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Monday, January 8, 2018

Have done business with Jobs, Gates, Bezos. Someone just asked me who was smarter.

All three were management geniuses.  They were smart sure.  But what they did well is pounce and wouldn't let go when an opportunity was in their jaws.

Bezos knew right from the beginning that low-cost producer wins and never lost sight of that.  He and Sam Walton both understood that and each made 100 Billion.  It still is the golden rule of business.

Jobs loved drawing on glass and finally achieved it after 20 years of trying.  Finally, the technology caught up with his vision.  And yes, he was driven by an ice hot hatred of Gates who took the idea of a mouse from him after Jobs took it from Xerox labs.  Jobs pounced on the mouse but Gates saw the opportunity better and pounced better taking the mouse from Jobs jaws.  Jobs never forgave Gates for doing that but he REALLY should never have forgiven himself.   He made the mistake by crowing about it in front of Gates. 

Truly the ONLY reason that Gates made it was when he was in a room with Thomas Watson and other IBM executives and convinced them that REAL men built hardware and sissies wrote software.  He made a deal to write all the software and let IBM make and run the hardware. One of the people that was in that room on that ONE day told me this story.   Is that genius?  No, Gates just saw the future better and snookered IBM.  It definitely is NOT genius. 

So it's not being smart as much as it is having a clear mind when the time to pounce presents itself.  If are thinking about pussy, or are drunk or are on drugs or are a 16 hours a day workaholic, you will miss the chance when it presents itself.   You have to be able to step back and then crush at the right moment.

There is VERY little room for individual  "instinct" anymore.  But whatever is left can only be had with a clear head and minimal distractions. 

That is why the phones today are ruining creativity.  They are stealing the sparks of very occasional genius because phones are consuming us.  They are terrible for mankind.  So is Facebook.  

Pouncing is huge in life.  If you are distracted, it is much more likely that your aim will be flawed when the prey presents itself. 

Do NOT do business with Mossgreen Auction House in Australia. Here is why:

1. You and your employees who have "only been doing their job" have allowed me to suffer from 10 unprofessional acts.  If it were not for YOU allowing someone in your company to steal my email address, I would not have had to spend over 20 hours trying to figure out how sloppy you were with internet security when the thief tried to get me to send funds to their account instead of yours. 

2. Would you have refunded the money stolen from me if I had not been bright and experienced enough to sense something wrong? 

3. Did you refund money to others that were not as bright as I?

4. And when I reported this to you, you demanded to see my emails rather than apologize.  

5. You then continued with an aggressive posture in many following emails without ever apologizing for your incompetence. 

6. Then you gave the book to a grossly incompetent shipper who took over six weeks to finally ship the book. 

7. Then you misrepresented the Gould synopsis saying the color was superior when it was not. 

8. Then I had to have an employee spend a day photographing proof of your poor cataloging skills.

9. Then you didn't apologize for this.

10. Then you didnt offer to refund the cost of shipping this book to me. 

11. Then you allowed one of your employees to dun me without telling her that we worked something out with me returning the book to you.

This proof of your gross negligence is being posted NOW on my blog with the title "dont ever do business with Mossgreen Auction House in Australia.   I will not take it down without compensation for the pain and suffering you have caused me.


My comment to a WSJ story about Apple's damaging our precious young with their machines

25 years ago Steve Jobs personally told me he planned to take over the minds of children with his computers and phones.  He knew exactly what he was doing.  He is a monster and his glorification over the last 20 years is disgusting. 

This horrible man has stolen the lives and hearts of our precious young. 

Shame on all of us to have been so stupid to have let this happen.

He is the embodiment of the wicked Pied Piper stealing the minds of our precious young who now follow after him mindlessly.   It is a horror for humanity.

Finally, someone has the courage to speak up and fight against this curse of our civilization that has neutered our children.   Go to any high school or college campus in the world today and try to see just one animated conversation.   

I have the largest inventory of COMPLETE color plate books for sale in the world with a market value over $1 billion.   The books that I took works of art from were incomplete and that is exactly why Steve Jobs came to me - to buy the Redoute aquatints of Roses to compare to the ones he was growing at his home in Palo Alto.

No one on in all of history has protected complete color plate books better than I.   My gifts to American Universities totals over 300m.  

Beyond that, I have created a new syllabus to teach the understanding of the natural world that is taught in over 10 Universities today.  My dream is to show natural history and cartographic art to our precious young at American Universities and High Schools.  My hope is that it will divert their attention away from their phones and inspire them to learn about the natural world with works of art created from 1561 to the end of World War II.

Professors working with me are now using this artwork to instruct and inspire.  1000 graded papers are being generated today as a result of these brilliant teachers.  They have devoted their lives to our great University System in the United States - far, far better than the rest of the world combined!  They are my heroes.  

This is my effort to counter the damage that Steve Jobs has done to our children.

Steve Jobs had a towering intellect and used it to create devices that enslaved those not nearly as gifted.   NO I dont believe in personal responsibility for choices when you are up against a monster that found a way to steal our children from us. 

History is filled with the brutal enslavement of populations who didn't have defenses - the Chinese to Opium in the 19th century, Native American to alcohol also in the 19th century, Blacks to heroin in the 20th century.     They were slaughtered and brutally taken advantage of as surely as Hitler committed his horrible crimes.

Steve spent half his time telling me this and the other half telling me how much he hated Bill Gates.   500 years from now history will see what he has done to our precious young much more clearly.

Thank God resistance is starting now from powerful institutions.  It demonstrates the genius of the current Apple strategy that it has taken so long.   They know EXACTLY what their devices do.  Shame on them.