What Students of Any Age Can Learn From A 3-Year Old

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What Students of Any Age Can Learn From A Three Year Old

In the too-cute inspirational department: This story about 3-year old Ayaan appeared this week on ABC World News… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FABMuNDB-gM

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3 Interesting Internet Reads: September 17

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When you are the first and must figure things out….
Absolutely fascinating interview with Haben Girma, a disability rights attorney, author and the first woman to graduate from Harvard Law School despite being born deaf and blind. Insightful takeaways during the 45-minute talk for any student or anyone else attempting to navigate a challenging path.

Book TV
C-Span.org
https://www.c-span.org/video/?463715-1/haben&start=75


How a small town saved itself from economic ruin after big business left
In the 1980s, Colorado townspeople in a small town devised a unique idea to improve their devasted economy. Highlights in the 27-minute PBS segment include an illustration of what happens to a town when industry leaves. But the focus is why and how the town developed an idea that worked.

Rmbs.org/Colorado experience
http://www.rmpbs.org/coloradoexperience/culture/meeker-classic/

A cake like no other
If you think there couldn’t possibly be a new idea for a baked cake, the Flour Shop bakery found it and landed in Forbes Magazine.  Part of the under 30 series by Alexandra Sternlicht.
Forbes.com
https://tinyurl.com/y599z4xo

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Q&A: A Lemonade Stand Lesson for Minors Often Overlooked

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Q&A: A Lemonade Stand Lesson for Minors Often Overlooked

Q: There have been a lot of news stories about young students setting up lemonade stands but getting shut down by authorities. So how can students with dreams to set up a summertime lemonade stand best to avoid problems?

A:  Unfortunately, the aspiring lemonade stand owners who were shutdown may have skipped a key first step:  researching the idea.
Answers to the following must be known beforehand:  Is the idea legal in their location?  If so, what are the local business government rules for permits?  And how much will the permit cost?  The answer to the last question may reveal the idea won’t work.
For example, a CNN article reports that a lemonade stand permit in San Francisco, California is $1,000.  If true, to make a profit, customers would have to include a herd of thirsty camels.

For some students, planning how to market and promote their lemonade stand for the following summer may be wise.

Dee Adams is the author of the fact-gathering tips guide
for aspiring entrepreneurs,

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Insight on the Internet: 2 Finds for September 2019

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Insight on the Internet :September 2019

Avoiding costly copyright mistakes when using images or lyrics are just two of the issues covered by author and veteran business attorney Helen Sedwick on her highly informative blog. You can find two PDFs that include a useful checklist of resources available for download:

How to Use Memorable Lyrics Without Paying a Fortune or a Lawyer  
How to Use Eye-Catching Images Without Paying a Fortune or a Lawyer

Copyright continues to be a confusing issue for many people;
no small wonder when one reads through some of the dos and don’ts listed by Sedwick; whether one uses a free resource
or pays for rights from trusted a trusted source.

Note:  Sedwick’s path to law school was inspired, in part,  by what she witnessed during her youth:  both of her artistic parents repeatedly mistreated financially in Hollywood.  And she authored The Self-Publishers’ Legal Handbook: The Step-by-Step Guide to the Legal Issues of Self-Publishing. 

Source:
Helen Sedwick.com
https://helensedwick.com/blog/

Professor Jane Friedman’s blog explains creative, business and marketing elements of writing and publishing. For instance, a post found on her blog featuring an example of a Profit and Loss statement used in the publishing industry to determine the viability of a potential book was a pain-free read… https://www.janefriedman.com/book-pl/

How writers, storytellers, and publishers can successfully adapt their skills, despite the digital age, is an issue of interest to the professor.

That this blog is an award winner is no surprise given the wide range of ad-free insider information.

Source:
Janefriedman.com/blog
https://www.janefriedman.com/blog/


Questions

Can you name one or two thought leaders in the field you would like to enter?
If so, what changes do they foresee for the field in the coming years?

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Niche Creativity Blog Posts

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Medical time out because of two broken legs.

Ouch.

New posts will resume in early September 2019.

 

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Two Favorite Internet Finds February 2019

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America ReFramed PBS -The hidden history of an area once called Black WallStreet in the era after the civil war. Fascinating histoy and modern-day information from descendents of all black towns.

Reference
https://www.pbs.org/video/arf-struggle-hope-trailer/

America’s Heartland Episode 1306 includes insightful segment that underscores critical thinking and marketing savvy… how 59 small farms were forced out of business, yet one farm survived.

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https://www.pbs.org/video/1306-brkyhp/A

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January 2019 Internet Find: Rare News Clip of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The View…YouTube

Includes  a brief NBC news interview in which the civil rights leader discuses socioeconomic conditions circa 1863.  It’s information missing from many a history book and class.

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5 Favorite Internet Finds December 2018

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*Between the Lines with Barry Kilbrick will replay on January 6, 2019 an appearance with TV and magazine writer Nell Scovell. From the Simpson’s to Murphy Brown, Newhart, Sabrina the Teenage Witch Scovell’s industry experience is insightful, at times funny, and eye-opening as one of few women writers in the TV industry.
Oph.org
https://www.opb.org/Atelevision/programs/between-the-lines-with-barry-kibrick/episodes/1815/

*Atlantic article. titled The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans, noted on business librarian Roger Green’s blog .Ramblin’ with Roger. The piece is a useful resource for another reason:   The article written by a successful writer reveals how mistakes made in money matters caused long-term financial chaos for his family. It’s an inside glimpse of potential pitfalls.

*StrengthsFinder tool developed by Gallup is second reference found on Ramblin’ with Roger. There’s a link for 34 profiles for students

StrengthsFinder: What’s right with someone

*Entrepreneurship in different European countries may take different paths such as using entrepreneurial skills within a company as opposed to operating a startup.
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/03/europes-most-entrepreneurial-country

*The amazing profile below underscores the importance of checking stories for original autorship. There are different versions of the story below on the web, but relevant and intresting background details are not noted in abridged versions of the article.

Rollingout.com

12-year-old entrepreneur is the new big dog on Morehouse College’s campus

 

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Season’s Greetings &…

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An Audacious 2019!

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5 Interesting Internet Finds: Nov 2018

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Between the lines with Barry Kilbrick…How film critic Lenoard Maltin, at
age 13-years was inspired to become a writer before the internet era is a core theme in this interview based on Maltin’s memoir Hooked on Hollywood. Viewers may have to use Google to decode references to a historical bygone era, humorously referred to as pre-dinosaur. But how the teen found his niche before the web offers an interesting glimpse that offers a comparison of available tools and resources then and now.
Kqed.org
https://www.kqed.org/tv/programs/archive/index.jsp?pgmid=14451
Harvard Business Review
Why African Entrepreneuship is Booming, by
Ndubuisi Ekekwe. This 2016 article opens with a cool example of how an entrepreneur used ingenuity to solve a business problem.
In non-technical terms, the piece highlights how a country’s infrastructure and economic policies challenges yet sparks new ideas and paths for entrepreneurial citizens.
HBR.org
https://rg/2016/07/why-african-entrepreneurship-is-booming
First spotted on Forbes 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs of Africa by Mfonobong Nsehe, April 2018,  Patricia Majule’s design company is profiled in greater detail on a site with a grin-provoking name…
While in college, Majule started working out of her apartment creating unique paper products for parties. Her abilities might well include strong elements of  STEM.
Lionesses of Africa.com
http://www.lionessesofafrica.com/blog/2018/3/11/startup-story-of-patricia-majule
Multiple Intelligences
Theory: Widely Used, Yet Misundrstood
One of the most popular ideas in education is applied in ways that its creator never intended, Youki Terada, October 15, 2018.
The creator of the Multiple Intelligences Theory, Howard Gardener, is just one of many professionals who learn gradually
that their testing concepts are misunderstood.
The article underscores the value of customized assessments such as those provided by the Johnson O’Connor Research Foundation. Otherwise, misapplication of standardized theories limit possibilities.
Edutopia.org
https://www.edutopia.org/article/multiple-intelligences-theory-widely-used-yet-misunderstood.
Jon Morrow, Smart Blogger’s CEO has written Why You Shouldn’t Start A Podcast or YouTube Channel…
November 2018. Common sense advice that will save beginners a lot of wasted time and effort.
However, many readers will simply be unable to accurately evaluate their skillset correctly and will learn by trial and error.|
Smart Blogger.com
https://smartblogger.com/start-a-podcast/

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