Issue #34
March 6, 2012

From Two Wheeled Geek to Cycle Chic

Some people know Spring is here when they’ve spotted their first bloom. For others, it’s the day they shed off their heavy coat. For me, it’s the first week when the streets are free of salt and slush: those nasty things that rust my beloved bike. That’s the week when I pull my two-wheeler out of hibernation. And with it comes a whole pile of spandex - my most offensive fashion crime. Fact is, whether I’m riding 50 miles on a country road or five miles on my commute to work, it’s th ... Read More

Reimagining American Apparel

I usually read my news online, but this week, I went old-school and bought a paper. On the back page was this ad for American Apparel: More of the same? Really? Given all the talk of AA’s potential bankruptcy last April, and the subsequent closing of many stores in my city I’d hoped the company would try to reinvent its image. But no. Here’s the same, controversial, hyper-sexual messaging that made AA a big name, but failed to keep its sales high. ... Read More

Making Good Career Decisions

Recently, I was part of a panel with three other entrepreneurs. One had developed an energy storage technology; another had started a solar panel installation company; the third, a matchmaker service ... Read More

Belmondo Organic Skin Care

‘Belmondo’ is Italian for ‘beautiful world.’ It’s also Daniela Belmondo’s last name. Some things just work out perfectly. ... Read More
Issue #34
March 6, 2012