NEWS FROM FAR-
This is a possible news item, which may be of interest to your agency (PRWEB) August 20, 2000
OFF NEW ZEALAND ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD:
NEW WEB SITE AND OUR VISION FOR THE INFORMATION AGE:
Just letting you know about our "unsung hero" here in Gisborne, New Zealand - my technical ("geek") associate Bill Rosoman, who has been involved in the telecommunications industry for the past twenty years. Bill has recently developed an online shopping cart with minimal
resources, other than his time and exceptional talent in computer
skills. Bill is a quiet unobtrusive character, who hasn't had much recognition locally to date); however some
American and national computer magazines have contacted him for advice as well as doing interviews about his creative innovation with minimal resources.
Bill has been a tremendous help to me in developing my courses (creative writing and money management) and
marketing my 17 books on the net (both hard copies and electronic versions), because three years ago, I didn't know
how to turn on a computer ...and so much has happened since then through
his technical skills.
I believe Bill Rosoman is a true visionary and pioneer in the field of
electronic commerce and am very pleased to be associated with him and be able to call upon his considerable talents.
We have a number of creative Gisborne "netrepreneurs" marketing their
various products from
our web site. We are selling a whole range of products: educational courses, my various books,
music, Millennium souvenirs and gift packs from the cart
http://www.nzenterprise.com. These various sites have now been
consolidated into one brand new site Novelty-gift.com:
http://www.novelty-gift.com/ (which was launched some weeks back).
Living in a small isolated " city" of 30000 people near the bottom of
the world with , made us realise some years ago the tremendous benefits of
distributing useful information
around the world at minimal cost via the http://www. I truly believe e- commerce
is the way of
the future (especially for geographically isolated, like us). Also I
started this one man business with NO capital (just one or two "very clever" friends, like Bill with technical
expertise) in the most economically deprived region of "little old New
Zealand". This has now
"developed" to two people (Bill and I) working (and having heaps of
fun) in "Sleepy Hollow", together with a number of American associates
(I frequently get big US corporations approaching us wanting to be
associated with our future vision of e-commerce.
I believe an idea, a big helping of enthusiasm, together with a great
deal of time and effort in implementing it,
belief, faith in yourself and persistence (not necessarily in that
order) is the key to internet marketing success.
Now to our vision of the future (which I thought I'd share)Â
If things go well (as they are doing), we would like to get into some exciting new fields of technology: the field of electronic publishing, as well as publishing my
various books (and talking books) on CD-Rom. Perhaps also
inspirational/motivational posters.. Hopefully this would provide
some much needed employment opportunities in this very beautiful, yet
economically deprived region of the country.
We have an ultimate vision (or dream) of Gisborne
being a centre of electronic publishing and conventional publishing.
A centre for e-commerce and " a miniature Silicon valley in the South Pacific".
That is our ultimate vision and something Bill Rosoman and I are daily striving towards. I hope this item may be of interest to your agency.
" Whatever the mind can conceive, can be achieved."
- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Best Wishes from the First City to see the Sun in "Godzone" (as New
Zealand is affectionately
The world's smallest and most unusual bookstore near the bottom of the
Creative Writing Course
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and
leave a trail.- Ralph Waldo Emerson
He who cherises a beautiful vision, a lofty ideal in his
heart, will one day realize it. Dream lofty dreams and as
you dream so shall you become......James Allen
"You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm."
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach him to use the
Internet, and he won't bother you for weeks.
This is a letter published in Time Magazine, which you may wish to
It was in
response to their feature ON NETREPENEURS. (I haven't sent them one of
my letters in yeara!). You may want to adapt and use.
-- Dear Sir
Silicon Valley: The Second Wave
As we all know, the Internet revolution is evolving at a dizzying pace.
What we see today can be history next year or even next week. Five
years from now the Internet will be quite different from that which most
of us can imagine.
The vision of a "nerdish" future with a dash of Gordon Gecko Wall Street
greed and a touch of youthful creative imagination and energy is one
that excites us in "sleepy, far-off" New Zealand. It's a vision my
partner and I, as budding netrepeneurs cherish and have fully embraced -
one whereby the small guys in geographically isolated communities like
us, can take on the world and the major players on a relatively level
playing field, except (in most cases) for miniscule advertising budgets.
However, start-up venture capital for "high-risk ventures" is still a
big problem here in New Zealand, because, unlike in Ireland,
Czechoslovakia and other forward-thinking countries, the government here
in "Godzone" has been relatively slow to embrace the technological
revolution (though they are now getting on board - perhaps an impending
election had something to do with it!).
The "technological revolution", electronic commerce and the information
age could be just the recipe the world needs for a level playing field
of socially responsible capitalism - one in which smaller countries and
"the little people" with imagination + vision can take on the
corporations and the giant countries, like the US and Japan...if only
the conservative money-lenders, the banks embraced the same vision and
stopped lending umbrellas to budding netrepeneurs when the sun's shining
and asking for them back, as soon as it's starts to rain.
The successful cyber entrepreneur of today could well be the equivalent
of the Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, Kennedy's, Paul Getty's and Henry
Ford's of yesteryear, especially in the new ENTREPRENEURIAL (nice big
which I believe, is even more important (and a more appropriate term)
than the information age.
What you do today could repay you a hundred-fold tomorrow...and there is
just one rule:
As the Nike ad says, .. "Just do it."
For further information, my contact address is firstname.lastname@example.org