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Immigrants – The American Dream

Originally Published December 20th, 2009
American Writer Pietro Savo

My parents immigrated to the United States 50 years ago not looking for free handouts. What they were looking for was learning to speak English, earning a better life, and contributing to the American Dream. My parents proud of their heritage, which today includes becoming contributors to the American Dream.
A lesson taught by them, leave the world much better than you find it, treat everyone with respect, and contribute more then you take. Be fair to those who do not respect you in return and especially those who do not believe in the American Dream. Because your relentless faith will cause them to finally understand the true importance of America, because it is hard to argue with common sense.
Mostly do not let anyone hold you back! My parents raised four children with English as their primary language, now English is part of all our heritages as well!
THE INGREDIENTS OF INSPIRATION, Is the time and wisdom of people who desire to build bridges across all language boundaries. This wisdom begins with faith in the American Dream and continues for generations to come…

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The Founding Fathers, True Inspiration is the Fuel for Change in the 21st Century!

American Writer Pietro Savo

Our founding fathers did not have Microsoft Project or Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to help them determine the risk assessment for creating a nation. The founding father’s results from their actions were not black-and-white. They had no way of knowing if the American Revolution would be a fruitful voyage, or direct impact on all the founding fathers arriving at a guillotine. No detailed risk assessment was done, and the impact of the environment, on the impact of trade, of the impact of productivity in the Thirteen Colonies was not known.



The only risk assessment conducted was the emotional connection asoociated with being the Thirteen Colonies of British America, that to sever the direct linked to the British Empire became ultimate American Revolutionary fighting cry! Regardless of the emotional connection, ultimately, a guillotine or a hangman’s noose was the reality that was easy to visualize in the founding fathers’ minds.



The founding fathers who signed the Constitution, by doing so also forfeited their identity. If the British Empire had known the weaknesses of the American Continental Army, the American Revolution would have ended differently. Perhaps the original Thirteen Colonies; Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island. One location such as Boston Massachusetts would have been selected as the home of the western world’s Buckingham Palace.

The moral of the story is today we have acquired a fear because of the risk analysis tools available, promoting more caution than the necessary risk required for change. Even with the available analysis tools today, the risk is no different a gamble as it was over 234 years ago and the risk to once again to create the greatest nation on earth is well worth the effort.



The American Revolution of the 21st century does not come with swords and black powder, this revolution comes in the spiritual sense, by the power of the people to vote for change. A people’s vote to inspire, and to once again drive the American Revolution in the direction of the American People’s choice, because we are all the free flowing descendants of the original Thirteen Colonies and change is something we do very well!



True inspiration is the fuel for change!

by AMERICAN WRITER Pietro Savo Tradition Books Publication © 2010

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Christmas Message

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Christmas is a reminder that the Earth is a gift. A gift entrusted to the Earth’s inhabitants, who radiate God’s love for every living thing.


In the hustle and bustle of surviving on this Earth, what is overlooked, is the sheer power of God’s gift. The sheer power of the never-ending creation in a process through God’s grace we honor each other to celebrate His Son’s Earthly birthday throughout our lives.


We promote this honor through our fellowship with all the Earth’s inhabitants. Fellowship becomes a greater focus for all the Earth’s religions, and God’s power that bonds all people together, creating "one Earth -one inhabitant".

Merry Christmas from the entire Savo Family, to all of Earth’s inhabitants, and may God continue to Bless us all one birthday at a time!

by AMERICAN WRITER Pietro Savo Tradition Books Publication © 2010

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Small Business Survival (SBS)

Pietro Savo American Writer

Small business survival depends on smart business leaders hiring even smarter people.

Hiring smarter people is important, what is of greater importance is keeping the smart people you already have. Smart people retention is a small business dilemma because business leader’s egos block the focus on the business reality, that these smart people play a significant role in the survival of the business. Much the same as publicly carrying out executions by decapitation during the French Revolution, “Off With Their Heads” cried the Crowd. Business leaders today shoot from the hip in a guillotine fashion, motivated by egos and emotions, resulting in the small business loss of valuable talent.

What often happens with business leaders is a sense of complacency sets in, delivering cultural solutions that do not fit the entire enterprise, the “Off With Their Heads” mindset slowly depletes valuable resources, and these businesses fail. The entire organization is a living entity, with emotions, with needs, with viewpoints that may not reflect the business leader’s viewpoints. These viewpoints are the catalyst for creativity in a small business. These viewpoints generate the fuel needed for business to stay alive and thrive in today’s complex marketplace.

  • As a business leader, you must embrace these different viewpoints and encourage them to flourish in your organization.
  • What is important is to encourage different viewpoints at all levels of the organization, because this then becomes the sustainable strategic element for business market survival.

Fresh ideas, new ways of thinking, which are encouraged to flourish, bring about changes that result in business success.

by AMERICAN WRITER Pietro Savo Tradition Books Publication © 2010

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Education does not make you smarter. It makes you think differently.

American Writer Pietro Savo

There is this great misunderstanding that the higher the education level a person achieves through life makes them smarter. What is discovered in society throughout the educational lifestyle process is that the human factor throughout a person’s lifetime controls the level of value from education. For example, from grade school to graduating from college society assumes that all these accumulated years of education results in some form of brilliance. In fact, brilliance is a place in the person’s history that was achieved long before they attended any school at all.

  • Brilliance comes about from the ability to communicate, to understand changes in your environment, and to adapt to those changes as a means to provide some form of value in your life and those people you interact with daily. Brilliance represents having the ability to use common sense to solve daily process problems, or to invent human existent strategies for the present going well into the future.
  • Societies’ perception is that education automatically brings about some measurable distinction. In fact, education does not guarantee anything other than the fact that you have an education. Education provides the means to think differently, to react differently to situations, and to use a concept mindset of deductive reasoning that is still there regardless of the level of education. However, education does provide the confidence associated with deductive reasoning, resulting to a more direct approach to solutions.
  • College higher education provides the means to think differently but it does not make you smarter. The smartness comes about as we evolve from conception to birth from absorbing knowledge much like a sponge absorbs water. As the person matures, our minds and bodies mature as well. The application of brilliance comes from living life that is all-inclusive, and goes well beyond any classroom walls in the form of a person’s imagery.

Critically, imagery is the fuel for vision that brings together ideality, uniqueness and this is directly connected to a person’s inner eyes, because when a person can visualize the results, all is possible regardless how complicated the task. Because performing complicated task is never educational based, it is simply a result of human brilliance, and every person shares in such brilliance.

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Certified Manufacturing Practitioner (CMP)

AMRICAN WRITER PIETRO SAVO

 

 

 

 

 

 

In manufacturing when learning occurs from past mistakes, business efficiency and competitiveness naturally occurs because this reduces the risk of making the same mistake again (Shukla, 2005). In manufacturing, it becomes important to have the ability to develop and identify manufacturing solutions, this ability also can provide a heads-up display for market changes, diversity of markets, and the ability to adapt to markets with a historical perspective that is practitioner based. A Certified Manufacturing Practitioner would potentially fuel progressive learning across corporate cultures, different leadership styles, and could have the influence to build upon strong team based relationships.


The cost of waiting for old ideas to catch up with modern day manufacturing practices obstructs new manufacturing market opportunities (Colvin, 2008). Such obstructions represent a stream of wasteful manufacturing practices making it difficult to be competitive in today’s volatile manufacturing markets. The lost competitiveness results in lost manufacturing work and higher unemployment statistics. Once a person becomes unemployed, 44% of these people remain unemployed for 27 weeks or more as reported by the Congressional Budget Office in April 2010. Certified Manufacturing Practitioner becomes the natural bridge by forming sustainable manufacturing solutions, stimulating a heads-up display for observing market changes providing the means to respond, adapt and capitalize on this market change.


Manufacturing is an evolutionary process. For the United States of America to maintain a lead role in the manufacturing industry, investments in technology, training of human resources, and future products, must never rest. The consumers here in the United States import more than our manufacturing industry exports. The job loss from this strategy has contributed to creating an economic unbalance. In an unbalanced economy, developing renewed business success is critically dependent on cultural adaptability.


Cultural adaptability is the rediscovering process critical to the survival of any business. Business markets, manufacturing markets, will continue to evolve, the exact amount of market change is unknown, what is clear is that the market drives the business, and businesses must have some form resiliency as a means to capture this market change. Success in business and manufacturing is a rediscovering process that is never yielding. Having the right people in assigned to business roles is critical, and this in itself is a never-ending rediscovery process. Greater studies are required in helping companies understand the expertise and the resiliency of their employees employed today. Finding the strengths and weaknesses of employees becomes important to rediscovering the company’s value to the industry they conduct business. This value contributes to increasing marketability in the outside world as well. Two critical areas that greater study is needed to improve empirical understanding in the area of employee resiliency.


The first is the area of employee culture verses time constraints. In any business environment, time constraints occur naturally. The question is why some employees succeed, and some do not, and is employee resiliency related to culture? The second area is in understanding the things that are important to an employee, such as family, respect, and personal well-being. These studies bring about organizational understanding that contributes to identify how employee resiliency correlates to common levels of importance and common beliefs. The proposed study is to examine how manufacturing industry can take great advantage of its internal resources in the form of human capital. What is evident is that future studies influenced by rediscovery, and the natural byproduct becomes amazing possibilities, resulting in sustainable business success.


References

Colvin, G. (2008). A Recession of Global Dimensions. Fortune 157 (2), 19.

Shukla, A. (2005). FAT results from Lean implementation. Plant Engineering. Barrington, 59, Iss. 10; pg. 31, 3 pgs (10), 3.

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