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Revisiting the Lost Colony - North Carolina’s Roanoke Island

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On a visit to Outer Banks, North Carolina we decided to take a trip to Fort Raleigh and the Elizabeth Gardens. Its a 30 mile drive and after visiting the Fort Raleigh Historic Site many of the members of my friends and family were a tad bit disappointed. The key phrase here "Fort Raleigh National Historic Site protects and preserves known portions of England's first New World settlements from 1584 to 1590." From the National Park's website. 1585 is probably  as old as it gets. Sir Walter Raleigh believing that "favorable location for the first English colony in North America" was the Roanoke Island" 

There is no museum or well preserved structures and you have to close your eyes and imagine the adventures of these voyagers as they tried to establish a colony. This was a disappointment to many of my family members as we were visiting the site.
Washington Post 's article -"The Lost Colony of Roanoke loses its portrait of Queen Elizabeth I"…

Rohit Bhargava's Non-Obvious Trends for 2017 Released on Amazon Today

Easily Find the Internet History You Wanted to Forget

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For the past 20 years, The Wayback Machine and Internet Archive has had our backs, or rather backed us up. Put any url into the search and it is likely you can get versions of the website from wayback, like the first Google snapshot from Nov 11th 1998. That was only about 18 years ago.

Now instead of searching for just a URL you can search for websites archived using keywords. This feature is now in beta and to check it out you should go to https://web-beta.archive.org/#/
Curious about Mark Zuckerberg's first post on the Facebook blog, here is what i found and that was in 2006 only 10 years ago. Have fun and don't forget to donate to the Wayback Machine. Let me know how you used it.



[Webinar] 10 Ways to Respond to Reviews in the Home Business Pros Nov 16th 2 p.m EST

A Salute to a Selfless American Leader in Banking

Great Calendar of Small Business Events for November from my team

EVENT: Solutions to Engaging Millennials in Associations - Nov 1st

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I am going to be sharing my views at this event on how millennials can challenge conventional methods and strategies with in Associations. Together the panel will give you views and guidelines on how-to effectively approach this market, gain support, stimulate engagement, and retain their valuable membership.

Date: November 1st, 8am-10am

Venue:  1875 Connecticut Ave NW Floor 10, Washington,D.C. 20006

 Register here  #EBInsights #EventBank”

Special Option:“Buy One, Get One” ticket option using promo code EBBOGO

Thanks @ChrisAbraham for speaking to my Georgetown Class

Prof. Chris Abraham speaking to my students about influencer marketing. @chrisabrahamA photo posted by Shashi Bellamkonda (@shashib) on Oct 14, 2016 at 6:04pm PDT

My Eight #MustListen Podcast/Radio Shows

Smart Hustle Conference Oct 20th 2016

Shashi Bellamkonda Speaks on Marketing Analytics Crucial to Business Objectives

What are the chances of meeting a Saint in your lifetime?

Flying Emirates 232 from Washington Dulles to Dubai - Review

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Emirates flies the Airbus A380-800 from Washington DC to Dubai
There was a time that flying between India and the US meant a stopover in London, Frankfurt, Paris or Amsterdam (I loved Amsterdam). However in the past decade this has changed dramatically. Now `Emirates (Dubai) Etihad (Abu Dhabi) Qatar Airways (In Doha, Qatar) have taken over these routes with their new aircraft and great service.
From Washington DC, Emirates is an outlier, it flies in the morning at 10.55 from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) and reaches Dubai at around 8.30 a.m. Other flights, Etihad, Qatar and flights with European stopovers take off after 9 p.m at night.
I love this timing but it does cause a disagreement in my house. My wife prefers to fly Eithad due to the timings. My wife's viewpoint is that it is difficult to sleep on the Emirates flight since it starts in the morning. I enjoy the morning flight. My game plan is to sleep less for a few days to my Emirates flight. Once on the flight, I divide …

US Navy Develops Futuristic Diver Augmented Vision Display (DAVD) Technology

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VR(Virtual Reality) AR (Augmented Reality) and a mixture of technologies are going to hit the consumer market soon with Facebook's Oculus Rift, Microsoft's Hololens and Google's Magic Leap. 

The US Navy has released Futuristic Diver Augmented Vision Display (DAVD) Technology that  provides navy divers real-time operational data enables them to be more effective and safe in their missions, providing expanded situational awareness and increased accuracy in navigating to a target such as a ship, downed aircraft or other objects of interest.  Instead of having to rely on pre-dive briefings alone to determine what they are looking for, how specific items should appear and where they may be located, the DAVD system places the information right before divers' eyes with a look and feel comparable to a point-of-view video game display.

Through this display the Divers can get data from sector sonar (real-time topside view of the diver's location and dive site), text message…

Thank you for inspiring us. Muhammed Ali RIP

Search Social and Mobile Class : Marketing Analytics

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This is a class selfie at the Search, Social and Mobile Class. April 2016.

Free Atlanta Small Business Event - ExCom 2016 - Brent Leary & John Lawson

John Lawson and Brent Leary are organizing an an event in Atlanta next Thursday (March 17th) around the future of customer experience and commerce, called  ExCom 2016 for small business. Register now before the event is sold out/

What:ExCom 2016 - Actionable Insights for Engaging Modern Consumers

When: Thursday March 17th 8:30am-4:30pm et

Where: Georgia State University Student Center Ballroom  55 Gilmer Street, Atlanta, GA 30303

Price:  Free (Breakfast and lunch provided on first-come first-serve basis)


Registration Link: http://excom2016.com

Featured Sessions Include (full agenda at http://excom2016.com):

Real Sports: The Link Between Fans and Brands

Most professional sports franchises are small businesses too, with limited budgets and employees. Atlanta Hawks SVP of Marketing Peter Sorckoff & Atlanta Braves VP of Marketing Adam Zimmerman are doing fascinating things to create great experiences for their fans, which may help you build better relationships with your customers.

Using The …

For Men: Hair Perception VS Reality From TheWeaveWhisperer

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For tips on hair styles you should follow my friend The Weave Whisperer. I really posted this as a class project for my Marketing Analytics Class.