Category Archives: Entrepreneurial Flair

Blogging for Ireland on the World Blog Tour

I am part of an Olympic blogging event. Yvonne Watterson has passed the baton and I will not fumble. When it comes to blogging, I have stamina, form and flow–it is truly my sport. Yvonne and I are blogging for Ireland … Continue reading

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Not plenty more fish in the sea.

  Ok, your help is needed. If you are reading this blog before 7am Eastern on May 10, 2012, immediately go to this link and watch Dan Watson’s film and vote here for Dan to have a chance to pitch his idea … Continue reading

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Start Up That Trades in Surprises and Smiles

I write in praise of Umbabox, a DC area startup company which takes you back to a time when you looked forwarded to seeing the mailman. Each month, for a small subscription, Umbabox will send you a present–a box filled … Continue reading

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Living Social–Shopping Local

This post was originally posted on my work blog. http://blogs.rhsmith.umd.edu/execed/Happy Thanksgiving to all.   Why wait for either Black Friday or Small Business Saturday when you can shop local start ups as your turkey cooks? There are lots more ways … Continue reading

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Street Protests for Beginners

Spud Hughes calls to let me know that he has fled the mean streets of London for the safety and tranquility of downtown Belfast. My how times have changed. In Belfast of course, they are rather scornful of the English ability … Continue reading

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Tobacco Town

The Duke family made their money in tobacco and later in hydroelectric power and the local power company here is still called Duke Energy. Nearly a century ago the family bought naming rights to the university—it used to be known as … Continue reading

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Go Daddy–No Daddy

As regular readers know, I have been building a website for Hansel in a desperate attempt to help him find a regular source of income, other than me. For reasons not clear, I bought his domain name from http://www.godaddy.com. This … Continue reading

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Men I met along the way

First  there was Carl, the  twenty-something tour guide at the Johnson Space Center in Houston TX. He was straight from central casting with his lank, dark hair and pale white skin. His shirt was short-sleeved and short on natural fibers. Carl … Continue reading

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Conversations in the Lone Star State

I flew to Houston, TX this week. In the row in front of me on the plane, a lawyer was talking to his client on his cellphone minutes before take off. The client was obviously agitated “No need to worry” … Continue reading

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Adventures in the First State

“You just having a wee rest?” I asked the man with floppy hair. We were both standing by the bar at a swishy cocktail reception at the Hotel duPont in Wilmington DE and I thought the gentleman looked a little lost. Perhaps … Continue reading

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