Referral Links Introduction

This page provides links to sites that Plan Your Future Now has found pertinent to our interests or beneficial to our own studies and areas of research.

Links are sorted into categories for ease of selecting those that might be of interest to you.

There is no inherent order of importance to the categories — the list unfolds as does life.

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1. Space Weather Links

2. Earthquake & Tsunami Info

3. Earth's Magnetic Field

4. Social Media Links

  • Brian Solis
    — Author of two acclaimed books on social media and business, Engage!, and The End of Business as Usual, Brian Solis is Principal of FutureWorks, an award-winning New Media marketing and branding agency in Silicon Valley and the Chief Web Analyst at PeopleBrowsr. Solis is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders and published authors in new media.

  • Marketing Profs
    — Marketing resources on social media.

  • Chris Brogan
    — Chris is President of New Marketing Labs, a new media marketing agency serving primarily Fortune 100 and 500 clients, and president of Human Business Works, an online education and community company for small businesses and solo entrepreneurs.

  • 20 Free eBooks About Social Media
    — These eBooks linked from Chris Brogan'site.

  • Books on Social Media
    — TopRank Online Marketing is a digital marketing agency that helps companies increase sales, brand visibility online and develop better relationships with customers.

  • Scott Monty
    — Head of Social Media at Ford

  • Social Media Statistics for Business People
    — Links to amazaing stats about social media.

  • 11 Social Media Presentations Worth Watching
    — Hubspot is an online marketing resource center, supplying an amazing variety of tools to assist businesses achieve social media success.

    HubSpot's vision is to provide a (killer) marketing application and provide great advice to small businesses enabling them to leverage these disruptive effects of the internet to "get found" by more prospects shopping in their niche and to convert a higher percentage of prospects into customers. The company is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

  • Social Media News and Web Tips
    — Mashable is the top source for news in social and digital media, technology and web culture.

    With more than 30 million monthly pageviews, Mashable is the most prolific news site reporting breaking web news, providing analysis of trends, reviewing new websites and services, and offering social media resources and guides.

  • Social Media in Health Care: Barriers and Future Trends
    — An article on social media in health care.

  • Erik Qualman
    is the author of Socialnomics and founder of

    Scott Galloway, NYU Stern School of Business, wrote, "Qualman is to social media what Demming is to quality and Drucker to management."

5. Business Links

  • Business Model Generation
    — An amazing new approach to business model generation; originally conceived by Alexander Osterwalder.

  • Reference and Users Services Association
    — A site about Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility.

  • Entrepreneur
    — Article about business and social networking.

  • TechTicker
    — Blog about social media and business.

  • The Business
    — A portal with access to many aspects of business.

  • Brainstorming
    — Handout on brainstorming for writing of any kind, including business.

  • Proven Models
    — Interesting site discussing proven management models.

  • The Drucker Institute
    — An institute dedicated to the legacy of the world renown management specialist Peter Drucker.

  • Gamestorming
    — A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers
    . Authors Dave Gray, Sunni Brown, and James Macanufo use visuals and games to "break down barriers, communicate better, and generate new ideas, insights, and strategies" for businesses. The book is AWESOME; the website offers useful and brief videos!

6. Embedded Design Links

  • NerdKits
    — An amazing site originated by two young men from MIT; they take an intutive approach to teaching embedded design. Their forums are informative, insightful, imaginative, and gracious!

  • CircuitLab
    — CircuitLab, the "first web-based circuit simulator with the power and accuracy needed for board-level design tasks," launched on February 28, 2012. The young folks from NerdKits created and launched this amazing product. It is free, so do not waste time trying it!

  • Adafruit Industries
    — Another incredible site started by an amazing young woman from MIT. Yes! MIT is certainly providing the public with brillant and creative young people!

  • SparkFun Electronics
    — SparkFun is an online retail store that sells the bits and pieces to make your electronics projects possible. SparkFun also offers classes and a number of online tutorials designed to help educate individuals in the wonderful world of embedded electronics.

  • Sensor Glossary
    — Useful and meaningful!

  • Pulse Width Modulation
    — A Freescale Semiconductor PWM tutorial.

  • Coding Finite State Machines in C and C++
    — A well done tutorial by Neutrino: The Embedded Systems Experts.

  • Open Source Initiative
    — The OSI are the stewards of the Open Source Definition (OSD) and the community-recognized body for reviewing and approving licenses as OSD-conformant. The OSI is actively involved in Open Source community-building, education, and public advocacy to promote awareness and the importance of non-proprietary software.

  • Open Circuits
    — Open Circuits is a wiki for sharing open source electronics knowledge, schematics, board layouts, ports and parts libraries.

7. Children's Links

  • Please refer to our Kid's Corner page; it contains a variety of exciting and useful links for children.


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8. Miscellaneous Links

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