I Am Now a Neophyte Sales Funnel Builder

(and it feels so good)

My wife and I have recently started looking for ways to help support each other in different areas of life.  She’s been very good about encouraging me to get a ski pass and has said that she will give me at least one extended weekend a month to take ski trips.  (The first one is scheduled for going to Mammoth Mountain in a couple of weeks).  She’s also going to be helping me get a Tesla Model S – hopefully later this month …

Joe Kennedy Neophyte Funnel Builder

One thing that Stacia is very passionate about is ……. sales funnels?  Crazy, huh?  But she loves that stuff – and she loves using them, teaching them and helping people get results with them.  I feel like I’ve always beens supportive and encouraging of her work, but have to admit that I really don’t have a great understanding of sales funnels – but do know that many expert marketers and huge corporations use them.  So I’ve decided to dive in head first and let Stacia teach me live (and recorded) right here on the interwebs …

SO ….. I really need to step up to do something to really help her. 

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Colocation Northwest Expands Bellevue Data Center to One Megawatt

Bellevue’s Only Public Colocation Data Center Undergoes Significant Upgrade for Multi-Billion Dollar Video Game Publisher

Colocation NorthwestColocation Northwest, a division of IsoFusion, a provider of Internet access and IT services in the Puget Sound region, announced today it has completed upgrades to its Bellevue data center to allow for one megawatt of service capacity.  The data center, located in Bellevue’s Eastgate neighborhood, completed a four-fold capacity increase from 250 kilowatts to one megawatt. The expansion included a state-of-the-art data center wing, immediately occupied by a video game publisher and distributor.
The data center features state-of-the-art power, cooling, fire suppression and security. To comply with the City of Bellevue’s sound impact concerns, Colocation Northwest installed Liebert DSE zero-water cooling units, MC Outdoor Condensers and Econophase pumped refrigerant economizers. Not only is this system whisper quiet, it significantly improves data center efficiencies. Continue reading “Colocation Northwest Expands Bellevue Data Center to One Megawatt”

PACCAR Regular Quarterly Cash Dividend

PACCAR Inc’s (Nasdaq: PCAR) Board of Directors declared on September 11, 2018, a quarterly cash dividend of twenty-eight cents ($.28) per share, payable on December 4, 2018, to stockholders of record at the close of business on November 13, 2018.
PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. The company also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes truck parts related to its principal business. The company’s shares are listed on the NASDAQ Global Select market, symbol PCAR.

Core Inflation Slows to 0.1 Percent in August

The core inflation rate slowed to 0.1 percent in August, its lowest rate since April. This brought the year-over-year inflation rate in the core index to 2.2 percent. A 1.9 percent jump in energy prices brought the overall rate to 0.2 percent in August and 2.7 percent over the last year.

Core Inflation Slows to 0.1 Percent in August

Core Inflation

Inflation was well contained in almost all areas of the core except shelter. The core index excluding shelter actually fell by 0.1 percent in August. This index is up by just 1.3 percent over the last year and shows no evidence of any acceleration over the last five years.

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Sexism Battling Strategies For Millennials

Over the last several decades, women have made strides in the corporate world, in many cases launching their own enterprises and some taking the helm at Fortune 500 companies.

Sexism Battling Strategies For Millennials

Sexism

Despite such progress, sexism remains a significant hurdle in business, says Phuong Uyen Tran, a Vietnamese business executive and author of Competing with Giants: How One Family-Owned Company Took on the Multinationals and Won (www.competingwithgiants.net).
“Sexist attitudes are certainly well entrenched in Asia,” says Tran, who is deputy CEO of THP Beverage Group, the leading Vietnamese beverage company founded by her father.

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ResMed ‘s Intrduces Thier CPAP Mask AirFit F30

ResMed (NYSE: RMD) (ASX: RMD) introduced on September 13, 2018, its first minimal-contact full face CPAP mask, AirFit F30, the latest addition to its AirFit mask portfolio, which helps users reduce facial marks, wear glasses in bed and curl up closer to their bed partner.

ResMed ‘s Intrduces Thier CPAP Mask AirFit F30ResMed

Unlike most traditional full face mask cushions, AirFit F30’s sits below the nasal bridge, preventing top-of-the-nose red marks and irritation, and reducing feelings of claustrophobia for some full face wearers.

AirFit F30 also features ResMed’s latest QuietAir vent, so it’s quieter than ambient noise in the bedroom. Plus, magnetic clips make the mask fast and easy to put on and take off, while a one-size-fits-all headgear ensures an accurate, first-time fit.

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Ericsson and T-Mobile $3.5B 5G Agreement

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) recently announced a multi-year, $3.5 billion contract to support T-Mobile’s nationwide 5G network deployment. Under the deal, Ericsson will provide T-Mobile with the latest 5G New Radio (NR) hardware and software compliant with 3GPP standards.

Ericsson and T-Mobile $3.5B 5G Agreement Ericsson

Bridging from a nationwide LTE Advanced network to 5G, T-Mobile will leverage Ericsson’s market-leading 5G portfolio to expand existing LTE capacity needs while future-proofing the network.
The contract also encompasses Ericsson’s digital services solutions, including dynamic orchestration, business support systems (BSS) and Ericsson Cloud Core, enabling T-Mobile to rapidly launch innovative and groundbreaking 5G experiences to customers.
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New Series of iPhone Xs and Xs Max

Apple announced iPhone Xs and Xs Max, the most advanced new series of iPhones ever, taking the vision for the future of the smartphone to a new level. The 5.8-inch Xs and 6.5-inch Xs Max feature stunning Super Retina displays, a faster and improved dual camera system that offers breakthrough photo and video features, the first 7-nanometer chip in a smartphone — the A12 Bionic chip with next-generation Neural Engine — faster Face ID, wider stereo sound, a beautiful new gold finish and introduce Dual SIM. iPhone Xs and Xs Max will be available for pre-order beginning Friday, September 14 and in stores beginning Friday, September 21.

New Series of iPhone Xs and Xs MaxNew Series

“iPhone Xs is packed with next-generation technologies and is a huge step forward for the future of the smartphone. Everything is state of the art including the industry-first 7-nanometer A12 Bionic chip with 8-core Neural Engine, faster Face ID and an advanced dual camera system that shoots Portrait mode photos with Smart HDR and dynamic depth of field,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “iPhone Xs is not one, but two new iPhone models, and iPhone Xs Max offers the biggest display ever with the biggest battery ever in an iPhone, delivering up to an hour and a half more battery life in your day.”
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Qualcomm $16 Billion Share Repurchase

Qualcomm Incorporated announced on September 13, 2018, that it has entered into accelerated share repurchase agreements with each of Bank of America, N.A., Citibank, N.A. and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC to repurchase an aggregate of $16 billion of the company’s common stock, with an initial delivery to Qualcomm of approximately 178 million shares in the aggregate.

Qualcomm $16 Billion Share RepurchaseQualcomm

The final number of shares to be repurchased will be based on the volume-weighted average price of Qualcomm’s common stock during the term of the transaction, less a discount and subject to adjustments pursuant to the terms and conditions of the ASR Agreements. The company is funding the accelerated share repurchase with existing cash resources.

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