| Hyperbole Creations is a web
design, development, graphics, and language intense consulting firm
that produces innovative answers to communications problems over a
broad range of enterprise approaches and levels of expertise. I work as
standards creator, a position that involves providing content, liaison
with clients, pre-conceptualization, project supervision, research, and
review of solution sets.
bridge solution provides enterprise level public relations, media, and content. Team members include people who have worked behind the scenes creating award winning advertising execution for other houses. bridge solution developed reality TV show concepts, branded a magazine, a direct sales online medical supply firm, provided pr for events and venues.
j&b dances is the one on one, artist to market mentoring and brand development house. ASCAP publisher, music production. Clients have included professionals in dance, stage, music, song writing, clay, poetry, fiction and non-fiction.
unintended consequence . net 1998-2002 Leveraging the due diligence required and teams built for r&b dances i built a research firm critiquing solution sets circulating in business, political and social development.
r&b dances 1995 … 2001
At r&b dances we formed teams of investors for day and swing trading on the NASDAQ market, based on analysis of filings & charting filtered through understanding of game theory and market corruption. Success led to founding a boutique research house, serving the needs of traders, angel money investors, and entrepreneurs seeking angel money. Our teams assisted in the formation of over a dozen enterprises and reviewed hundreds of proposals for angel and IB investors. By combining i/t & convergence theory, disintermediation, margin space creation and brand coherence with breadth and cross discipline on theory and technology yielded monetization strategies and eliminated fog from dialogs between capital & creatives. We gained a minor "buzz" reputation in the investment community and were quoted in the WSJ, as well as having one team featured in an article on web-based alliances at work in the market.
All this work was performed under complete non-disclosure agreements.
Community Building Organizations 1977 … 1995 Calico Rock, Arkansas
* Chairman Izard County Industrial Development Board
* Founding member Izard County Public Safety Commission
* Co-founder Calico Rock Public Safety District
* numerous other community developments projects liaising with
Community Development Block Grant Programs
* Calico Rock Marshall's Office
* Calico Rock Ambulance District
Izard County Industrial Development Board 1976 … 1979 Izard County, Arkansas
I served as chairman of the Development Board from 1977 to 1982. I was asked by the Izard County government to create and manage a board to ascertain the resource base of Izard County, including personnel skills and develop plans for the increase of earned income per household through the attraction of industry. The task entailed understanding tax law, government programs at the federal and state levels, liaising with Federal and State agencies, formulating concrete plans to attract specific industries and employers, and occasionally speaking on behalf of the county.
The White River Current 1974 … 1980 Calico Rock, Arkansas
Co-founder and publisher of award winning county-level newspaper. In late 1973 was hired by a group of investors to create, publish, write, and market a county wide newspaper. This paper has steadily grown into an award winning paper serving a growing rural community.
The South Side News 1972-1973 Chicago, Illinois
The South Side News was a “black” newspaper specifically presenting the needs for a black republicanism, while serving primarily as a weekly general news and commentary vehicle for the south side of Chicago. I worked as a columnist, and edited national news into its Chicago spin.
Chicago Metro News 1970-1972 Chicago, Illinois
The Metro News was the nation’s largest weekly newspaper devoted purely to issues of civil rights and social justice. I was a columnist and editor for this paper and my column focused on the “white” and rural perspective, and balanced against three African-American columnists of varying slant. In addition, I wrote and edited news concerning major court action around the U.S.
Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation Governing Board 1970-1973 Chicago, Illinois
The post consisted of reviewing cases pre-vetted by a staff of interning attorneys and determining which situations merited litigation based on breadth of possible affected class, chances of successful litigation and apparent wilful intent to violate or circumvent extant federal civil rights protection.
Cook County Economic Assistance Corporation 1970-1973 Chicago, Illinois
Member of Advisory Board. The post involved analyses of job, housing and credit availability to lower income families and individuals in the southern third of the Cook County population base, with an emphasis on identification of underlying factors subject to remediation or plans for change in focus, support services, or possible legislation.
Doc Gandalf’s Cafe 1968-1970 Chicago
Gandalf’s Cafe was an “indoor street corner” that served as a runaway counselling center, drug rescue and rehabilitation center, sexually transmitted diseases, and relationships with peers, family and romantic interests. We were featured by the Chicago Tribune after a study by the University of Illinois noted that after we opened, crime rates in the 16th precinct (where we were located) dropped by 16% overall, with some indicators dropping 30%. I was a co-owner of Doc Gandalf’s Cafe and a member of the board of Sanctum, Inc.
The Lakeside Press 1966-1969 Chicago
was the world's largest, highest quality printing house. As a management trainee recruited by the firm that created time-motion study i learned printing and publishing from the level of the stick and quoin case to the experimental beginings of digital printing. I rose to "silent reader"--the final yes/no quality and brand control for The New Yorker, Time, Life and Scientific American.