February 2015

Black History Month: Antiques Roadshow

 Celebrating Black Americana Antiques Roadshow compiled an interesting collection of segments on African American collectibles. For example, pictures of a valuable textbook issued by Madam Walker. Highly educational look at entrepreneurial and artistic ventures of several historical and pioneering African Americans that many people never learned about are featured. References Pbsvideo.org http://video.pbs.org/video/2365418399/ Popular woodworking.com Cesar Chelo http://tinyurl.com/p9tfqb3 […]

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How 3 Laid Off Employees Started A High-Tech Company

History of a Successful Startup Fire In The Belly: Building A World-leading High-tech Company From Scratch In Tumultuous Times Co-authors, Jerry D. Neal & Jerry Bledsoe, appeared recently on a 17-minute c-span segment. They gave an insightful and amusing account of the high tech company’s start-up challenges with product development and the loss of a major client early […]

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Making A Living in the Internet Age

 Cory Doctorow’s Laws How small artists can make a living in the digital age despite legal and business conflicts with the corporate world is the primary theme of Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age, by guru, activist and author Cory Doctorow. During a recent author discussion, topics, such as copyright, DRM, and contract issues […]

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Aptitudes In Action

 Cool Examples of Finger Dexterity In the 1920’s, Johnson O’Connor, a General Electric engineer, wanted a new way to evaluate which jobs workers were best suited for. Mr. O’Connor, a former John Dewey student, developed a Finger Dexterity test, which focused on workers needs rather than management. Several people who illustrate high-level Finger Dexterity are […]

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When On-The-Job Injury Disrupts Your Life

Avoiding Common Financial Pitfalls What would you do if you were a health care professional and discovered that trusted medical professionals had committed malpractice and harmed your close family member? Debra Muth, WHNP, ND, BSN, MSNH, BAAHP details her family’s lengthy legal and medical ordeal in her new book titled The Dark Side of Injury: […]

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Black History Month & Artists

Revisiting Clementine Hunter, Rose O’Neill & Horace Pippen… The Secret Paintings of Clementine Hunter http://wp.me/p3Kr4S-25r Rose O’Neill http://wp.me/p3Kr4S-1RD Harlem Hellfighters: Business and Creative the genius behind the scenes Horace Pippen http://wp.me/p3Kr4S-1Dc   Hits: 125

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How Do You Value Your Time?

Updated: Quiz with Valuable Insights Where Did The Time Go? Thought provoking and valuable checklist of 55 questions and observations about time… and the lack thereof. It’s a poster in a checklist format by award-winning author, Frank Sonnenberg, considered a thought leader in the corporate and small business world. Reference Frank SonnenbergOnline.com/Posters http://tinyurl.com/q2fxrhv Takeaway: Use your […]

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Tips for Nurturing Your Little Entrepreneur

Why You Should Start Early Simple ways to recognize and encourage creativity and entrepreneurial talent is the underlying theme in the February issue of  Safety Net-Parents newsletter Leon Scott Baxter, dad, author, elementary teacher, and editor of Safety Net Parents newsletter also includes a Disney video of a teen fashion designer. Industry insiders’ consider the teen […]

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The School Started by Civil War Veterans

When the War Between the States ended, soldiers from two regiments of colored infantries pooled their funds to start a school in 1886. At first, they named it Lincoln Institute. It was founded as a school of higher learning for freed African Americans in Missouri. Today, the diverse student body at Lincoln University (LU) is the […]

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2 Amazing Music Teachers with Disabilities

Using Music to Over Challenges Marcus Roberts Tavis Smiley PBS Musician described as little known outside the industry http://video.pbs.org/video/2365410702/ Patrick Costello Washington Post Merry God of banjo’: Despite deafness…man learned to play and teach music http://tinyurl.com/qj8rwy5 Hits: 69

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