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This week in history – Firsts

Sometimes it’s inspirational to take a few minutes and think about notable things that have happened in history.  When something broke through and become a ‘first’. In June this past summer, the US Patent and Trademark office issued their 10 millionth utility patent.  In 2017 alone there were almost 350,000 patents granted.    The entrepreneurial spirit […]

How would you do on ‘The Spaghetti Problem’?

What’s the essence of creativity?  Is it intelligence?  Planning?  Experience?  It turns out it may not be any of those things… Peter Skillman – who has the title of General Manager of Smart Things at Microsoft developed a creativity exercise that he called ‘The Spaghetti Problem’ and he ran it as a challenge for over […]

How do you remember all of your stuff?

  photo by exfordy I like to keep track of stuff – notes I take during a meeting, ideas that come up at odd times and get thrown onto a post-it note, a cool website I run across, powerful images I could use for blog posts, interesting videos or a important emails.  Historically I haven’t […]

It’s So Fluffy!!! 3 Inspirational Things!

      It’s so Fluffy!!!!  from Despicable Me Do you ever get that feeling that you’re just beaten down…that it’s too hot and nothing really matters?   There are times (especially after you make the mistake of watching the news) when it seems there’s nothing out there but bad things, people struggling and an endless parade of […]

Check out 3 new surprising sites for your business!

I continue to be surprised with some of the cool applications and sites that pop up… a lot of free stuff and generally pretty innovative!  From a business standpoint, free may not be the best way to go, but I think the developers are in a tough situation.  If you want people to find your […]

Looking for a fresh business idea – try Groupon!

photo by lepiaf.geo The continuing evolution of the internet has changed a lot of things – how people communicate (Facebook, Twitter), how they establish expertise (blogging, answering questions, wikis) and how business is done (online presence is mandatory now). What’s really exciting is that social media and the internet has generated a lot of cool […]