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James Earl Hamilton Marsden - Paternal Great-Grandfather: John Hamilton of Cadzow

Sir John Hamilton of Cadzow, 4th Laird of Cadzow (b. bef. 1370 – d. c. 1402) was a Scottish nobleman and soldier.

He succeeded his father, David Hamilton of Cadzow, no later than 1392, when he appears on a charter of Andrew Murray of Touchadam as Dominus de Cadzow.

He was imprisoned, along with his brothers William and Andrew, in Norwich in 1396. Richard II of England ordered their release from the Mayor and bailies of that city on 29 June. It appears that their imprisonment was due to violations of the truce between the Kingdoms of England and Scotland. A John Hamilton, either his brother John Hamilton of Bardowie, or uncle John Hamilton of Fingalton, was released from the Tower of London on the same date. Hamilton and his uncle seem to have found themselves guests of the English again, when at a meeting of Border commissioners at Hawdenstank on 28 October 1398, the first point of business was the release of Hamilton of Cadzow, and Hamilton of Fingalton and others in their entourage. The Hamiltons had been caught at sea by English privateers, again in violation of the truce. The English were urged to release the ship and restore their goods to them, or alternatively pay suitable recompense.

There is no record of Hamilton’s death, though it is possible that he was one of the prisoner fatalities at the Battle of Homildon Hill in 1402, where a Sir John Hamilton, elder, appears on a list of captives.

Marriage and children 
- John Hamilton married Janet or Jacoba Douglas, daughter of Sir James Douglas, 1st Lord Dalkeith, prior to 1388. It was thought that he had three sons by her: 
- James Hamilton of Cadzow 
- David Hamilton of Dalserf
 - Walter Hamilton of Raploch

However DNA testing of descendants of James and Walter in the Hamilton Surname DNA Project show that these two did not have the same father. The DNA project shows that the descendants of Walter and his uncle John Hamilton of Fingalton are related, which suggests that James’s biological father was not from the same family.

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Meir Ezra: Fishing Story

Meir Ezra ( http://www.tipsforsuccess.org/fish-challenge.htm ;) --- The Japanese love fresh fish. However, the waters close to Japan have not held many fish for decades. So to feed the Japanese population, fishing boats got bigger and went farther than ever.

The farther the fishermen went, the longer it took to bring in the fish. If the return trip took more than a few days, the fish were not fresh. The Japanese did not like the taste.

 

To solve this problem, fishing companies installed freezers on their boats. They would catch the fish and freeze them at sea. Freezers allowed the boats to go farther and stay longer.

 

However, the Japanese could taste the difference between fresh and frozen and they did not like frozen fish. The frozen fish brought a lower price.

 

So fishing companies installed fish tanks. They would catch the fish and stuff them in the tanks, fin to fin. After a little thrashing around, the fish stopped moving. They were tired and dull, but alive.

 

Unfortunately, the Japanese could still taste the difference. Because the fish did not move for days, they lost their fresh-fish taste. The Japanese preferred the lively taste of fresh fish, not sluggish fish.

So how did Japanese fishing companies solve this problem? How do they get fresh-tasting fish to Japan? If you were consulting the fish industry, what would you recommend?

 

Too Much Money

 

As soon as you reach your goals, such as finding a wonderful mate, starting a successful company, paying off your debts or whatever, you might lose your passion. You don’t need to work so hard so you relax.

 

You experience the same problem as lottery winners who waste their money, wealthy heirs who never grow up and bored homemakers who get addicted to prescription drugs.

 

Like the Japanese fish problem, the best solution is simple. It was observed by L. Ron Hubbard in the early 1950's.

 

"Man thrives, oddly enough, only in the presence of a challenging environment." — L. Ron Hubbard

 

The Benefits of a Challenge

 

The more intelligent, persistent and competent you are, the more you enjoy a good problem.

 

If your challenges are the correct size, and if you are steadily conquering those challenges, you are happy.

 

You think of your challenges and get energized. You are excited to try new solutions. You have fun.

 

You are alive! ( https://meirezrabusinesscoach.wordpress.com/ ;)

 

How Japanese Fish Stay Fresh

 

To keep the fish tasting fresh, the Japanese fishing companies still put the fish in the tanks. But now they add a small shark to each tank. The shark eats a few fish, but most of the fish arrive in a very lively state.

 

The fish are challenged.

 

Recommendations

 

Instead of avoiding challenges, jump into them. Beat the heck out of them. Enjoy the game.

 

If your challenges are too large or too numerous, do not give up. Failing makes you tired. Instead, reorganize. Find more determination, more knowledge, more help.

 

If you have met your goals, set some bigger goals. Once you meet your personal or family needs, move onto goals for your group, the society, even mankind.

 

Don’t create success and lie in it. You have resources, skills and abilities to make a difference.

 

Put a shark in your tank and see how far you can really go! (http://www.timemaker.org/content.php?dest=company:contacts )

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Chief of Strategy for Content and Media Chase Franklin International

Chase Franklin

 

Chase Franklin is Chief of Strategy for Content and Media at Amdocs, the leader in providing Intentional Customer Management systems for world’s largest telecommunications, cable and satellite companies. Prior to Amdocs, Chase was a co-founder and CEO of Qpass, Inc. Under Chase’s leadership the company grew from a startup to more than 200 employees with offices in North America and Europe, before committing to a restructuring that reduced headcount to 50 and committed the company to a new strategy and market. The restructuring ultimately paved the way for five years of rapid growth, culminating in a $275 million liquidity event.

 

Prior to founding Qpass in 1997, Chase Franklin spent more than a decade at Microsoft Corporation in key product development and strategic management positions. Chase played a key role in Microsoft’s transition from individual application to the suite that became Microsoft Office. He was part of the original design team for Word for Windows before transitioning to focus on the integration and interoperation of the elements of Microsoft Office. Subsequently, he spearheaded some of Microsoft’s earliest e-commerce strategy and new business development initiatives. In this role he led planning initiatives for key aspects of the original programming on Microsoft’s interactive television and MSN initiatives, including interactive advertising, online retailing, and other network commerce service businesses. As Microsoft shifted strategy in the mid-1990s to address the emerging Internet, Chase formed and led the team that partnered with Wal-Mart and created the first release of the Microsoft Merchant Server product. Chase also pioneered Microsoft’s initiatives in secure Internet payments, including SET. Chase holds 3 patents relating to the design of various Microsoft and Qpass technologies or applications.

 

Chase has a double BS in Mathematics and Economics from Western Washington University. Chase also serves on the Board of Directors for New Futures, a non-profit that offers after-school, literacy and other programs for disadvantaged children.

 

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Our Specialties by Dr. Howard Marans

Our Specialties by Dr. Howard Marans | Chase Franklin | Scoop.it

As a leading whole orthopedic care provider, OC Orthopedic specialists consider each patient unique and work with them to understand their special needs and concerns. We treat the whole patient by getting to know them as we gather insights and information to help us select an appropriate course of treatment.

 

ArmFoot & AnkleHand & WristKneeShoulder Surgery 

 
 

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Dr. Howard Marans Quora page: https://www.quora.com/topic/Dr-Howard-Marans

 

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History of Shannon & Associates independent accounting and consulting firms

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Over Half A Century Of Accounting Services

 

Every Web site has an About page, and, certainly, if you’re shopping for accounting services, learning about an accounting firm is critical. So we’ll sum it up and let you see at a glance that our certified public accountants deliver the accounting services and consulting you must have to succeed.

 

Longevity

 

It surprises even us when we think about our long history: we have been serving businesses like yours for over 50 years. Throughout the northwest states and locally from Seattle to Bellingham, Kent to Covington, Auburn to Federal Way, we have an unbeatable track record as certified public accountants and management consultants. We have been peer reviewed on seven occasions and have received an unqualified report with no letter of comment every time.

 

Stability

 

Today, we have 30 full-time employees, three of whom are partners. The structure of our business means any employee has the potential to work their way up to a partner position. That, combined with a challenging and stimulating work environment, means employees rarely leave our accounting firm for other positions. (In fact, it happens so rarely, it catches us off guard when it does!)

 

Low staff turnover that means stability for you: Our small size lets us develop long-term relationships with our clients. It allows us to really get to know your company and, therefore, to make recommendations informed by your current needs and your future goals. Our lasting strength lets you know that the consultant you’ve come to rely on will be around for the long haul.

 

Expertise

 

On the other hand, we’re large enough to have a full team of accountants on staff, all with their own areas of financial and industry expertise. In fact, we’re listed among the top 25 accounting firms in the entire Puget Sound area by the Puget Sound Business Journal.

 

Every service we offer is delivered by an accountant with a track record proven by experience. In addition, our specialization in the construction, wholesale/distribution, manufacturing, nonprofit, financial institutions and retail sectors makes us an invaluable partner for those businesses.

To really succeed, you need an accountant who can also act as your management consultant. You need a partner who understands the financial ramifications of your business decisions, one who can help you think long term by offering insight into future planning while keeping you current on ever-changing tax laws and regulations. You need Shannon & Associates.

 

Trusted partnerships for peak performance

 

As a locally owned South King County CPA firm, Shannon & Associates is small enough to take a personal, one-on-one approach to managing your financial needs. Our big-picture business capabilities are designed to offer a comprehensive strategy to handle every aspect of your company’s finances – from accounting and auditing to employee benefits and retirement planning.

 

When you partner with Shannon & Associates, the results can be extremely profitable. The size of our accounting firm and our attention to forming strong, trusted business relationships is what give us – and our clients – a competitive edge. And we excel in helping our clients realize their true potential by allowing them to focus on their most important goals: growth and financial stability for today – and the future.

 

Memberships:

 

• American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
• Nexia International
• Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (WSCPA)
• CAMPS

 

Trusted Partnerships for peak performance


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