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Lead Research Group Ranked #78 INC 500 2011

LRG is among Inc’s list of Top 10 Marketing & Advertising Companies as a result of a 3,000% three-year growth!

Lead Research Group 2011 INC 500Huntington Beach, CA— Lead Research Group, a full-service direct marketing agency, is proud to announce that Inc. Magazine has ranked the company #78 on their 30th Annual INC 500 list of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the country, recognizing their success and potential for the future.

For the 3rd consecutive year, Lead Research Group (LRG) joins the rarified company of organizations that have appeared on the list multiple times.

2011 INC 500 Lead Research Group“We’re honored to have been named to the INC 500 list three years in a row, which is not often achieved. This accomplishment is a testament to the dedication and innovation of our team in serving clients,” said Matthew Marsh , Co-Founder and President, Lead Research Group. “We’re excited for our future and plan to continue building our service capacity in delivering innovative advertising solutions and technology to support growth—No doubt about it, big things are ahead for LRG.”

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Turns Out Debt is Primary to Money?

‘Debt: The First 5,000 Years’: Mankind’s millenialong obligation

Four years after the mortgage meltdown capsized the market economy, leaving millions of Americans stuck in unthinkable debt, the U.S. government gridlocked over how to bring the nation’s mounting debt under control, and Europe wrestling with how to deal with its various sovereign-debt crisis, it takes not an economist or a politician but an anthropologist to ask, “Just what do we mean by ‘debt,’ anyway?”

Money and Debt: The First 5,000 Years'“That’s the question David Graeber, a self-described anarchist and activist as well as academic (Yale notoriously declined to consider him for tenure in 2005, and he now teaches at the University of London), has set himself to answer in “Debt: The First 5,000 Years.” And the answers he comes up with will, it’s safe to say, set orthodox economic minds spinning.”  Debt, he argues convicingly, predates not only money but also the more primitive barter, saying that there’s “virtually no evidence” that ancient societies relied on barter in anything like the way our economics textbook assumes they did.”

Is debt is primary to money?

In “Debt: The First 5,000 Years,” anarchist, academic and author David Graeber writes about debt, and how humans have both benefitted from and been burdened by owing others for several millennia.

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Maxims for Mavericks to Live By

Alice Clifford writes: Maxims 4 Mavericks by Kent Healy tells us that the maverick of today is a free thinker, an individual living life on their own terms. He says to look toward growing upward and inward.  Kent Healy is ‘only’ 25 years old and already is well known by thousands of people young and old due to his writings.”

Maxims 4 Mavericks eBook by Kent Healy

The Maverick

by Kent Healy

Beyond the constraints of a monotonous environment

Emerges a free mind choosing empowerment

Remaining free in spirit and in mind

The Maverick breaks through tiresome conventional binds…

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A “Cresting Wave” of Evolutionary Spirituality

The Symphony of Science (SoS) is a musical project headed by John Boswell, designed to deliver scientific knowledge and philosophy in musical form. The project owes its existence in large measure to the classic PBS Series Cosmos, by Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, and Steve Soter, as well as all the other featured figures and visuals.

For the past 18 months our Catalyst home page has been graced by the second music video in the series, We Are All Connected, produced by SoS, featuring Carl Sagan, Richard Feynman and other notables.  Today we have replaced it with one of John Boswell’s newest videos – The “Cresting Wave” of Evolutionary Spirituality – the first one themed around the quest to discover the source of spirituality and consciousness itself, and featuring so many luminaries that we will let you discover who they are.

From John Boswell –

Our first video’s highly positive reception provided motivation to elaborate on the theme of remixing scientists, which spawned the Symphony of Science project. The second video, “We Are All Connected”, was released in October 2009 on the heels of A Glorious Dawn with much success. Although the methods of remixing and tuning spoken word, combined with original electronic music and similarly themed footage, are unorthodox in the context of other science-themed music, the results have often been inspiring, humbling, and of course humorous.

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