5 Interesting Internet Finds: Nov 2018


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.
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.
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
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.
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
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Warm Wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving 2018


Good cheer

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What Some Students Should Know About the Marketplace


Youth and social justice in the marketplace

Students should learn more about
navigating the marketplace for their own protection.
Innocent middle, even elementary age students may find themselves center stage in a nightmare they can’t process.

One case in point: The recent news story of 9-year old, Jeremiah Harvey, who while shopping with a parent and sibling suddenly found himself publicly accused of groping a female customer. The irate woman threatened to call police as the boy protested and stood nearby distraught.

The accuser approached Harvey. Proximity of the mom unclear.  Harvey,  still learning how to navigate his environment did not know how to handle the situtation.

A review of the viral video raises questions.
Where was the store manager?
Why wasn’t there an immediate request for store tape and security?

Dee Adams is the editor of
Shopping & Racial Profiling…
A suppl. multicultural ethnic studies resource

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Foresight: One Thing Every Gig Worker or Aspiring Entrepreneurs Must Not Overlook


One Thing nEvery Gig worker or Aspiring entrepreneur must not overlook

Whether able-bodied worker or freelancer,
Michael Finney’s consumer report on a potential downside of the gig economy is an important reminder. And underscored by two sobering experiences noted in links below.


AC7KGo Potential downside of the gig economy

PBS News Hour/…Wrist injury disaster for Maine veteran

Recovery of Leslie Green, post bike accident

Dee Adam is the author of
Finding Your Niche: Discover….
And the editor of Changing Your Work or Career …After Injury…


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Economic, Social, Cultural, and Community Ties to Food


Interesting 2015 PBS special includes segments on youth activity and skill set
with an iconic comfort food., and how the economic downturn of 2008
inspired small business and home-based businesses startups.

Highlights from more than 10 states include
unique family recipes and inventive marketing.
From driveway and kitchen sales to upwards of a million
dollars in sales…

A Few Good Pie Places

Dee Adams is the author of
Finding Your Niche: Discover…

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Q & A: What Is the Single Most Important Thing One Should Know Before Launching a Startup?


Q&A: Single important thing

A: There isn’t a simple answer
to your question.

Imagine embarking on a kayak trip
across unfamiliar territory.
What one thing would you take?
Food, water, warm clothing, camping equipment, cell phone?
Point being, narrowing the answer to one thing is dangerous.

I could cite business maximums, such as find a need and fill it,
but that advice is often misinterpreted.
Skills and aptitudes, knowledge, and values must be compatible with goals.
Critical thinking, a marketing mentor, and financial know-how are key.

Yet up to 85 percent of startups fail, says Gary Bredow, host of the PBS program Start Up. 
Perhaps the statistic may hold the answer to your question:
Of the startups that succeed, what are they doing that most aspiring entrepreneurs overlook? 

Dee Adams is the author of
Finding Your Niche: Discover…





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When Using Numbers to Measure Success May be Mistake



The Tyranny of Metrics by Professor Jerry Muller.
Eye opening book talk
with Q&A reveals how fixation on numbers stifles
innovation, imitative, and motivation in different fields.


Dee Adams is the author of
Finding Your Niche: Discover…

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Cool Entrepreneur Stories in the News


Mr. Reggie…

Underwater Dog…

New Mexico Fantasyland

Dee Adams is the author of
Finding Your Niche:Discover…

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Q & A: How Some Entrepreneurs Can Avoid Crowdfunding Pitfalls


Q & A: crowdfunding success tips for beginners

Q:  Whether Kickstarter or a  competing platform,
any advice for someone thinking about
crowdfunding a business project?

A:  Look beyond the hype.  Investigate the skills
and commitment required to succeed in a crowdfunding project.
It’s far more involved than you may realize.

Check out the blog of Business Librarian, Roger Green, New York SBDC,
and two episodes from the PBS show Start Up for more details.

Ramblin with Roger.com
Kapsul-Kickstarter Campaign, June 6, 2018

Kapsul Kickstarter catastrophe: owning mistakes

Start Up: Season 5
Virtual Toys

Dee Adams is the author of
Finding Your Niche: Discover…

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Funny Moneywise Lesson from Actor Jamie Foxx


When actor Jamie Foxx appeared ss a guest coach
on the original American Idol, he showed he had the skills
of a gifted teacher.
Recently, he appeared on Late Night with Stephen Colbert
and told a funny story that could be used as a
teaching tool for aspiring entrepreneurs…among others.

Earlier in his career, Foxx had met Sean Combs at a party thrown by the recording star and was stunned when Coombs revealed the cost of the party – $1.5 million. So Foxx offered to throw a West Coast party that would rival  Combs’ bash and for less cost.

And Foxx later staged a house party for Combs.

Laughter filled the audience as Foxx recalled his
budget party menu. Yet he achieved the goal and impressed

Cost?  Foxx spent $208.00

A humorous story with a serious takeaway
Many would-be entrepreneurs never move forward
because of the money, they believe they need.
Unfortunately, for some, not even having large amounts of money solve the problem.

Some would-be entrepreneurs may be inspired by Foxx’s story
to rethink their habits and attitudes about money.

Dee Adams is the author of
Finding Your Niche: Discover…

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