Farewell, Noah

https://medium.com/media/29f711ac60073185be55fae3b6646105/href Farewell, Noah A lot of businesses start as side ventures or hobbies that grow into full-time pursuits. The trick is often in knowing when to quit a comfortable day job to start a new business. We sit down with one of our own at[…]

Message on a Bottle

The famous Dr. Bronner’s label Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, which bills itself as the top-selling natural soapmaker in North America, wasn’t founded to sell soap. The company was started to promote a religious philosophy developed by Dr. Emanuel Bronner, a third-generation German Jewish soapmaker, who[…]

Cereal Day

Something as small as breakfast cereal– yes, cereal — can improve employee engagement. Here’s why. The executive director of a prominent nonprofit called iMentor Chicago reached out to me the other week. Her name is Halleemah Nash. “A question I asked my team a few months ago really[…]

Bargain for Bugs

Comic from xkcd.com I found a bug . . . When you receive an email from a customer that starts like this, what is your first reaction? Disappointed? Are you anxious? Shocked? The support team at Highrise is often skeptical. Why? Because sometimes what you think is a bug isn’t[…]

Chicago, Be Chicago

Yuck! Enough with the Silicon Valley worship, Chicago! 🎶Hey, Chicago, what do you say? Can we stop talking about wanting to be the next Silicon Valley today?🎶 If you pay attention to the Chicago tech/media scene, you’ve probably been hearing for years that Chicago is poised to[…]