Creativity, Entrepreneurship, StartupWeekend, Garages and Warehouses

What percentage of recent startups began in a garage? How long do you work out of your garage before you can afford a regular office or manufacturing facility? If you had VC investors, should you accept their money and move out of the garage? Advantages of staying in your garage? YouTube. Started in a garage. Google. 1998. Started in a garage. Apple. 1976. Started in a garage. HP. 1939. Started in a garage. Mattel. 1940’s. Started in a garage. Amazon. 1994. Started in a garage. MagLite. 1970’s. Yankee Candle Company. 1990’s. Harley Davidson. 1901. See? It’s all about the garage. … Continue reading Creativity, Entrepreneurship, StartupWeekend, Garages and Warehouses

Professional Development: “TED Talks and my Elliptical.” or “Thinking AND Exercising.”

Ah-Ha! I believe I have finally found the winning formula! You recall the research that demonstrates  that aerobic exercise causes  an immediate short term boost in cognition and creativity? If you don’t believe me, start with Rhode Island College, 2002. Then, if you’re more than 30, you might want to see the 2008 “Exercise and its mediating effects on Cognition.” But if you’re like me, you figure the proof is in the pudding and you could just experiment on yourself. Who cares whether the theory has statistical correlation or not if it works on you? So, my New Year’s resolution … Continue reading Professional Development: “TED Talks and my Elliptical.” or “Thinking AND Exercising.”