Social Media A Fad?

Is Social Media a fad?  It is if you’re utterly foolish or senseless.
(This You Tube video is oversized so we can view/read it better)



Is Social Media ( socialnomics ) a fad?  Did you know an utterly foolish and senseless person is defined as an idiot?   Strong language?  No. Simply a fact.

Did you know that ignoring facts (say, global warming) doesn’t make them go away?

Happy Birthday Walt Disney World

Happy Birthday Walt Disney World.  Disney World opened to the public on October 1, 1971, nearly five years after Walt Disney died from cardiac arrest (brought on from the removal of his cancerous left lung on November 7, 1966).

Walt’s older brother Roy O. Disney, at 73 years old, and enjoying retirement, had a big decision after Walt died on December 15, 1966.

Sell or develop.

Disney had purchased 27,443 acres, or 43 square miles, of alligator, snake and mosquito infested swampland during the mid-1960’s.  It is said the purchase price averaged less than $200 an acre.

Bought it cheap, sell it cheap.  Or, build?  And build Roy did.

Thank you to Walt Disney, Roy O. Disney, and the entire Disney organization for making Walt Disney’s biggest dream come to life.

My Family has enjoyed hundreds of visits to Walt Disney World.  Our home is located just a few miles from Cinderella Castle. Every night we see and hear the Magic Kingdom fireworks.

It’s been a dream come true to live so close to the most Magical place on Planet Earth.

September Here We Come

Looking forward to September and a new monthly focus.

In honor of our son’s birthday, August’s focus was sharing how Walt Disney has made me a better Father and a better person overall. That’s right, Walt Disney influenced this big time.  Seriously.

A better father?

For real.  Walt Disney has literally changed my life.

Walt Disney enhanced the way I look at it, think about it, and most importantly, how I behave in it.

Walt Disney has influenced everything I do.  There is no corner of my life that hasn’t been touched by living next door to Walt Disney World Resort for 25 years.

C-ya real soon.  Like tomorrow morning.  Can’t wait, jungle jeff noel 🙂

Disney College Program?

Yes, Disney does indeed have a Disney College Program.

The link above is a great place to start.

Most of us can count a decent number of “life’s milestones”.

First job.  First paycheck.  First car.  First kiss.  High School Graduation.

I remember my first real paycheck in the Summer of 1975.  I was a stock boy and order puller, in an electrical parts warehouse – one that Commercial Contractors, General Contractors, and other businesses would use to buy electrical supplies at wholesale prices.

And I also remember the Winter of 1982. January 25, to be exact.

Landing in Orlando, from frosty, south central Pennsylvania, I was immediately enamoured with the palm trees and sunshine.

I hitch-hiked from the airport until I finally found Snow White Campground, near a town called Kissimmee, on Seven Dwarfs Lane.  It was behind the KOA Campground near 192 & 535.

For the next eight months, I was a college intern at The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.

Technically, I was also a fifth year college senior, because I changed my major and made a few “mistakes”.  It ultimately took nearly seven years for that four-year degree, but that’s another tale.  🙂

It was such a great experience to be a Jungle Cruise skipper at the Magic Kingdom.  I mean, how could it not be?  Straw hat, microphone, polyester costume, Disney smile….

Anyway, I digress.  “Oh look, a bird”.

A dream is a wish your heart makes.

Never let your memories be bigger than your dreams.

Here I am, all these years later, back in Central Florida, traveling the world, working as a catalyst for positive organizational change.

Carpe diem, jungle jeff 🙂

Live from New York, It’s….

…. not Saturday Night Live!  Used to watch that show while attending College, when John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, Gilda Radnor, Chevy Chase, Eddie Murphy, Bill Murray, and others were making a name for themselves.

I digress.

I’m visiting New York, and the hotel is just a few blocks from Niagara Falls.

I walked to the Falls late yesterday.  It was a crisp 60 degrees.  Spring buds on the trees and tulips a day or two away from blooming.

The renewal of, and long awaited, springtime.

And the relentless, timeless, and enormous flow of water.

It was humbling to stand in it’s presence.

Make it a great, springtime day of renewal. Because if you don’t, who will? If not today, then when?