Monthly Archives: April 2015

How The Barefoot Contessa Brand Got Its Name

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Strange Backstory of a Celebrity Cookbook Author   Dee Adams is the author of Fi nding Your Niche: Discover… References IMBD.com The Barefoot Contessa, 1954 Archive.org/ Barefoot contessa.org Easthampton Store.com Barefoot Countess Store No More Bill Ward, “At Home with the … Continue reading

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Best Tech Field For An Aspiring Entrepreneur: Q & A

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Niches in the Tech World Q: What area of technology do you think has the best chance of success for an aspiring entrepreneur? A: Two answers: 1. It’s the area in which you spot a problem that people will pay … Continue reading

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Animal Clip Art Design: Real Cows Don’t Smile

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Forums As Research Tools Insider tips about unfamiliar industries, fields, or professions can often be gleaned in good forums. One trick is to read threads even if the topic is not of interest. Case in point: A recent forum post about … Continue reading

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A Craftsman’s Legacy

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Women Find Success in Non-traditional Work Although women have historically been involved in crafts of all kinds, it’s sometimes a still a surprise to some to find women in some fields. A recent marathon on PBS included a Blacksmith, Goldsmith, … Continue reading

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Brian Grazer And Critical Thinking Activity

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A Curious Mind Hollywood Producer Brian Glazer shares his personal steps for sparking inspiration and critical thinking while discussing his new book A Curious Mind. Charlie Rose Dee Adams is the author of Finding Your Niche: Discover… http://wp.me/P3Kr4S-U

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Scary Lucille Ball Statue A PR Nightmare

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A Lesson for Aspiring Artist Entrepreneurs The recent news story about the statute controversy regarding the iconic comedian Lucille Ball is baffling. And one can  only imagine audience reaction at the unveiling ceremony in 2009. ..Truly  a sitcom moment. After … Continue reading

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Marketing With Creative Cookies

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Cookies Vs. Cupcakes   Pick any decade and chose a TV sitcom and you will likely find an episode with a food-based entrepreneurial theme. and with a useful takeaway amidst the chuckles.. Whether Family Matters, Mr. Belvedere, Martin, Frasier, Roseanne, … Continue reading

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Safety-Net Parenting

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Book Review Here’s a recent review that I wrote about Leon Baxter’s insightful guide. Amazon Review No argument that the author of Secrets of Safety-Net Parenting: Raising Happy and Successful Children – The Common Denominator put the practical principles he espouses … Continue reading

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Graphic Design Warning & Protecting Work

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New Product Update for Beginners What Hollywood film featured a scene with a bestselling cookbook author recounting how her copyright was violated? When a famous newspaper writer sued a film studio for their use of his film idea, he was awarded … Continue reading

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