November 24, 2009
Headline #1 from the Triangle Business Journal:
"BB&T picks replacement for Raleigh's Rockett Burkhead & Winslow"
Headline #2 from the Charlotte Business Journal:
"BB&T hires Luquire George Andrews"
....BB&T Corp. has named Luquire George Andrews of Charlotte its branding agency of record.
November 23, 2009
This video of street artist, BLU, had a few of us gathered around a computer in awe the other day. Enjoy ...
So here - thanks to Print Magazine - are some links to pointing out much of what contributes to the waistlines of our country and what one should not eat.
Suicide Food: Animals that Desire to be Eaten
This is Why You're Fat. "where dreams become heart attacks"
Shrimp with Lobster Sauce on Flickr
Enjoy the turkey. And the leftovers.
November 19, 2009
I think it is an interesting commentary on society, how grabbing a $2 drink (or more, if you go for designer caffeine) can result in new friendship, renewed relations or an escape from life. Or business opportunity. And how the melting pot makes the character of a place.
November 18, 2009
Today, we would like to announce the launch of TopicsEnvironmental.com. This website showcases our commitment and ability to help organizations educate their constituents on environmental matters. It includes past projects, our services, clients, overviews, news, and Topics Education Partner, Josh Thomas, blogging about all things environmental. So go ahead and check out the site, here.
November 11, 2009
November 8, 2009
And, for someone who loves food, creates the notion of homogeneity in food products, the death of seasons and a dependence upon transportation that all seem to be inconsistent with cooking and fresh food.
I am not sure I will ever read a nutrition label the same way.
November 7, 2009
At the same time, I realized that this group had a way of embracing differences, physical, background, etc., and yet still having a core movement. So while each individual moved in their own way, it was in concert with the others, contributing to one, core tempo. To me, this represented much of what communities could aspire to, working together as individuals, to reach a common goal.
November 6, 2009
It should be an amazing asset for our community.
November 5, 2009
An excerpt from this Spokesman Review article ...
NASA devotes about $4 million annually to the creation of robotics teams to groom and train future engineers for work with the space agency, other government agencies or industry. In the past 10 years, NASA’s investment in robotics has resulted in 100 direct hires by the space agency and a similar number of hires by other government agencies, including the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation, said Mark León, manager of the NASA Robotics Alliance Project at Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
The emphasis began about 10 years ago, León said, when NASA struggled to find a sufficient number of engineers to build robots needed for space missions. Every year, NASA sponsors about 300 robotics teams nationwide, with about 25 students per team. Several Inland Northwest teams have benefited from NASA’s $6,000 startup grants.
“We give them the inspiration and motivation to pursue robotics,” León said. “The numbers continue to go forward. We haven’t reduced our robotics educational budget. We continue to increase it.”
November 4, 2009
1. Favorite Overused Consultant Terms
2. Summer Reading Lists: 2008 & 2009
3. Favorite TED Clips
4. Top Five Tweeters to Follow
5. Best Halloween Costumes
Social Media and Nonprofits (in 140 characters or less) (June 2009)
By Winn Maddrey, Josh Thomas & Liz Barrett
Kids Are Experts At Being Kids (if we let them) (June 2008)
By Josh Thomas
Finding Meaning in Crisis (February 2009)
By Phelps Sprinkle
Argument Against Those Against Financial Literacy (April 2009)
By Bruce Nofsinger
Al Gore Is Wrong (for me) (January 2008)
By Josh Thomas