The financial cost of college is, needless to say, quite high. At least that is what my own monthly school loan statement says. The real question is: Do kids today need traditional college to succeed? The truth is online courses and community college offer kids the same knowledge for much less. Pick a field and … Continue reading Is College Necessary For Success? Many Say No.
Let's face it, monopolies exist. There are companies that operate as a sole source within their field, and no one is stopping them. Can you name a few? EssilorLuxottica is one such company that was recently outed in the news. They handle the bulk of big name eyewear products. Now, the question isn't about becoming … Continue reading Monopolies Are Real, Not Just A Game
Cities and larger towns are often known for their shopping choices. Why not colleges and their towns too? It was recently argued that companies like Target or Trader Joe's are actually chasing the college student by building on or near college campuses. They are the future of shopping after all, right? This may be a … Continue reading Shopping Malls: Coming To A College Near You?
This is my business weblog, so I have not mentioned my weight loss journey (aka The Neverending Journey on Facebook). However, today I have done something so few have/can do. I broke the 100lb weight loss milestone. I just want to take a moment to scream from the rooftops, "I did it!" No matter what … Continue reading Weight Loss: The Business, The Success
It is only July 31st, so let us talk about our favorite fall holiday: Halloween! Starting last year, a petition started circulating to move the holiday from the 31st to the last Saturday of the month. Why? The weekend would make the holiday safer and more fun for kids. The petition has over 100k signatures, … Continue reading The Business Of Halloween: Does The Date Matter?
Trash is inevitable in today's world. However, it does not have to pollute our planet. A new startup, Sierra Energy, has raised $33 million dollars with one goal in mind: vaporize trash and turn it into clean energy! The company made the news mostly because of their financial backers, Breakthrough Energy Ventures. Mostly Bill Gates … Continue reading From Trash To Clean Energy? Yes Please!
Almost every package I send or receive starts with a box. Often it is a box that is much too large for the item. What does that equal? Waste. 3M is well known from tape to packing supplies, and they are doing it again. Honestly, their newest shipping product can save space and minimize waste! … Continue reading Death Of The Box: Flex And Seal Shipping Roll