Startup Success: Why You Need SMART Objectives

Startup success means getting your new business to where you want be in terms of factors such as product, market share, profitability, team and others. But as a founder, how will you know that you’ve arrived if you haven’t defined the metrics that equate to “startup success” for you. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry once said, “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” Using SMART objectives can help your startup achieve startup success by defining a clear plan with measurable metrics to mark progress along the way.


Beyond the Wall: An Immigrant Youth Art & Technology Experience to July 19

Artolution will begin its latest New York City mural and performance project in the East Village with youth who are currently seeking asylum in the United States after fleeing violence and conflict in Central and South America. The mural will be brought to life via Augmented Reality (AR) technology, highlighting the stories of the youth, their life, struggles and their dreams for the future in a way that allows the viewer to interact with the artwork. This first AR mural created by youth will be accompanied by a theatrical and dance performance during the closing event on Friday, July 19.

 


Artificial Intelligence – It’s Much Older and More Pervasive Than You Think

Artificial Intelligence – It’s Much Older and More Pervasive Than You Think. Its roots can be traced back to our hunter-gatherer ancestors. Truly autonomous modern “AI” is something new and deeply challenging. Where is it going?

 


North Tillamook Library at Manzanita, Oregon– Good Things Grow in the Midst of Great Beauty

The key to understanding people and the world around us begins with education. One way to learn about the world is by developing a love of books. Each month, we profile a library. Large, small, urban, rural, post-modern, quaint or neo-classic; do you have a library that you love? Tell us about it. This month, Patricia Vaccarino writes about the North Tillamook Library at Manzanita – Manzanita, Oregon

 


I, Too, Have a Dream

I see a transformative way forward for our endangered species. One missing piece is transformative leadership. I have an idea.

 


The Pencil Test finesses the fit

 When Holly Powell opened her first bra shop in Portland, Oregon in 2011, she wanted a name that was pronounceable and memorable.  “Lots of women’s lingerie stores have French names that people can’t pronounce. I wanted something that said very clearly to the world, ‘we do big boobs.’”


The Beauty in Movement

A recent article in the New York Times asserted that dance is the new kale. But for those of us who have made a commitment to dance, viewing this exhilarating art form as simply another trend is missing the point. Being a dancer takes time, focus and practice. For me and for many of the dancers I know, we are not engaging in a passing fancy. We’re dedicated to the artistry and the physicality of movement.  


Remembering Billy Mitchell

Remember Billy Mitchell? He was the General in charge of American air combat units toward the end of World War I. He warned the military leadership that if they did not invest in air power, eventually enemy air raids would sink our battleships. At the time, when American air power was in its infancy, it was unthinkable that bombers could destroy battleships. But Billy Mitchell persisted in telling all who would listen, including the public and the media, the time would come when air power would soon become a dominant force of war.  He ran a series of successful bombing “test” runs to prove his point.