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30
Jul

#Survey Please complete @Callistecomm #BusinessPlan Development Survey I #Entrepreneurs #SMBs #Startups

Entrepreneurs SurveyDo you own and operate or did you once own a #business? We need your help. Please take 5 minutes to complete our @Callistecomm Business Plan Development Survey I (To take the survey visit bit.ly/bizplansurvey1). It’s the first of many such survey’s our company Callistecomm.com will post to our business and social media networks.

The survey aims to gather information from entrepreneurs and small business owners about how they view and value the importance of utilizing a comprehensive business plan.

The survey is sponsored by Simplestreamtech.com and gifts are provided to the participants. The survey is scheduled to close on August 6, 2015. Thank you in advance.

 

28
Jan

#Entrepreneur #Business @Calliste on The 10 Minute Meeting

New York, N.Y. – We all know the popular adage, “time is money” and for majority of people that is true. Especially true for consultants, accountants, lawyers and other service professionals time is a valuable commodity.

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“We conducted meetings every 25 minutes, two meetings an hour. Then we were introduced to the 20 minute meeting, three meetings an hour”, says Callistecomm founder and senior consultant Jerry Calliste Jr.

“So the thought crossed our minds. How about the 10 minute meeting, six meetings an hour? We can conduct 1 or 2 hours worth of meetings with contractors or partners and manage 6 to 12 projects”, says Calliste Jr.

Talk about efficiency. For Callistecomm that will leave approximately 37 to 38 hours of a 40 hour work week to manage and execute plans and achieve business goals. “As managing director I have an opportunity to cover more projects and further motivate my team leaders and save time”, says Calliste Jr.

In 2009 Mr. Calliste Jr. allowed Callistecomm to adopt the 40 hour, 4 day work week. Mr. Calliste Jr. through one of his joint ventures learned from a Scandinavian partner how Scandinavians balance work, family and personal time. Calliste Jr. recalls his European counterpart saying, “I am not going to work 60 to 80 hours and all weekend on our project like you Americans work. We believe Americans work to long.”

Calliste Jr. thought he had a point. Scandinavians are routinely voted efficient and having the best education systems when working an average of 35 hours a week and vacationing 2 months out of a year.

“Imagine if your business has 4 contractors applying the same practice to their meetings. Productivity should be through the roof”, says Calliste Jr.

Calliste Jr. and his team will not be the first company to explore the 10 minute meeting. It is a known fact that Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, while at Google held 10 minute meetings (Ref: Gallo, C. 2006. “How To Hold A Meeting Like Google”. Bloomberg Business. Web http://www.bloomberg.com/bw/stories/2006-09-26/how-to-run-a-meeting-like-google).

In 2014, Entrepreneur magazine published an article by Drake Baer (originally posted in Business Insider), titled, “11 Ways Top Execs Like Marissa Mayer and Jeff Bezos Run Meetings Effectively” (Web: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/240287).

Throughout 2016, Calliste Jr. and his team @Callistecomm (TW) will measure the outcome of holding 10 minute meetings. Expect a follow up to this post later in the year.

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Jerry Calliste Jr.

Calliste Jr. is a serial entrepreneur and energetic team leader, C-suite executive, and management consultant. For 32+ years he recruited successful teams, developed and partnered music company’s and sold an est. 5.0MM units, generating an estimated $25MM in global sales and through events management grew sales at  venues by 350%. His peers say he’s “an authority on music marketing, licensing, and independent talent development” and “…a natural at identifying new trends and opportunities related to start ups and strategic business.” He received two separate RIAA Gold awards for 500,000 units sold on popular releases.

Calliste Jr. studied dual majors BSc. in Information Technology & BSc. in Management Information Sciences at The Ross School of Management and Leadership at Franklin University. He’s fluent in English, speaks moderate Spanish and French, and is learning Mandarin Chinese and Arabic.

Since 2006 – present he volunteers as an Opinions Leaders Panelist on the Economist’s Economist Intelligence Unit (E.I.U.).

2009 – present he is the founder and Chairman, CEO and President of Simplestream.co and Simplestream Technologies.

In ’08 Calliste Jr. invited by a prominent New York City attorney, participated as volunteer on finance committee for then Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Primary for President.

In ’07 – ’10, served as Special Advisor at not-for-profit Stargazer.org.

In ’05 he’s founder and Managing Director at Callistecomm.

In ’04 He created curriculum for 2 online based internship programs, Public Relations Assistant and Marketing Assistant positions. Students received credit towards their majors for 12 accredited universities The Ohio State University, Ohio University, Capital University, University of Miami (FL) and additional institutions, spending over 4,500 hours supervising 30+ interns.

In ’01 – present he founded and serves as Chairman & CEO, Bassmint Music Inc.

In ‘00 he promoted an impromptu V.I.P. birthday bash for then The Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson an event with Columbus Monthly, Charles Penzone, Guess?, FTV.com.

7
Jan

#tech #lg #thintv Want a paper-thin OLED TV that sticks on the wall with magnets? LG’s got it | Digital Trends

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According to Ryan Waniata 2015, “There are a lot of reasons OLED displays are revered by video experts as the superior display technology over LEDs, and even plasmas. But one of the most intriguing design traits of OLED tech is the ability to create ultra-thin, malleable displays. LG Display showed off the scintillating possibilities of the technology last year with a rollable 22-inch OLED display. Now, as reported by Yonhap News, the company has unveiled a detachable 55-inch display that you can literally stick to a wall using nothing more than a magnet.”

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22
Jul

#Malawi #Africa Roger Federer visits children for his foundation in Malawi | BBC News

Good job. Roger. Kudos.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-33620003

19
Jul
HBO series "Ballers"

.@Calliste’s Music Licensed on HBO’s “Ballers” featuring @TheRock

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Tune in to HBO’s hot new series featuring @TheRock on “Ballers” tonight. Added bonus “Ballers” features my old school Electro HipHop classic “Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)” by Hashim or as most DJs named it “Its Time”. I’m not sure at what point of the show. So I’ll be watching too. The Official Hashim > www.theofficialhashim.com

16
Jul

#EidMubarak Your Source For Halal Foods Information | Muslim Consumer Group

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Halal assuredAlhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah. What a great discovery. Ever wonder what’s in your food? Is your food certified Halal or Kosher? The Muslim Consumer Group researched, in some cases tests and uncovers ingredients, foods, fast food chains, healthcare and beauty products and more to inform us of what’s Halal and some times Kosher certified. Basically what’s safe for Muslim’s to eat without violating Islamic law. Majority of the research pertains to foods and company products in the United States of America and Canada. Visit Muslim Consumer Group Read more > Your Source for Halal Foods Information | Muslim Consumer Group. I am independently providing this information to you for you to use at your discretion. All my rights remain reserved.

15
Jul

I am on IG @Officialcalliste | Jerrycallistejr.com

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Join me on Instagram (IG) http://bit.ly/callisteIG. I primarily post my event, travel and other life related photos to Instagram @Officialcalliste.

19
Jun

Must Read: Tutu: The Slow Genocide of the Rohingya (People) | Newsweek

#ramadanmubarak #rohingya #rohingyamuslims #tutu #islam #muslims #myanmar

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Rohingya migrants who arrived in Indonesia last week by boat walk back after collecting breakfast at a temporary shelter near Langsa on Wednesday. DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS

According to the Honorable Archbishop Desmond Tutu 2015, “The credit that is due to the government of Myanmar for reforms undertaken over the past couple of years does not blind us to the ongoing disavowal and repression of its ethnic minorities, the Rohingya population in particular.

A country that is not at peace with itself, that fails to acknowledge and protect the dignity and worth of all its people, is not a free country. Freedom is indivisible. All must be invited. All, a part.

The Rohingya people were not consulted when the British drew the Burmese border on the map. With those strokes of a pen, they became a borderland people; people whose ancestral land traverses political boundaries.”

Read more > Tutu: The Slow Genocide Against the Rohingya (People) | Newsweek

7
Dec

CFP: Ohio State in Final. OSU Bumps TCU From CFP #cfp #ohiostate

#ohiostate #osu #cfp #collegefootballplayoff

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According to ESPN 2014, “Ohio State will join Alabama, Oregon and Florida State in the inaugural College Football Playoff.  The No. 1 Crimson Tide will face the No. 4 Buckeyes in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, and the second-seeded Ducks will face the third-seeded Seminoles in the Rose Bowl presented by Northwestern Mutual, both on New Year’s DayThe 12-member selection committee bumped TCU from the top four in favor of the Buckeyes, who defeated Wisconsin 59-0 in the Big Ten championship game on Saturday.

The Horned Frogs, ranked No. 3 in the previous rankings, dropped to No. 6, behind Florida State, Ohio State and Big 12 rival Baylor. Without Baylor and TCU in the College Football Playoff, the Big 12 loses out on $6 million for having one team in the playoff field.

Alabama and Oregon remained No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. Florida State, which defeated Georgia Tech in the ACC championship game on Saturday, moved up one spot to No. 3.

The semifinal winners will meet in the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented By AT&T on Jan. 12.” Read more > http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/11992914/college-football-playoff-alabama-crimson-tide-oregon-ducks-florida-state-seminoles-ohio-state-buckeyes-inaugural-playoff

 

 

 

 

26
Nov

It’s Simple: #BoycottBlackFriday Spending| @CALLISTE

#itsbiggerthanyou @Errolcnn @DonLemon @BrookeBCNN @Sara__Firth @howardkoplowitz #barackobama #ferguson #politics #law #justfeelit

 

BND-inverseAccording to @CALLISTE 2014, “In the wake of the continued killing of unarmed youths in America I encourage all my associates, friends and family to #BoycottBlackFriday Thanksgiving holiday spending. We can do it. Plus it sends a very strong message to the establishment. Friday Nov 28 through Monday December 1 try to withdraw from the spending sprees. Support your local mom and pop businesses in your neighborhood. They will appreciate you more.

Years ago, in 1989 a friend and I were passing through Washington Square Park near New York University (NYU). There was a large rowdy crowd arguing about racism. We decided to stop and take in the debate.  A young black man dressed Rasta style “could-be” an NYU student, argued about racial issues in America with a young white “could-be” NYU student. They went back and forth. I finally stepped in and said, “It’s not about white or black. The establishment loves to watch us bicker, fight and kill each other. It’s about green. Dollars and cents. Wealth. How much money you earn and how you distribute it.” The story goes on a little further but you get the purpose of it.

In my observation and experience, capitalism fulls democracy and democracy supposedly spawns freedom. But are we truly free? I think not. In my opinion the minimum wage is a somewhat respectable form of slavery. A new economic slavery. “Go to college, get your degree and you will get a good job.” Really? Where are those good jobs? I read over and over again how college graduates can not find jobs. Well let’s debate this topic. Join in. I would love to read your comments.”

Read Howard Koplowitz IB Times article > Black Friday Boycott: ‘No Jutice, No Profits,’ African-Americans Say After no Indictment For Darren Wilson” http://www.ibtimes.com/black-friday-boycott-no-justice-no-profits-african-americans-say-after-no-indictment-1729296