Well, this is the first full week of Corona Virus “lockdown” here in Michigan. Schools are in online mode, restaurants are closed (except for take-out orders), all in-person meetings and events of more than 10 people canceled. What a drag.
During our February 2020 visit to Jamaica, our good friend Winsome Henry treated us to an excursion to the coolest bar in the world – Floyd’s Pelican Bar!
In July of 2017, I began serving at Wayne State University in the role of Senior Counselor to the Provost for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The brief for this position was to help the Provost and the VP of Economic Development develop and begin to execute the University’s vision for an updated and invigorated approach to […]
The Fall 2018 edition of my Urban Entrepreneurship course at University of Michigan is underway, and I’m excited by the participation of students and Detroit entrepreneurs in this newly updated course. This semester, we have six teams of five students each working with six different urban-focused entrepreneurial ventures in the Detroit area. By the end […]
What did I do during the summer of 2018? A whole lot, as it turns out! One of the main things was to go on the 2018 edition (the third in the series) of my cross-country road trip. As some of you may know, I didn’t take the trip I had planned in 2017 because […]
This summer, while on vacation in Europe, I received some bad news from my friend and U-M classmate Earl Howard. Earl told me that a dear classmate of ours, Les McDermott, had died. The thing is, he hadn’t died within the past few days, he’d left this earth months earlier, in April. After hearing the […]
I had the distinct privilege of speaking at the Wayne State University Social Entrepreneurship Conference this morning. My topic? “Urban Entrepreneurship and the Holy Grail.” We had a really engaged group of participants, and we could have easily gone on for hours. Hopefully, armed with the knowledge of how to “sketch” their business ideas, the […]
Last night was the final session for U-M ENTR490.012 Urban Entrepreneurship, Fall 2017 edition. Students presented the business models they developed to a distinguished panel of judges. Really interesting business proposals, great presentations, insightful and probing questions from the judges. Thanks to the students for the privilege of being their instructor and facilitator this semester. […]
Students in my U-M Urban Entrepreneurship class hard at work developing solutions. Our guest lecturer for this session was Charlie Michaels of the U-M Center for Socially Engaged Design. Did a really good job helping the students with idea generation.
Could this be my next Porsche? Someone traded in this 2016 911 GT3 with only 180 miles! Bargain price of $226K (about $40K OVER the original sticker price. I have the LEGO model of this specific car in this specific color, and it is almost as beautiful as the real thing. Going to pass on […]