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5 Great Lessons I Learned from my father – How to think like an Entrepreneur

5 Great Lessons I Learned from my father – How to think like an Entrepreneur

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

I grew up in India in a middle class family. We din’t have any luxuries but my dad provided every thing for us. I am absolutely proud of my parents for what ever they have done to provide a great environment for us to grow. Today we are what we are because of my parents blessings and their hard work.

I this article, I would like to share few points about my dad who struggled very hard in his life to make our life better. My mom did what ever it took for her to support my dad to bring up two children.

The inspiration for me to write this article  is the post by our professor on dooverdad website about his dad.

Each and every day, I thank my parents teaching me vertical alignment,

God, Family, Job, Business and other things.

Below are 5 Lessons I learned from my dad:

Praying:

Right from the childhood, I was taught to submit to almighty God. He is the supreme power and we are his children who follow according to his wishes. My parents are Hindus but, never disliked or hated any other religion. While growing up in a small village back in India, Hindus and Muslims never discriminated each other. My parents used to take me to mosque during Ed and Ramdhan. Both mom and dad used to do lot of prayers and read Holly books making me sit on their lap.

Honesty:

I thank my parents each and every day for teaching me this amazing quality of not lying to anybody. They used to tell Mahathma Gandhi’s stories and explain to us the importance of not lying and stealing.

Integrity:

My dad is second of 5 brothers and he is known for this amazing quality of Integrity. Due to this quality of his, he also served our village as a local leader. He earned respect from all his brothers and family members as well as other villagers for his great quality of Integrity.

Accountability:

My dad says, “Your Word Is Your Worth and Your Worth Is Your Word“. It still amazes this quality of his of being accountable to what ever work he does. Everybody used to count on him for what ever difficulties they had.

Teach-ability:

Both my parents are absolutely great learners. They always say, learning never stops. “If you snooze, you loose“.

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Sakhalin Island

Sakhalin Island

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

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Blogging in Russia

Sakhalin island is a remote and sparsely populated are in the farthest east section of Russia. It sits to the north of Japan’s most northern island of Hokkaido.

It’s port freeze over part of each year because, well it is so dang cold.

But…Sakhalin is where the future may lie…at least for Russia’s big oil.

The island is about 600 miles long = about the length of California but about one/fourth the size and there are an estimated 45 billion barrels of oil equivalent that lie beneath its seas.  California probably has that much, too…but the fish huggers are winning so far and it can’t be gotten to.

45 billion is roughly how much oil that remains in Europe or the US….so, it’s a lot.

Still, it is not easy to get to – the location, the conditions and the fact that no one wants to live in such an obscene place.

Well, nobody wants to be there except …one of the big boys – Shell.

Shell has partnered with Sakhalin Energy Investment Co. to the tune of a 55% stake. Marathon Oil couldn’t finish this marathon and DNFed (did not finish).

Shell’s other partners are Mitsui & Co. and Mitsubishi Corp. from Japan.

Shell has already spent 10s of billions of dollars and the oil is yet to flow.

Has Shell bit-off more than it can chew with this one? Maybe they should let the global warmers lose to the point where the area becomes defrosted for a spell.

What do you think?

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Starbuck’s Replaced in Forbidden City

Starbuck’s Replaced in Forbidden City

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

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A new cafe has replaced the Starbucks that was in the Forbidden City in Beijing.

The basic difference – the new cafe is owned by the Forbidden City museum.

The new shop is called “Forbidden City Cafe” and is NOT an ice cream shop as was expected.

It also sells black and green tea.

A Forbidden City spokesman said “We attempted to turn the shop into something of a ‘showcase’. After an experimental period and redecoration to give it a new style, we’ll apply the same idea to other shops in the Forbidden City.

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PanAsianBiz Gets New Life at b5Media

PanAsianBiz Gets New Life at b5Media

Whew! Domain transfers, content transfers, image transfers, new contracts signed, old contracts dismissed and a whole bunch of other steps that pretty much overwhelmed me and PanAsianBiz is back, among new friends with new life.

For the past 2.5 years PanAsianBiz was part of the KnowMoreMedia network. No more. An amiable separation and PAB now belongs to the b5Media network. And, let me say, I am happy to be here.

The tech team has been terrific…working on bugs, fixes and if you listen real closely you will hear them hammering in the background as they continue to work away at PAB and my other blog, RisingSunOfNihon to assimilate them fully into the b5 family.

I hope I haven’t lost too many readers during the transition, I hope more for new readers in the coming months and years.

Thanks for being part of PAB. And welcome to PAB, b5Media-style!