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A Prescription for Wine? Really? Yes, in 1920.

Fancy a glass of wine with dinner? In 1920, you’d have to have a doctor’s prescription for that elegant indulgence. In the US, the National Prohibition Act was in force from 1920 to 1933. During a recent visit to Napa Valley, I heard some amazing stories about how winery owners survived Prohibition.  Some entrepreneurial vintners…

5 Reasons Why an Entrepreneur is like a Jazz Musician

Recently I saw Eric Marienthal perform in an informal jazz session with other musicians, and I began to think about the similarities between a jazz musician and an entrepreneur. Jazz is visionary and demands cutting edge performances; a successful session requires leadership, collaboration, and nimble thinking. Musicians must often shift course on a moment’s notice.…

8 Ways to Revamp Your Life – via Forbes

Revamping your life? When it’s time for reinvention–whether forced or by choice–consider following a process. Entrepreneurs do it, celebrities do it, so why not you? Self-reinvention can occur at any time in your life. The key is to have a revamp plan. ForbesWoman contributor Cheryl Isaac writes about changing courses in a recent article. The question at…

19 Things Successful People Do on Social Media – via Forbes

Social media is an important tool for entrepreneurs, author-preneurs, and corporate folks alike. It’s been reported that 69% of adults use social media. Now, more than ever, it’s important to understand the keys for success. How do you build a brand and develop a following? Like face-to-face social interactions, social media interactions are also improved by being genuine, by speaking…