Happy New Year 2017 to Everyone!
Thank you for all the support, friendship, counsel & Love this past 12 months.
Happy New Year 2017!
A Blog of opinion, review, and comments by Ferruccio F. Susin
Thank you for all the support, friendship, counsel & Love this past 12 months.
Happy New Year 2017!
As an avid sports fan, the ESPN 30 for 30 films have been incredible documentaries to watch and learn about sports history. The initial concept was 30 filmmakers celebrating 30 years of ESPN, an all day sports television network, with an hour long documentary covering historical and impacting sports stories throughout the modern age. Themes range across various professional and amateur sports, as well as story lines that were inspiring, miraculous or unfortunate cautionary tales.
I've enjoyed watching these great documentaries and have found myself continuously checking if new episodes have been released. Several episodes particularly resonated with me because I vividly remember watching the featured sporting events or breaking headline news. Some episodes also gave greater insight into events that were not made public at the time and did shed light on what actually did happen.
Regardless of the sports teams & players you may follow, I recommend you check out ESPN 30 for 30 documentaries. They are truly well crafted and intriguing documentaries related to sports.
Just finished watching an episode of The Layover with Anthony Bourdain where he visits Seattle, Washington.
In the show, he visits various Seattle Washington locations for eating & drinking, including casual dining, greasy spoons, dive bars, as well as fine dining.
Along with showcasing food, what was also great in this episode was the geographical visuals of North, Central and South Seattle areas. These were highlighted by locals as well during the show.
Take a look and enjoy this perspective on Seattle from the The Layover with Anthony Bourdain in Seattle
Author Kathleen Elkins wrote an article today on BusinessInsider.com that underlined behaviours that restrict you from financial success. If you flip the coin to the other side, you can deduct what are the key behaviours to getting on the road to wealth.
Thought I would share the article with you. Enjoy!
Just back from 5 days in Las Vegas, my time off was great, which included many sessions in the Flamingo Hotel pool with 35+ degree heat.
On the Thursday however, I got a ticket to the NBA Summer League which was playing various games at the UNLV arena. It was such a great experience! I saw great rookie talent that had been recently drafted into the NBA, as well as high profile NBA brass like Phil Jackson and new Spurs coach Becky Hammon.
During one of the NBA Summer League games in the Cox Pavillion, a connected court to the large main arena, the Thomas & Mack Center, one could overhear conversations between player agents and coaches, especially foreign coaches looking for talent to bring to Europe. A recent article from ESPN.com humorously summed up my fun experience at the NBA Summer League.
Read the article "Watching the Americans: Summer League through the European Scouts" by Jason Conception.
It's been record temperatures for heat for the greater lower mainland, which has continued into a fabulous July 1st Canada Day, especially for the great outdoors.
Wanted to share a commercial I recently saw that had a movie reference which I enjoyed growing up! I'm sure it'll bring up some memories. Cheers to BWW for the fun commercial.
It makes sense that people would be happier knowing that they can take a couple days off around a special event without having to tip toe around their standardized days off in a year. This would logically create a happier workforce and ultimately result in greater results for one's company.
Here's the article from businessinsider.com Richard Branson is Right; Time is the New Money by Chuck Blakeman of Inc Magazine.
So much excitement is in the air for tomorrow's opening match with Brazil and Croatia.
Can Brazil handle the pressure of massive expectations? Can they win the World Cup as the host country? Can they play against the back drop of social & political tensions that have sparked since being awarded the World Cup? We will get a taste tomorrow as one of the favorites to win the World Cup will aim to get points in their first of three matches.
Italy and Spain, the teams reflecting my heritage, have drawn very difficult groups. Italy meets England, Uruguay and Costa Rica. Spain faces Netherlands, Chile & Australia. My heart hopes Prandelli has Italia ready to play the right players with the right tactics. If they can get out of the group stage, they could potentially escalate in later rounds.
Spain has a very tough group. If they don't get points against Netherlands, they would be hard pressed to get points with Chile, another strong South American team favored to do well. Spain has incredible talent that has dominated the World and European Cup over the past six years. Scoring will be the make or break element for Spain this World Cup. Will Torres & Villa be enough?
Other questions I'm intrigued to see unfold include can the USA perform strongly and get out of their group with Germany & Portugal? Can they underline how much the MLS has strengthened the American game? That would be a historic win for American soccer.
Another question for World Cup 2014 to answer is can Messi & Argentina meet the potential so many fans have about their epic talent? Hailed as the best player of this generation, will Messi perform as he has during the last several seasons with his club team FC Barcelona?
Lastly, will Cristiano Ronaldo impact the World Cup 2014 after having such a prolific year with his club Real Madrid? Will he be top goalscorer for the tournament? He was epic against Sweden in the World Cup qualifying round, with four goals in two games.
My favorite pick to surprise in this World Cup? It would be Bosnia Herzegovina.
Top matches in the first round of the World Cup I'm looking forward to watching?
Spain v Netherlands
Italy v England
Argentina v Bosnia
Brazil v Mexico
USA v Germany
Ultimately, we will begin to watch tomorrow as the World Cup kicks off and plays month long into July to hail the new 2014 Champions.
Recently saw a Youtube video on NFL player Richard Sherman describing how he succeeded in the 2013/14 season. This specific video interview with star cornerback Richard Sherman surprised me on his attention to detail, how he guards his intentions on field and how he gambles successfully to make big plays.
I would argue that the lessons he talks about his success on field also pertain to success in any profession. Concepts like details, risk & focus are all things we apply at work or personally in our everyday lives and can make us better.
Watch Youtube video Richard Sherman: Student of the Game.
CNBC recently interviewed Kevin Plank, the founder of Athletic Apparel Under Armour. This American sports company has had fantastic growth and brand recognition since it began its presence many years ago among pro athletes, specifically with their compression shirts.
Kevin Plank communicates confidence, determination, optimism & vitality. I believe this is a large factor in the expansion and success for Under Armour.
Watch the interview with Kevin Plank & Jim Cramer from this past Tuesday, April 29th 2014.
Wanted to share a great podcast episode from Dan Miller's 48 Days to the Work You Love Podcast.
Dan Miller has been producing a fantastic podcast every Friday which answers listener's emails about entrepreneurial ideas, career paths & passion in work.
Dan Miller's consistent message is one of following your passions & interests and having life & work feel undistinguishable.
As a highly educated Psychologist who found his career path unfulfilling, he went into selling cars with a friend, leading into a great adventure that brought him to his success today.
His own story is fascinating which he goes into detail in this recent episode about his life & career path. I found it inspiring and hope you do too.
Listen to Episode Yes, I do have an "education" from April 11th, 2014.
- Ferruccio F. Susin
On Sunday mornings, I've been tuning in while I make breakfast to Bloomberg TV Live through their online website. The two programs at that time are Sportfolio and C-Suite. The shows are at 9:30 am and 10:00 am PST. The programs are really great.
Sportfolio goes behind the athletic side of professional sports and investigates the economic side of pro sports franchises, leagues, players, as well as discusses hot contemporary topics & issues about pro sports. Recent episodes have spoken about the latest Fox television deal worth millions for the broadcasting of NCAA Basketball's Big East conference, as well as the current green movement teams are implementing to save money & increase bottom lines through recycling and alternative energy sources for lighting & electricity in stadiums.
There is also the program C-Suite that begins 30 minutes before Sportfolio that is quite good too. The host Jeffrey Hazlett interviews large corporations about making money & the bottom line. It is a very direct style of interviewing and a great exposes on large well known companies.
Check them out if you enjoy Sports Business and Practical Economic Introspective.
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Been reading Tim Ferriss' book 4 Hour Body recently, as well as viewing some of his video interviews on Youtube.
As an individual who thinks critically on all wisdom adopted in his life, he seems hungry to test everything and experience results, with a goal to finetuning them for efficiency and lifestyle.
Tim Ferriss is inspiring, as he is promoting a future perspective on how individuals can approach work, health and all other essential aspects of life.
Check out this presentation by Tim Ferriss at Chicago Idea Week from March 2013 Testing Assumptions.
Saturday May 4th 2013 held yet another anticipated Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder meeting in Omaha Nebraska.
This year, guest & market bear Douglas Kass was welcomed to ask pointed questions to the Berkshire Hathaway hosts Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, along with a jam packed auditorium of shareholders.
Buffett and Munger entertained questions about the Berkshire businesses, current state of the economy, American politics and many other inquiries.
Popularly known as the Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett is highly admired for his long term success as an investor.
To read some of Buffett's comments from yesterday's Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder meeting, visit the liveblog from Omaha by Dealbook.
Wishing all my Family & Friends Happy New Year 2013! Hoping 2013 will be a year full of excessive health, love, wealth, learning & travel.
Ferruccio F. Susin
Recently watched this youtube video of champion athlete George St.Pierre and thought I would post it. His insight was great into how he increased his ability to compete successfully by acquiring knowledge through diversifying his teachers & location.
Youtube video is titled "Canadian Superstar GSP Talks Training".
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Read a great article on an individual who (1) realized an ideal opportunity was presenting itself, (2) negotiated themselves into a potentially optimal position & (3) escalated aggresively into a favorable scenario.
Read the article from Mercenary Trader, via BusinessInsider.com Traders could Learn a Thing or Two from Legendary King of Blackjack
Dr. Brene Brown followed up & expanded on her initial TEDxHouston with this most recent TED Talk below.
Listened to the Dave Ramsey Show from Tuesday Feb 21st and thought I would share a great insight he mentioned in the show.
He talked about 25 minutes into the show about success not being a one breakthrough or one specific event. He argued it's an accumulation of successes over a long period of time. He went on to give examples and insight of how over night successes where really lifetimes of successes. He underlined success is everyday successes added up.
Listen to Dave Ramsey's insight on success as an accumulation over time on the Dave Ramsey Show from Feb 21st, 2012.
Good interview this morning from Reuters via CNBC.com. Investor Rich Arzaga views owning real estate as a rebate and not as a great investment.
Read article As Investment, Renting Beats Owning '100% of Time'.
Happy Valentine's Day!
What does scientific research have to say about true love?
Check out this interesting article reposted at BusinessInsider.com entitled...
Who knew Craigslist also has video content? Apparently yes, and episodes are created with craigslist themes. Not many videos but fresh and entertaining. Watched several recently with chuckles and wanted to share.
...and oh yeah, Happy New Year 2012! Set the year on fire baby.
With 2011 wrapping up in a couple days, here's a list from Under the Radar Magazine for best music albums for 2011 .