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Inside this Issue:

  1. "Happy About Knowing What to Expect in 2008"
  2. "Are We Ready for a Female or African-American President?"
  3. "Executive Thoughts on Global Warming"

Subject: Jan-Feb 2008 eZine: 2008 Trends Books

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Why Read "Happy About Knowing
What to Expect in 2008:
Getting a Handle on the Year Ahead

Because Levy's accuracy is better than your average prognosticators:

Predictability in Previous Years

  • 2007: 85% accurate
  • 2006: 85% accurate
  • 2005: 85% accurate
  • 2004: 80% accurate
  • 2003: 75% accurate
  • 2002: 40% accurate
  • 2001: 95% accurate
  • 2000: 70% accurate
  • 1999: 70% accurate
  • 1998: 65% accurate
Need we say more?

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Book: Happy About Knowing What to Expect in 2008: Getting a Handle on the Year Ahead

Wouldn't it be great to have a good handle on what will happen this year to make sure you could plan around it? "Happy About Knowing What to Expect in 2008: Getting a Handle on the Year Ahead" provides a series of answers. For 2008, we have contributions from 50 executives with a number of interesting predictions.

Mitchell Levy has been making extremely accurate predictions since 1998. Read about his previous predictions to see how much credibility you'll give to this year's trends. It's a fun and entertaining read. You will be glad you spent the time and will be happy with you're new perspective.


Why Read "Book: Are We Ready for a Female or African-American President?: Over 40 Executive Yes, Maybe and No Viewpoints!"

Extract from the Foreword by Michael Fitzgerald Iowa State Treasurer

In their book "Are We Ready for a Female or African-American President", Mitchell Levy and Jitendra Mudhol offer viewpoints from many different people on the subject that is now much closer to becoming a reality than a mere supposition. In my opinion, the country wants to feel good about their decision to move America forward on the path to change by electing a minority candidate. The options available to the democratic party in 2008 represent credible alternatives to the status quo. America has always prided herself on representing the people through representative government and I believe the people of the United States are not only ready for a female or African American president, but eager for one. Read this book to hear the opinion of a number of successful business people who've expressed their view on what's going to happen in the months to come.

"The U.S. is ready emotionally ready for both a Female or African-American President, especially if they are tough on global terrorism."
Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global

"Yes, the U.S. is ready for an African-American or female President. Since the President represents the people, a female President would certainly match the gender distribution in the US. As for an African-American, the candidate must resonate so much with the popular will that the color of the skin will play no significant role."
Jean Paul Jacob, IBM Research Emeritus and Visiting Scholar at U.C. Berkeley

"I think America could accept a female President, they have seen Mrs. Thatcher here and admire her, as well as Hollywood conditioning the public for a female president. However I think a black President might be a step too far this time around."
Lee Slaughter, Director, LWS Communications Limited

I think it more likely that the country is ready for a female president then an African-American President.”
Mark Rabkin, CEO, Closet Factory of Silicon Valley


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Book: Are we Ready for a Female and/or African American President?

Is the US ready for a female or African American President? The primary election of 2008 presents the country with the unique opportunity to elect either a female or an African American to the highest office in the land. The notion of a major party having two of their leading candidates being female or African American really leaves open the possibility. Is the country ready? This book collects the thoughts of many of today’s thought leaders when they answer that question. The responses are thought provoking. This question is no longer a philosophical one.


Why Read "Executive Thoughts on Global Warming: Over 40 Views on What to do!"

"It is real, it is here, and there is not a lot we can do about it other than trying to save energy, make more efficient use of it, and try to convince India and China to cap their energy consumption. Build more nuclear reactors, but that is politically not opportune."
Axel Kloth, CTO, Parimics

"Global warming is real and with the expansion of industry in China and the rest of Asia we will really push the healthy limits of the world in the next five years."
Dennis, Former CEO, Okidata Corporation

"This is a real danger – there is no body of hard scientific fact to contradict the concerns coming from the climate scientists. Can we afford to ignore and risk the planet for future generations?"
Rohit Talwar, CEO, Fast Future


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Book: Happy About Knowing What to Expect in 2008: Getting a Handle on the Year Ahead

Global Warming use to be an interesting academic discussion that was only talked about amongst the environmental activists. That is no longer the case. The topic of Global Warming is a household discussion. The impact of this phenomenon is far reaching. It impacts our business, our domestic politics and international relations. Global Warming will have an impact in every area of our lives. This book collects the opinions of today’s thought leaders on the subject. How will this phenomenon affect you and your business? Read what the experts have to say..




About the Authors

Mitchell Levy
Mitchell Levy is Director of the innovative Silicon Valley Executive Business Program and the Chairman and partner of CEOnetworking. Mr. Levy is also President and CEO of ECnow.com, a Management Consulting firm helping company's grow with strategic consulting and targeted business education, author of the books E-Volve-or-Die.com, Happy About Outsourcing, and Happy About Knowing What to Expect in 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008 creator of the Value Framework®, and on the board of directors of Rainmaker Systems (NASDAQ: RMKR). He is the former Chair of comdex.biz at Comdex Fall and was at Sun Microsystems for 9 years, during the last four of which he managed the e-commerce component of Sun's $3.5 billion supply chain. He is a popular speaker, lecturing on business and management issues throughout the U.S. and around the world.

Jitendra S. Mudhol

Jitendra S. Mudhol is the Co-Executive Editor of the Happy About Entrepreneurship and Telecom series. He is an Entrepreneur and a Consultant, having worked in different countries and cultures for over fifteen years. He co-founded Infonics Software (sold later) and is now involved with two Silicon Valley startups in stealth mode. He advises companies (including Siemens, IBM, Toshiba and Fujitsu) in the area of embedded software systems.

Fascinated by innovation and creativity, he is working with Professor Michael Ray of Stanford University on “Creativity in Business” workshops. Into yoga and meditation, he believes in holistic and continuous self-improvement towards a higher goal. He has previously published with IEEE Software and other publications.

I hope you enjoy these books.

Best regards,

Mitchell Levy, Publisher & CEO, Happy About
Chief Strategy Office, The Value Framework Institute
publisher @ happyabout.info, 408-257-3000


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