Shouldn’t Elected Officials SERVE Constituents?

Nearly every poll, indicates the public, regardless of their political affiliation, beliefs, or socio – economic status, has a somewhat negative perception, and opinion, of most of their political, elected officials. They witness, what appears to be a need for common sense, and actions taken, are totally, to the contrary! One would think, for example, the party with control of the Executive branch, as well as both houses of Congress, would be introducing solutions, which serves needs of their constituents, rather than focusing on politics – as – usual, which is why, there is such a negative perspective, in the first place! After months, for example, of introducing extremely unpopular legislation, regarding health care, rather than evaluating why, it still fails, and attributing blame, shouldn’t they see, how they might fix and tweak the existing law, and truly serving the needs of the nation, and voting public? This article will briefly review, using the mnemonic approach, what it means, and why. public officials, should SERVE constituents (and their needs), rather than playing party politics!

1. Stronger; sustainable system: The first consideration should, consistently, be, whether any changes, will focus on making the nation, stronger, and best serve, the interests of their constituents! Far too often, we witness, quick fixes, which politicians believe are popular, rather than conceiving of, creating, developing and executing the best plan/ approach, to achieve a quality, priorities – based, sustainable system!

2. Energize; emphasis; excellence: How will you achieve what needs to get done, if you fail to motivate and energize, those you are elected to represent and serve? Will your emphasis be, on needs, priorities, perceptions and goals, or politics – as – usual? Will you strive for excellence, or settle for good – enough?

3. Reality; relevant; rational; rationale: Why do so few politics, make the jump/ transformation, to true statesmen, after they are elected? Why do so many seem to avoid reality, rather than face the facts, and develop solutions, to obstacles, needs and challenges? We need individuals who are rational, quality thinkers, as well as willing to thoroughly, explain their rationale, not merely to their satisfaction, but to, that, of those they represent!

4. Views; vibrant, vital vision: Examine whether your representative appears to possess any original views and/ or ideas, or focuses, primarily on toeing the party – line! We should seek individuals with a vibrant, vital vision, focused on addressing needs, goals and priorities!

5. Empathy: How often do we witness, someone, willing to listen more, and speak less. Taking an in – depth view, trying to better understand and relate, and creating an approach to address these perceptions, etc, positions an individual, to possess the necessary, but rarely witnessed, empathy!

Demand your public officials SERVE those they represent, and not their personal political strategy! Why is this, so rare?…

STEEPLED Analysis Made Easy

It seems to be impossible to survive in a modern business without performing a deep analysis of company position in internal and external environment, strengths and weaknesses, a number of factors that are said to have either direct or indirect influence on business performance. It is impossible to run business with your eyes closed without being aware where you’ll be in the near future. Of course, it is impossible to envision all problems and challenges that business owners, shareholders and top managers may face. However, it is quite possible to evaluate company position and to present time and thus make forecasts as to possible problems that the company will face in future. Solving problems before they occurred is a part of strategic planning to which is impossible without performing thorough analysis. There are various analysis types that are used for different purposes. Some of them evaluate current performance in order to a few immediate goals while others work in the long term. In this article will talk about analysis that covers most important aspects and environments any company is operating in. STEEPLED analysis is an extended version of PEST and PESTEL analysis types that a quite popular throughout various industries. Now let’s analyze STEEPLED analysis and give a brief characteristic of its each element.

STEEPLED is abbreviation for Social, Technological, Education, Ethnic, Political, Legal, Economic and Demographic factors. As already said above, this is an extended modal of PEST and PESTEL analysis, and thus, it covers more factors, consequently offering top managers and business owners and more complete information. What do these factors mean?

Social factor is focused on following social trends and tendencies, as well as attitudes and contact patterns. Every business is an inseparable part of the society and thus it should function according to social rules and norms. Companies should take advantage of social trends to make profits. Technological factor perhaps requires no explanation. It is evident that in order to achieve success in any business and industry it is imperative to make an effective use of the latest technologies and innovation. The recent success of world famous IT companies is a vivid example. Education factor covers all training and coaching issues. It means that company personnel should be constantly developing and improving knowledge and skills. Company top managers and owners must understand that qualified and loyal personnel is the most valuable capital they have. Ethnic factors are extremely important in multinational societies. It also plays a great role in human resource management were discrimination must be avoided. As to political factor when she did meet that politics plays a great role in social live and influences economic performance of the country. That’s why it is imperative to keep track of political developments and events in order to forecast possible economic changes. Economic factor is probably the most important and substantial since every business operates in a certain economy. Weak economies do not offer great opportunities for business growth. Finally, demographics factor is to be properly evaluated …

What Is Bitcoin And How To Learn About It?

Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency which is owned by none. Government has no control over it. It uses peer to peer networking and cryptographic proofs to operate the system. The system is controlled and made fraud free by recording transactions in block chain, a public history record, once they are validated with a proof of work system.

The network began operating in 2009 and is a concept involving virtual currency which has no link to government regulated currency. The Bitcoin system has few advantages like:

• It is less expensive to operate and use this virtual money.

• It can be instantaneously transferred throughout the world and there will be no transaction fees. Moreover, you can use it and transfer it anonymously as well.

• Like other currencies, the quantity of this virtual money is fixed and no one has the right to create new Bitcoins. However, people can mine Bitcoins but there is a limit to it and mining Bitcoins is not at all cheap.

• Bitcoin is an independent currency; no organization has any control over it

• It is a democratic currency.

• It is the digital equivalent of something of value.

• As it uses a digital medium, it has the potential to become even more valuable than gold.

How to Learn About Bitcoin Conveniently

You can learn about Bitcoin from various sources on the internet. You can check blogs, magazines, articles etc. Internet is a very good source for a newbie to learn more about Bitcoin. Through blogs and forums, you’ll learn technical, economical and political issues related to the Bitcoin system. These mediums are rich source of information and you can learn everything about this virtual currency. Furthermore, even if you are already in the system and know quite a lot about how it works, you can stay updated on every news and issue about the new digital currency system. It’s also wise to get registered on related forums and start discussion with the experts. Post threads and ask whatever you are unclear about. Many forums also have blog section where experts post informative articles. This is the best learning source as you get benefited from other’s experience.

The digital system of Bitcoin currency seems complicated to those who know nothing about it and most people find the concept hard to grasp and trust. It will not take long before people start accepting and then adopting to this virtual currency system, which is more secure, open and independent.…