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TALKING POINTS: Secret millionaires; musical stress reduction for entrepreneurs; more

November 28, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

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Is That An American Apparel Ad Or a Balthus Painting? {Fast Co Design}

Many of the clothing retailer’s ads look an awful lot like the provocative nudes of the French modernist. Who’s pervier, Dov Charney or Balthus?

Hey, Entrepreneurs: Pick up the Guitar! {Huffington Post}

It’s important to remember that launching and building a business is a marathon, not a sprint. Finding ways to stay energized, focused and motivated through the highs and lows of startup life is vital for success. Preparing yourself for the long term game can make all the difference in the world. Your well-being, success, relationships, productivity and employees’ enjoyment and enthusiasm all depend on your ability to stay creative and avoid burnout. Given that my pre-startup formal training was in music, I’m a big advocate in seeking an escape from the daily pressures of entrepreneurial life by picking up a musical instrument.

A New Website Selling ‘Extraordinary Experiences’ is the Latest Trend in Luxury {Global News}

Sure, you could buy that flat screen TV or logo-studded designer handbag. But wouldn’t it be a bit more exciting to have a private dinner cooked for you by celebrated chef Tyler Florence?San Francisco tech entrepreneur Trevor Traina certainly thinks so, which is why he’s launched IfOnly.com, a website where you can buy encounters with stars in the culinary, sports and entertainment world, with part of the proceeds going to charity.

In Philly, a University City Cafe Caters to Creative Thinkers {Philadelphia Business Journal}

University City Science Center is going through unprecedented growth. Entrepreneur-and-business owner Keith Leaphart, owner of the graphic design-and-printing firm Replica Creative, has responded with a new cafe to serve the burgeoning neighborhood.

What Happens When Your Neighbors Turn Out to Be Secret Millionaires? {Huffington Post}

Pro tip: Always be nice to the neighbors. You never know when one of them will turn out to be a multimillionaire. That’s the lesson of the story of the Magowans, a pair of elderly twins from Connecticut who lived in a modest house, working middle class jobs — and died with an estate worth close to $10 million.

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