7 01, 2014

Creative Business Models

By |January 7th, 2014|Business, Food, Leadership, Loyalty|

You all know how much I love Vermont…here are examples of three businesses that have different approaches to their success that I find inspiring.

The Woodstock Farmers Market is the place I visit every time I go to Vermont…the best produce, baked goods, and assortment of outstanding products, wine selection, fish, and sandwiches… everything you need for the weekend. They received an award in NYC as the premier specialty market [...]

17 12, 2013

The Power of Gathering

By |December 17th, 2013|Business, Food, Holidays, Leadership|

I love Beacon Hill during the holidays, the epitome of Boston tasteful and conservative decorations.  This is Louisburg Square, (John Kerry owns a townhouse here) however, it could be Georgetown, or Pine Street in Philadelphia where the brownstone window boxes, wreaths, cobblestone sidewalks and green space are magical. Boston is understated decorations, lights in the trees on the Common and skating on the Frog Pond…no worries about melting ice

Many [...]

19 11, 2013

Confidence Courage Character

By |November 19th, 2013|Leadership|

One of my goals is to get involved with the Girl Scouts. A couple of years ago I read ‘My Life In Leadership’ by Frances Hesselbein who went from a troop leader to a transformational CEO of the Girl Scouts, and I attended an event where the CEO at that time spoke about her challenge to restructure the organization for efficiency just like every major corporation was doing. I [...]

5 11, 2013

Bucky Badger does Speed Networking

By |November 5th, 2013|Leadership|

Driving last month from Milwaukee to Madison I reflected on how beautifully the harvest sun danced on the corn and soybean fields to produce the golden hues at dawn and dusk. I’ve driven that road so many times to the University of Wisconsin, but now I appreciated the beauty of the farmland. I was excited to meet Dean Shim, and my friends and professors who inspire students to be [...]