May 2013

Dee Adams’ Online Class

Biz Quiz 1. True or false? The Wright brothers tried to start an African-American newspaper but couldn’t make any money in the competitive field, so they turned to aviation. 2. Which of these occupations have to be concerned about repetitive stress syndrome? A. Football Player B. Masseuse C. Symphony violinist* 3.  What circumstance inspired Jeff […]

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Two Interviews with Shoestring Entrepreneurs

Charlie Rose American-born chef, Daniel Rose, now has a famous restaurant in Paris. During 20-minute interview, he reveals details of how  he figured out his niche and went from a tiny space without heat and with one employee…himself… to new quarters and 16 employees. http://www.charlierose.com/guest/view/7710 http://www.springparis.fr/ Shahid Khan Billionaire auto parts manufacturer and pro sports team owner […]

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Bad Product Design

Deadly Consequences If you watch America’s Test Kitchen, then you’ll know that the critique of products is a regular feature on the PBS Program.Sometimes, host Christopher Kimball admits to being shocked by the total incompetence of some of the product designs that have been tested on their show.  And his reactions are humorous. However, a […]

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The Black Russian by Vladimir Alexandrov

Princeton Professor Uncovers Lost History An unexpected sentence in a Russian memoir startled the Princeton professor. He decided to investigate the mention of a famous African American man living in Moscow. Intrigued, the professor of languages and literature had studied the history and culture of the era, but had never heard or read previously of […]

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