Posts Tagged ‘Personal MBA’

Monday M.B.A.

Monday, March 27th, 2017

In the clip above, SUNY ESF grad and Philly designer Nate Hommel gives good advice about experimentation that is also essential to entrepreneurship. He visited for the Visioning Voices Community Speaker Series and Workshop.

Monday M.B.A.

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Calling All Digital Aboriginals

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

This column by Mitchell Patterson reminds us we are all connected, something that seemed very far away when Philip and Mikela Tarlow wrote about in 2002.

Monday Motivation

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Predictive Analytics

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Monday M.B.A. from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

Lunchtime M.B.A.

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

If you get 45-minutes for lunch,or are on a short flight, read Anything You Want by Derek Sivers. I read this book today and will add it to my ongoing Personal M.B.A. reading list.  Anything… details the good, bad and unlikely in the world of entrepreneurship. These pearls of wisdom you could never get sitting in a lecture hall.

Grow Your Mind

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Here is a business book review from a website featuring entrepreneur and start-up ventures in Upstate New York.

Weekdays with Hilby

Monday, September 6th, 2010



Sometimes the best entertainment at the New York State Fair is free.

From the first year I covered the Fair, I’ve enjoyed shows by juggler, acrobat, magician and street performer Michael Hilby.

Hilby at the 2010 New York State Fair

Hilby at the 2010 New York State Fair

The self-proclaimed skinny German juggles fire, balls,  and even carries a chainsaw.

Hilby always draws a crowd and always has a flair for the unordinary, punctuated with a comedian’s timing.

Hilby’s act, lasting about an hour, is worth one or two Grandstand performances (for about $50 dollars less).  He reminds me of an essay from The Big Moo that says, there are  three rules of life: 1) Your Attitude is Your Life; 2) Maximize Your Options; and 3) Don’t Let Seeds Stop You from Enjoying the Watermelon.

Hilby, juggling fire

Hilby, juggling fire

Generosity Generates Income

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Author and speaker Seth Godin gave me a free book in 2004, and since that time he’s sold many more books (to me and to other people).

Best Things in Life are Free

Monday, December 14th, 2009

From the guy who brought you the Free Prize Inside, comes a free prize online. I am re-gifting this to you (without the guilt).