ThrowBack Thursday: My Interview w/ Attorney Mark Fischer, Entertainment Lawyer and Copyright Litigator


Every week I post a miscellaneous article/review/blog that I have written in the past, or an interview of an extraordinary individual.

This week’s Throwback Thursdays: My Interview w/ Attorney Mark Fischer, Entertainment Lawyer and Copyright Litigator. 

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Mark Fischer is probably the most fashionable trendsetter in the practice of law. He is one of few, if not the only person that I have seen, who can sport a sleek contemporary linen suit with a wool square tie (topping it off with a sharp men’s dress hat) at his workplace. You don’t need to remind this lawyer on the latest trends in fashion!

I met Mr. Mark Fischer at a social media conference in Downtown Boston, where I was working as one of many assistants to provide food, drinks, and services to our invited guests. This event housed many social media entrepreneurs who have worked (or who are still working) for well-known television channels: Food Network, Travel Channel, MTV, VH1, etc. And out of the whole crowd stood a man with a light blue suit and a sharp dress hat, which I found to be very uncommon at an event like this.

When I approached him, I asked him where he got his suit from. And his response was: “I got this hand tailored in Brooklyn, New York!” But, what really surprised me was when he told me that he was a lawyer. When I heard this, I immediately took the opportunity to not only share my law school aspirations but my interest to feature him on my website–and it was the best decision that I could have ever made! 

Not only did he answer all of my puzzling questions that I had about the law profession, but he showed me a new way of utilizing a law degree to help others while satisfying your own interests in life!

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Thank you Mark so much for providing me great insight behind the law profession–and that little push I needed to apply to Law School!

Today, he continues to represent and work with highly creative and innovative musicians, writers, software engineers, synthetic biologists, and artists.

To read my interview with Attorney Mark Fisher, click on the link below.

50 Shades of Law: Attorney Mark Fischer, Entertainment Lawyer and Copyright Litigator

If you wish to contact Mark Fischer, go to: http://www.duanemorris.com/attorneys/markafischer.html

If you wish to gain more insight behind Copyright Law, read his blogs at http://blogs.duanemorris.com/duanemorris/tags/mark_fischer

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Mark Zuckerburg is selling $2.3 Billion of Facebook stock; Sarah Palin defends Duck Dynasty stars anti-gay comments; Man sets himself on fire in St. Peter’s Square at Vatican City; Vladmir Putin says NSA is necessary to fight off terrorism; and UK phone hacking trials hears Prince Williams personal voice message to Kate Middleton. All this and more, please follow the links below.

Zuckerberg selling his Facebook stock

Sarah Palin defends Duck Dynasty stars anti-gay comments

Man sets himself on fire in St Peters Sq

Putin says NSA is necessary

Kate Middleton’s Phone been hacked

Motivation Mondays: Treat Every Misfortune As A Gift


It’s Monday, the beginning of a new week, and you need words of motivation to start your week off right.

This week’s words of motivation: Treat Every Misfortune As A Gift

In this 3 minute TED talk video, we see brand strategist and brain tumor survivor, Stacy Kramer, give a most touching talk of an unlikely gift that changed her life forever. Stacy does not only do a brilliant job in drawing the audience into her story, but questioning their own motives in life.

When I watched the first few minutes of Stacy’s TED talk, I was emotionally drawn into her story; I really wanted to know what was inside that box. What she described to me, and to everyone, was everything that I ever wanted from life–especially eight weeks of doing absolutely nothing. However, it would not be until she opened the box that I (including everyone else) had to take a step back and question my own motives in life–maybe the misfortunes that exists in our own lives are actually gifts in disguise.

“The next time you’re faced with something that’s unexpected, unwanted and uncertain, consider that it just may be a gift.” –Stacy Kramer

So this week, treat every misfortune as a gift no matter how big or small. Stacy’s gift truly altered her life forever; she obtained everything that most people dream for a lifetime. Although I may not want Stacy’s gift in the size of a golf ball, but I do want what comes with it: adoration and rest.

If you wish to follow Stacy Kramer and her TED Talks go to: http://www.ted.com/speakers/stacey_kramer.html

You can also follow Stacy’s branding company, BrandPlay, at http://www.brandplay.com/

If you are curious of what is a hemangioblastoma? go to http://nyp.org/health/hemangioblastomas.html

or go to wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemangioblastoma

Motivation Monday: Evolve the Art of Storytelling


It’s Monday, the beginning of a new week, and you need words of motivation to start your week off right.

This week’s words of motivation: Evolve the Art of Storytelling

In this 3 minute TED talk video, we see iPad storyteller and entrepreneur, Joe Sabia, give an inspirational talk on the history of storytelling; and how technology was able to advance it thanks to German author, Lothar Megendoffer. Sabia does not only do a phenomenal job of storytelling (detailing each part of his story with powerful visuals), but an excellent job in conveying his point across.

“The art of storytelling has remained unchanged. And for the most part the stories are recycled. But the way humans tell the stories has evolved with pure, and consistent novelty.”

–Joe Sabia

Stories are what keeps the world spinning. And I am so fortunate that I am able to use my writing, and my website, as a platform to share people’s stories across the world via the web. 

*I invite all of you to check out my “Interesting People” section and read the amazing stories that I have amassed since I first produced my website to the world! 

Thank you Megendoffer for giving me, and the world, the Megendofferitis: to make our stories come to life. If you hadn’t said “Genug ist Genug,” then our stories would have never reached the medium to where it is today.

So this week, evolve the art of storytelling–and catch the Megendofferitis. Instead of sharing your story face to face, grab a phone and video stream your story online and make your story come to life. Utilize social media to make your story (and/or your product’s story) come to life!

To follow Joe Sabia and his TED talks, go to: http://www.ted.com/speakers/joe_sabia.html   

You can also follow Joe on his personal website at http://www.joesabia.co/ or on Twitter (@joesabia)

Motivation Monday: Utilize the Project of Philosophy


It’s Monday, the beginning of a new week, and you need words of motivation to start your week off right.

This week’s words of motivation: Utilize the Project of Philosophy.

In this 3 minute TED talk video, we see philosophy professor and tech entrepreneur, Damon Horowitz, give an amazing talk of an encounter, which he experienced at San Quentin State Prison, while teaching philosophy to a class of inmates; one inmate in particular named Tony. And through his encounter, not only did Horowitz reveal a forgotten art to the world, but create a life changing moment that inspired one inmate to think critically about what is right and wrong.

What I love most about Horowitz’s TED talk was not only his ability to storytell [which he did a magnificent job], but his ability to illustrate, to the world, of how important philosophy is; and how it can positively change the life of one person (including one prison inmate), if they utilize it effectively: to free your mind; to allow your mind to wander; and think critically.

What is right or wrong? And who are we or they to define them? It is very likely that the act, in which Tony associated himself, was wrong, however, it was those types of questions that allowed him to truly apply the project of philosophy–to question; to research; and apply educated principles of what we already know. And in return, it ultimately made him a more knowledgeable and respected individual. He was no longer a “convict” which society has branded him as; he was now a free thinker–a philosopher. [Remember that Martin Luther King Jr was branded as a “criminal” for committing a crime against the State. But he too utilized the project of philosophy and composed a literary piece of what will be later known as “The Letters from Birmingham Jail.”]  

“We are here for knowledge. Our enemy is thoughtlessness. This is Philosophy.” -Damon Horowitz

The project of philosophy is not just for philosophers (or scholars) but for everyone; and anyone who feels negatively “branded” by society. After watching this TED talk, not only do I have more respect for philosophy, but I have concluded that Education and Knowledge are one of main tenets towards peace in the world. To see an inmate seek knowledge, instead of hate, makes me realize of how important education really is.

We must all invest in an education and support it at every level, including prisons.

So this week utilize the project of philosophy. Question the status quo in your work; your office; your business; etc. and seek knowledge. Don’t be bombarded by false advertisements that tells you what is or what is not true; instead apply the project of philosophy. So in the words of Tony and Damon Horowitz,

“Let’s Do This!”

To follow Damon Horowitz and his TED talks, go to http://www.ted.com/speakers/damon_horowitz.html

You can also check out San Quentin’s Prison University Project (where Damon taught Philosophy) at http://www.prisonuniversityproject.org/

Daily Newsfeed


TSA agent Geraldo Hernandiez dies in the line of duty at LAX Airport; IRS raises limit on tax free lifetime gifts; White House deploys a Twitter army; The New England Patriots defeat the Pittsburg Steelers; and the explosion of violence in Iraq turning into a political liability for President Obama. All this and more, please follow the links below.

LAX Shooting kills 1 TSA Agent

IRS raises limit on tax-free lifetime gifts

In the political message wars, WH deploys a Twitter army

55 to 31, Patriots

Explosion of violence in Iraq is turning into a political liability for Obama

Daily Newsfeed


The Red Sox Win the World Series!; Paypal waives Transaction fees for promising startups; NSA chief denies tapping Google and Yahoo; European Spying Backlash threatens Billions in US trade; and Edward Snowden has found a job in Russia. All this and more, please follow the links below

The Red Sox are the World Series Champ!

PayPal waives transaction fees for promising startups

NSA chief denies tapping Google and Yahoo

European Spying Backlash threaten billions in US trade

Edward Snowden has found a job in Russia

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Happy Halloween!

Daily Newsfeed


The Lakers Beat the LA Clippers; Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies today on the Hill to defend Obamacare website; A list of the Top Lobbyists in DC; Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin knocks Obama out of the top spot on Forbes’ World’s Most Powerful Leaders List; and Facebook knows when you are going to get dumped. All this and more, please follow the links below.

Lakers beat LA clippers

HHS Sebelius testifies on the Hill today

Top Lobbyist of 2013

Putin beats Obama in Forbes list of World’s Most Powerful Leaders

Facebook knows when you get dumped

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Daily Newsfeed


The Red Sox Take The Lead in the World Series; The White House grants extension on health law sign ups until March 31st; McDonald’s won’t be serving Heinz Ketchup anymore; Starbucks is now e-gifting through Twitter; US spy chiefs face Congress amid spying rift with Europe; and the World is debating if the Netherlands’ Sinterklaas feast is racist. All this and more, please follow the links below.

Red Sox lead the World Series, 3-2

The White House Extends deadline for penalty free sign ups

The Ketchup Wars: McDonalds says no to Heinz

Starbucks’ new program: “Tweet-A-Coffee”

US spy chiefs take the stand during spying rift with Europe

Is the Sinterklaas feast racist?

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Motivation Monday: Learn from 404 pages; Don’t Ignore Them


It’s Monday, the beginning of a new week, and you need words of motivation to start your week off right.

This week’s words of motivation: Learn from 404 pages; Don’t Ignore Them

In this 4 min TED talk video, we see media strategist, Reeny Gleeson, talk on the most common and annoying incidence that has ever befallen on Internet users everywhere: the dreaded 404 page. Not only does Gleeson educate us on “what is a 404 page,” but teaches us how 404s can actually be beneficial in our own lives.

404 pages, as Gleeson tell us, is another way of saying, “that you fell through the cracks“; you made a mistake. Rather than having a beautiful picture that rewards us for finding the right page, we instead receive an ugly page for the mistake that we made. However, instead of ignoring 404 pages, Gleeson and his group of start ups turned it into an opportunity: to create interactive 404 pages. Not only was his team able to create fun and interactive 404 pages, which then turned into a contest for $404, but they learned a valuable lesson:

“Those little things, done right, actually matter. And that well-designed moments can build brands” –Renny Gleeson

To me, 404 pages are like the mistakes that we have in our lives; they teach us what we should do and not do. But if we choose to ignore our mistakes, or 404 pages, then we will never find innovative ways to succeed and create something spectacular. Remember that the light bulb was invented by a mistake (and plenty of them).

So this week don’t treat mistakes like 404 pages. Be innovative and creative; that’s how we learn from our mistakes.

If you wish to follow Reeny Gleeson and his TED Talks go to: http://www.ted.com/speakers/renny_gleeson.html

You can also follow him at http://www.rennygleeson.com/and http://www.wk.com/#/

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Week In Review


Motivation Monday: Walk and Talk: Don’t Discuss Business Sitting Down

Weekly Political Tweet: Opening Obama’s (Pandora’s) Box

ThrowBack Thursdays: Bow ties

Weekly Spiritual Digest: Logical Reasoning Behind Love and God’s Commandments–Owe Nothing Except For Love

Networking: Drew Dudley (Chief Catalyst of Nuance Leadership) Testimonial; Spotlight Feature Peter May, Video Consultant for Cantaloupe TV

Sports: How To Tweet Red Sox’ First Game of the World Series

LSAT CHRONICLES: Networking at the Boston Law School Forum

Morning Coffee Ed.: The Reserve Cafe (Langham Hotel)

Uncategorized: PSA Announcement (No Laptop Charger)

WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK….

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Talk Tuesdays w/ Mike Brady. I will finally be publishing his story this week, because of technical difficulties that I experienced last week.

ALSO, THE BOSTON CITY ELECTIONS IS COMING TO A CLOSE PRETTY SOON AND IF YOU HAVEN’T DECIDED ON WHO YOU WILL BE VOTING FOR ON NOV. 5TH, GO TO “MEET THE CANDIDATES” ON MY WEBSITE. 

Here is a list of people of whom I have interviewed and are still in the race for Nov. 5th: Michelle Wu, Jeff Ross, Annissa Essaibi-George, Jack Kelly, Martin Keogh, & Michael Flaherty. Planning to feature more political candidates for this section. 

Daily Newsfeed (Mon-Fri), Motivation Mondays, Weekly Political Tweet or Report, ThrowBack Thursdays, Weekly Spiritual Digest, Book Corner with upcoming author Sharine Jones “Reflection Of A Woman’s Indiscretions.”

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Daily Newsfeed


France wants US Allegations of NSA spying the European Summit Agenda; Dead Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect implicated in 2011 triple murders; JP Morgan has struck deal w/ Justice Dept to pay $13B over dodgy mortgage products; Syrian Snipers are targeting unborn babies; and Libyan Terror suspect implicates himself in terror crimes according to federal prosecutors. All this and more, please follow the links below.

France wants US allegations on the Euro Summit Agenda

Dead Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect linked tripled murder

JP Morgan pays $13B to DOJ

Syrian snipers are targeting unborn babies

Libyan Terror Suspects forfeits his Miranda Rights

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