Q & A: How Do I Figure Out My Interests?

How Do I Figure Out Interests?

Q: What resource might best
help identify all my interests?
A. Check out the Interest Assessment
on the Virginia Education Wizard site.
Larry Ferlazzo.edublogs.org gave it high
marks on the cool scale.

VA Wizard.org

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Q & A: Racial Profiling Lawsuit

Q & A Racial Profiling Lawsuit

Q: Regarding the mom of five and the recent Walmart lawsuit,
what news source does the best job of reporting
on the issue?

A:  Reporting on the recent case in the news
differs from the overall issue.

Consider compiling and analyzing articles from
different industry sources…

News One cites
incidents of prior racial profiling stories.
Allure magazine tackles the subject
from a beauty industry perspective
and includes statistics on how much money
women of color spend
on cosmetics.

Many news sources, such as Abc and Newsweek,
report on
data that Walmart uses to justify
profiling practices.
But examining and questioning
the business practice and its effectiveness
is usually missing from news reports.

Abc 7News.com
News One
News Week
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Q&A: New Way to Market Cranberries?


 Q&ANew Ways to Market Cranberries

Q: After viewing the program about
 cranberry growers, I wonder, is there a new way
to market cranberries?

A: An answer might be to create an original
product or figure out new ways to package and distribute
the existing product.
Inspiration might come from interviews
with members of the food or farming industry.
Another way might involve
heading into a kitchen or lab to
create a recipe or formula.

The berry was introduced in the 1800s,
notes the Cape Cod Association.
For starters, I would explore
newspaper and magazine archives for
historical ads and articles
to answer a number of
questions. For example…
What are the nutritional elements?
Could the product be transferred to another
industry where it would solve a problem?

Did Native American use them and in what ways?
How is the cranberry sed in other parts of the world historically?



Cranberry Growers Video/PBS

 Dee Adams is the author of
Finding Your Niche: Discover…          

Why A Talented Student Fled Robitics Class


Pure misery. Onyii Brown’s reaction years
ago after confronting the reality of her
choice: robotic engineering.
Tasked with the frustration of
figuring out how to get the robot to move,
a seemingly
endless repetitive activity.

Brown switched her degree objective.

Although possessing
the IQ for the field,
Brown’s high-level imagination
and independent nature was not
a good fit for a structured and regimented field.

Last month, PBS aired a season five episode
of  Start Up.
Houston mom, Onyii Brown,
was featured in one of the segments.
Brown had started a successful design
enterprise for less than $200.
And in a field, she had always wanted to enter.

The Start Up segment underscores
the struggle many confront when social, cultural,
and economic norms clash with creative talent.

Many creative people minimize the value of their artistic talent
and ignore their dreams to follow a conventional path
because everybody knows you cant make a living dabbling in arts…

Those who succeed understand that key business
and marketing principles have to be part of the plan.

http://start up-usa.com/

Check out Brown’s inspirational blog video…

Johnson O’Connor Research Foundation

Did You Know
Some aspiring fashion designers despite passion to enter the field learn they do not have the ability or aptitude for pattern making to construct clothing. So some enter the little-known field within the industry: Textile design. There are only a few hundred designers in textile or fabric design.
Source: PBS/Articulate

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of Finding Your Niche: Discover…

Gloria Estefan: Timeless Refrain for Aspiring Entrepreneurs