Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” recreated in Dominos

June 24, 2012 by  
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Do yourself a favor and watch for 2 minutes.  Awesome.

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What am I afraid of? Kid, you don’t know the half of it

June 20, 2012 by  
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We were in the car the other day, my son and I.”Mom,” he said. “What are you afraid of?”What am I afraid of?  Ugh. He has no idea. Frankly, I wish I didn’t, either.I’m having surgery in a couple of days – I’m not a good patient. I have a very low …

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Summer vacation isn’t just for kids – parents love it, too

June 15, 2012 by  
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My eyes flew open at 7 a.m. today, and I could feel the panic rising even before I sat up in bed. Okay, okay, I told myself. So we missed the bus. Not the end of the world. I’d get everyone up and going, fix a quick breakfast and …Oh, wait. No. …

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My awesome wallet

June 8, 2012 by  
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I get more compliments on my $12 Mighty Wallet than on any piece of clothing I’ve ever bought. Proof of the amazing power of the PB&J sandwich to connect people.  

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Putting makeup on your company

June 8, 2012 by  
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People work to look attractive, because it gets you what you want.  You buy fancy clothes, put “product” in your hair and makeup on your face, covering up blemishes and accentuating features in an effort to appeal to the world by showing the best version of yourself. If you’ve ever seen one of those celebrities […]

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My Alma Mater gives a shout out

June 8, 2012 by  
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GVSU’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation just put out an article about founding a company in college, using me as the example. @GVSU_CEI was formative in the creation of my current company, Varsity News Network.  They’re a young CEI, and they certainly have room to grow, but they’re hustlers. Lead by Kevin McCurren and Shorouq Almallah, […]

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New Kindergartners Day brings on wave of nostalgia … or is it more like envy?

June 7, 2012 by  
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Timmy the Timberwolf should have tipped me off.Timmy is the mascot for our elementary school, and he was out the other morning at the front door of the school, smiling and waving in his furry costume. I was hurrying back to my car, wonde…

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What a leader looks like: Honoring Mike Jandernoa

June 6, 2012 by  
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One of the leaders of the West Michigan entrepreneurial community was honored today.  Mike Jandernoa is the guy responsible for taking Perrigo from a $30M private company to a $2.5BN public firm. I could go into his philanthropic resume, but that’s all over the net (his mentoring organization, for example).  Suffice to say he is […]

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Patience is a virtue, even for startups

June 3, 2012 by  
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I’ve noticed something in myself recently, that has caused more than a couple frustrations.  Our team will pull in a bunch of data from customers and develop a plan.  We’ve examined all options, and everybody’s in agreement that this is our best option, and we break the huddle to get to it.  Figure it’s about […]

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