In life we pivot – like a dough hook in a mixer or a banker ‘churning’ into a baker. Having little training in the kitchen John said, “My first batch confirmed how much I needed to learn.” With a heap of research and a dash of dedication, former mortgage banker, John Burnett was able to rise to the title of successful baker.
There was a time a single computer used to occupy an entire room, a time soon after that where the uneven, piercing tones of dial-up were an optimistic tune; and now we’re inventing new languages and teaching machines how to learn. It goes without saying that the demand for skilled programmers is higher than ever. Fortunately, there is one company making programming education more accessible for everyone.
The debate remains for the official label of this generation. Should it be coined as “the giving generation” or “generation me?” As the discussion continues, observation confirms the notion that millennials are so deeply subscribed to themselves. They sign on for stylist subscriptions, boxes full of makeup products, subscriptions for faster shipping and binge watching. Granted a valuable factor is convenience, one may argue, if it’s not a necessity, what’s the point? Is there a subscription out there that caters to the “me-culture” while also making a difference?
At first you may not think a historian of 19th and 20th century political economy and culture should have anything to do with educating students in social impact—when in fact, she couldn’t be more perfectly positioned to do so.
Matt Pickett reminisced over his early mornings fly fishing with his son in British Columbia’s pristine wilderness. It is his peaceful escape from the stresses and distractions of daily life. “It took some convincing, but I finally got him to put down his phone and come outdoors. Once he’s out here, he remembers how much he likes it,” Matt said about his son.
Miss Mary Jane, the reefer, the devil’s lettuce or, as the legislation-wielding folk prefer it, cannabis – it’s legal. Now, in a puff of the law-maker’s smoke, the over-the-counter medical treatments, as well as the under-the-table recreational usage exist side by side. So, what is really changing?
In today’s crowded digital marketplace, innovation is needed to help ensure good ideas win. LGND is striving to do just that. With an elite team of world class communication, design, and technology experts, LGND is working to transform the way we consume information on a national scale.
When Tyler Wilson and his cousin Joseph Pitruzzelli started Wurstkuche, they didn’t know anything about sausages. They also didn’t know anything about starting a restaurant, but they committed to the idea that they were going to do sausages better than anyone in the business.
“No matter the level of sophistication, all technology advancements break down into three business advantages: doing something faster, cheaper or more accurately. However, the improvement cannot be just a mere 10%. As an example, it needs to be twice as fast, 40% more accurate and at 50% of the cost. Any new technology falling into two or three of these advantages is likely to be a potential investment.” Those are wise words from Tech Coast Angels (TCA) Chairman Emeritus, Richard Sudek. With a lifelong entrepreneurial drive and a track record of successful exits, an aspiring entrepreneur would do well to heed his advice.
Together, Stephanie Pollaro and Wendy Dailey founded International Sanctuary, a non-profit that has now helped more than 300 women to heal, learn life skills and earn an income after human trafficking.