I just finished Shelly Palmer’s tribute to David Stern, Commissioner of the National Basketball Association from 1984 to 2014.
I am totally choked up. I had to share it. I didn’t know David Stern, but there was something about him that always intrigued me.
Palmer is an advertising, marketing, technology and business consultant.
THINK ABOUT THIS
THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2020
“My friend David Stern passed away yesterday. He was brilliant, insatiably curious, super fun to bang ideas around with, and one of the kindest people I have ever known.
“I met David right after he left the NBA. He was starting to invest in tech companies, and he was seeking advice. At the end of our first meeting, he handed me his business card. It said, “David Stern, Intern.” We laughed about it, but he was serious about his commitment to lifelong learning. Not surprisingly, I learned far more from David than he ever learned from me.
“When David heard that I was planning to do a new podcast with my friend Ross Martin, he was the very first person to reach out — not only to congratulate me, but to tell me he wanted to be the first guest we recorded. He said (in a classic David way), “You may not use it, but trust me, you need the practice.” He was the first guest we recorded and he was right (of course) — we definitely needed the practice.
“The episode is about second acts, and David talked about what he had been doing post-NBA and all about his plans for the future. He was so optimistic and full of life, so joyous and seemingly unstoppable. It is hard to describe how much I will miss him.
“David lived an extraordinary life, but somehow found time to share his experience and wisdom with so many. My heart goes out to his family and friends. May his name be for a blessing.” — Shelly Palmer
It’swonderful to see a man get emotionalaboutliving and losing. — Lois Whitman -Hess
I feel it’s my duty to make sure you know what “TikTok” is. It’s the biggest rage among social media users. You don’t want to tell others you are not in the know. It’s like saying you don’t know who Mr. Rogers is.
“TikTok” is a social media video app for creating and sharing short lip-sync, comedy, and talent videos.
Top 10 Countries with the Largest TikTok Database
• India – 119.3 million users.
• USA – 39.6 million users.
• Turkey – 28.4 million users.
• Russia – 24.3 million users.
• Mexico – 19.7 million users.
• Brazil – 18.4 million users.
• Pakistan – 11.8 million users.
• Saudi Arabia – 9.7 million users.
“TikTok” was created by ByteDance, a Chinese software company. Many people in the United States are very concerned that the Chinese are spying on us because of the information they are collecting from U.S. users.
Shelly Palmer, an advertising, marketing and technology consultant, recently wrote an article about “TikTok” that explains why the app is insanely popular and details the security issues. Palmer warns that TikTok is wildly addictive.
“No matter your age, your stage, how jaded you are… resistance is futile. You will become addicted to ‘TikTok’ within minutes. Then, the app will begin its symbiotic relationship with your brain, and then… it’s over. You will become a full-fledged ‘TikTok’ addict and, as far as I know, there is no cure.”
The Presidential Election: Does Hacked Equal Rigged? Shelly Palmer, a popular tech writer and TV personality, provides Americans with his report on the possibility that this election could be rigged.
He said, “Anything that can be hacked will be hacked. Electronic voting machines are no exception. Which raises the question, “Could you hack enough electronic voting machines to influence (rig) the outcome of the upcoming presidential election?”
I am finally soaking in Twitter for all its worth. I talked about this a few weeks ago but I am really seeing the benefits now. All I have to do is open my Twitter account and start reading.
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