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Saving the Economy: Doug Hall Tapped to Find Inventions

Doug Hall has invented over 500 products for big companies like Proctor & Gamble, Nike and Disney. Now he’s been tapped by the Fed to come up with inventions to jump start the economy. Checkout this abcnews.com clip to see some of the whacky inventions and some examples of good elevator pitches.

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Ecopreneur: How Darren Kimura Bootstrapped His Renewable Energy Business

I sat down in my 9am Intro to Marketing class and looked at my watch: 8:55am. As I looked up, I noticed a man next to our teacher. “Nice!” I thought, “No lecture today. We got a guest speaker!” His name was Darren Kimura and his presentation was what sparked my entrepreneurial plug. Here was… Read more »

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New Blogger: AJ Sue

Storymanager is amped that AJ has joined our blogging gang. AJ is a Wisconsin-based finance and process management guy with 10+years of hardcore corporate experience in financial operations, project leadership, and strategic planning in retail and wholesale industries. He’s also Steve’s brother, but don’t hold that against him. Look for AJ’s posts and PLEASE give us a… Read more »

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Is Branding Full of Promise? To Hire or Not Hire a Brand Consultant

Confession: I participated in brand consulting for years as a strategic illustrator but never really got what “branding” was. One firm in SF (now defunct) used to take me along on their sales pitches as part of their “thinking” team. LOL. They’d fire up this super-slick powerpoint to explain what they did and why they… Read more »

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New SM Blogger: Donovan Morimoto

Storymanager is amped that Donovan has joined our gang. Don is a cool mix of hang-loose CA/HI attitude and totally-on-it University of Hawaii biz student. He’s already done a bunch of posts and the dude gets it. Check out Donovan’s posts and PLEASE give us a shout if you have any pointers for any of us… Read more »

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"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." ~ Ben Franklin

Nice Ben… Our sentiments exactly. The Storymanager® System is dedicated to making your business something worth reading about. And we do it by helping you find your way through words. So as our thumb inches closer to the launch button, we hope that Ben would have approved of what we’re up to here at Storymanager…. Read more »

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Will Obama’s $787B Stimulus Help Small Biz?

President Obama’s early Christmas present to the American economy is a $787 billion dollar stimulus package. Will it provide smiles for all? Or prove a Trojan Horse that wreaks mayhem on our future? Find out how your business may be affected see the blog.globalbx.com article at: http://bit.ly/J7HeH What do you think?

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Rags to Riches: The Man That Reinvented Haircare & Tequila

John Paul DeJoria took $700 at age 22 and started what would soon become a $900 million a year hair care business: Paul Mitchell Systems. He would later co-found PatrónTequila, which would open up a new ‘premium’ market for tequila that’s even bigger than Paul Mitchell Systems. These days Forbes Magazine estimates his worth at $3.5… Read more »

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Firewire Surfboards Lead the Next Age of Surfing Above the Lip

Darwin was right when he said only the strong survive. In business today, that increasingly means leadership through innovation that tests limits and transform markets. In the world of surfing, a brave new warrior has emerged in Firewire Surfboards, a company positioning itself to take over surfing’s billion dollar market. By making boards using unorthodox manufacturing… Read more »

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BusinessWeek's 2009 Most Innovative Companies

If you were asked what company offers the most innovative products and customer experience, who would you pick? See BusinessWeek’s list: http://bit.ly/SNtU2

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