Tom Wujec: Build A Tower, Build A Team Tom Wujec presents some surprisingly deep research into the “marshmallow problem” — a simple team-building exercise that involves dry spaghetti, one yard of tape and a marshmallow. Who can build the tallest tower with these ingredients? And why does a surprising group always beat the average? Tom […]
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159 Advocacy Organizations and 30 Corporations, have partnered with American Express OPEN and Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) to help rally support for the third annual Small Business Saturday, on November 24, 2012. Small Business Saturday, which falls between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, is a day for dedicating a portion of holiday shopping at […]
The old favorite Hickory Handle Hammer is manufactured by Vaughan in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas and in Bushnell, Illinois. Another great product made in the United States.
Halloween spending is growing at a rate that is, well, scary. According to the National Retail Federation, a record 170 million Americans will spend close to $8 billion on candy, pumpkins, decorations and costumes – both for them and their pets. More than 70% of people in the U.S. say they’ll celebrate Halloween this year, […]
By Laura Saitta It’s rare to meet someone where they don’t ask, “What do you do for a living?” For me, I inevitably say, “I invented a mosaic tile tool.” I never realized how fascinated people were with inventors until I became one, in part because I had never met one myself. Admittedly, I was […]
Designer Patrick Long created this durable sack. The bags are made in Portland, Oregon and the company makes about 1250 a year. The fabric is dyed and finished by a family-run enterprise in New Jersey.
The CLIF BAR was created when biker Gary Erickson was nearly finished with a 175-mile bike ride in 1990, he couldn’t bear to eat one more energy bar–too boring and tasteless. “I could do better than this,” he said. The rest, as they say, is history!
The Plexi-Craft company that manufactures the clever magazine rack is headquartered in Long Island City, New York.
In November and December, more than 4 million American businesses will receive 2012 Economic Census forms. Responses to the questionnaire are required by law (Title 13, U.S. Code), to be returned by February 12, 2013. Every 5 years, the Economic Census develops a comprehensive portrait of American business, from the national to the local level. Timely […]
Zippo manufactures the iconic lighter in Bradford, Pennsylvania.
Franchise owners and small businesses are the real owners of the American economy and offer the best solution to the world’s economic ills, Jim Amos, CEO of Tasti D-Lite and Planet Smoothie, told CNBC recently. “Franchises and small businesses are the heroes of our economy,” Amos said. The franchise industry in the U.S. alone consists […]
The childhood friends took a $5 correspondence course from the University of Pennsylvania in how to make ice cream to launch their first ice cream parlor in a converted gas station in Burlington, VT. It took them 3 months to clean the facility and ready it for their grand opening. They vowed from day one […]