Realities of Political Defeat in an Election

Having that experience working with political figures way back then as a young emerging entrepreneur gives me a very strong perspective of how politics is where ever in the a free world.

The main difference nowadays as I ran through this high school girls coming from a walk out protest was today’s mobile technology and social media. As I listen on these girls they were steaming through the ABC and NBC news feeds looking at their friends and re-confirming why they had to walked out of school today and joined this all over the SF Bay Area protest

I’ve seen both sides of so called electoral systems both in the free world USA as well as corrupt countries if the third world where manipulation goes hand in hand with money and intimidation 

Pre Election and through out a presidential campaign both sides launch their platforms their ads their efforts and their teams or back then foot soldiers and today through social media’s syndication which also played a big role for the election of outgoing President Barack Obama

There were so many underlying factors nowadays against Hillary that the social media syndications gave a lot of confusing outcomes though the fact of winning the popular vote.

I do know the fact the defeated Vice Presidential candidates still has a future to learn as I’ve seen several who in time became President. The reality is that as history writes a defeated Presidential candidate most of the time graduates from the political scene. 

In the case of Hillary as she goes this path       History will write her very long service and hopefully in time give her own statute not just as the first woman candidate but one who had triumph on the past political positions she had

Past women political figures like Margaret Thatcher, Indira Gandhi, Corazon Aquino are just some who also went through the path as what Hillary stated in her concession “fight for what is right”

The healing from defeat takes a long time to process yet it is reality. Going through the Facebook feeds on signing a petition for the electors in Dec. 19 is good way to voice however as I’ve seen it through years when an elected President is elected, it is done

However, we never know if somehow this miracle turns around the results again is will be history

For now what we should do is unite in the process and make sure what’s helping us doesn’t get undone and that no new proclamation goes through destroying the dream of what America is about.

San Francisco Pride on Orlando

Watching this morning Gay Pride Parade that started at the Embarcadero in San Francisco towards the Civic Center City Hall festivities, from the floats, booths and the atmosphere although merry but deeply focusing for the awakening needs that a few weeks ago caused the Orlando Florida tragedy.

As SF Pride celebrated it also express its love in the victims of the tragedy having their names and pictures on the parade contingent.

This year as always has the Bay Area political crowd in the names of Edwin Lee, Nancy Pelosi, Mark Leno, Kamala Harris and the rest. Hillary for President contingent was welcomed and applauded in the predominantly democratic San Fran.

From Virgin America. Kaiser Permanente and the tons of community and non profit organizations in the LGBTQ and Hiv care services sing, dance and celebrated another year if same sex marriage, equality and human rights in the United States.

A few days ago the big question was how SF Pride 2016 will remember the Orlando tragedy as there was really no official word being still fresh in memory and the news media.

As America prepares for its presidential elections this November when the Uk just elected to get out of the European Union. It’s Prime Minister resigning in the midst  of another stock market shake up, one can just remember the ideals embodied in this festivities while looking at the issues needed to be prioritized when Barack Obama officially steps down in January 2017.

Hence our own vision initiatives of mentoring and affordability even to limited earners. Although with this focus comes the premise that which online independent bookseller can compete with the mighty Amazon drop shippers who sell books lower than what we buy it from the publishers.

Well yes it’s free enterprise especially when some these mighty ones are not even from here but the United Kingdom.

I guess I should then continue to read my chosen bestseller today, “Before the Fall”

Affordable Books by Adle

Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education

Listening through Shaun Harper keynote at the Hilton San Francisco on the 29th Annual Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education opens various topics on Muticulturalism and beyond. As a recognized educator like Shaun, he touches on a lot of issues towards student success and struggles. Various session topics touch on different marginalized communities, international students even touching on Obama’s Dream Act on Immigration.

It’s also good to note on the abundance of  research grants still out there

From activism, discrimination into becoming especially sensitive faculty to student needs reflects on the issues that might need to be addressed by the next incoming US President


The Future of Online Independent Businesses

From the Independent Business Org’s reviews and surveys for 2015 it looks like the future is very promising yet as any small independent business lies the challenges.

With the recent numbers of low unemployment paving the way for hiring comes still the lack of funding to sustain operations. Coupled with that is the tough competition online specifically on online book selling where the big online giants eats you up alive by selling lower than what publishers or distributors sell new books for example.

Sometimes, one may wonder how can they do that but the word “BIG” comes with the saying meaning they have the promotional expense funding to utilize so who cares. What’s really funny is with the so called giants comes the big consignors also dropping down prices favoring the atmosphere and if they can sell even new books for $0.01 they will.

I recently had a town hall discussion on our small shop and I raised the question as any independent bookseller would. “If your shopping online e.g. books and your browsing on description and price what do you normally look for and what’s important?”

The brave souls then responded, “We’ve even consider buying acceptable book conditions as long as they are the cheapest price in there” So as gracious as I want to feel, what can I say as for all these years our “Affordable” wasn’t cheap as cheap but “quality” comes with it.

So my take on this as we prepare for Book Expo America through the American Booksellers Association initiatives on May 2016 at McCormick Place in Chicago is it’s time to re-express what book selling and book lovers is about. Quality, experience, joy and great service should still be jointly capitulated on our initiatives and expressions and continue to educate the retail and online consumer what it’s all about.

After all 3 out of 10 online cheapest price sales comes with either the return or negative feedback and guess what? Today even feedback are no longer are deterrent as the culprits invade the cheapest price market on book selling.

Affordable High Quality Driven Value

As 2015 comes to an end, we welcome 2016 with new hopes as we look forward to change in Pennsylvania Avenue.

2008 started Barack Obama ‘ s presidency challenge by a recession and ending it with a better climate a year before stepping down.

For Affordable Books On line we started creating the value driven niche of affordability even available to limited income earners.

As 2016 comes to the picture we are indeed happy on the milestone we had achieve as we continue to duplicate our online presence with more value driven products.

Alex & Co.

Mobile Apps and Wireless Devices

With the onset of Apps one’s daily existence nowadays is seamless and productive.  Everyday I need an app to exist for work, shopping, time management and social media.

I wake up open my email app on my phone as prior to that my alarm clock is the sound of these email notifications. After getting a quick overview of the emails, time to open my Facebook app that is so again if the messenger notification was not part of the alarm sound.

After a brief time grooming and heating breakfast I then proceed to sync the iPhone and IPad to see if any new

information is on my work app. Proceed to open my work app to review the day and routes..

When I’m ready to head out and by the time I get to the car my Google maps appears so I can navigate where to go.

Hence as a small business owner my website app also plays when someone just used my sites shopping cart s o I can remotely link inventory and later on prepare to ship items.

I can simple say from the time we started our life has changed to be more productive and way ahead as any other online storefront.