Public Speaking

By Sarah Gallop As 2007 comes to an end, most of us are spending time with family, taking time off and getting excited about Starbucks’ newest holiday fare (have you tried the peppermint lattes?!). This season, however, I encourage you to think about development initiatives to jump start business in 2008. From newsletters to word-of-mouth, more »

Living in China

By Cameron Cook If you think China is dirty, smelly, and polluted then you are right! However, for me, moving to China for 15 months to receive a crash course in product development has been the best thing for my career thus far. Having grown up in the furniture industry and worked for a public more »


I recently read the book “They Made America: From the Steam Engine to the Search Engine” by Harold Evans, Gail Buckland, and David Lefer.  I am truly amazed at how much of our society has been created by so few people. Everything that we use today from electricity, communication equipment, oil, farm equipment, brassiere’s for more »

blogging for SEO priority

I recently attended the Chapter Leadership Conference (CLC) for the American Society of Interior Designers (A.S.I.D.). I will be the Communications Director on the Board of the Los Angeles Chapter for two years starting in October, and went to learn what’s new in the area of communications for non-profits. Interestingly enough, it’s not terribly different more »

Amazing Grace

I had the pleasure of seeing the movie Amazing Grace this weekend. I was stunned by the story and the message! There are two aspects of this which I find compelling. The first is the fact that one person could have the virtue and courage to stand up to accepted practices of society in a more »