Category Archives: Business

Seven Leadership Tips from a Public Speaking Champion

What does it take to get remarkable results in leadership and life? Craig Valentine has a pretty good handle on this question. Craig won the world championship of public speaking for Toastmasters International in 1999. Before becoming a full-time professional speaker and … Continue reading

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How a Late Bloomer Created the World’s Largest Burger Chain

One of the best-known late-blooming entrepreneurs is Ray Kroc, creator of the McDonald’s fast-food chain. This month marks the 60th anniversary of when Kroc opened his first McDonald’s franchise in Des Plaines, Illinois back in April 1955. He was 52 years old. Time magazine recently retold the … Continue reading

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Five Inspiring TED Talks for Entrepreneurs 40 and Older

Longevity, opportunity and living life to its fullest. Those are some of the themes you’ll find in the following five TED Talks. Enjoy. “How to live passionately — no matter your age” —  Author Isabel Allende, 71, gives a candid talk about her … Continue reading

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A Retired Engineer’s Cool Inventions

Seth Goldstein was a biomedical engineer at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland for 37 years. When he retired thirteen years ago, he needed something new to do. So Goldstein, who has four degrees in mechanical and electrical … Continue reading

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A Late Bloomer Gets Fit – And Finds a New Cause

For 25 years, Len Leshem worked in an auto manufacturing plant near Wilmington, Delaware and spent most of his free time smoking and drinking beer. As reported in this CapeGazette.com article, his physical state deteriorated to a point where he … Continue reading

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Good News for Onion Lovers

It took more than 20 years for Alastair Findlay to develop an onion that doesn’t cause tears or bad breath. But he finally did it. Findlay, a British farmer affiliated with the agricultural co-operative Bedfordshire Growers, says he tasted 400 to 500 bulbs per season to … Continue reading

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Former Ad Executive Starts Kids’ Haircare Business – and Finds More Life Balance

For almost 20 years, Megan Sanders held executive positions with advertising agencies in New Zealand, Singapore, Britain and Australia. When her son, Jimmy, was born three years ago, the Auckland woman began developing a different perspective on life. “Being in … Continue reading

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