WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ –
Today two men with long careers in American business have launched the new Midnight Digital University where people can learn new “problem coping skills” 24 hours a day. They are John Nimmo, CEO of International Media Communications whose former positions included Northeast Sales Director of Reader’s Digest and Advertising Director of the Harvard Business Review, and Hal Gieseking, past Consumer Editor of Travel Holiday magazine, a Copy Supervisor at Ogilvy Mather in New York and former travel contributor to CBS Morning News. This new low-cost digital school is designed to help those Americans who face real problems today – job losses, foreclosed homes and uncertain retirement programs.
John Nimmo said, “The core problem is unemployment. When 16 million Americans can’t find work, America itself doesn’t work.”
“But there is hope,” Hal Gieseking said. “During our careers, we have learned our country has so many resilient and resourceful people. And that even one person with a good idea can make a difference. Think about the difference two individuals, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, have made in our lives. In a more limited way John and I have developed ideas that have worked well for corporations and fellow Americans. These ideas have doubled the advertising revenue of one national magazine, raised thousands of dollars on eBay for families who lost members on 9/11, and helped attract a million more visitors to America in an overseas advertising campaign for the United States Travel Service (USTS), the former government agency promoting tourism. We also came up with a simple pictorial idea that helped a company raise more than a million dollars for the restoration of the Statue of Liberty. We want to share with other Americans how to develop new ideas that help their families and themselves.”
The courses are designed for returning veterans, high school and college graduates and anyone who is underemployed, giving them new skills they can use to find part- or full-time jobs, reduce living expenses and get more enjoyment out of their lives. They include an extensive inventory of free educational programs on YouTube, Google Books and other self-help websites.
Gieseking said, “Our courses also include the accumulated wisdom of exclusive interviews with fifty of America’s most successful people. Here’s a sampling of what some of them told us.”
Bill Moyers: “I believe that television and opinion makers underestimate the intelligence of the typical American. My own father had to leave school when he was fourteen to farm and support his father’s family. Yet my father was as wise an observer of the human scene as anyone I know.”
Robert Ludlum: “I had always been a closet writer. But at age forty I decided I would take three years off to see if I could make a living as a writer.” He could. In the years that followed, his thrillers have been published in twenty-seven countries and translated into thirty languages.
Thomas Peters and Robert Waterman, Jr., authors of In Search of Excellence: “Give much more authority to individual employees, allowing them to become ‘heroes.’ But allow your people the right to fail. If you punish people for well intentioned failures, you stifle innovation.”
Harold Geneen, former CEO of ITT, responsible for 350 companies and 350,000 employees: “Try to make better decisions in business and life that are a little better than anybody else has made.”
“Almost all business leaders agree we must export more ‘Made in America’ products and services overseas to improve our economy and increase employment,” said Nimmo. “As part of our digital university we have added the Business TRAVEL ADVISER – Europe-Great Britain booklet, used by dozens of Fortune 500 companies for their staff as well as for their customers. ‘Jeffrey, the Digital Concierge’ will show business and pleasure travelers how to do business more successfully and take vacations more easily overseas.”
For an instant download on your computer, go to
http://www.midnightdigitaluniversity.com . Total tuition: $1.95. John Nimmo and Hal Gieseking encourage new students to “freely share pages and ideas with fellow Americans.”
CONTACT: Hal Gieseking, 757 455 9218, email@example.com
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