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My Ice Bucket Challenge

Authored by Michael Guerin, TeamCain

So, no doubt (unless you have been on a desert island the last few months) you are familiar with the Ice Bucket Challenge.  It was started just this summer – the main social media side of it was started on Twitter by former Boston College baseball player Pete Frates, who has ALS.  The number of people who have taken up the challenge and “challenged” others has been growing exponentially since then. 

New Video Posted: TeamCain Meets Your Unique Business Needs

Authored by Michael Guerin, TeamCain

TeamCain has been in business for 16 years now and I can’t believe how much we’ve grown over the years. Evolving from a boutique consulting firm specializing in Distribution and Warehousing solutions for JD Edwards, we’ve grown to offer add-on solutions that can extend the value of your JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and World (and other) ERP backbone. The following video reflects this growth:

10 small town Grandmas + cookbooks = $1 million plus for Breast Cancer

I was watching a taped (well, PVR’d really) episode of Dragon’s Den tonight. If you are not familiar with it, people come on the show and pitch to 5 “dragons” to invest in their idea; there is a similar show in the US called The Shark Tank. The dragons are self made millionaires. So, kind of a reality show – entertaining oftentimes, sometimes makes you think “what were they thinking” (the people who pitch their ideas/wares for an investment). Anyway…

Homeless in San Francisco

I was in San Francisco this week for Oracle OpenWorld (#oow10). A lot of walking around is expected at a conference like this: to and from the conference locations, to dinner, out for coffees and all that.  I was really struck by the number of homeless there were. Pretty much on every block, you would see several with signs or cups. The more engaging would be selling the Street Sheet, playing an instrument or something.