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NonStop? Spreading the word ...

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Another year has passed so now it's three years of posts that have been completed and for the NonStop community, I am into my fourth year of blogging to Real Time View ...

It was somewhere towards the end of 2008, as I recall, that I returned home to Boulder: distracted with the holidays, trip home, and snow all around, I decided to go to the cellar and pull a good bottle of wine for the evening. Somehow, on the way to the cellar, I lost sight of my goal and instead of returning with a fine example of an Australian red, I came back with something you typically find close to the check-out counters at any grocery store. It was a time too when posting to this blog was very much in its infancy and the thought of coming up with a new storyline really concerned me, so to this day I am convinced it had something to do with me losing the plot on the way to the cellar!

My wife was far from happy with my choice and proceeded to complain all evening, so much so, that for the next seven nights…

Color me Green!

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Standing alongside a shopping mall I was surprised by a Toyota Prius hybrid gliding by, almost unnoticeable running on its electric motor. The frenetic love affair with the Prius among Californians, and the arrival of even more hybrid models, is evidence that they are increasing their market-share across the car-buying public. And for good reason – business can no longer ignore the requirement to lessen the need for energy.

Buried within the prospectus for General Motors’ IPO, which will shortly take place, are several references to GM’s upcoming Volt hybrid car that is being marketed heavily as a good reason why investors should buy GM stock once the company sheds its government ties and returns to the public markets. In placing the spotlight so brightly on the Volt, GM is assuring investors and consumers alike, that it recognizes the pressure it’s under to provide the types of cars the marketplace is favoring.

GM isn’t the only car manufacturer wooing the financial marketplace. Ju…