Category: Business

Now | 2018

I first came across Derik Sivers Now concept at the end of 2016.  One of the things I love about his concept is that it’s forward-looking.  I’m a person who learns what I can from the past and then I continue to move forward.  Dwelling on things and people who “could’ve” or “should’ve” is not in my…

Job Interviews | Winning

We’ve recently completed a two-month long process of interviewing people for a job.  Over 300 hundred people applied and, as usual, it was as much of a learning process for us as it was for the people who we interviewed. Over the last 10 years, we’ve developed a process of screening applicants that addresses both…

Null Paradox

Null Paradox | Finding Grace

We’re doing preliminary work in preparation for the 2018 Null Paradox tour, our interactive rock opera.  Set in the world of Steampunk, our show is about two blood sisters, Gertrude and Grace, and their struggle to decide between pursuing their destiny or the love of their life. During our show, our audience becomes the show…

Gothic Girl Art Magazine

New Gardening Magazine

Following our 4,500 mile road trip from Detroit to Mukuntuweap National Monument in Utah, Susan and I had decided:  it was time to combine our love for gardens, art, and travel into a new magazine. Our conversation had started during the shoot for the 2017 October issue of Gothic Girl Art Magazine, which is set in Susan’s…

Now

“Think of what you’d tell a friend you hadn’t seen in a year.”  I had the opportunity to meet Derek Sivers, the author of this quote, after he had founded CDBaby.com.  It’s been years since he sold CDBaby and its been fun to learn about him and occasionally communicate with him as he reinvents himself,…

Entrepreneur Financing | Joan Jett

Joan Jett is my hero.  Yes, there’s her music, live performances, and wonderful attitude.  But the main reason why I love her is that she’s self-made.  After an enormous amount of rejections from just about everyone in the music industry, she simply rolled up her sleeves, formed her own music label, and did it all…