Work the Project
Delve deep into future thought of what each person on your team will accomplish and just where they will be positioned as they mature in your business. Not everything is cut and dried, it surely isn’t showing up in your current scheme of things being adapted and relinquished to others. It needs to be pushed, prodded, and pursued to make it work. If Entrepreneurship was easy then there would not be anyone able to work for you, you would all have to go it alone.
Currently pursuing the needs of the Algae Project from looking at every possible nook and cranny. Not just what the people need to work the project into reality but the needs of the algae too. Then there is the needs of the clients, customers, partnerships and affiliations relying on input and so on. Its daunting the tasks I put myself through but, it has to be done!
Lots of thought
So many different directions and they are all very good ideas, but you can only do one direction at a time. Instead of jumping into something I am going to look at all the angles before I take the plunge. Just like designing the best Photo-Bioreactor, it didn’t come to me in 10 seconds and I built in the next 20 seconds. It took a great while to work out all the bugs.
Algae growing from a small sized operation to produce a product then sell the product for an income. Costs out have to be less then costs in, in order to make a profit. No one wants a losing proposition, they all want to make money. That is exactly the direction we are driving for, lots of income!
Will the demonstration model be too small to achieve a profit and just when will the effort average out? That’s a pretty hard question to ask and reply too when you just can’t put your fingers on the essence of reality. Make a list of everything you will need. Estimate how much time you will need to develop enough product that you can have someone else convert it to the end product that will pay you a revenue. I got my work cut out for me but, then again when haven’t I stepped into the cross hairs of confrontations and won them because in the end its who can do it better, faster, and more efficient that makes the better contender.
Still there are questions to ponder that I can’t answer - Thank you Linkedin.com for providing me with a search criteria I can ask questions to people on my connections list. They are doing a swell job at replying with reasonable answers. And some of those answers are far and wide making this planet seem ever so small.
Still Pondering thought
Thinking from within another realm
Out of my context and into some one else’s realm of industry I peaked this morning. I could not contain my thoughts as I found myself driving the wrong way down a street, thank god no one complained to my actions so far.
I am starting to think I have Ben Franklin Syndrome as I call it, I see a usefulness for a product being used in an industry that is not too far off from my intentions but far enough the inventor doesn’t see it, And this syndrome as I call it seems to be embarking on reworking the way we use products in everyday situations relating to energy manipulation. Most of you who know me understand I deal in the energy industry as I have a small company named aptly MARG Energy. MARG stands for Multiple Asset Re-Generation. What that means and yes it boggles most peoples mind is the energy you use in everyday life is more useful then the single use you display in your actions. For every input of fuel sourced somewhere a secondary or third usefulness can be accommodated. Confused yet? Most are when I speak in these terms.
Lets take a look at wasteful practices that I see in just heating ones home. Lets say you heat your home with Oil using a furnace to heat hot water which the heated water then runs through an array of piping that circulates the house in and out of radiators. The water is heated inside the furnace and the furnace has a vent pipe to allow the exhaust to exit the home up the chimney and out into the air we breath. The furnace only runs in short cycles and will only heat water until it reaches a desired temperature then it shuts off. But while this combustion cycle occurs heat exits the furnace and is semi-trapped at the flue gate of the exhaust tube before it flows up the chimney. This trapped heat/flue gas is hot, very HOT. So hot that it still retains more then 90% of the temperature of the combustion chamber. So why are we not using that spent heat ? That is a really good question? With the spent heat still hot we could capture it via a coiled apparatus to warm water and store this excess water someplace to reuse the heat once the thermostat would say it needs to rewarm the home or! We could generate some electricity and store it or send it back to the power grid and charge them a fee capturing some of your spent value of oil paid for.
Back to being out of context and into some one else’s realm is a unique practice of mine. How to explore a realm that is not your specialty and expand on useful practices has become a hobby of sorts. I was never expecting to be able to see these nuances I just have a nitch in life I would like to explore and maybe get paid for some day!
Puzzles and sub-assembly required
Why do some of us feel that observing a picture on a cardboard backed arrangement of cutouts is such a joy to disassemble then reassemble? Because we can is the answer. Puzzles are an intricate part of my life I love to put them together or figure out the equation like a math problem. Rubics cube when it first came out was a puzzle you could hold in your hand. A Trigonometry jigsaw puzzle, Yes I owned several since I would work at the speed of returning all six sides to the same color as quickly as possible.
In today’s society I find puzzles as a relaxing distraction as I sit by a large pain window and search out the nature that lurks just outside as I sit assembling my hobby. Although not always a distraction but a new way with out traveling to see new scenery. Yes that scenery is what drives my Innovation. You see by distracting my mind I can actually re-focus my thoughts on problems I need solving. Whether the problem is for my own projects or for someone else’s, I find solace in visualizing new objects or manifestations with puzzle pieces. That may seem odd but no one can afford to drive for hundreds of miles to get some stimulus and convert that stimulus into productive outcomes anymore with the price of gas so high.
My Main project is what I need to focus on lately as new advances in technology are always better if incorporation of these types can happen early on in development. Why wait for when everyone is using something to install these new fangled items into the working system. When looking at my system and how it works I have been recently and for the last 3 years or so looking at ways to manufacture this product with the least amount of everything. But, I want to get the most out of the product as possible. relating to a puzzle I disassemble the product visually or with a friend and his cadcam sessions. Drawing and then discussing materials sciences to understand how many time a person has to touch something or handle something to touch the product relates to costs in production increasing. These increases make me concerned so with insight into the outcome of the Product and its ability to function as needed we have turned to less materials, less labor intensive handling of the product, and lots of common sense. We think we have it licked, all the down falls, and redundancy can get overwhelming. Lately the equation is looking better and better on the forecasts of using the product may actually perform better with this new design that focuses on manufacturing capability rather then a redundant array assembled congruently.
Puzzles are my hobby like the rubics cube I reached a speed of 55 seconds to finish the cube to six solid sides on average 10 times in a row. Now with picture puzzles and putting together 300 pieces I have completed two in under 2 1/2 hours. The 500 piece puzzles are still in the six hour range, but that is not bad considering how many pieces I am touching each minute. I like the challenge, and I like to razzle dazzle a small audience as I place piece after piece in sequence to classical music playing in the background.
Startup too quick and you can stumble a lot
Well my approach to finding a place to work from worked I excited the owner of the property so much he wants in, now about that in position~! Just how much, when, and from whom is the question. We are all confused here. He can’t quite understand my position and I can’t quite comprehend his. I think I need to start over. Stop smell the roses and explain my situation one more time.
Suddenly the word has gone quiet, there is no more rush or hurriedness (is that even a word). Like having so much to accomplish and only being one person. Today is a blur yet right at this moment it is as quiet as a door knob, unless you touch me I am not gonna move! I like it like this, yet I know the rush of the world will return as I need to accomplish stuff and lots of stuff before the end of the week.
I need to propose a sit down meeting where each of us the owner of the property and myself have a few minutes to speak calmly and with exactness. Then we can come to a mutual understanding of where I am and where he is, which surely is more confusing then I am explaining here.
Have a great Day
I know its difficult to be able to master the technology world
I just thought wisdom in getting involved in technology in your own area of expertise would allow some to further their insight past stupid moves. It hasn’t, I see so much wisdom in terms of being on topic in a persons realm and yet they stumble when taken out of their own conclave.
I suppose people just exist once you reach a level of Phd in education. But even with some of my dear friends in academia it seems they are lack luster in understanding the terminology of every day needs. I placed a comment on Twitter today and thought I would provoke a response on a letter I sent via Linkedin to someone half way around the world. While he lives there it seems he is from this continent. So what went wrong?
I did not mean to make him angry I was just hoping that he would read the letter I sent via Linkedin, not insult me on Twitter. I get angry that you have just 140 characters to make a statement. I need more expansion to express myself. This is upon itself frustrating. I have intellectual knowledge and I am diversely apt at a number of skill sets. My current realm is mechanical engineering splashed with some biology and a deep passion of physics. But when I talk to Phd grads they think I am nutz until they find out I can hang with them on terminology and even the dynamics of several equations. In biology I get the same effects, and this happens in every topic I feel comfortable in. I love science and it is my nesting ground when I walk into a book store or a library. I enjoy the science of life more then most people in person, if you have two hard covers your my friend.
But life is not like that you must have real people as friends and you must tolerate the awkwardness of some friends in how they get through life. Inside I laugh but I also cry for they miss so much of life in that shallow little world they exist in.
Bringing good people together births another direction
I had lunch arranged and knew what the topic was going to be discussed as I was the one arranging the meeting. What I did not know was the two people joining me for Lunch at my favorite place called Lisa Cafe in Palmyra PA , had already discussed their intention to re-direct me towards something totally different.
So now I am working diligently at highlighting a new location to operate from and possibility of a working collaboration with an Angel Investor. Whats an Angel investor; well they provide funds for a small company to get started and prove to the world they know what they are talking about. This is a tech startup but this is no mobile app company. We intend to build an actual product, then sell that product with a lease for the life of the product. So yes our Product is our hardware and the lease is our software.
There is always more work to generate more wording to describe the intent of the direction we are now heading. It is not far from recent situations it just means more broken up directions need to be sorted out and rehashed into understandable business language.
My Weekend looks like I will be spending some of it indoors finalizing financial justification charts and linguistic localization efforts for just one customer the Angel in question.
Eagle Scout vs The Algae Project
Repeat after me the Scout Law: A scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful,
Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.
I guess I did take my time as I completed the Eagle Scout badge in just under 5 years. But I must say the first year of dealing with a different troop leader made all the difference to achieve great things must come from within the soul of the person and the leader he follows. The first troop leader did not have the youths do much except vent frustration by playing some sort of sock hockey on the church basement floor as I can remember all those years ago. My Parents were the ones who asked us what we did and were not happy with the outcome of noting no advancement in the ranks for any youth in that troop in the past several years, according to the local Boy Scout Council. Without motivating leadership no one gets very far in life. I needed someone to lead me and my parents knew that, deliver a quality child to a leader and you get performance similar to the leader. After a year and a half under the ruse of the lackluster troop leader my parents went searching and found a different troop that had just promoted two scouts to Eagle Rank.
In the 3 1/2 years I had to accomplish 24 merit badges and several other energetic and athletic challenges. These included Mile BSA, my Fifty miler badge, and nomination into the Order of the Arrow. NO one is allowed to tell you the ordeal or speak of what they make you do. Except I will say making young scouts work hard labor with out providing them with water in a hot sun and high heat temperatures was very sickening and cruel.
When I started with the second leader I was not even considered a tenderfoot, the lowest at the time of scouting’s ranks. ( Remember this is the nineteen seventies - lots of have changed since then) With my parents enthusiasm and my willingness to accept there drive as my own we set out on a quest to reach high rankings as quick as we can. In just under a year I had Star Rank, then came life and the waiting period plus the numerous diversified merit badges and communications and citizenship badges that are required. Merit Badge counselors are usually people who have offered their time and energy to aid young scouts under stand what is required by them in learning about God, Country, and how to communicate to the world.
Eagle Scout Project - Every Scout looking to reach this level of Rank must perform a duty or service to his or her community which effects the natural surroundings or serves a select group of citizens with improving life. My choice was rather large in my choice to conquer a bike path between the two towns I used to live in. I rangled up the local municipal leadership by attending monthly supervisors meetings and sometimes a round of applause was greatly appreciated. I also had newspaper write ups and I received a letter from the PA Secretary of Transportation who liked to hear young people getting involved and wanted to help. He and I spoke on the phone one afternoon after I got home from School we had planned to meet the next week. The next day was an awful day when the news was reported that the Secretary of Transportation was killed in a plane crash. http://www.airdisaster.com/reports/ntsb/AAR78-01.pdf The Date was Feb 1, 1977 I had planned to receive my Eagle Scout Badge by my 16th Birthday. I had to change direction in my Eagle Scout badge’s project or fulfill as much as I could and finish it later when a new secretary took over the office. I was distraught as I had just spoken to the man the day before. Like we all have to do in life is stand up brush our selves off and push on. IN 2004 I moved back into the area once again, this time I had vision and I had drive to succeed I just did not know where the funds would come from to accomplish the goals I had set out so many years ago. I am still on this path and wish to complete my Eagle Scout Project once I can isolate those funds through Grants or other means. There still is no bicycle path between the two towns, and riding a bicycle in this area is dangerous as the shoulder is to narrow for bikes and cars to pass each other with out raising your eyebrows! I am determined and I will succeed I just don’t know when that will occur.
The Algae Project - As you read my previous attempts to finish what I started have come to a stalemate when it comes to bicycle paths. But with Algae comes advantages that the entire country could use a resourceful entrepreneur who can lead the world away from deep in the earth bound fuels to fuels derived from the emissions of power plants. To Reuse a waste stream is a vital observation everyone can agree is coming of age.
Algae Project takes a step closer to day one
Working with wonderful people is not the only item on the menu once funding is secured. You need to know what will happen and how you are about to evolve all those thoughts of grandeur into a working atmosphere.
First mention has to go towards making life simpler to all those involved by getting right to work with instructions on just what they each will be doing. Kind of like a set of instructions but, with serious tasks that need fulfilling as soon as they can find the time to accomplish all I have set out for them.
So with potentially nine wonderful people coming in the door on the first day we are open, I have nine lists of tasks to develop. I think of #Food when I do this so we are starting a Subway franchise sort of. Each of you has a ingredient that goes in the bread roll and with out each of your participation the sandwich will not be complete.
I desire fresh bread so one of you will be the baker, another will get the wet liquids that top the sauces and syrups to make my mouth anticipate the flavors. Another of you will be in charge of the green fresh vegetables. I like a clean place to eat, so one of you will be in charge of tables for the customers and also for the sandwich assembly area. I like a sit down eating place with windows large and open to the public’s view, Clean windows make or break a customers appreciation of their visit. Sorting out the fresh vegetables into groups and sizes will be another person. A mechanical supervisor will be in charge of the toasting oven, the microwave, the soup warmers, and the refrigeration units. All this with another person in charge of supply to be used to house the excess supply of everything we will need to make it through at least 3 days of operation before restocking.
If you counted it all comes down to eight people underneath me as I will be the man in charge or Team leader of the sandwich procurement assembly. With out one cog in this effort someone has to cover for another, many will learn to do more then one job giving themselves raises with each new potential of placement in an opportunity to manage their own store someday.
Wait I got sidetracked again, the original post was about Algae. If you have eight wonderfully talented cross productive individuals with multiple talents we should be able to construct anything we put our mind too. Plus the business strengths this team exudes should bring the world of commerce much closer with no hurdles or headaches, just revenue!
Algae could replace papers excessive use of trees
The title makes little sense to most but if Algae could be grown in large abundance making oil common and available. Then maybe Algae researchers could find a strain of algae that could have the fibrous cell structure that could replace the use of paper from woody biomass.
Paper mills normally have their own small industrial onsite power plant to aid in lower costs and removing unwanted waste streams. The emissions from these power units could be fed into the CO2 stream to feed Algae operations.
The Wood Industry could then push more trees towards the ever growing demand of wood pellets. No industry loses, the pellet industry would actually gain more available wood tracts of land.