Monthly Archives: January 2014

Backlist Book Review

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Find New Business Ideas in Old Books One of many tips listed in Speak and Grow Rich by Lilly Walters & Dottie Walters, 1997. The authors write that many people overlook backlist titles, which is a mistake because they often contain … Continue reading

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Hollywood Films & Business Themes

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Filmmakers Are An Entrepreneurial Bunch. Their movies often weave story lines illustrating the public’s fascination with becoming their own boss. If you had to quickly list entrepreneurial-oriented films Michael Douglas in Wall Street, Justin Timberlake in Social Networking, or Decaprio … Continue reading

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Fish Flops Supports Wildlife Organization

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Fish Art Contest Contest open to public, private and home schooled students k-12 Top winners will receive merchandise from teenager Madison Nicole’s line of colorful aquatic footwear. Press Release Describes contest http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/newsmedia/releases/?req=20140108a Texas.gov Education, Art & Conservation http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/spdest/visitorcenters/tffc/education/fish_art/

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Name Game: Q& A

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Specialized Vocabulary May Hold Clues to a Niche In what industry would you find these items? And what are they? Purple Fiesta Ruby Crescent Russian Banana Purple Peruvian German Butterballs Rose Fin Apple Magic Molly  or New Girl Striped German … Continue reading

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Mystery of the U.S. President

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Thinking Critically Consider, “the only president measured tested subjective with high ideaphoria and inductive reasoning and low structural visualization. His educational background was not in law,” according to Margaret Broadley in Your Natural Gifts How would you make an educated … Continue reading

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Lawyers Who Become Entrepreneurs

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Four Profiles…Excerpt The niche bank is one term often used to describe the successful City National Bank, according to business journals. A CEO with a law degree heads the firm. Music mogul Clive Davis… and the founder of Southwest Airlines, … Continue reading

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Why So Many Students [and Others] Dislike Research Tasks

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Avoiding Research Pain…805-words…Summary + Tips Earlier last year, I re-read Finding Facts Fast by academic librarian Alden Todd, who wrote about students who lacked interest and attention to detail when handling their research assignments for various classes. Reviewing Todd’s story, written in … Continue reading

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How a Dream Inspired Words to a Hit Song

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Illustration by the Colorist  Casey Klahn New School Color thecolorist.blogspot.com  Wildfire Aspiring entrepreneurs who literally dreamt their way into a successful business have been featured in earlier posts. Here’s an intriguing story I discovered last week about the business of … Continue reading

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Jessica Lange’s Artistic Photography

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It’s about a Little Bird Lang’s October appearance on PBS’ Tavis Smiley replayed recently, and several interesting topics were discussed: Humorous account of the real life Italian canary that inspired Lang’s new book for children. And Lange offers an inside … Continue reading

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