buy Bitcoins with US Dollars:

1. Acquire some capital and open up a U.S. Bank Account. (Wells Fargo, Citi, Chase)

2. Go to Coinbase and create an account.

3. Connect your US Bank Account to your Coinbase Account and purchase the amount of Bitcoins you would like in US Dollars.

Your transaction will take around a week to complete.

Account 2 Account Payment services that allows users to move money:

You can keep your Bitcoins in an online wallet using BlockChain

  • You can store multiple web wallets in this site

This stuff is international. I am going to build a few business models around it.

Take your Smartphone out and Scan This. Now.

Digital QR contact information for ACN International Business Owner Dominic Steil.

New LinkedIn Profiles

The new LinkedIn Profile is going to change professional networking forever. It enables users to build a story of were they have been and more importantly where they are going. LinkedIn as we knew it was the first viral online resume platform for our new tech savvy and very connected generation. It is now evolving into much more than that.

We are so much more than our profile picture our education, our past and current job positions. We are people with memories and more importantly dreams. With the new LinkedIN Professional Portfolio we can integrate pictures, videos, articles, songs, and in due time any other sort of medium to build a brand you want to the world to see.

Professionals in every industry now have the opportunity to showcase their work and explore the works of others on a scale never seen before. How will you leverage this new Platform?

Computer Programming+ Network Marketing + Social Media

I am learning how to computer program. It is going to make me a very valuable man. Why? Because I will apply my knowledge to make a network marketing tool that changes the game. The use of social media in network marketing is just beginning. The use of virtual communication is just beginning in network marketing. Most importantly the new demand for network marketing with this global economy is just beginning. I am talking about being able to computer program, generate sales, leverage social media, and put in motion a system that moves away from you. The paradigm will shift the one that is a lucrative business opportunity for anyone who wants to work with other so an elite international level for future business ventures. When the “crisis” is over why not go out and meet other people that are the best and are looking to work with the best. Right now there is no other way to do it then to come to the place where you have the contact with every international networker and hot shot. Every international entrepreneur wants to SUCCEED. It is about TIME that we leverage computer programming and social media to CHANGE the Network Marketing Direct Sales Game. Social media produces almost double the marketing leads of trade shows, telemarketing, direct mail, or PPC.  There will be those who program the machines and there will be those who are programmed by the machines. FREE ONLINE COURSES WILL CHANGE THIS JOB MARKETPLACE: knowledge has become fully accessible. The only thing between you and wisdom is will …

International Business

EURO TRIP 173http://elitedaily.com/elite/2013/design-university-experience-international-business/

Great Article, everyone really should go abroad!

What is the Urban Operating System?

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The UOS (Urban Operating System) is the industrialization of the internet. It is the springboard for all of the futuristic municipal applications. It is the wireless infrastructure that turns cities into 21st century smart cities.

IT IS THE THIRD STAGE OF THE INTERNET!

It is funny to think that in old pictures of the future there are these omniscient biosphere type bubbles covering the city. These bubbles are WiFi! I am not talking about regular 250 Kbps mesh design WiFi with some free public access points, I am talking about high speed Mbps networks that operate as a single integrated infrastructure. Don’t believe me? In March 13′, the city of San Jose, California installed this type of platform in a private-public partnership with Ruckus Wireless and SmartWAVE Technologies. Many of these municipal WiFi projects have failed because of high cost, not enough server capacity, and lack of coverage. However, the technology has finally caught up and by tapping into to existing Fiber infrastructure municipal application is seeing a lot of upside. One of the problems with the old Municipal WiFi model was that the cost would be covered by ad revenue. This failed to work and many cities had to abandon the hopes of providing free wireless to it’s inhabitants. The UOS model covers the cost by integrating the WIFI with pay to park systems, public transportation, traffic systems, and we will see many future applications as well. The UOS will be a proactive public service that will benefit security, service systems, and make for the best urban living experience. These smart cities will become centers of innovation and be the model for all tech-savvy cities to follow.

THE SYSTEM WORKS!

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Just recieved my first ACN Residual Check! I am ready to take this business to the next level here in Barcelona starting now. Big things these next few months!