Apple CEO Tim Cook Has Reason to Take His Techies to Wall Street for a Special Treat #WUWECAST

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LOL Tube – Got Funny?


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Theme:–The Year of ‘Uppertunity’ – Get Lifted!”
With Higher Hopes, Bolder Dreams and Greater Teams (Old-School Flava)

There was a big rumble on Main Street recently after word of the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight set for May. There was also some noise on Wall Street, not for the fight but for AT&T getting bounced by Apple on the Dow Jones. That’s why Tim Cook would have reason to take his techies to Wall Street for a special treat.

Cook is running things now but Steve Jobs was the innovator and game-changer. Some say he was a little irreverent at work. At times he was seen as trouble but made things that seemed irregular or unusual become popular. His secret was making them bounce, pop or shift in the marketplace and culture.

If Jobs were doing a TED Talk today he might have something to say about Wall Street and being added to the Dow. But he might also have a big announcement titled ‘The Secret on How to Make Your Market Value Bounce. Just pay attention to the buzz in media and technology for a few clues.’

So, leading the way for primetime TV viewership are Empire, CSI and Big Bang Theory. They fall in the categories of pop culture, crime drama and geek humor. Beyond iTunes and the iPhone there’s the Apple Watch, Apple TV and Apply Pay. These biz/media portals are poised to pull numbers in the stratosphere.

When you look at the top-3 shows on television you get a sense for the social and entertainment landscape. When you consider Apple replacing AT&T on the Dow, you get a sense for where business is going. Put them together and there’s something there to becoming top-class in name and game.

Groove-Track: Iggy Azalea ft. Jennifer Hudson – ‘Trouble’ –

Theme:–The Year of ‘Uppertunity’ – Get Lifted!”
With Higher Hopes, Bolder Dreams and Greater Teams (New-School Flava)

Sounded like a big rumble on Main Street. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao to compete. Also a little noise on Wall Street. Not for the fight but another feat. AT&T bounced by Apple for now. From the top-30 stocks on the Dow. Tim Cook has reason to take his techies. To Wall Street for a special treat with the bookies.

Cook now has his hand on the wheel. But Steve Jobs brought innovation and the game-changer feel. Seen as trouble while a little irreverent in his work. Helped a lot of people bring home the pork. Secret was making things shift, bounce or pop. In the marketplace and pop culture gift shop.

If Jobs to give TED Talk today. He’d have a word on the Dow to say. Think about his market-friendly style. Always a new gizmo with fans going wild. ‘Secret to Making Market Value Bounce.’ Giving all you’ve got ounce by ounce. Nobody can walk in his shoes. Buzz in media and tech give a few clues.

Leading the way for primetime viewership. CSI, Big Bang Theory and the Empire Mothership. In the categories of crime drama and geek humor. Also throw in a little pop culture. Beyond iTunes and the iPhone portals. Apple Watch, Apple TV and Apple Pay as next mortals. Pulling numbers from their royals.

Top-3 shows on TV these days. A snapshot of the social and showbiz craze. Think about Apple kicking AT&T to the curve. Should that rattle our nerve? Maybe hints at where tech is going. As its popularity keeps growing. So, on becoming top-class in name. Means putting things together in your game.

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Tip: The secret to a market value bounce is in things that seem unusual or irregular becoming popular.
Talkback: Apple Watch, Apple TV or Apple Stock, where’d you put your money?
Groove-Track: Shaggy Ft. Neyo – ‘You Girl’ –   

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What Would Joel Osteen Do or Terrence Howard Say To Shake Things Up on Empire? – #WUWECAST

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LOL TUBE – Got Funny?

 

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Theme:–The Year of ‘Uppertunity’ – Get Lifted!”
With Higher Hopes, Bolder Dreams and Greater Teams (Old-School Flava)

Who’s going to be on Empire next season? Rumor has it Denzel Washington and Oprah are waiting in the wings. The show has taken-off and averages around 15 million weekly viewers. Joel Osteen isn’t looking to join the cast. So what would Osteen do or Howard say to shake things up in their empires?

Osteen’s no stranger to big numbers. His 30,000-member church broadcast is seen in millions of households. They both had to overcome initial doubts on their breakout journeys. Osteen wasn’t sure he’d be able to step into his father’s shoes. Howard didn’t think America was ready for Empire.

Some people feel Osteen has expanded his territory by “softening the Message.” Others say Empire’s success is in how the show handles pop culture themes even if they’re eyebrow-raising. Plus, the mix of music and celebrity guests helps too. In either case, they’ve both been able to tap into people’s interests.

They’ve taken different paths in shaking things up. Osteen’s path has been to build on a legacy. Howard’s path has been to push the envelope. As modern-day trailblazers there’re both making waves and getting raves. They’ve seen their share of controversy and experienced the backlash of jealousy.

In entertainment it’s usually “1 for the money, 2 for the show and 3 for the hook” to shake things up. Ratings drive revenue from advertising. With Osteen it‘s less vain and on another plane. In either case they’ve turned a project into a production that has staying power. That’s true in showbiz and ministry.

Groove-Track: Mary J. Blige – ‘Doubt’ –   

 

Theme:–The Year of ‘Uppertunity’ – Get Lifted!”
With Higher Hopes, Bolder Dreams and Greater Teams (New-School Flava)

Who’ll be on Empire next season? Word is Denzel and Oprah have a reason. Said to be waiting in the wings. Let’s see if the fat lady sings. Serving 15 million weekly viewers. #1 spot with young-adults and some teenagers. Osteen and Howard on the media wires. For what they’d do to shake-up their empires.

To big numbers Osteen’s no stranger. In the pulpit Howard’s no danger. 30,000-member broadcast in the millions. Hollywood actor and man of opinions. Both overcame initial doubts on the way. Before landing a bigger payday. Osteen stepping into father’s shoes. Howard flirting with rhythm and blues.

Some feel Osteen became soft on Message. Expanding his territory not the Passage. Others say Empire’s success is in the bag. In how show avoids n-word and fag. Pop culture themes seem eyebrow-raising. Music stars and celebs in the making. The heart of people’s interests is what they’re tapping.

Taking different paths to the big house. Shaking things up like cat and mouse. Osteen builds on his legacy heels. Howard pushes the envelope wheels. Modern-day trailblazers making waves. Growing followers and getting raves. Having had their share of controversy. And the backlash of people’s jealousy.

Entertainment usually “1 for the money, 2 for the show. 3 for the hook, let the good times flow.” Where ratings drive revenue from the ads. To shake things up beyond the fads. With Osteen it’s less vain. He’s working on another plane. Production projects with staying power. True for showbiz and the ministry hour.

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Tip: 1 for the money, 2 for the show and 3 for the hook in turning doubts into shouts.
Talkback: Why has Empire become such a hit? Would a famous preacher be a good fit?
Groove-Track: Fall Out Boy – ‘Centuries’ –

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1 Rule, 3 Roads: Mark Zuckerberg Takes us to Church on Next Level Dreams – #WUWECAST

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LOL Tube – Got Funny?

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Theme:–The Year of ‘Uppertunity’ – Get Lifted!”
With Higher Hopes, Bolder Dreams and Greater Teams (Old-School Flava)

“Over 1 billion served and counting!” That could easily have been the branding message shared by Mark Zuckerberg at a recent Q&A. Instead, he made news about his hiring practice. If he had to hire a direct report, it would be someone he would want to work for. That’s his one rule on building a Facebook team.

Almost sounds like the golden rule of ‘do unto others as you’d want done unto you.’ Zuckerberg took us to church without trying to take us to church. His point might relate to 1 rule, 3 roads for next-level dreams in business, sports and everyday living. It’s even how to ride the wave above and beyond March Madness.

As college basketball teams prep for the big dance, fans await some high-flying performances. Many pro players and regular jocks combine the desire of an athlete, skill of an artist and commitment like a Jehovah’s Witness. In getting to the final round it’s a battle of wills before wins and skills before thrills.

Zuckerberg’s not known to be hyper-religious, nor a gifted athlete. But he and most industry leaders travel 3 roads for achieving next-level dreams. It takes desire in having to ask or be asked. It takes skill from having to seek or be sought. It also takes commitment to keep knocking or be a knockout in the process.

Facebook has probably surpassed McDonalds as one of the world’s most widely known companies. Zuckerberg’s mission is to connect the world. That’s no small undertaking for him and his team. But with next-level breakthroughs the magic is somewhere between asking, seeking and knocking it out the box.

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Theme:–The Year of ‘Uppertunity’ – Get Lifted!”
With Higher Hopes, Bolder Dreams and Greater Teams (New-School Flava)

“Over 1 billion served and counting!” Could have been Zuckerberg’s message on branding. Taking Q&A on the Facebook Mystique. Meeting was packed corner to corner, geek to geek. To hire or not wasn’t a matter of score. Needs to be someone he’d work for. His one rule for building Facebook from the floor.

A kind of ‘golden rule’ ring to it. “Do to others as you’d,” said the prophet. Zuckerberg took us to church without trying. Wasn’t even about him inspiring. A point of 1 rule, 3 roads for next-level dreams. In biz, sports and money streams. Beyond fast-break of March Madness. And muscle-ache of game readiness.

As hoop teams prep for the big dance. Fans await the best high-flying performance. Desire, skill and commitment of many pros. With athletes, artists and regular joes. Getting to final round a battle of wills. As the wins come so too the showcase of skills. Not to mention a record-breaking series of thrills.

Zuckerberg not known to be religious or hyper. Nor as a gifted athlete much less pauper. He and most biz icons have travelled. Along 3 roads to next-level dreams unraveled. Takes desire to ask or be asked. Skill to seek or be sought. Commitment to knock or be a knockout. Can help to raise many an industry clout.

Facebook ahead of McDonalds in being widely known. That’s just how fast the company has grown. Connecting the world is Zuckerberg’s mission. That’s no small undertaking or team vision. Next-level breaks by being “cunning-ham” like a fox. Magic between asking, seeking and knocking it out the box.

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Tip: With next-level breaks the magic is somewhere between asking, seeking and being a knockout.
Talkback: Which sounds like Zuckerberg’s story: ask or be asked, seek or be sought, knock or be a knockout?
Groove-Tracks: Hozier – ‘Take me to church’ – http://youtu.be/Byeg1LMu5mM


Black Violin – ‘A Flat’ –   http://youtu.be/gEIVzWCRSg8

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Steve Harvey and Elizabeth Holmes Let Passion Seal the Deal on Running Things – #WUWECAST

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LOL TUBE – Got Funny?

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Theme:–The Year of ‘Uppertunity’ – Get Lifted!”
With Higher Hopes, Bolder Dreams and Greater Teams (Old-School Flava)

There’re a few things Steve Harvey loves doing and one is making people laugh. Long before he made it on daytime TV he developed his passion on the comedy circuit. For Elizabeth Holmes, she left college early to launch a biotech company. They let their passion seal the deal as they run things.

Harvey has expanded his career as a broadcast star. Holmes has become the youngest female billionaire by charting her course in healthcare. She is using her talents to revolutionize the blood-testing industry. Holmes believes a pin-prick of blood is enough to verify a patient’s symptom or a diseases’ conundrum.

They could probably tell stories of fears and failures. They might even have experienced setbacks and false-starts. But all that and more have been folded into their respective brands. Holmes is changing the game for how technology in healthcare can reduce costs and improve the diagnosis process.

She has partnered with Walgreens to bring her vision to blocks and towns. Her Wellness Centers are co-located in retail drug stores so that patients have greater access to medics. Harvey and Holmes point to times in their quest where at first it was about the dream but beyond that it’s really about the team.

These days Harvey is focused on boosting his TV ratings while Holmes is focused on healthcare savings. Their claim to fame is uniquely theirs but has a similar formula. They let their passion seal the deal as they run things. This started with talent that was turned-into a brand and then enlarged by a team.

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Theme:–The Year of ‘Uppertunity’ – Get Lifted!”
With Higher Hopes, Bolder Dreams and Greater Teams (New-School Flava)

Few things Steve Harvey loves doing. Making people laugh partly his calling. Long before being on daytime TV. Flexed his passion doing standup comedy. For Elizabeth Holmes things started back in college. Left before getting degree-stamp knowledge. Signing multi-year deal was their ultimate privilege.

Upped his career as broadcast star. She’s youngest female billionaire by far. Charting course in biotech field. Revolutionizing industry with talent she does wield. Believes pin-prick of blood is all it takes. To get tested for old-time sakes. Enough to check a patient’s symptom. And to verify disease conundrum.

Telling stories of common fears. Moving away from failures of past years. Might have had setbacks and false-starts. But now doing things from their hearts. Life wrapped-up in respective brands. That’s folded into cash-money grands. Changing the game for tech in healthcare. Lowering cost for how people fare.

Teaming with Walgreens to expand her vision. Partnering to serve blocks, barrios and town commission. Wellness Centers in retail drug store. More patient access to medics on the floor. Harvey and Holmes might say at first it was about the dream. But even beyond that it’s really about the team.

He’s focused these days on higher ratings. While she’s bent on heathcare savings. Claim to fame unique in their own right. Similar formula and upward flight. Letting passion seal the deal in their biz contacts. As well as in multi-year contracts. Started with talent becoming a brand. Enlarged by a team lending a hand.

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Tip: Good things happen when passion goes to work and talent comes to play on a dream-team.
Talkback: So who “runs things,” (men or women) and what would life be like with talent but no passion, or passion but no talent?
Groove-Tracks: Shania Twain – ‘Ka-Ching’ –

Aloe Blacc – ‘Wake Me Up’ –   

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