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“Visibility” — A Powerful Lesson on DACA and The American Dream from @LeonKrauze

León Krauze from Univisión gave an impassioned keynote presentation at The Upfront Summit on the topic of “invisibility” of immigrant workers in our society. It moved people to tears, was widely Tweeted and several people asked me to share this video. Invisibility. The millions of immigrant workers who silently wash dishes in restaurants, are prep cooks, pick the agriculture that feeds us, build our houses, clean our houses, watch our kids and do our gardening are vilified as criminals by those currently in power to exploit the fears of working-class white, non-Hispanic, Americans. Invisibility. Our system works on under-the-table payments of below-market wages for jobs that our non-Hispanic citizens don’t want to do and in a country where people our unemployment rate is already so low that some economists are warning about inflation due to full employment. We know the immigrants are there. As a society we’re happy for the cheap labor and hard work yet they’re the first people vilified when a scapegoat is needed. Invisibility. As a Jewish person I know something about this scapegoating because it is the history of my people for 2,000+ years including the Pogroms in Eastern Europe that cause my family to escape using fake passports and wind up in South America (Colombia) in search of a better life. So the current race-baiting by this administration hits me directly on both fronts. It is not sufficient for well-meaning people in the administration to stand by and allow racism to emanate from the White House in the name of getting tax cuts or lower regulations. We have an obligation to speak up or eventually they will come for you. Or as León said in his speech embedded below: “Invisibility of the powerless leads to their suffering, prosecution and sometimes outcomes far more tragic The Holocaust [was] in part was due to the tragedy of evil left unspoken for far too long.” https://medium.com/media/a066c286b5fae375565c908ffb9aa99b/href I’m tired of hearing people on social media speak of “virtue signaling,” a term meant to silence well-meaning people from speaking the truth about injustices done to immigrants, African Americans, the LGBTQ community or speaking up on gender…

Why You Shouldn’t Underestimate Webinars as a Powerful Marketing Tool

Research keeps pointing its finger toward webinars as being the golden key to unlocking a treasure trove of paying customers. Sixty-two percent of established B2B marketers leverage webinars, and on… Read more » (c) Noobpreneur.com Powered by WPeMatico

Argon And Sage Pair Up For A Powerful Partnership

When Argon Business Solutions, launched 40 years ago, it looked very different from the company that exists today. Chairman Melvyn Lubega explains how the company changed direction and gained a valuable partner in the process. Powered by WPeMatico

Two Powerful Strategies to Live Better and Be More Productive

When I think about strategies for better living, I consider the rule of E: efficiency, effectiveness, and essentialism. Recently, I’ve been on a kick about cultivating deep focus. In the age of social media and modern technology, we’ve lost the ability to focus. Which is why I’ve made it my aim to be more mindful. “Mindfulness” is a hot topic these days, and while more and more people are reading about it, it’s popularity has paradoxically rendered it devoid of meaning. Tim Ferriss defines “mindfulness” as a present-state awareness that helps you to be non-reactive. That’s a good definition, so let’s go with it. Being non-reactive is essential for deep focus in a world in which we’re constantly beleaguered by inputs that distract us, sap our mental energy, and decrease our intellectual output. Speaking of focus and intellectual output, I’ve also been on a pretty big reading kick recently. A world class expert will work for 30 years to figure something out, completely devoting her entire life to one particular question — and you can get all of her knowledge on that subject in a 200 page book that can be read in a weekend. And all for $10-$15. Pretty good deal.   That is, of course, IF you can focus! Which brings us full circle back to mindfulness. If you want to read a lot, you have to cultivate “a present state awareness that helps you be non-reactive” so that you can actually pay attention to the lines on the page and not your iPhone.   I do not view reading as a leisure activity. It’s serious work—deep work crucial to the success of my business—and it takes effort. Recently, I’ve committed to two practices that have synergistically helped me focus more deeply (effective), read more efficiently, and be more mindful (essential). Short-Term Skill: How to 2x your reading speed   Here’s how you get a LOT of reading done very quickly. Buy the regular book (hardcover or paperback) and then get the unabridged audio version on Audible. Sit down, open the physical book and simultaneously crank the speed…

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