As long as I have a "chip" and a "chair", I'm going to be alright!!! :-)
My name is Wilhelm (Wil) Derksen (the guy on the left), I am the Founder of The People's Lounge. I hope you will use your free Lounge Space to benefit personally, professionally and creatively. The People's Lounge is my way of giving all of you a place to enjoy, to learn, to share ideas and friendship. One love. One World. Peace on Earth. :-)
In no particular order...
Abraham Lincoln, John Adams, George Washington, Martin Luther King, Jr., Gandhi, George Harrison, Mohammed Ali, George Foreman, Sugar Ray Leonard, Ken Stabler, Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Miles Davis, Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Vincent van Gogh, Annie Liebowitz, Edward Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Stan Getz, Dave Brubeck, and more to come post- haste... :-)
My Favorite Books:
Dragon Tears, by Dean Koontz
My Favorite Movies:
My School or Alma Mater:
The University of Life
Brand Development, Graphic & Web Design, Marketing Communications, Business & Market Development. Photography and Art Publishing. Serial Entrepreneur, and Certified "DreamWeaver"!!! :-)
Loving my Wife (and angel), Chrissy, raising my children, Nina and Nicolas, and The People's Lounge of course!
Why I'm Here:
Personal, Professional, To Network, To Make Friends, To Share Ideas, To Learn, To Change the World
To help as many others as I can to succeed, to learn, and to grow.
Peace, health, equality and consideration for all living things on Earth.
To leave behind a legacy that had, and would continue to benefit the world, in some way.
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Hey Wil…. Just wanted to let ya know I took care of that little problem for ya….so I expect the other half of the money to be deposited into the off shore account….. oh and by the way
We should get in touch soon… to get our stories straight…just in case …. N remember.. most important of all….. Not a word to Anyone!!!
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