Son of Five Rivers Blog

For the advancement of Entrepreneurship, Sustainability & the Ecology of Everyday Life

Who Killed the Electric Car?

Who Killed the Electric Car? is a 2006 documentary film that explores the creation, limited commercialization, and subsequent destruction of the battery electric vehicle in the United States, specifically the General Motors EV1 of the 1990s. The film looks at the roles of automobile manufacturers, the oil industry, the US government, the Californian government, batteries, hydrogen vehicles, and consumers in limiting the development and adoption of this technology.

June 16, 2009 Posted by | Sustainable Community Development | | Leave a comment

Social Financing (Why Bank with Banks?)

Zopa logo

Zopa is the world’s first social finance company. In 2005 it pioneered a way for people to lend and borrow directly with each other online.  As part of their continuing mission to give people around the world the power to help themselves financially at the same time that they help others.

June 16, 2009 Posted by | Business, Business Development, Finance, Venture Capital | , , | Leave a comment

No point running a Business if you don’t know how to tak care of the kids.

This is social media at it’s finest.

June 16, 2009 Posted by | Sustainability | , | Leave a comment

Google Text Messaging (SMS)

Just text message 466453 (Google), and ask a question.

Its that simple.  There is no cost, minus your regular test messaging fee.

June 16, 2009 Posted by | A Thought | Leave a comment

Stop Calling 411 (You can thank Google)


Try it, it’s absolutley free.  Its from Google and it can even send you a text message with more details and a map. Simply say “Text message” or “Map it.”



There’s also the website which is a fun new way to get recommendations and info from the “net” while you’re out on the street.  By simply doing what comes naturally to us.  Asking people… only thing is it will be people who know the neighbourhood and who are willing to help out.

June 16, 2009 Posted by | A Thought | Leave a comment