Gratitude & Reflection: Thanksgiving 2020

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Youth Design Contest: Winners to Split One Million Dollars

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Design World Online is one of several sites announcing the recent launch of the XPRIZE contest for youths ages 15-24.

Inspired by the current global crisis, entrants must design a better surgical mask than currently available on the market.

The contest is open for eight months, but the deadline to submit an entry is in the latter part of October. So that is a lot of planning, fact-gathering (beyond Googling), and creativity in a short space of time.

Visit Design World Online.com for more details.

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Niche Creativity Blog Update

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An important notice has just been added to my Hire Me page.

Blog posts will resume as soon as tech issues explained on the page is fixed. But I should have another blog post update next month.

Meanwhile, I continue to post weekly on Pinterest group boards for teachers for grades two to high school, and will likely not resume FaceBook. I still cannot delete the account.

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A Holiday Wish For November 2019

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Have a spectacular Thanksgiving!

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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

Dee Adams is the author of the fact-gathering guide for aspiring entrepreneurs, Finding Your Niche: Discover…

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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

Dee Adams is the author of the fact-finding guide for aspiring entrepreneurs, Finding Your Niche: Discover…

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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,

Finding Your Niche: Discover…

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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?

Dee Adams is the author of the fact-gathering guide for aspiring entrepreneurs, Finding Your Niche: Discover…

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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.

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

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