July 2012

To Hell on a Fast Horse: Unsual History Presentation

  Historian Mark Gardner does more than lecture about stories of the Old West from his new book  To Hell on a Fast Horse: Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, and the Epic Chase to Justice in the Old West. Audiences fascinated by the subject hear Gardner play and sing classic songs from a bygone western era. […]

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Native American Food Products

Niches in the Food Industry Two examples of how history, cultural practices, and customs inspire different ventures in the food industry. Blueberry barbecue sauce and bison ribs for starters. Or Indian tacos and fry bread… http://www.tocabe.com/our-story.php http://www.woodenknife.com/history.asp   Hits: 121

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Creativity & Architecture

Frank Gehry Insightful, sobering, and sometimes amusing recount of how the iconic architect and professor found his niche, despite aptitude challenges, by using using nontraditional methods. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/tavissmiley/interviews/architect-frank-gehry-part-1/ http://www.pbs.org/wnet/tavissmiley/interviews/architect-frank-gehry-part-2/ Hits: 15

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The Restaurant Business

Testing the Dream  Many aspiring entrepreneurs dream about opening their own restaurant, but there is a tendency to believe that following the dream and hard work will solve business challenges in this field. Watch a few episodes of Restaurant Impossible and it’s clear why the failure rate is so high in this industry. The mistakes […]

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Project Runway

Reality TV &  Real World Lessons The 10th season of Project Runway will air tonight on Lifetime TV. This morning, host Heidi Klum, informed viewers that, for the first time in the history of the program, there was a first: in the middle of the night, without telling anyone, two of the design contestants packed up their […]

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The Restaurant Industry

Famous Chef’s Memoir & Receipe for Success Taking an entrepreneurial career path in some industries may mean having to face elements of serious social and cultural issues as the two articles below illustrate. NHPublicTV: Tavis Smiley | Chef Marcus Samuelsson The award-winning chef serves up a tell-all of his life: struggling with cultural identity, paving the […]

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Johnson O’Connor

Historical Books with Aptitude Advice for Modern Times Johnson O’Connor, a pioneering aptitudes researcher, wrote a number of books (or brochures as they were called) in the 1940s, but the content is still  relevant in today’s world. For instance, In the Too Many Aptitude Women, O’Connor writes that someone with high creative imagination, inductive reasoning, which is […]

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The Ice Cream Industry

Beyond Vanilla, Chocolate & Strawberry Americans eat more ice cream than people in other countries, but not enough to fill the Grand Canyon, as some news sources have creatively reported. However, entrepreneurs have tapped into consumers love affair with the cool, creamy treat in a number of unique ways. Livening up dull class room lectures http://www.nytimes.com/1995/04/26/garden/where-traffic-school-is-a-laugh-a-minute.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm  A […]

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Food Trucks

Mobile Restaurant If you believe food trucks are a hot new trend, you should know archaeologists recently uncovered an ancient ruin dating back to the dinosaur age. They dug up a mobile truck with stone wheels and menu offering brontosaurus burgers, tacos and shakes. Okay, I’m still checking on all the facts behind that tall […]

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Discovering Hidden Skill

Artistic Talent When psychologist Lucy Petrie decided that she wanted to learn how to draw, she taught herself by using the exercises in a book entitled Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, then she enrolled in a pastel class. Petrie won acclaim in the art world, within a short time, and her work appeared […]

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