Magnetic Entrepreneurs of May 2010
Mary Gottschalkauthor of “Sailing Down the Moonbeam,” is also a noted speaker on the subject of navigating change. For this episode, Mary and I discuss the challenge of change and facing risks in life. This is pertinent for everyone with key relevance for entrepreneurs who realize failure or success in what they do. How do you deal with change in your life? How do you mitigate the downside to change . . . or is there a “downside?” This is compelling conversation about the subject, and noteworthy these days within the economic realities of employee think in contrast to entrepreneur think.
Alexander Grgurich of Foundry Co-workingrepresents the engaged and intelligent twenty-something generation coming into their own at this tumultuous time. In this interview, he talks about the vision behind starting Foundry, a fresh, energetic, and professional co-working space located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. Alexander relates his view on the entrepreneurial journey as well as thoughts on Des Moines, business, community, and social media. Need to shake up your thinking a bit and get a renewed view for your own business experience? This is a great opportunity.
I opened the page of the Des Moines Register a few weeks ago and discovered that Megabushas come to town! What an exciting concept and how fortunate for Des Moinians. I knew zippo about the company and wanted to interview someone there to learn more. I was awarded the opportunity to talk with COO Dale Moser of Coach USA, to learn more about this subsidiary venture called Megabus. There is a fascinating and exciting vision Megabus, and even though Dale is quick to point out he is a company man with over 30 years of transportation experience, there is an entrepreneurial story and energy about Dale and Megabus that provide lessons for all of us in business.
As I I write this entry, I’m hunched over a laptop that is positioned too low, my legs are crossed and I’m sitting off to the side on my chair. I’m sure Maureen Allen of Ergo Work Site would have a few things to say about this ergonomically incorrect setting. As a solo-preneur I’ll have myself to thank for the hunched over appearance of my posture, but for business owners both large and small the impact of a poor ergonomics on the job site ratchets up to loss in productivity and loss of dollars. Learn how Ergo Work Site began and is growing as more businesses make sure to sit up straight in the working environment.
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