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Building a community for #Ikaika2014

Posted by on Aug 24, 2013 in Communities, Hawai'i, Social Marketing | Comments Off

Building a community for #Ikaika2014

The 2014 campaign season is upon us. Too early it seems? Actually, with the changes in the State of Hawaii Primary election and the options to walk-in or mail-in ballots well before the general election, strategically it’s perfect timing. My company Pono Media has been retained to provide community building strategies leveraging content publishing, content marketing, and social networking by the Ikaika for Hawaii campaign. Here is why I support Councilman Ikaika Anderson as Hawaii’s next representative in the US...

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Building a Community for Turtle Bay Resort

Posted by on Apr 1, 2013 in Social Marketing | Comments Off

Building a Community for Turtle Bay Resort

Earlier this year I decided to launch Get Involved Hawaii to bring awareness to legislative bills that caught my personal attention. One that came across my screen was SB894 RELATING TO LAND ACQUISITION which would “Direct the Governor, or the Governor’s designee, to negotiate with the current owners of the undeveloped portions of the property commonly known as Turtle Bay Hotel and Resort located in Kahuku, Oahu, related entitites, and successors in interest, to conserve the subject property through purchase, easement, or other...

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Get Involved Hawaii on Tumblr

Posted by on Jan 30, 2013 in Communities, Hawai'i, Life | Comments Off

Get Involved Hawaii on Tumblr

As many of you know much of my life’s work is committed to building communities, especially home here in Hawaii. I don’t have all of the answers or profess to have them. All I have is my mind to discern, my heart to temper, and my passion to drive. And, sometimes isn’t that enough to Get Involved Hawaii? I will be sharing legislative bills, projects (nonprofit and private) and causes that I support and want to build communities for. Please let me know if you have a project or cause that you would like me to consider...

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iPad app recommendations for Peace of Mind

Posted by on Jan 24, 2013 in Speaking | Comments Off

iPad app recommendations for Peace of Mind

This afternoon I spent a couple of hours with the CTE leaders from Nanakuli, Campbell, Kapolei, and Waipahu high school. I was asked to share some iPad app recommendations, the same as I did last year. Last year I recommend more education related apps like Khan Academy and Mindmeister, however this year I wanted to do something different. I thought about the challenges and burdens that our public school teachers endure each day. Sure, I thought about the financial constraints, however when I truly empathized about their daily routines I began...

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Imagine A Woman

Posted by on Jan 19, 2013 in Life | Comments Off

Imagine A Woman

Lilinoe and I spent the afternoon talking story with a group of some of Hawaii’s leading women. Some we knew from previous events and others we met for the first time. We are all a part of a global sisterhood connected through one common goal — liberty, however we each define it. Today I received the gift of a poem and I wanted to share it with all of you. It reads: “Imagine a Woman I” Imagine a woman who believes it is right and good she is a woman. A woman who honors her experience and tells her stories. Who refuses to carry...

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Speaking: Small Business Fair at Leeward Community College

Posted by on Jan 13, 2013 in Speaking | Comments Off

Speaking: Small Business Fair at Leeward Community College

What do you want? Believe it or not, the above question is one that challenges many people. Sure, we could rattle off quick answers, however the follow up question is: “Based on your actions, what do you want?” Too often, what we want in our hearts and minds contradict what we do in our everyday lives. Once we realize this the third question is: “What are you doing about it?” Launch Your Dreams into Reality 2013 If one of your dreams is to start, own, or grow your business then register and attend the free Small...

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Kickstarting the new year

Posted by on Jan 9, 2013 in Tech-ish | Comments Off

Kickstarting the new year

This post is not about the entrepreneurial journey that Lilinoe and I have embarked on. This is about the three projects we backed on funding platform Kickstarter. In the past 9-months, I’ve backed five startup projects. In the same way I choose my clients for Pono Media, LLC, I back startups on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. I have to find a personal connection with the product and then immediately realize its value. There are many projects I personally connect too, however I do not find its immediate value and either recommend it to others...

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Building a community for Kana’iolowalu

Posted by on Jan 5, 2013 in Communities, Hawai'i | Comments Off

Building a community for Kana’iolowalu

I am Native Hawaiian. The history of the Native Hawaiian people demonstrates innovation, engineering brilliance, courage, and bravery. The story also contains more than a century old disrespect that continues to painfully impact Native Hawaiians across the globe. This pain has caused all sorts of disagreements and divisions. Look. See. Choose. Move. For most of the past year one of my personal mantras has been to look, see, choose, and move. Instead of looking, seeing an opportunity, scheduling a meeting to discuss the opportunity, require a...

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Design Thinking at the Hawaii Rotary Global Peace Forum

Posted by on Jan 4, 2013 in Speaking | Comments Off

Design Thinking at the Hawaii Rotary Global Peace Forum

Last year I was fortunate enough to form a partnership with Bank of Hawaii. My company, Pono Media, LLC is contracted to facilitate Introduction to Design Thinking workshops for their associates. It’s a fascinating experience to share the innovative process with their team. One associate reached out and encouraged me to submit my application to conduct an Introduction to Design Thinking Workshop at the 2013 Hawaii Rotary Global Peace Forum. I did and yesterday was informed that my application was approved. “A Global Peace Forum is...

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Time

Posted by on Dec 11, 2012 in Life | Comments Off

Time

Yesterday I heard someone ask, “Why do haters think they have so much time?” It really struck me on a personal level when I began to reflect about the time I’ve wasted over my almost fifty years thinking negatively about irrelevancy. Of course relevant at the moment it happens; however once a year, month, week, day, and sometimes hour, minute, second passes it’s irrelevant to the present, to the now. Today more than ever I thought about my thoughts, actions, behavior, and beingness. I made sure I was aware of me,...

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