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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"9/11 has really stayed with me. I was sonly ten when it happened but I can clearly recollect coming home form school and seeing the image of the smoking New York skyline all over TV. And then when the second plane struck I knew that ,…"
"Happy Valentine’s Day! Live More, Laugh Much, Love Often!!!
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our…"
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!!!
Forty-one states and the District of Columbia have banned texting while driving, and six others forbid it for new drivers — but that doesn't stop people from doing it. So New York State Police are using unmarked SUVs to try to spot drivers in the act.
The auction house Christie's sold a Sunburst Fender Stratocaster guitar Friday for a whopping $965,000. It's the guitar behind what some consider a watershed moment in music history — the moment that Bob Dylan picked up an electric guitar on July 25, 1965 at the Newport Folk Festival.
Mexico's congress is set to pass a controversial plan to open up the country's vast and sluggish oil industry to private investment. The move requires a constitutional amendment since Mexico forbids foreign involvement in the oil industry. Opponents of the plan say the president is selling out the country, but many experts say that without foreign investment, Mexico won't be able to tap all its oil and won't modernize.
For freelancers and artists living in expensive cities like New York, the home-sharing site Airbnb has become a way to subsidize their rents. It's also often illegal. With the site's users in the crosshairs of New York's attorney general, and questions elsewhere, some now wonder if the good times are going to end.
Robert Siegel talks to writer Walter Isaacson about the legacy of Nelson Mandela and what makes a "great man" (with a nod to Thomas Carlyle's "great man theory" of the 19th century). Isaacson has written biographies of other great historical figures, including Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin. He says history is made by individuals and Mandela was a person who changed the course of history.
The great anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela died late Friday night in Johannesburg. South Africans woke up to the news this morning and crowds gathered outside the former Mandela family home in Soweto township. This is the home where he lived before he was arrested, before he was imprisoned for those long years, before he became an icon. The mood among the hundreds of people outside the house and on the surrounding blocks was anything but somber.
In 2004, All Things Considered aired a documentary called "Mandela: An Audio History" by producers Joe Richman and Sue Johnson of Radio Diaries. It tells the story of the struggle against apartheid through the voices of Mandela and the people who fought with and against him.This selection from that documentary recalls Mandela's treason trial, in which he was convicted and sentenced to serve life in prison on Robben Island.
The Labor Department released the jobs report for November on Friday morning. The report showed that 204,000 jobs were added to payrolls last month and the unemployment rate dropped to 7 percent, a five-year low.
The news of Nelson Mandela's death came as dozens of African leaders gathered in Paris for a two-day summit on building peace and security across the continent. Though Mandela's death overshadowed other issues, it also reinforce participants' determination to make progress.
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