30 Jan 2019

Wine Not! Adventures in Wine Research

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It has been exciting over the last number of months working with a very great startup client, Dock Schwarz Wine Jelly. This small upstate New York company, located in Gardiner, New York makes their own wine and then turns it into wine jelly. Doc Schwarz is a two time county fair winner that has been [...]

8 May 2017

Spazhouse Research Project: Why live in Riverside-Avondale?

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In 2010 Riverside-Avondale was named one of the top ten neighborhoods to live in the US. But, I have been wondering a lot longer over the years of why is our area of Riverside Avondale is so vibrant. So, I have decided after so long of pondering the why question about my neighborhood, I have decided to [...]

6 Apr 2017

Multitasking, the Slippery Slope

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“Do you want me to rush the rush job I am rushing now, or rush the rush job you wanted me to rush, before I rush the rush job I’m rushing now, or rush the rush job I was rushing before. Yesterday, I posted the above quote in Mike Strum’s excellent article on “Single Tasking, [...]

22 Feb 2017

Unsolicited Rejection (Letter)

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Dear Ms. Henkle, Thank you for your interest and submission to work for CrossGen Comics. However, your submission to our company is not the style CrossGen is pursuing at the time. Good luck with all your future endeavors, CrossGen Comics Dear CrossGen Comics, Thank you kindly for the rejection letter. I am amused and puzzled as [...]

31 Jan 2017

The Thank You Note – Communication Made physical

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Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that thankfulness is indeed a virtue. William Bennett (1943-) In these days of the instant message, Twitter, email and Facebook, there are those of us who still value the handwritten letter or note. The handwritten note has tremendous value over the simple emoji used in an instant message.  To [...]

21 Dec 2016

Floating Network – moving away from normal networking

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Start ups, entrepreneurs and business in general are inundated theories and opinions on the best way to network. Working to create an online social media network of people of companies who may enhance your reach. Networking to me seems very flat. In my mind’e eye this word evokes a visually flat web. You are in [...]

14 Nov 2016

Cost vs Value: Venturing out of your home office for coffee

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All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual. Albert Einstein “Do you know how much it cost me to come here and meet you for coffee?” I overheard the above statement at my field office of Spazhouse, Intuitive Research, housed in a lovely coffee shop near my [...]

8 Nov 2016

It’s called listening for a reason.

By | November 8, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |

What do we live for if it is not to make life less difficult for each other? George Eliot A client emailed me and needed a copies from a project I just completed for them, something very simple. Quick copies on my list and I could personally drop it off and finish my day. At the doorstep [...]