Category: Business

Lingerie | Entrepreneurs

What happens when you connect two driven entrepreneurs with lingerie?  Secret Blossom; a New York company that was founded by Mimi Dang and Alex Trang.  Their speciality is designing and making unique lingerie that’s custom fit, all for an amazing price.  To quote Alex:  “No one beats our price.” They’ve launched a Kickstarter program to…

Rebel Rebel Band

David Bowie | Rebel Rebel Band

My father and I both love classical music, particularly listening to it live in a concert hall with a first-class orchestra.  Similarly, we both purchase multiple recordings of the same symphonic recording (audio and video) to compare the performances of each conductor and orchestra. What are we listening and looking for? For most of the…

Content vs Production | The Winner

In an ideal world, the quality of your content (writing and performance/acting) and production would be of equal quality. But, sometimes time and cost don’t allow for both.  So which should you choose? Content. While quality production can add the ultimate glow of professionalism, if your story and acting are weak, high quality production is pointless.…

Leading Change | 8 Steps

I remember thinking when I first read John Kotter’s book Leading Change:  “…this is a great book for businesses, but it would be an extremely helpful first read for entrepreneurs and people who are just getting started in business.”   That was several years ago. After organizing and facilitating many seminars for entrepreneurs and small…

Marketing the Arts | to Death

Marketing the Arts to Death | How Lazy Language is Killing Culture.  “The book is about how the arts use an outdated, hackneyed and often meaningless promotional language to appeal to diminishing audiences of aging fans. And it’s about creating a new, relevant, persuasive language that appeals to new audiences.” Not only have I read…

Effective Meetings

We’ve all attended meetings where a group of people sit around a table and simply read a play-by-play of what they’ve accomplished or hope to accomplish in a certain period of time. This is not an effective meeting. There are plenty of platforms that allow for project tracking.  Project Management software is very reasonably priced.…

Water Photography by Tom Libertiny

Swimming | Treading Water

We’ve all had those days:  too much to do. Instead of taking a step forward, it’s easier to tread water.  Or go hide from the world.  The vast majority of the time, this is a temporary affliction and we generally figure out the next step forward.  Or circumstance kicks us forward whether we want to…