Boston Strong – One Year Later – The Phrase That Defines the City

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Boston.  Arguably the most resilient city in America.  A year ago the unthinkable happened and tragedy struck with the bombing of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.  A couple of college kids, Nick Reynolds and Christopher Dobens, studying…

Chasing Tigers and Eating Strawberries

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This past week I had the distinct pleasure of attending two meditation sessions taught by my sister-in-law Jamie Beck.  She is a wonderful art therapist in the Boston area.  (Here’s the obligatory website plug - http://www.jkbecktherapy.com/AboutJamie.en.html) …

Lessons Learned from the Entrepreneur Ecosystem: Scale Up Milwaukee

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Recently the owners and top executives from Visual Impressions “graduated” from the initial class of a project entitled Scale Up Milwaukee (www.scaleupmilwaukee.org).  This was a very interesting class that was taught in four two day…

When Lightning Strikes – On the Production Floor with Boston Strong T-shirts

I’ve been in the apparel decoration business a long time, (over 25 years) and until recently thought I had seen it all.  It’s not uncommon for reporters or television news crews to come and film for public interest stories when you are…

You Have To Get Involved

The old adage “Life is what you make it” is true.  You can’t just sit on the sidelines and wait for something to happen, or for someone else to resolve the challenges.  It’s better, and more worthwhile to jump in, do your best, and…