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Posts from the ‘Business’ Category

  • September 19th, 2018

    Feet of Clay: Your Achilles’ Heel

    Tweet If you’re an artist, clay can be a wonderful medium. You mold and shape the vision in your mind on a potter’s wheel, fire the piece in the kiln, and voilà: a beautiful sculpture for the house, or perhaps the first in an inspired line of earthenware. But just because clay is useful in [...]

  • September 12th, 2018

    Getting Grilled, and Then Some

    Tweet It may surprise you to learn that the 3rd best-selling product of all time on Amazon is… a grill mat! In fact, 12 of the top 20 bestsellers have to do with food. And you know what that means: spills. Lots of ‘em. When it comes to spill clean up bestsellers, the XSORB family of products [...]

  • September 5th, 2018

    Learning Curve

    Tweet It’s back-to-school season, and while kids everywhere sigh and wish for just a few more days of summer freedom, we know a lot of them love learning and look forward to what they’ll discover in the classroom this year. Because, of course, growing up is a process, as our brains and bodies develop over [...]

  • August 22nd, 2018

    Start With How

    Tweet There’s a very popular video that’s been circulating online for a while: Start With Why. In his presentation, organizational consultant Simon Sinek maintains that people don’t care what you do, they care why you do it. In other words, they want to understand the passion behind the product. We agree. Sort of. For us, the why is a given: innovation in an industry [...]

  • August 15th, 2018

    Spill Clean Up En Route to Mars

    Tweet Space exploration offers thrilling possibilities, says theoretical physicist and author Michio Kaku. In his latest book, The Future of Humanity, the celebrated co-founder of string theory talks about “terraforming Mars” in such lush detail that one can envision booking passage on a SpaceX rocket within the next decade. Perhaps. Even SpaceX founder Elon Musk agrees [...]

  • August 8th, 2018

    Spill Clean Up for Entrepreneurs

    Tweet Millennials are passionate about finding their passion. And they’re expressing this desire by starting their own businesses, in record numbers: a scant two years from now, half the U.S. workforce is expected to be freelancing either full- or part-time (so maybe it’s not just Millennials, after all). All these entrepreneurs need a place to work. Home [...]

  • August 1st, 2018

    Behaving As If Nature Were A Business

    Tweet Speaker, naturalist and photographer Steve Kaye poses the intriguing inquiry: Suppose you were hired to be CEO of Nature. How would you run this business? Obviously it will need to be both economically andecologically profitable. But the business can’t be sold or merged: Nature is a closed system. And if you make the wrong choices, bankruptcy [...]

  • July 18th, 2018

    The After Party You Don’t Want to Attend

    Tweet It’s summer, and for teens, that means concerts. (It’s also true for those in their twenties, thirties, forties, fifties…oh, heck, with Boomer musicians still performing in their seventies, it means everyone!) Be sure to bring earbuds. It’ll still be plenty loud. If you’re fortunate enough to have an “in” with the performers, by winning [...]

  • July 11th, 2018

    Hospitals: Keeping You Safe Behind the Scenes

    Tweet There are some businesses that everyone appreciates, but nobody wants to use. Yet they stay in business because people require their services regularly — even if it’s not by choice. Tow trucks, for instance. You may be frustrated as all get out when your car breaks down en route to that important client meeting. [...]

  • June 13th, 2018

    Sock It To Me

    Tweet Back in the ’60s, socks were quite popular. There were Friday night sock hops, where hip teenagers would kick off their shoes and dance in the gym in their socks. Then there was the catchphrase, “Sock It To Me,” which became a counterculture classic after Aretha Franklin added the refrain to her hit song Respect in [...]