Monthly Archives: September 2007

OrangeSoda, Inc. Sponsors SMX Local & Mobile

In my SMX newsletter today I received an awesome surprise! Not only have I been anticipating attending an internet marketing industry convention like SMX Local & Mobile but we are actually sponsoring this one! Check out my Newsletter Screen shot image, oh yeah!

There we are sponsoring the first Local & Mobile internet marketing convention the World has ever seen! Some of the hottest and most successful companies are going to be there. My assignment is to mingle and meet as many of them as possible. Hopefully I can boost my profile to over 200! Course I’ll be using the Tim Sanders “Love Is the Killer App” approach to social networking and business development.

Marianne Williamson or Nelson Mandela?

“Our worst fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘who am I to be so brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?’ Actually, who are we not to be? You are a child of God: Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There is nothing enlightening about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us. It is not just in some of us, it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” This quote is cited as being written by Marianne Williamson by some, and by Nelson Mandela by others.


Keiretsu is a business term that defines a relationship between two businesses that is equally beneficial. This practice is often used between big businesses, such as corporations or manufacturers. This practice was developed in Japan after World War II. Banks encourage companies at the time to give each other deals on products and services to promote mutual success and, I am sure, improve the economy.

Michael Mann, the entrepreneur who bought for a newly acquired business, operates his entire investment fund after Keiretsu. He says that the purpose of this practice is to allow each small business that he has acquired to have reduced expenses.