Inspiration

Beat the Winter Blues and Keep Customers Happy

As I write, Winter Storm Jonas is surrounding my home. The wind is whipping, the walls are cold and the ground is covered in snow. The plows are not here yet and it is very quiet because I hear no trains, no planes, and no cars. I know a lot of people dislike winter and easily ...

A Better, Brighter Place: Talking with TEDx Speaker Ikumi Kayama

The artist at work.

Tell us a little about yourself! My name is Ikumi Kayama and I'm a professional medical and scientific illustrator. I own and operate my own studio, Studio Kayama LLC. A lot of my illustrations end up in science textbooks, medical brochures, and signs and panels at museums and natural parks. My mission is to create illustrations that make modern ...

Work Hard and Dare to Dream: An Interview with a Start Up Business Owner

Photo: Redd Angelo

What goes through the mind of someone who wants to start a company? How do they keep going when things are tough? How do they market themselves on the internet? To answer all these questions and more, I interviewed Maria Bloom, the founder of the company Little Bloom Her company is a web store for children products that are organic and better for ...

Use the Force: What New Businesses Can Learn from Star Wars

Return of the Jedi

I have to admit that I am a sucker for swords. So when I saw the trailer for Star Wars The Force Awakens I was very excited over the new light saber with the cross guard. https://youtu.be/OMOVFvcNfvE   That whole scene in the dark woods where he is stumbling in a cape and then the red sword…it gives ...