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Merry Christmas From The Greaves Household

It’s Christmas Eve and we are about to enter into a time of Blessing and Family, not everyone has this luxury. We can however, adopt those less fortunate and make this time of year a time warmth & love. I charge you to Bless someone this Christmas, someone you don’t know.

This year is somewhat sombre for me, I have struggled more this year than ever with missing my Father, he left us Dec 11th, 1998, Cancer took what life had left. Christmas was his favorite time of year, he would go overboard with decorating the house, and he made sure we had at least 5 or 6 presents for each of three kids. My Father always made sure those around him felt encouraged and watched over, he always helped someone, and he always made sure Christmas was special for everyone.

You’ve read it here many times, and if you’ve heard me speak, you know my war cry:

How Many People Are Better Off Because You Lived?

I pray this message finds you well and that 2010 will be a great year for you & your family.

So, from the Greaves Household, Merry Christmas & may 2011 Be The Best Year Yet!

One Of My Goals For 2011

One of my goals for 2011 is to give you the opportunity to tell me what you want to learn here, specifically on The Future of Business / The Open & Free Business Model. So, for the purposes of my work, I want to provide content that you actually want to read and learn from, I will do my very best to research and post what I find. Keep in mind I am also a business, so if some research has a cost attached, I will end up charging for that research in some fashion. It could be a white paper, a webinar or workshop, but know I will recover the cost at some point.

My primary focus is The Future of Business / The Open & Free Business Model, although they appear separate, they are also one and the same. What questions do you have, what is it that confuses you about it, what are you struggling with in your business, maybe this model can provide a solution? Maybe you don’t know, that’s OK, I am also available for hire to work with your business.

You will find I try to practice what I preach, I’m open and transparent as much as I can be, I also give you the opportunity to embarrass me, but I know you won’t. One of the practices in The Future of Business, is being open and available, transparent and above all, care about your constituency, your followers, your readers and customers. I have great trust in you the reader / consumer, I believe in helping those who ask, and even those who don’t.

For the purposes of disclosure, I spend a great deal of time studying the work of  many people, I read 200 – 300 articles a day and I still can’t keep up. Here is a short list, just to name a few, and I want you study them to:

1.) Gerd Leonhard – http://www.mediafuturist.com

2.) Glen Hiemstra – http://www.futurist.com

3.) Chris Brogan – http://www.chrisbrogan.com

4.) Olivier Blanchard – http://thebrandbuilder.wordpress.com

5.) Trey Pennington – http://www.treypennington.com

6.) Scott Stratten – http://www.un-marketing.com

7.) Louis Gray – http://www.louisgray.com

8.) Jeff Jarvis – http://www.buzzmachine.com

9.) Chris Anderson – http://www.thelongtail.com (Of Wired Magazine)

10.) Ross Dawson – http://rossdawson.com

So, Owengreaves.com has opened it’s doors for your input on what content or information you would like to aquire here, on the topic of: The Future of Business – The Open & Free Business Model

Feel free to send me an email with your request if you do not wish to leave a comment – E-Mail Me!