I'm knee-deep in the planning of the Third Annual Arizona Entrepreneurship Conference, to be held Nov. 19th in Phoenix. The conference does three things: 1) Provide high quality content about starting and growing a "gazelle" business to entrepreneurs; 2) raise money for my foundation, the Opportunity for Entrepreneurship Foundation, which trains disadvantaged populations in entrepreneurship skills; and 3) show people from outside the Valley of the Sun that we're more than golf and retirement.
The collapse of the U.S. automotive industry is, without question, one of the greatest tragedies of the age. Hundreds of thousands have lost jobs already and hundreds of thousands more will follow them in the coming years.
What makes the story so compelling is the homes that will be lost, the college educations that will go unfunded, and how easy all this was to foresee and therefore to forestall.
To read the entire report on the Auto Industry, published in 2006, download the PDF here
http://www.northriver.com/AutoIndustry2006.pdf Read more
You will notice a new list in the right column of my homepage entitled “WordPress Marketing Bloggers Network.” Founded by Rick from eyecube a few weeks ago, the WMBN provides a round-up of the best…well, I think you can figure it out.
You’d have to have been living on another planet not to notice that saving our planet is a pretty big trend these days and the trend for all things ‘green’ and sustainable is naturally making its impact on innovation too. In some parts of the world you now can’t move for carbon neutral holidays, low carbon cappuccinos and packaging that’s been reduced reused and recycled.However, I see a problem on the horizon and it’s called Eco-Exhaustion and it has a distant cousin called CSR Cynicism.
Can you imagine what the world would be like with 53 million fewer cars on the road every day? This isn't just pie in the sky, it could happen if more people worked from home. Our research shows that 5 million Americans (not including home-based businesss owners) already work in their jammies. If the rest of the 40% of workers who studies show could work from home actually did, traffic jams would come to a screeching halt.
Last winter, I found a writers' site on the web called "Helium". According to their hype, people write, peers judge the writing, the writers earn money. Turns out it's a lie.
I just got scammed $194.00 by this site.. No reason, and not even good excuses from them.. The emails state in no uncertain terms, "Your current earnings are: ". In my case, the total came to $194.
When I requested payment, they hemmed and hawed, and ultimately, refused to pay me. Don't sucker for these charlatans, takoszja.. Don't write for them expecting to be paid. Read more
From Buenos Aires to Biloxi, architects anywhere can design emergency shelters for those who lost their homes in Sri Lanka. They may never meet in person or tour buildings they designed yet they can now see each other and their creations online. Their ability to share building designs is world-changing, especially for the poor.
Why? Because, from Mumbai to Rio and western China, by the year 2020, “one-quarter of the earth’s population will live in so-called slums.”
Under-capitalization promotes creativity due to necessity being the mother of invention..
My Elders taught me, "any dummy can spend money; it takes real talent to make money stretch "and" grow your business".
I come from an emmigrant and blue-collar background on the non-ITI side; I'm the first person in either side of my family to go to college.
Among us ITI (Indigenous Turtle Islanders), it is not the norm to have graduated high school, so if someone goes to college, that's even more rare. Read more