), "... on building companies for fast growth" Paul Graham is a programmer, writer, and investor. In 1995, he and Robert Morris started Viaweb, the first software as a service company. Viaweb was acquired by Yahoo in 1998, where it became Yahoo Store. In 2001 he started publishing essays on paulgraham.com, which in 2011 got 17 million page views. In 2005 he ..." Also from Paul: "In a sense there's just one mistake that kills startups: not making something users want. If you make something users want, you'll probably be fine, ...
"... whatever else you do or don't do. And if you don't make something users want, then you're dead, whatever else you do or don't do. So really this is a list of 18 things that cause startups not to make something users want. Nearly all failure funnels through that."
Originator of several websites; author; teacher; inspirational person. "There's nothing better than getting paid to do what you enjoy, and fortunately I've found a way to turn online teaching into a full-time income thanks to affiliate marketing, Google AdSense and sales of my own products."
The Director of theCleveland City Dance Company - Courtney received her training in Houston, Texas studying primarily under Anne and Nicolas Polajenko, Gilbert Rome, ABT's Alexander Minz, Claire Duncan and James Clouser. She trained for a year at the University of Utah under Li-Chou Chang and had the opportunity to work with Sir Anton Donin and Toni Lander, restaging "Pas de Quatre" in the role of Marie Taglioni.
She danced with several companies including Atlanta Ballet, South Carolina Ballet Theater and Cleveland Ballet. She danced lead roles in "Serenade", "Paquita", "Sleeping Beauty", "Concerto Borocco", "Raymonda Variations", and Lynn-Taylor Corbett's "Appearances". She has been teaching ballet since 1978 for various studios, including teaching at the University of Arkron's dance department. She received her B.A. in Anthropology and Communications from Cleveland State University in 1997 and has excavated for three field seasons on the Maya Mountain Archaeological Project in Belize, Central America with Dr. Peter Dunham.
President, Cleveland Public Theatre. - Spent her professional social work career at Jewish Family Service Association of Cleveland. Before her retirement, she served as associate executive director following assignments as director of staff education, capital campaign coordinator, staff supervisor, and therapist.
A graduate of Northwestern University and Case's Mandel School of Applied Social Science, Marcia has been active with - See more at ... "
Some are born with a commitment to social change in their blood. Others are compelled by life-changing events. Still others find their calling through a patchwork of experiences, studies and observations; an 'aggregational' calling, as long-time partner Marcia Levine puts it.
The latter is how Levine describes her road from Steel City to highly regarded community leader. Image and statement from,
Jon Postel's technical influence can be seen at the very heart of many of the protocols which make the Internet work:a TCP/IP determines the way data is moved through a network; SMTP allows us to send emails; and DNS, the Domain Name Service, helps people make sense of the Internet. He contributed to these and many other technologies. He studied at UCLA, ultimately gaining his Ph.D. in computer science in 1974. Those studies led to his early involvement in the ARPANET project, the packet switching network from which the modern Internet evolved.
In addition, he was involved with Request For Comment (RFC) document series, which contains the standards and practices of the Internet's infrastructure. For almost three decades, Jon Postel was RFC Editor, shepherding drafts through the open consensus processes that characterize Internet development efforts.
For many, Jon's greatest contribution to the Internet was his role in creating the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).
This task - which he volunteered to take on and which he at first performed manually - provided the stability the Internet's numbering and protocol management systems needed for it to grow and scale. He was also involved with the Los Nettos network (a regional network for the greater Los Angeles area) and was one of Internet Society's founders, the first individual member; and he served as a Trustee from 1996-98. He died October 16, 1998 at the age of 55. - See more at: http://internethalloffame.org/inductees/jon-postel#sthash.iCrPcFip.dpuf
A little bit more about Jon....
[On Jon Postel: "One January day in 1998, Jon Postel emailed eight of the 12 organizations that handled the address books for the entire internet. He told them to reconfigure their computer servers so that they pulled addresses not from a government-backed operation in Herndon, Virginia, but from a machine at the computing facility he helped run at the University of Southern California. And they did."]...
"Whatever Postel's intentions, the incident shows what a key figure he was in the rise of the internet. In 1969, he was part of the team at the University of California, Los Angeles that set up the first node on the ARPAnet, the research network ... "
According to news reports at the time, Postel made the switch without approval from anyone. Some said it was merely a "test" meant to show that the internet's directory infrastructure could be repositioned as needed. But others said
that Postel was making a statement - that he was
trying to show the White House that it couldn't wrest control of the internet from the widespread community of researchers
who had built and maintained the network over the previous three decades. The White House was just days away from revealing a plan to reorganize
Tim Berners-Lee and many others, we all contributed - big steps or little - to the amazing tool it is today.
"I’m the guy behind ProBlogger. You can read a little more about my journey of blogging on the
About ProBlogger page – but let me take a moment to give you a bit of glimpse at who I am. I’m a 35 year old Australian living in Melbourne. I am married to ‘V’ and together we have a son, born in 2006.
I am a full time blogger making a living from the medium since 2004/05" - D Rowse (see below)
Blogger, entrepreneur, tech geek, public speaker, film critic, proud single dad of three great kids ... " ... been in the computer industry since 1980, believe it or not, and have been online since before the beginning of the Internet. Some say that it wasn;t Al Gore but me who actually invented the Internet, but between Bob Metcalfe,Vint Cerf, Jon Postel, (See entry of Jon Postel above, ~~~ Nancy) Tim Berners-Lee and many others, we all contributed - big steps or little - to the amazing tool it is today.
I have a number of academic credentials if that's interesting to you, including a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego, a Master's in Education from Purdue University, and a Master's in Business Administration from University of Baltimore, Merrick School of Business. I generally skip the alphabet soup after my name, though.
On the business side, I have created and launched four Internet related startups, the first of which was The Internet Mall. The original one. Long since vanished into obscurity, of course, but I was definitely part of the dot-com bubble and in..."
Motivational Speaker, and Imagination-Intellect Theorist... ["Welcome! I started Bringing Words to Life in 1996 to use the language arts and elements of theatre as a way of encouraging middle school and high school aged students to become strong readers, creative-critical thinkers and socially conscious writers willing and able to give back to the national and global community leaving the world a better place than it was when each of them arrived. "] Weems, Dr. Mary E.Current Events Calendar! and a
in journals, anthologies, and several books including Public Education and the Imagination-Intellect: I Speak from the Wound in My Mouth (Lang, 2003), developed from her dissertation which argues for imagination-intellectual development as the primary goal of public education. She won the Wick Chapbook Award for her collection in 1996, and in 1997 her play Another Way to Dance won the Chilcote award for The Most Innovative Play by an Ohio Playwright. Her most recent chapbook Tampon Class (Pavement Saw Press, 2005) is in its second printing. Mary Weems currently teaches in the English and Education departments at John Carroll University, and works as a language-artist-scholar in k-12 classrooms, university settings and other venues through her business Bringing Words to Life. Contact Professor Weems, firstname.lastname@example.org, for readings and more... information. Dr. Mary E. Weems.
A: "I think it came organically for me; it was an experiment because of an autoimmune disease. I think this idea of not eating sugar, which essentially is about not eating processed food, makes sense."
has already achieved many of his aspirations. He has emerged as one of the leading global talents based in NYC but continues to evolve and grow as a designer. Jason continues to receive accolades including being named one of the finalists in the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund in July 2008. In June 2010 he won the Swarovski Award for Womenswear at the CFDA Fashion Awards and in April 2011 he was nominated for the CFDA/Swarovski Award for Accessory Design. Of course, my dress being chosen for the first inaugural was a huge boost to my career, but you have to remember ... "
[Image of Jason Wu from Wikimedia.]
" ... I already had a business for three years, had fashion industry support and was sold at all the major retailer, including Saks Fifth Avenue. What it did for me was to increase my presence worldwide, helped propel the brand to the next level. From first inaugural to now, there has been a lot of growth. I started when I was 23, now I'm 30. Shoes and bags have become a very important part of my business; I am doing a make up collection with Lancome. For a young business, it is important to be more accessible to bigger audience. My clothing prices could be prohibitive. Accessories increases reach. If you cannot afford clothes, you can still buy into my vision.
"Third, think of the Lord. Meditate on Him and His goodness. Isaiah 26:3 states, "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee." To stay our minds on God means to have Him in our thoughts; to think of His goodness and greatness. Consider what He is doing around you and be thankful for His goodness. This gives us perfect peace. And, as we have seen, this peace allows us to go to sleep...." Read more.....