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This site is really about my take on a number of media, technology and music business issues as I smack into them in my life and my business. Among them are: The challenges of running a small record label in the Music 2.0 (sorry) world, audio and music technology and business, learning and instructional technology and media, and just being a 40 something desk jockey with (now - gulp) 10 year old twins. (Sheesh - kids just keep growing and getting older no matter what you do!)

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IMG_0881.JPGI hear that coffee is the new wine - whatever that means. I will say that I have really gotten into coffee this past year. I am no barista and I probably don't even qualify as a coffee geek, but I have put some time into pouring a good cup of joe while supporting fair trade distributors. Currently I am brewing/drinking what so far has to be my favorite source of coffee; Counter Culture coffee. Very fresh, Fair Trade and Organic offerings - check out some of their micro lots. Mmm-Good.

Other good ones: Global Libations in Kutztown Pa, I like their Costa Rican La Amistad, and Alterra Coffee in Milwaukee Wi, thier Dark Sumatra - strong stuff but mmmm good.

Don't forget Joe's Coffee Bar in Philidelphia. Excellent fresh roasted beans and fair trade too!

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Sunday
Feb242008

Entrepreneurship - Guy Kawasaki

I came across this presentation by Guy Kawasaki (by way of Gerd Leonhard's Mediafuturist blog) on entrepreneurship. There are a lot of great info-nuggets here and it is well worth the time to view. The title of his talk is the "Art of the Start" in support of his book by the same name (which I have not read, but have added to my ever growing list).

I have been and am currently involved with a couple of different start-ups and many of his points really ring true for the issues even  "low-dough" or "sweat equity" start-ups face.  Entrepreneurship is a growing buzzword in academia and in the arts; the points made in this presentation apply to entrepreneurial endeavors of all kinds, whether it is a new company, a cross curriculum program or a new arts outreach program. Some of these type of programs are not necessarily after the money in people's pockets, but may be after people's attention, which in their case is the "currency" they are after.

Let me know what you think. 

 

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Reader Comments (3)

An informative video about marketing.
mp3musicasite

February 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

i like to read and explore this kind of site.
mp3melhor

March 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlanis

nice post i really like it.
Music Management

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRihanna

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