Now that my book Wrong Side of the Tracks, is published, I’m focused on an exciting new endeavor — giving back to my heritage. Bringing a positive environment to the indigenous business community of the Hawaiian Islands is my next dream. I know up close and personal that native Hawaiians are still struggling to get an education and find a good job. I know these people and their problems. We’re connected. I believe creating more jobs throughout the Islands is possible by studying how to do it better. Technology is one of many sectors that can lead the way to creating efficiencies by eliminating dependent behavior. With all of the natural resources inherent of the Hawaiian Islands there is absolutely no reason the Islands can’t be less dependent on island resources for energy. Our abundance of sunlight, wind and water, if harnessed correctly, can easily reduce what is currently an almost complete dependence on mainland fuel and power. What a great shift in the balance of power that would be for Hawaiians!
My company Real Office Centers (ROC) has undertaken this big new project, a coming of age concept. It’s really pretty simple. We’re developing relationships with the technology sectors emerging in today’s fast moving industries. Whether it be Apps or Gaming development, Digital Entertainment, Media, or Green and Clean technologies, we at ROC will provide a synergistic mix in our “Open Source Work Environment.” It’s open source versus closed to a single type of business or type of technology for a very important reason: to stimulate our own Hawaiian diversity.
Low and behold…the entrepreneur emerges to take a different path. Here we go!
Causes Ron McElroy Supports
Surfrider Foundation, LA Mission, World Vision,Green peace, UCSB.