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Older buildings often carry a reputation as costly to heat in the winter, inefficient in their overall use of energy and difficult to make substantial energy-saving gains in. When considered across the spectrum of environmental factors, however, retention and adaptive reuse of historic structures is a very “Green” endeavor. If you really want to “go [...]Continue Reading →
The MSU SIFE team (Students in Free Enterprise) is currently working to implement a reusable mug program in Bozeman. The goal of the project is to put an end to the use of disposable cup waste by using the Eco Mug. Users of the Eco Mug will be able to take their mug anywhere on [...]Continue Reading →
Do any of the following exclamations apply to you? I get a headache when I clean. I can’t have my son clean the bathroom because it aggravates his asthma. My dog won’t go in the room when our oven is self-cleaning. That stainless steel cleaner from the manufacturer smells nasty. I don’t want my kids [...]Continue Reading →
What could be better than a day of celebrating the earth, except possibly an entire week of activities centered on the environment and sustainability? The City of Bozeman in collaboration with Montana State University and the Associated Students of Montana State University (ASMSU) have come together to present the fourth annual Gallatin Earth Celebration (GEC) [...]Continue Reading →
Back in the late 80s, I was living in Los Angeles, working for a new age book publisher. The editor in chief was into the work of the late researcher John Lilly, who had a curiosity of what psychological states might emerge if a person could achieve total sense deprivation. If sight, sound, touch, feel [...]Continue Reading →
Countless volumes have been written over the years about the causes of failure. I thought I would explore the other side of this issue and speculate on the causes of success. Why are Border’s Books, Linens and Things, and Circuit City out of business yet their chief competitors, Barnes & Noble, Bed, Bath and Beyond, [...]Continue Reading →
The trend of a busier winter in the Real Estate market has continued through January. As I reported last month, the number of sales increased from 2010 to 2011 by 12%. However, fourth quarter sales rose 17% in 2011 versus 2010, illustrating an increasingly active market during a normally slower time period.
Sales numbers during [...]Continue Reading →
Being an entrepreneur can be a very rewarding experience. It can also be extremely stressful at times and you will certainly have your ups and downs.
One thing I do to relieve stress and to keep a positive attitude is to lace up my shoes and head out for a run. Any form of [...]