A company. Lifepack, in Colombia is making eco-friendly plates out of the tops of old pineapple tops. Questions: How old is the company? The company also makes cups that contain seeds. What types of plants can be grown with these products? About how many eco-friendly plates does the company turn out a day? What are… Read more »
Posts Tagged: entrepreneur
Interesting New Startup!
According to the New York Times, a new startup has come up with a new idea to reforest the planet where wildfires have taken their toll. Questions: What is this innovative idea and what type of technology is used? Where is the startup located? If you were an accountant advising this startup, what would be… Read more »
What would you do with: Two First-Class Plane Tickets and $10,000?
The chief executive and founder of the shapewear company Spanx surprised employees with two first-class plane tickets and $10,000 each. Questions: How much did Sara Blakely spend to start her company in 2000 and what did she pledge it would be worth when people laughed 21 years ago? What fact points to why Blakely is… Read more »
Delivery or Eat In?
According to this article, achievers are focused, polished, confident and have a career in their crosshairs. However, the rest of the population usually bounces among jobs and interests for a while, discovering talents and through experimenting, eventually stumble on a ”calling.” This article details one such person. Questions: What business was Shana Greenbaum starting? What… Read more »
Microsoft confirmed it will acquire the studio that created the hit “sandbox” game Minecraft for $2.5 billion, a move that could help bolster the company’s Xbox and mobile ambitions. Questions: 1. According to the article, how does this acquisition strengthen Microsoft’s battle with other technology driven companies? 2. Why does the video hypothesize that Microsoft… Read more »
The Costs of Becoming an Entrepreneur
Fifteen years ago, Becky O’Neil of Arlington, Va. decided that she wanted more flexability in her life, so she started a dog-walking service and planned to spend more time with her 7-month old son. Unfortunately, what she found was that a start-up new business required long hours, hard work and unwavering commitment, even on Christmas… Read more »
It Takes Money to Make Money
How much would you like to make per hour at your job or your next job? Legendary investor Warren Buffett makes about $1.54 million per hour (even when he is sleeping)! This article documents the 10 richest investors and entrepreneurs and their wealth gains during 2013. Questions: 1. Who is the wealthiest of those ten… Read more »
Yahoo is looking to the future by targeting young entrepreneurs with enterprising apps. Yahoo announced Monday, March 22, that it planned to acquire mobile news reader Summly, which was the brainchild of 17-year-old Nick D’Aloisio. Yahoo plans to pay D’Aloisio a reported $30 million and he will become Yahoo’s youngest employee. Questions: 1. When Swartz’s… Read more »