Mar 07

I worked for Northern Telecom, which became Nortel Networks in the late 1990s. Nortel was a great company to work for. I left Nortel to start my own business in 1988. I eventually took it public on NASDAQ as chairman and CEO roughly 5 years later. But that is not the story here.

The story here is that Chinese companies have been stealing Fortune 100 companies (NGOs) and Federal and State Government trade secrets, formulas, manufacturing processes and anything else you can think of in business for decades. Everyone knows that. But we continue to allow it to happen. Companies do not invest enough capital in private and public network security much less in theft of secrets and network security training for their employees.

Now even politics even play into the trade secret theft game. More on that later.

Just ask anyone in any company how much security training they have received in the past 12 months. I will bet good money that the answers you will receive will be “maybe an hour or two” of formal training, if that. More likely you will hear we received “a couple of emails from corporate” describing the nature of network security and the prevention of theft of company secrets. The focus mostly being on phishing and email hacks will be about all you hear.

This is frightening for our future. The future of our children and grandchildren is at stake here. All we see in the news is maybe a short blurb on Hauwei and the issues they have in Canada, the original corporate home of Nortel Networks.

At the request of the US Canada arrested the CFO of Hauwei, Meng Wanzhou, last December on charges of portraying the company as a threat to U.S. national security and that it conspired to violate U.S. sanctions. 

It is known that Hauwei is the company that benefited from the espionage of Nortel Networks! They are banned by the US Government from selling any equipment in the US due to overt company wide network breach by Hauwei of Nortel Networks.

Lenovo, once an IBM brand, was cited in October 2018 for possibly spying on US tech firms via a chip the Chinese manufacturer installed in all their servers, laptops and desktop computers. If you remember, Lenovo was an IBM brand a few years back and sold to a Chinese company. The brand name allowed it to be purchased as a trusted brand by a lot of companies and individuals in the US for many years. Google it; Lenovo espionage via chip.

Now Trump’s name has come up in the news as eyeing the possibility of intervening in the Canadian court case of Hauwei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou if it furthers his aspirations to a new China trade deal! So Trump will sell out to a company that has been caught red handed in corporate espionage in the USA and Canada.

But back to the Nortel Network story. This link will give you all the gory details of the $30 Billion dollar bankruptcy that came from the espionage of Nortel Networks. By stealing all of Nortel’s trade secrets and engineering documents Hauwei was and is still able to build telecom and data networks that are identical to Nortel’s and sold for 50% of the price Nortel sold them for. That is how Nortel went bankrupt! Keep digging and you will find the Nortel bankruptcy connection to Hauwei.

Now if you add in specialized espionage chips (it is easily possible) into all of the equipment Hauwei manufactures and you have industrial / Government espionage at levels never seen before! This is exactly what is at stake here.

If Trump is allowed to negotiate trade deals using companies as pawns in the game known to commit corporate espionage, we have possible collusion unheard of at the highest level in the world! Or maybe it is just plain old ignorance. Either way, it could undermine our entire country’s security, both private (NGO) and Government sectors.

Should Hauwei successfully petition the US courts and/or our Government relents and allows Hauwei to sell telecom and data equipment into the US markets, we better all start speaking Chinese fast as we will be compromised quickly by the theft of all of our company and Government secrets.

Corporate espionage is happening under your feet, right now. Who in your home and office is securing your network and email to prevent the Chinese, N Koreans and Russians from stealing your secrets? You better find out.

Canada is in the middle of this mess at our request, but we are in it up to our necks as well. All of us better pay close attention!

Feb 16

Essential SEO Practices To Keep Your Product Moving

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Basic SEO is often a fundamental portion of any marketing strategy and for your prospects to access your website you need to ensure it ranks highly among major search engines like yahoo. But what criteria do search engines employ to determine which website ranks highly- and how could you build your site in a fashion that lures in a boost in traffic?

In terms of any website marketing plan, committing to the basics gets you more traction in presence online than investing in the “fancy stuff”. While many complex and efficient SEO strategies can involve site restructuring and the usage of advanced tools, there are many easy steps you may take to enhance your sites visibility.

Monitor your site

You cannot discover how effective your web marketing strategy is if you do not monitor your SEO standings. One method to get these details are to watch your google page rank using tools for example Google Toolbar. You’ll also look at referrer log once in a while to follow where your site visitors are coming from and the exact search phrases they’re using to get your website.


It might sound overrated but keywords would be the backbone of effective SEO. Proper placement is essential so consider aspects including titles, content, image names, URLs and so forth. Keywords are essentially keyword phrases and people rely on them find relevant information, products. Your title tag and page header should offer the main keyword in an attempt to guide visitors to your internet site.

But remember Google along with other search engines use advanced filters to weed out spammers so use keywords sparingly lest you will find your site labeled as spam for keyword-stuffing.

Internal links

It’s a simple and essential portion of Google Search Optimization which is even more a reasonably simple method to boost traffic aimed at your web. Ensure you link time for your archives if you generate new content and continue to make anchor-text search-friendly. Website visitors will access a particular page when their searches point to this article therein so check backlink options to find out how well your site is placed.

As with every other effective SEO approach, maintain the linking as small as possible so your visitors don’t get annoyed.

Check site URL

Use clear keywords when naming your internet site to ensure that users know what to expect as a result. A fancy and dynamic URL puts off many website visitors knowning that lowers the rankings. A free SEO check could reveal a good deal of flaws on your system which an experienced online marketer could possibly fix.

Image descriptions

You can use spiders to find text but not the written text with your images. That is why you have to result in the words connected with your images as descriptive as is possible and when possible add an “ALT” tag so use a keyword-rich description. Visible text around your images bring SEO purposes and when you set captions to the images it will be more effective.


Content should be fresh and relevant. The very best ranked websites always contain up-to-date valuable information about a specific topic, product or service. A great way site owners use content because of their benefit is by integrating your blog. Once the president or CEO starts blogging about products or services, it gets everyone’s attention and it is an ideal way of reaching in the market to clients and making a.

Social networking

Your blog is only one part of a wider marketing campaign although it holds real value into a website, it should be coupled with other components of SEO in order to get better results. Your site needs to have a profile on all major social media marketing platforms in order to reach a wider audience. Whether your product is shown on your social websites account, recommended by users or tweeted with a happy customer, this plan gets people talking and moves your product.

Principle purpose of foundational SEO is always to “game” the engines like google though the long-term purpose is to make a great and seamless user experience the place that the website communicates with the search engines and recommends it to users who search for related content.

Search engines like google are searching for four main factors:

· Content

· Performance

· Authority

· Buyer

Check SEO online

You could consider contacting a contractor for a free SEO check and still have them analyze your website to formulate a highly effective SEO campaign.

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Dec 21

Do not purchase WP Store Press. I purchased it claiming – 10 Done For You Stores for $69 and change. I did not like the product or the customer service. So I asked for a refund.

They jerked me around for 25 days for the refund. Can take my money in seconds but cannot give it back for 25 days!

Anyway, buyer be very, very aware!

See my other reviews of the WP Store products on my blog.

And that…is how I really feel!

I like to try new offerings and anything to make money. But when the product fails or falls short of my expectations, I simply want a refund…as advertised!

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