POWERED BY KEN MYERS

KENNEY MYERS


CALL ME KEN, KENNEY, OR KENNETH!

Kenney (Ken) Myers is first and foremost a Christian, a father of 3 amazing kids, and a husband of an amazing woman (Jolene).

Ken is also an Executive with over 15 years of experience leading companies serving as CFO, CTO, COO, and CEO of several successful business ventures including WhiteFence, CollegeDegrees, CMN, eNannySource, GoNannies, and Morningside Nannies.

  • CARE

    WHAT I DO

    I am very active in the care industry this includes childcare, senior care, pet care, and other types of in-home care services. In addition to running multiple websites and businesses in this industry I also participate in various coalitions and organizational boards.

  • KENS

    WHAT I KEN

    Just for fun I like to create lists of Kens that have existed over time. I’m not exactly sure why. Of course, they may be commonly referred to as Ken, Kenny, or Kenneth. There are very few out there like me that go by Kenney which I give all the credit to my parents for making it unique.

  • POETRY

    WHAT I WRITE

    I have been writing poetry for years. Actually, ever since I can remember I have enjoyed expressing myself via prose. From co-writing our high school fight song with my father, to rapping through the halls, and now just expressing my thoughts… It’s a great creative outlet for me.

  • CHRISTIAN

    WHAT I AM

    I was born into a very strong Christian family. My father is a Presbyterian minister and I can’t thank both him and my mother enough for raising us to be strong believers. This is a huge part of who I am and who I strive to be as a father, husband, leader, and person in general.

Drawings & Videos // This section shows off some of what I do in my spare time from cartoon drawings, caricatures, and various videos including my favorite stop motion iPhone videos.

I will also do my best to represent some of the projects that I am working on through screenshots and photos.

About this Blog // You will find a wide variety of content on my blog. Some of which was mentioned above and other of which will be simply random subjects that catch my attention from time-to-time. I thoroughly enjoy reading and writing on a wide variety of subjects so you never know what might pop up on my blog. Please subscribe to my feed!

  • 10 KENS FAMOUS FOR THEIR INVENTIONS AND THIS KEN TOO

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    kenrichardsonWithout the genius and innovation of the world’s inventors, life on Earth would probably still be stuck in the dark ages. Some inventions have saved lives, others changed the scope of technology and design and others still were just plain fun. No matter what the invention, the work that these great men and women put into their creations deserves praise and recognition. All ten of the inventors on this list are named Ken, and each one has changed the world to some degree with their incredible products and inventions.

    1. Ken Richardson – This inventor holds the honor of being a famous fighter of fungus, with the development of fluconazole. While it may not sound like much, Ken Richardson’s work on the prevention of fungal infections has saved lives. Fluconazole has been used in the treatment of transplants, AIDs and burn patients. The discovery of fluconazole is considered the most significant advancement in the fight against fungal infections to this day.
    2. Ken Olsen – Olsen is perhaps most famous for his work on coincident current systems, a component of computer memory which makes it smaller. His work was instrumental in the development of core memory models, which can retain memory without the need of power. Ken Olsen’s work revolutionized how computers and processors were designed, making him a significant figure in the industry.
    3. Kenneth E. Manchester– By developing ion implantation, Kenneth E. Manchester changed the way all electronic devices were created. His invention allowed for the first Effect Transistor with Controlled Threshold Voltage, which is used in all integrated circuits today. Kenneth received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1955, before going on to work on ion implantation in 1962.
    4. Ken Ahroni – This is the invention that just keeps on giving. Ken Ahroni had a wish, but he had run out of Turkey wishbones. Lucky Break Wishbones are just like the real thing; they look the same, break the same and have the same chance of actually making your wish come true. Besides which, they’re a fun novelty idea for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner parties.
    5. Ken Butler – Some of Ken Butler’s best inventions are yet to be realized. The crafter of hybrid instruments is world famous for turning every day, household items into playable instruments. Ken began his labor of love with hybrid instruments in 1978, when he created a hatchet violin by adding a adding a fingerboard, tailpiece, tuning pegs and bridge to an ordinary hatchet.
    6. Ken Thompson – The UNIX operating system is regarded as one of the best operating systems ever conceived, and it is all thanks to the work of Ken Thompson. The system was developed in 1969, the same year that man went to the moon. Thompson was also the creator of the game “Space Travel,” which is considered the first PC game and the precursor to the development of console game play.
    7. Ken Hakuta – If you have ever had the pleasure of owning a “Wacky Wall Walker,” then you can thank Ken Kakuta. The toy, which usually took the shape of an Octopus or other creature, used a combination of gravity and adhesive suckers to walk down walls, providing hours of fun for kids in the 1980s. Ken Hakuta is also featured in the game “Trivial Pursuit” under the question; “Who is the inventor of the Wacky Wall Walker?”
    8. Ken Tarlow – Ken Tarlow is a world renowned product developer, with over 400 products under his belt. Tarlow now lends his talents to the “Make Money Expo,” helping other would-be inventors get their products and patents off the ground. As well as creating his own inventions, Ken is the author of “Mind to Money,” a successful how-to guide for creating and launching a product from inception to sale.
    9. Kenneth Dunkley– Everyone loves Three Dimensional Viewing Glasses, which is one reason why Kenneth Dunkley is a world famous and much loved inventor. Kenneth also lends his talents to the Museum of Scientific Discovery in Harrisburg, PA, where he delivers workshops on visual effects. Dunkley’s work is considered the most innovative advancement in 3D technology, which will only lead to further developments in the future. Kenneth Dunkley has literally changed the way that humans see the world around them.
    10. Ken Howard – This inventor first made his name with the popular board-game, “The Parliament Game.” He has since gone on to develop over 700 products, ranging from games to television shows. Howard now acts as an expert consultant to other inventors and product developers who are looking to break into the industry.

    Lastly, I promised that in the title that I (Ken Myers) would discuss my own inventions.  I am listed as an inventor on a couple of patents with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.  The first invention was for an application with a GUI wizard and technology for using XSLT to transform text files from one format to another (from delimited to fixed length or XML to CSV, etc.).  My second invention was a business method patent for selling a plurality of home services based upon a person’s address (see WhiteFence.com).  These are both very meaningful to me and it was interesting to go through the process of filing and eventually earning the patents.  My guess is that several of the inventors in the list above feel the same way.

    Article publié pour la première fois le 09/05/2013

  • 10 FAMOUS PREACHERS PROUDLY NAMED KEN

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    KennethEHaginWhile they hail from all walks of life and denominations, there’s one thing that each of these ten preachers have in common: the name “Ken.” Despite any differences in legacy or spiritual opinion they may have, they are all connected by their first name.

    1. Kenneth Hagin – Reverend Kenneth E. Hagin was reportedly “miraculously healed” of a longtime childhood ailment by the power of God. Hagin also began what is now known as Rhema Bible Training College. He has been referred to as the “Father of the modern faith movement.”  His son, Kenneth W. Hagin has taken over the ministry and it continues to flourish today, you can find out more by visiting their website.
    2. Ken Klaus – Klaus is known for being the Lutheran Hour Speaker, as well as being a minister for the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS), Klaus also has published several booklets. He has a master’s degree in theology and a B.A. in pre-seminary studies. The goal of the Lutheran Hour is to host programs that are significant worldwide and to speak the gospel to those who are unfamiliar with its teachings. The program then creates relationships with those interested in becoming more involved and in learning more about the Lutheran faith.
    3. Kenneth W. Wright – Wright is a minister at the New Iberia Church of Christ. He attended the University of Houston, the Houston Preachers Educational School and the Preston Road School of Preaching. On top of that schooling, he has received his Master of Theology. He helped establish the Southeastern Georgia School of Biblical Studies.
    4. Kenneth Copeland – Copeland started his own ministry and named it after himself: Kenneth Copeland Ministries. He and his family embrace the Word of God and form their lives around it. He became a born-again Christian soon after meeting his wife, and has been preaching ever since.
    5. Ken Hutcherson – Ken Hutcherson is the senior pastor and co-founder of Antioch Bible Church. Hutcherson became a Christian when he was in high school. He realized during college that several church groups did not focus as much on the scriptures as they did on who belonged to their sect and on the traditions of their particular church. He wanted to find a church that embraced every person, and promotes diversity among his congregation.
    6. Ken Kelly – Pastor Ken Kelly has his own blog, though he has been on hiatus from the blog since 2009.  He has been the senior pastor of Chapin Baptist Church in South Carolina since 1986. He’s also on Twitter under the user name @pastorkenkelly.
    7. Ken Endean – Pastor Ken Endean is a minister at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Maine. His father was also a pastor. He received a BA in Bible and an MA in pastoral studies. He followed his faith from a young age, when his mother taught him about the grace of God. He is now married with three children and is an active pastor.
    8. Ken Smith – This pastor also had a preacher for a father. He was deeply devoted to his church, but eventually left for a short time. When he became seriously ill, he promised God to follow Him if only he were to be well again. He kept his promise and began to regularly attend church. Now, as a pastor, he is doing God’s bidding by following his life calling.  You can find out more on his website.
    9. Kenneth Miller – While many pastors are known for their sermons, Kenneth Miller is known for his aid in a kidnapping case that took place in 2009. In the fall of 2012, he was convicted of helping arrange a flight to Nicaragua for Lisa A. Miller and her daughter (no relation to the pastor). The courts had ordered, in 2009, that custody be shared between Lisa Miller and her ex-lesbian partner Janet Jenkins.
    10. Ken Silva – Pastor Ken Silva is the founder of Apprising Ministries whose roots are in classic, historic and orthodox Christian theology. It is the goal of Apprising Ministries, and thereby Ken Silva, “to provide sound reasons to believe in Jesus, the Christ, as well as to defend the faith once delivered unto the saints from enemy attacks within the Church and from without.”

    These famous Christian leaders do share more than a name, even if their doctrinal differences seem to keep them divided from one another. Regardless of the sect their churches belong to, they all strive to be champions of the Christian faith.  As a the son of a preacher I certainly have a ton of additional respect for the role and importance they play in the lives of their congregation and the church at large.

    Article publié pour la première fois le 16/04/2013

  • 30 BLOGS TO HELP YOU DRAFT YOUR FIRST WILL

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    willDrafting a will is essential in order to ensure that your estate and assets are distributed in line with your wishes. A properly drafted will also helps ensure that court proceedings are concluded in a timely manner, and that disputes of your assets and estate are avoided. It is never too early to begin drafting your will; in fact, the earlier you draft your will the easier it is to keep it updated and fair. These 30 blogs will provide you with all the information you need to draft and keep your will up to date.

    Reasons for Creating a Will

    Everyone’s reasons for creating a will are different. Simply put, a will protects both your material assets and your loved ones after you pass away. Although a court can distribute your assets if no will exists, they will not necessarily do so in the way you would have wished. Additionally, a will significantly reduces the legal costs and fees associated with distributing your estate and assets.

    What You Should Include in Your Will

    A will is a legal document, so there are rules that dictate what you can and cannot include. It is also important to consider creating a living will, which is a will that details your wishes should you suffer from sudden, serious injury or illness. Both types of wills should contain specific instructions, which leave no room for misinterpretation.

    Avoiding Disputes with Your Will

    Disputes usually arise when your executor is not given enough information to deal with your estate and assets. This can include vague or ambiguous language or the existence of other documents that contradict the wishes expressed in your will. These five blogs will help you avoid disputes and ensure that your assets are distributed in exact accordance with your wishes.

    Choosing an Executor for Your Will

    The person you choose as executor of your will plays a very important role in ensuring your last wishes are met. Not everyone is cut out for the role of executor, however, so it is vital that you discuss your wishes with your chosen executor and allow them to decide if they wish to take on the role. These five blogs go through the duties of an executor, and who is best suited for the task.

    How to Make Changes to Your Will

    You can change your will at any time throughout your life. However, making changes can be difficult if your will is not planned and created effectively. Allowing for the possibility of changes when drafting your first will ensures that you avoid unnecessary issues in the future.  There are also legal requirements that you must adhere to when making changes to your will. In these five blogs you will find all the information you need on how to keep your will up to date.

    Keeping Your Will Safe

    Once you have drafted your will, you are going to need to keep it safe. First and foremost, your executor must have access to your will. It is a good idea to create copies, too, in case the original gets lost, stolen or destroyed. These five blogs detail the correct ways to keep your will safe.

    Article publié pour la première fois le 11/03/2013

  • THE BOTTOM LINE

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    bottomline

    We all have heard this before
    when someone tells us they can’t
    It usually is accompanied
    by some crazy sort of rant
    They are too fat, too tall
    not smart enough, too small,
    too overwhelmed, too smart,
    too skinny, or falling apart
    They don’t have enough money,
    They don’t have the right team
    They have too much work to do
    They are running out of steam
    It seems there are tons of reasons
    They can think to make it true
    Yet the surest way I know to fail
    Is to give up before you start
    Because if you don’t believe you can
    Then you won’t have enough heart
    Indeed it is then always the case
    That you might as well resign
    Because you don’t have what it takes
    And that my friends is the bottom line

    Article publié pour la première fois le 22/02/2013

  • 35 BLOGS FOR LOW CARB LIVING

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    Those of you that know me and specifically have eaten out with me recently know that I am a low-to-no carb guy nowadays.  In fact for nearly a year I haven’t had any bread (outside of communion and when I had no choice).  I found the Ideal Protein diet to be one that really worked well for me and it provided me with a lot of guidance around how to avoid the carbs I have LOVED for years (pastas, breads, cereal, etc.). While I haven’t technically been on the diet for a few months, I still adhere to the low-to-no carb philosophy and put together this list of 35 articles/blogs that may help make the low carb lifestyle easier for my friends, family and readers to get behind.

    Low Carb Lifestyle
    Leading a low carb lifestyle can be difficult and you may have questions about whether it’s a good idea or not.  These five bloggers will give you some insight into maintaining a low carb diet and the benefits of eating that way.

    Low Carb Appetizers
    If you are looking for some low carb appetizers for your next get together (especially if I am attending), you’ve come to the right place.  These five blog entries will give you some low carb appetizer options and your guests won’t even realize that they’re eating low carb.

    Low Carb Side Dishes
    For a low carb lifestyle you need to get out of the mindset that every meal needs to have a starch.  This method of eating stems back to the meat and potatoes generation, which is how many of us were brought up.  Here are five blog posts that have low carb side dish recipes.

    Low Carb Snacks
    If you’re having trouble finding low carb snacks that are satisfying and don’t break the bank, look no further.  These five blogs will give you some low carb snack ideas for the whole family.

    Low Carb Desserts
    It’s easy to think that you will never get dessert again if you are on a low carb eating plan, but you just need to change how you think about dessert.  If you avoid sweets most of the time, then other food becomes sweeter naturally.  These five blog posts have some low carb dessert recipes to help you.

    Low Carb Menus
    Coming up with menus day after day that are low carb can be quite a chore.  It’s easy to get stuck in a rut and default to making the same tried and true meals over and over (which I am infamous for).  Here are five blog posts that will help you plan some low carb menus.

    Crock Pot
    On those days that you are busy you can throw something in the crock pot (or convince someone else to do that for you) and still stay low carb.  These recipes are simple to prepare and are quite tasty according to these five bloggers.

    Article publié pour la première fois le 21/01/2013

  • HOW TO FOSTER GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP IN YOUR KIDS

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    sportsmanshipParticipation in group sports has a wide range of benefits for kids, from teaching them valuable teamwork skills to encouraging physical fitness and active play. However, organized sports can also bring out the worst in kids if they’re not taught the importance of good sportsmanship and why they should always work to be good sports. Fostering a sense of good sportsmanship starts at home, and isn’t the sole responsibility of coaches. These tips can help you create an environment in which sportsmanship reigns supreme and avoid potential problems with kids’ behavior later.

    Start Early

    As with many important behavioral lessons, helping kids understand and exhibit good sportsmanship is easier when you start early. Help little ones understand why they shouldn’t become angry or upset when they lose a game, and start talking about the importance of being a good sport long before kids start participating in team sports. The younger your child is when she starts learning these lessons, the easier it will be for her to retain them and behave accordingly.

    Model Good Sportsmanship

    It’s not easy to teach your child to be a good sport when he watches you berate officials, chastise his coach or complain bitterly about a loss. Your kids learn more about how to interact with and react to the world by observing your actions than anything else, so you must make an effort to model the qualities of good sportsmanship at all times. Even if you’re seething over what you perceive to be a bad call, don’t let on to your child that you’re angry. Witnessing your tirades after hearing a long speech on the virtues of sportsmanship not only sends a conflicting message to your child, but also calls your teachings into question when they don’t match up to your actions.

    Emphasize Enjoyment and Effort Over Winning

    If your kids learn that winning at all costs is the most important aspect of participating in team sports or playing a game from listening to you, they start to focus solely on winning and not on playing the game for enjoyment. When they believe that the only important thing is to win, they’re more likely to behave in unsportsmanlike ways or even to cheat in order to bring home a victory. Talk about how much fun your child has playing soccer after a game, not all the ways in which she could have won.

    Discourage Gloating After a Win

    Rubbing a victory in an opponent’s face is just as unsportsmanlike as throwing a temper tantrum after a loss. You should never encourage your child to gloat after a win, especially in front of the team she’s just beaten. Talk about accepting both defeat and a victory with grace, and look for talking points about the rudeness of gloating to drive your point home.

    Understand That Heckling is Bullying

    Too many sports parents believe that heckling is part of playing a game, encouraging that behavior in their children and perpetuating a cycle of bullying, both on and off the field. Help your child to understand that there is no difference between trash-talking and bullying, and make sure she understands that you won’t tolerate either. Heckling another team, either during the game or after, is a shining example of bad sportsmanship and bad behavior.

    Encourage, Don’t Criticize

    At the end of a game or after practice, it’s easy to point out your child’s mistakes and tell him what he could have done differently. While you may feel that you’re helping your child build his skills on the field, what you’re really doing is reinforcing the idea that winning is the most important part of playing a sport and that you value results over effort. Encourage your child to look for ways he can improve on his own, make a point of providing reassurance and avoid the urge to criticize even a bad performance.

    Article publié pour la première fois le 29/08/2013

  • WHAT A BACKGROUND CHECK COVERS (AND WHAT IT DOESN€T)

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    checkThe background check. It sounds intimidating, all-encompassing, legally binding and almost invasive in scope. Many people — employers or employees — never deal with them directly, and have only the vaguest ideas of what they really are or what they might reveal. In the childcare industry, though, background checks can be life-changing documents, for both nannies and families. They can guide parents to make hiring or firing decisions; they can proudly vouch for a nanny or haunt them for years. For these and many other reasons, it’s important for you to learn about background checks no matter what part of the hiring process you’re in. When you truly understand what a background check is and what it isn’t, you can use them to make the best decision possible regarding childcare.

    Background Checks: A Definition

    A background check isn’t just a phone call to someone’s former employer to verify work history. If you’re dealing with childcare, it doesn’t mean just verifying that your nanny worked where she or he said they did. There’s a lot more to it than that. In fact, the phrase “background check” is so broad it’s almost meaningless.

    In the context of employment, a background check is a thorough investigation of criminal and automotive history, and it’s performed to give employers the most information possible when it comes to making a hiring decision. According to the National Association of Professional Background Screeners — a trade group devoted to ethics and best practices in the field — these types of background checks are typically conducted by licensed third-party consumer reporting agencies that are governed by the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The FCRA regulates the method of collecting and distributing consumer information as a way to protect employees and consumers. It’s crucial to note that fair and legal background checks require the consent of the person you’re investigating. If an agency tells you they can run a background check on a nanny you want to hire without actually telling the nanny, that’s a red flag. You need their authorization for the search.

    Things That Will Appear on a Background Check

    A proper background check can cover a variety of areas, including (but not limited to):

    • Drug test information.

    • Verification of employment, and if the applicant has earned any licenses or degrees they claim to have earned.

    • Criminal record checks verified through local, state, federal and even international courts.

    • Registry investigations, including searches of sex offender registries and child abuse registries.

    • Credit history (minus an applicant’s actual credit score).

    • Driving records.

    As you can tell, the point of a good background check is to give an employer as much information as possible about the applicant in front of them. This is important in any job, but it’s especially important when you’re hiring a nanny, someone who will spend long, unsupervised hours every day with your children for months or even years. A nanny needs to be able to transport the children, make purchases for household items and be trusted caring for the kids; all things that tie into the areas covered in a background check.

    To find this information, consumer reporting agencies check a variety of databases, including a family of systems at the FBI. There’s the FBI Identification Record, which covers criminal history and information connected to arrests. There’s a caveat here, though: some state laws prohibit using arrest and conviction records when making hiring decisions, so even if you find out an applicant had some criminal issues in their past, you might not be allowed to let that bias your decision. According to the NAPBS, California restricts the use of some marijuana-related convictions in the decision-making process if the applicant’s conviction is more than two years old. You should always consult with your consumer reporting agency about the findings of a background check to see what’s clear for you to know and use for employment purposes.

    There’s also the Interstate Identification Index System (aka, the III), which allows for federal and state law enforcement agencies to share information about misdemeanors and felonies for background check purposes. However, the burden falls on the states to keep the databases updated, so sometimes the III might not have the latest data, especially about someone who’s lived in many states.

    In addition to database checks there are also primary records searches. Considered the “gold standard” in criminal background checks, the county courthouse criminal records check requires a court runner to manually check the records at county courthouses if the records aren’t current and available online. Since sometimes records for felonies and misdemeanors are stored in different courts within a county, it is imperative that the proper court house records are checked to get an accurate picture of what, if any, records are available on an applicant.

    The point of all this is that, though there are many helpful resources available for conducting background checks, there remains no single unified system that contains complete and updated criminal history for people. Searching multiple databases and sources is a good measure, but it’s also the only one we have.

     Things That Won’t Appear on a Background Check

    This naturally leads people to wonder: if there’s no single database for background checks, is it possible for some things to be overlooked? Yes.

    Some things won’t appear on a background check because they’re not relevant or allowable to the scope of employment. For instance, medical records are out, as are records for anything that might have happened to the applicant as a juvenile. As mentioned above, while credit history is covered, specific credit score isn’t. Minor things like parking tickets may not be included, either, because they’re not fingerprintable incidents.

    But the biggest thing that a background check won’t catch is obvious: if the applicant committed a crime and got away with it. That, and if the applicant committed a crime outside of the area that was searched. By definition, a background check can only turn up things that made it to the courts. A check can list a person’s criminal history, but that doesn’t mean it lists their entire history. Such a thing would be impossible.

    That’s why it’s so important to remember that a background check is not a shield against future criminal activity, but merely an information-gathering tool designed to give employers the most information possible to help them make the best decision they can. You should absolutely perform a background check on anybody you’re considering hiring as a nanny, but you should never let that check give you a false sense of security. Just as old criminal history can be a sign that someone’s turned their life around and gotten their act together, so too can it indicate someone who might be willing to break the rules again if given the opportunity.

    The bottom line is that there’s no such thing as a bulletproof background check. A background check should be used in conjunction with other interviewing tools, ranging from fact-finding questions to time spent with someone to gauge their personality. Using as many information gathering tools as possible and pairing what you’ve gleaned with good judgment will help you to make an educated and informed hiring decision.

    Article publié pour la première fois le 22/07/2013

  • 15 FORTUNE 500 BUSINESS LEADERS NAMED KEN

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    Barbie’s plastic playboy isn’t the only Ken that’s been successful in the business world (man I hated that reference to being called a Ken doll when I was growing up). In fact, one thing that many of the major players in Fortune 500 companies have in common is the name “Ken.” These 15 Kens have made it to the top of their respective games, leaving their plastic friend in the dust.

    1. Kenneth I. Chenault – This man is on the top of the list because he was named 2012’s businessperson of the year. Chenault is the CEO and Chairman of American Express, which is ranked as number 95 on the Fortune 500 list for 2012. He has been the CEO and Chairman since 2001, and has pulled the major credit card company through a difficult economic time. Another boasting point for Chenault is that he was the first African American to be named CEO of a Fortune 500 firm.
    2. Kenneth C. Frazier – This Ken is the CEO of Merck & Co., a pharmaceutical company, which was ranked number 57 out of 500 in 2012. Both he and Chenault attended Harvard University. Along with being a CEO, Frazier is also a lawyer. He was hired at Merck in 1992 and became CEO in 2011. Merck & Co. is one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in the world.
    3. Ken C. Hicks – Hicks is the CEO of Foot Locker. They are ranked at 435 in 2012 for the Fortune 500 list. Aside from his current position at Foot Locker, he was also the President for JCPenney and Payless Shoe Source, Inc. He also held a position as Vice President of the Home Shopping Network at one point.
    4. Kenneth T. Lamneck – As CEO of Insight Enterprises, Lamneck has proven his ability to keep a business strong. The use of technology is widespread and becoming an everyday necessity for people around the world, and Insight Enterprises is a leader in those technological advances.
    5. Kenneth S. Adams, Jr. – Also known as “Bud” Adams, this Ken is known best for owning the Tennessee Titans’ National Football League franchise. But that’s not what makes him a leader on the Fortune 500 list. For that level of prestige, he founded and is now the Chairman of the Board for Adams Resources & Energy, Inc.
    6. Kenneth C. Dahlberg – In 2008, Dahlberg was the Chairman, CEO and President of SAIC, which is the Science Applications International Corporation. He retired in June of 2010, but not before making his mark as a business leader during his tenure at SAIC.
    7. Kenneth D. Lewis – The Bank of America CEO was ranked at the 9th slot for the Fortune 500 list in 2008. For eight years, until 2009, Lewis served Bank of America as CEO. During his time as CEO, he improved service throughout the southern portion of the country.
    8. Kendall J. Powell – The leader of one of the largest food companies in the world, Powell was ranked at 214 on the Fortune 500 list in 2008 as the CEO of General Mills. He worked his way up in the ranks starting in 1979.
    9. Kenneth T. Derr – Derr served as CEO of Chevron in the late 1990s. Chevron is an international oil company and a major player in the fuel industry. He was on the Fortune 500 list in 1997.
    10. Kenneth L. Lay – This Ken was very well known as the CEO of Enron. In 2000, Enron was ranked #7 on the Fortune 500 list. He resigned as CEO at the beginning of 2002. However, during his time at Enron, he was accused of fraud and insider trading in a widely-publicized scandal.
    11. Ken J. Warren – While he is not technically a Fortune 500 leader himself, as an attorney he has represented several Fortune 500 companies. His experiences with the renowned companies that have made it to the list certainly put him in the running to be considered a Fortune 500 leader.
    12. Kenneth J. Kay – Kenneth Kay is the vice president and chief financial officer for Las Vegas Sands Corp. His leadership skills have led him to the career boon of managing all financial aspects of the lucrative company.
    13. Kenneth A. Kaufman – While he was not the CEO of a Fortune 500 firm, he was the top producing manager for Aribex, Inc. and has CEO experience, along with several other titles that point toward a proven leadership ability.
    14. Kenneth Cole – Kenneth Cole brought his clothing design company to the top of the charts. He was known for his marketing skills for a clothing and shoe store that eventually branched out to include top-selling fragrances for both men and women.
    15. Ken Ballou – Ballou was a co-founder of NewEnding, which rose to Fortune 500 status. Ballou also worked for another Fortune 500 company as a vice president in various departments of the iDatix software company

    Article publié pour la première fois le 28/02/2013

  • 20 BLOGS PINPOINTING THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF SWIMMING AND WATER EXERCISES

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Catch All

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    swimmingIf you’re looking for the fountain of youth, you just might find it by taking up swimming. This low-impact exercise has a plethora of benefits. It’s a great workout for people of all ages, it’s easy on the joints, it gives the body a total body workout and  it’s a great alternative exercise for people who are injured or who are recovering from an injury. To learn more about the benefits of swimming and water exercise, check out these 20 blog articles.

    Low-Impact

    Swimming or exercising in the water relieves pressure off of your joints, making it a great alternative for people whose bodies can’t handle high-impact exercises. Because it’s so low-impact, it’s a great way for people who are overweight or injured to start or continue to stay active. Read more about swimming as a low-impact exercise option in these five blog entries.

    Total Body

    As you glide through the water, you are using your arms to pull your body and your legs to propel you through the water. These two actions together make swimming a total body workout that nearly anyone can do.  These five blog posts will explain why swimming is so beneficial.

    Any Age

    Swimming is a great workout for people of all ages, and it’s a workout that helps improve your overall health and well-being. Despite being such a low-impact sport, swimming allows both kids and adults alike to get their heart rate up and burn off extra calories. In addition to swimming, water aerobics and water running or walking are great low-impact options for people of all ages. In these five blog articles learn why swimming can be so beneficial at any age.

    Heart Healthy

    Swimming is an aerobic sport, meaning your heart rate increases and you take in more oxygen while doing it.  You can increase your metabolism, decrease high blood pressure and reduce your cholesterol by participating in a regular swimming exercise routine.  In these five blog entries you will find more reasons why swimming is so heart healthy.

    Article publié pour la première fois le 18/07/2013

  • 10 KENS FAMOUS FOR THEIR TATTOO ART

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Catch All, Kens

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    KenphotoMore and more people are jumping on the tattoo bandwagon it seems.  Several of my friends have recently gotten their first ink and they are all in their 40′s.  However, while tattoos may be increasingly common, talented tattoo artists certainly aren’t a dime a dozen. These ten have more in common than just their names; they’re also well respected tattooists who’ve made their mark on many a human canvas.

    1. Ken Cameron – With more than twenty years of experience under his belt, Ken Cameron is one of the most popular flash designers in North America. His flash sheets hang in more than five thousand shops across the continent, meaning that people who have never even met Ken are wearing his designs. He does travel the convention circuit quite heavily, so keep an eye out for him at a stop near you.
    2. Ken Broken – Ken Broken is the owner and primary artist at New York’s famed Fiction Tattoo shop, with more than a decade of experience inking skin. He specializes in realistic portraiture, black and gray work and custom designs with a futuristic flavor.
    3. Ken Dean – Ken Dean, of Pino Bros. Ink in Cambridge, Massachusetts is a tattoo artist whose work adorns Ivy Leaguers and street punks alike. He’s been working within the industry since 1987, tattooing everyone from Avril Lavigne and Kelly Osbourne to Paul Bostaph of Slayer and Jerry Montano of Danzig. As one of the premier tattooists to the stars, this is one Ken whose canvases are as famous as his work.
    4. Krooked Ken – When it comes to famous Kens in the tattoo game, you can’t miss the world famous Krooked Ken. Working since 1994 and specializing in traditional tattoos with bold color and heavy shading, Krooked Ken is one of the most popular artists in the Maryland area. Find him at Black Anchor Tattoo for a bit of permanent retro flair.
    5. Ken Deft – Ken Deft is a tattooist at Orlando’s famous Black Chapel Tattoo Studio. Specializing in modern tattoos with bold, bright colors, Ken Deft is one of the the Orlando area’s most sought-after artists.
    6. Kenny Buck – A Chicago native, Kenny Buck is a neo-traditional new school artist who specializes in bold lines an bright colors. His flash is wildly popular, which means that you may be familiar with his work even if you’ve never heard his name. An acclaimed tattooist since 2001, Kenny Buck is one of the most well-known artists in the Carpentersville, Illinois area.
    7. Ken Hoffa – Not only a famous tattoo artist, Ken Hoffa is also an illustrator and painter whose work has been met with acclaim. His grasp of color application is impressive, but his work in portraiture is what sets him above other tattooists in his area.
    8. Kenneth Bryan – The lead tattooist and owner of Intimate Body Art Studios in Pennsylvania, Kenneth Bryan is an award-winning artist who’s wildly popular on the tattoo convention circuit. His work has been featured in Tattoo Magazine, International Tattoo Art Magazine and Tabu.
    9. Ken Jago – An international award winner, this Sault St. Marie tattooist has more than twenty-five years of experience who provides exceptional custom work for his clients. From cover-ups to brand new pieces, Ken Jago is an accomplished artist whose clientèle is comprised largely of dedicated regulars.
    10. Ken Fisher – With a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from Cornell College, Ken Fisher is one of Oregon’s leading tattooists. His work can be found in Tattoo Flash Magazine, Tattoo Savage Magazine, and Skin and Ink Magazine. His work is heavily influenced by classic design but retains elements of new school style, coming together to form a look that’s uniquely Ken Fisher’s.

    Article publié pour la première fois le 15/11/2013

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