Browsing Tag

inspires

8 posts
Read More

Invention is the Necessity of Mothers

Lately, I’ve been trying to learn new ways to inspire creativity by reading books by leading innovation experts and it hit me like a sack full of Rubik's Cubes: No wonder the greatest product ideas and the most amazing businesses are cooked up in home offices and garage laboratories. Some traits that stir the creativity pot...
Read More

The Power of “You”

Did any of you catch the "Time Magazine" "Person of the Year" feature? The Person of the Year according to "Time" in 2006 was....."YOU". Now sometimes I think "Time" tries to keep things interesting with this annual feature by stretching to be creative....just for the sake of being creative. I've agreed, of course, with many...
Read More

Cool Company of the Day: Turn Your Head

To coin a phrase, everything old is cool again, and it took a woodworker who thought just like that to come up with our cool company of the day. Tom Bashara started his Colorado Springs-based e-tail business, Turn Your Head, in 2004 after thinking up a unique way to preserve his little girls' faces as...
Read More

Commencement message made to order for small business owners

They say youth is wasted on the young, but I think good commencement speeches may be too. Last year, my favorite speech was the address given by Steve Jobs at Stanford. This year, most of the press was about speakers who got in hot water for the things they choose to say or where they...
Read More

Cool Company of the Day: VocationVacations.com

Alright, those of you who want to start up a business but have no experience doing the actual kind of work that that business entails... this one's for you: Vocation Vacations. They're based in Oregon but serve up job stints all across the country (and beyond) at the kinds of businesses people typically only dream...
Read More

Cool Company of the Day: ManageYourCellar.com

We love red wine - a lot. It's partly the flavor, partly the infinite variety and nuances of taste, partly knowing the work and thinking that goes into that taste, partly the history and concept of it, and partly it's that it's supposedly healthy for you in good measure. But remembering your favorites, storing the...
Read More

Inspiration

My mom died exactly 4 years ago today. She is the sweetest lady I have ever known. Now, after four years, I can think about her and not remember so much the 4-year cancer battle or the way her body failed her those last months. I remember her vibrant, smiling, lovely countenance. My mom, the...
Read More

Reinventing yourself and your business

Milton Hershey, David Bowie, and Bill Bradley did it. “Madonna” and “The Donald” have made careers of it. We were talking about entrepreneurs in many fields who reinvented themselves once, twice, or on a regular basis. Here's a list of some of the ones we mentioned, and I hope you will add some of your...