March 2016

A Valuable Resource and Reality Check for Aspiring Inventors

Wisconsin Innovation Service Center Having a good idea for a product is only the beginning… failure to gather all the relevant facts and evaluate the marketplace puts the a potential at a disadvantage and an easy mark for questionable business services. A recent Steve Harvey show underscores the point: three aspiring inventors and one woman, in particular, stood […]

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The Musical Niche of Lin-Manuel Miranda

Energetic interview on Charlie Rose last week with Lin-Manuel Miranda underscores the artist’s innate ability to perceive and communicate in creative ways using music despite a lack of formal training. That Miranda is wired to see the world through the language of music is evident.  For instance, as a student , he would create musical collages on […]

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Cartoon Satire on Lawyers and Career Change: Why Some Lawyers Become Entrepreneurs

Back in January 2014, Queen’s Counsel wrote about Niche Creativity. Check out the site’s 20-year archive of law-related humor. Queenn’s counsel.com http://qccartoon.com/?id1=1&id2=6&page=13 Hits: 155

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What Judge Merrick Garland and Royal Kate Middleton Have in Common

Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland and Her Royal Highness, Catherine, Dutchess of Cambridge have a shared experience. Both were raised in homes by parents who started a home-based business. Garland in advertising services for clothing retailers and party planning products for the Middleton family References NPR.org Merrick Garland Has A Reputation Of Collegiality… http://tinyurl.com/hdbtxcrxcr NYDailyNews.com Who […]

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Frontline: Two American Families Revisited

Work, Family Economics, and Entrepreneurship Good work environments exist in the corporate and small business sectors but programs, such as PBS’ Frontline, document labor policies and the reality many workers and their families’ experience all too often. From an entrepreneurial viewpoint… In an attempt to earn money to pay mounting bills, Milwaukee resident, Terry Neumann, bought beauty […]

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Quick Computer Quiz: Tech-Savvy Tips for Biz Beginners

One tech problem too many and a recent  research project to price out the actual cost of that $9 laptop featured in the news inspired this post. There are no affiliate links. QUIZ Instructions: Take a closer look at the opening photo then view the video Answer: Some aspiring entrepreneurs either lack the requisite skill […]

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3 Unique Niche Books: High-Wire Artist, Musician, Graphic Novelist

Why Knot: High-Wire Artist Writes Book… Not about balancing at great heights, high-wire artist Philippe Petit demonstrates examples of creative knot tying featured in his nifty book entitled Why Knot?: How to Tie More than Sixty Ingenious, Useful, Beautiful, Lifesaving, and Secure Knots! during Charlie Rose interview PBS 5/2013 http://www.charlierose.com/watch/60216377 2. Ringo Starr’s innovative method of authorship is […]

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Q&A for Aspiring Teacher-Entrepreneurs

Common Concerns, Tips, and Resources New column for teachers considering an entrepreneurial path appears this month on Teachers.Net Gazette. Email a challenging business-related question for possible research and publication consideration. http://tinyurl.com/zmefnc5 Hits: 130

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Aptitudes and Values of A Teen App Inventor

Rethinking the Cyber Bullying Problem The tragic consequences of cyberbullying inspired then 13-year old Trisha Prabhu to develop a new solution to the problem. . an app called ReThink. Prabhu decided not to profit from her invention, an app that alerts users when what they are about to post online is inappropriate. A decision consistent with […]

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